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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #270 on: January 09, 2018, 11:57:57 PM »
Gyp if the villas were built in the last say, 15 years, there should be a double fire wall all the way to the roof. They started these years ago but I am unsure exactly how long and the UK is more then likely different as well. It is supposed to prevent a fire spreading from villa to villa via the ceiling cavity so they should be pretty sound proof too.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #271 on: January 10, 2018, 12:12:55 AM »
Always with the unintended consequences.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #272 on: January 10, 2018, 12:23:20 AM »
Yeah, a bonus gets thrown in at times mate  :P
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #273 on: January 10, 2018, 01:39:59 PM »
There are still some terraces of houses over here with one long continuous loft space  joining eight or more houses.  Most have been retrofitted with a wall, but not all.  Which is why the fire in Simon the Fireman's offices spread so rapidly.

It is a genuine medieval building, listed for conservation, so modern safety features can't be legally added without a huge amount of hassle.  Extra smoke alarms,  fire-extinguishers and discrete sprinkler systems is about the best they're going to get.

Mind you, our local council offices, built in the last five years, have that modern exterior wall cladding which goes up like a torch once it starts burning, as was so sadly demonstrated just recently by a burning tower block in London.

When we went up to Scotland for Kizzi's graduation we saw a tower block there where all the cladding was being stripped and replaced for a similar reasons.  That one was a 60's construction.  Sometimes they complied with the regulations which were in force then, and sometimes the contractors were just penny-pinching gits. 

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #274 on: January 10, 2018, 03:03:23 PM »
I'm waiting for my sheets to dry so I can make the bed. I forgot to put them in the dryer, so this is taking longer than expected. Le sigh.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #275 on: January 10, 2018, 03:45:30 PM »
Well I hope you are all finished so I can start off my day with a win.

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #276 on: January 10, 2018, 03:51:21 PM »
Finished? What a silly notion!
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #277 on: January 10, 2018, 03:56:55 PM »
I went to Finland but I'm still not Finnished.

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #278 on: January 10, 2018, 04:04:51 PM »
Or are you in Egypt, in Denial?
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #279 on: January 10, 2018, 04:17:34 PM »
I'm swimming in Denial.

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #280 on: January 10, 2018, 04:29:04 PM »
Aren't you afraid you'll get eaten by crocodiles?
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #281 on: January 10, 2018, 04:32:46 PM »
Two stoned hippies sat on the banks of the Nile, dangling their legs in the water.

Ist Hippy:  "Hey, a crocodile's just bitten my leg off."

2nd Hippy:  "Which one?

Ist Hippy:   "That big one over there."

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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #282 on: January 10, 2018, 04:35:35 PM »
Let's hope he won't end up with a massive belly-ache.
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #283 on: January 10, 2018, 05:51:10 PM »
Or a contact high
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Re: The last person to post here wins
« Reply #284 on: January 10, 2018, 08:36:40 PM »
Worst case scenario is the Croc gets a case of 'the munchies' and comes back for seconds.