We need to remove inches* from measuring tapes, and have metric only. 50% of the time the metric scale is on the wrong side of the tape.

* For viewers in the UK only.

#UK #DIY

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@fitheach I am surprised that metric only tapes aren't widely sold - irrespective of Brexit, building materials have been sold in metric for the bulk of my lifetime and every modern building plan and DIY guides I have seen use metric...

@vfrmedia
I know, I know. I've never used imperial measurementts. I was schooled using metric, and that is the system I've always used.

I've been doing a lot of DIY recently, and this issue has really hit home. It isn't always possible to turn the tape around to get the metric side closest to the thing being measured. Grrr!

@vfrmedia
Thanks!
I'm going to get one of those Stanley tape measures.

@vfrmedia @fitheach Been putting “corrugated iron“ roof sheets up. They're still 3" “wavelength” which would be difficult to change, I'd think. Made up a little bracket to help with lifting them; it was 12" 32mm long 🙄

@edavies
have you got a cheap source for corrugated? It no longer seems to be the cheap option it used to be.

@vfrmedia

@fitheach Yeah, painful: mine was about £14/metre for the first batch earlier last year and £21/m for the most recent lot (0.7 mm plastic coated).

Paul Camilli on Raasay seems to be pleased with the prices he got from Planwell in Buckie: lifeattheendoftheroad.wordpres but they only do trapezoidal AFAIK and I specifically wanted sinusoidal to be able to match up to windows less badly.

@vfrmedia

@edavies
Those prices are even worse than I remembered. Does that include delivery?

@vfrmedia

@fitheach Yes, my usual supplier (Rembrand Timber) gives free delivery on orders over £250.

@vfrmedia

@edavies
At least, you won't need to order many sheets to reach a £250 order. 🙄

@vfrmedia

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