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.

@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 @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 🙄

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

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@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.

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

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

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

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