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by robf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Roller Blinds
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Roller Blinds

ikea do brilliant ones
by robf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Roller Blinds
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Roller Blinds

ikea do brilliant ones
by robf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Parents of alleged Ayia Napa gang rape victim feel optimistic
Replies: 165
Views: 6696

Re: Parents of alleged Ayia Napa gang rape victim feel optimistic

I have to say that I do find many of the views on here disturbing. However, they do reflect the misogynistic and ignorant views of many of the older generation males. The understanding by society of what constitutes rape, or indeed sexual assault is moving on apace, and it is not just the Cyprus pol...
by robf
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Swimming pool liner
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Swimming pool liner

Some of our neighbours are using a German liner, with the colour through the liner, so never wears off. Installed by Shipshape. They do look good, but I was wondering if anyone else has experience of them.
by robf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Central heating without diesel/gas in Cyprus...
Replies: 35
Views: 1744

Re: Central heating without diesel/gas in Cyprus...

We have a Genvex air system in the UK, which includes heat recovery via a heat pump. The air ducts were installed when we had the house updated. If I was starting from scratch in Cyprus I would install this system. It ensures heated fresh air throughout the house in the winter and cooled air in the ...
by robf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cypriot organisations join forces to demand British woman in Napa rape case is freed
Replies: 21
Views: 1167

Re: Cypriot organisations join forces to demand British woman in Napa rape case is freed

I would respectfully point out that she is inoccent until proven guilty.
by robf
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: My first week driving electric SUV
Replies: 43
Views: 2602

Re: My first week driving electric SUV

We have owned a 22kw Renault Zoe in the UK for about 6 months now (bought second hand). My wife uses it for her daily commute (about 25 miles) and at the weekend. The worries about running out of batteries have never materialised, and I wish we had got it sooner. We charge it at home, in the summer ...
by robf
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Patio Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Patio Magic

Can you get Patio Magic or similar in Cyprus, I have not seen it so far. Had quite a job pressure washing the mould from the surfaces this year.

Robert
by robf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Handrail Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Handrail Paint

As always great information, thank you so much ladies and gents, much appreciated.
by robf
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Handrail Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Handrail Paint

Hi All

Has anyone got a recommendation for black handrail paint, I am just about to start the task :(. I am looking at the combined paints with rust treatment included.
by robf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Rover Freelander
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: Rover Freelander

I doubt it is the spare parts that is the problem, Which do not recommend due to reliability issues. People tend to go for Honda, Mitsubishi etc because they are more reliable.
by robf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Mould in rooms
Replies: 35
Views: 3540

Re: Mould in rooms

I wonder if this would work in Cyprus. Fitting would be a bit more of a challenge, but once in it should work fine. Has anybody tried it? https://www.juiceelectricalsupplies.co.uk/nuaire-drimaster-eco-positive-input-ventilation-piv-unit-hall-control.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnNXiBRCoARIsAJe_1cpMrfBeF4hXreW...
by robf
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Credit card fees in UK
Replies: 20
Views: 2001

Re: Credit card fees in UK

Assuming that everyone should now pay for larger outlays with your credit card, rather than debit card as there are additional safeguards with a credit card should things go wrong.
by robf
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU Travel Post Brexit
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: EU Travel Post Brexit

I find it surprising that we spend more supporting the good Friday agreement than our entire contribution to the EU. One of the surprising facts that have been unveiled during the Brexit negotiations :(.
by robf
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers
Replies: 33
Views: 3140

Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

It is generally a cultural thing and requires a change in attitudes and mindset, akin to the changes in attitude to drink driving in the UK.
by robf
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Recommendation for shutter maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Recommendation for shutter maintenance

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
by robf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Recommendation for shutter maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Recommendation for shutter maintenance

Can anyone recommend someone to service our aluminium shutters. After many years they are needing some tlc and a few might need replacement interior parts. (I have already WD40d them). we are in Neo Chorio.
by robf
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Not only for owners of PV net-metering systems.. CMail
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Not only for owners of PV net-metering systems.. CMail

One thing that is usually missed out when doing payback calcs is including the savings for electricity you are not importing. We have panels in the UK and they paid for themselves in just over three years (4kw set up). I would expect Cyprus to be better. Cost of installation was circa £5000. I get a...
by robf
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Help please! Where can I buy redy made or material to make curtains?
Replies: 13
Views: 1691

Re: Help please! Where can I buy redy made or material to make curtains?

We used Next, this is the Cyprus site

https://www.nextdirect.com/cy/en

They have good choices and delivered within a few days.