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roofer last won the day on January 26

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About roofer

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    BMW5 Star

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  • Location
    Essex Countryside
  • Occupation
    Fixing Roofs on commercial basis


  • Garage
    X5 4.0d F31 330d
  1. Back in an ‘M’...

    Bloke put a d down and ordered at 68.5 k. Car turns up, he can’t get finance Dealer offered it to me last Saturday at 50k/3.9%. All the toys, and Carbon Roof. Had that Essex paint on it too. Bluey tint in the white.
  2. Back in an ‘M’...

    Indeed, only BRG one in the country afaik. Youngsters like the bling. I like stealth mode.
  3. Back in an ‘M’...

    Yes, i sat in this one while i was there, more wings to them. I would guess it’s because the vert seats need to tilt ? This one is new, 50k at 3.9% also...just saying Duncan
  4. Back in an ‘M’...

    Yes, British Racing Green. Last time i had a car that colour, it was a Triumph Toledo !
  5. Back in an ‘M’...

    Will put a set of 19’s on it i think. Too many potholes round here. Got 3.9% on it as well !
  6. Back in an ‘M’...

    Girlies 50 th next week, so being the kind hearted bast i am, i bought me her an M4 Vert. Should collect it next week though ragging will have to wait till 1st service is done. (23 miles on it at mo)
  7. Cracked alloys

    If they are the original wheels, they have lasted well. I would just get a direct replacement. 17’s are not common for cracking, or not as common as the 19’s/20’s.
  8. The grand tour

    I suspect the AM press office were shitting themselves when the cow got close to the paint !
  9. New Roof or Repair

    Eternit ar a GRP resin tile. Made by Marley. There were issues with them in the early 2000’s as they went chalky white after a few years. They tell us the new make up won’t do this, but i won’t hold my breath. Still cheaper to use your existing slate than eternits. Not sure where you are located, but we start a 70,000 slate rip off next month ( Penrhyn Slate) in East London. If you can get yourself there, i’m sure we can fill your boot up a couple of times.
  10. New Roof or Repair

    The time that roof was fitted, steel wires were all that was used. Now we use ally nails, or copper rivets for Eternits. I could have that entire roof stripped and stacked in an hour. Battens are also bigger now and treated, not something that was used back in the day.
  11. New Roof or Repair

    Re Roof using your existing slates. You’ll need to buy some more to match, but the slate you have is not only good quality, but one of the best there is. You can see how thick they are. The hips and ridge may go again also, if they clean off ok, but if not, can be found in salvage yards. Your current roof has nail sick, perfectly normal for a roof that age. Put decent underfelt and eaves tray in, and re point the chimney with new back gutter/flashing. Will last another 60 years with ease. Allow for some rafter repairs also.
  12. Apple Pencil - can ANYONE get it to work??

    Break it into 1/4 s.
  13. Yep, i did it again...

    PPC has always been a good bathtime read for me.
  14. Early for a meeting Wednesday, so nips into the services for a wazz and Costa, walks through W H Smith, BMW car mag caught my eye. Fekkit, after a self imposed ban years ago, but it said it had a review of the new M5.... That was basically a re hashed BMW press release, and the rest of this comic sized tripe was equally dire. All for £4.75 ! Ban now back in place, and shall keep shitometer on when in smiths.