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How Much did it Cost to set Yourselves up?(part 3 - Double Glazing)

  The continuing saga of a computer engineer slowly turning into a mr fixit. Well almost. I have not owned a television since 2000, but I know that it was, or maybe still is filled with programmes on interior design , changing rooms type programmes, and all other such tosh of interior design. Well being a typical non effeminate bloke I can happily say that I have never rag rolled anything in my life or owned a scatter cushion. I like my houses to work. If it rains I don't want to get wet. If it is cold I want to be able to light a fire and make it warm, when I turn the tap I want to see water come out of it (not always guaranteed in Bulgaria). All other aesthetics really are for people who are bored with life and have too much time on their hands. How painter and decoraters turned themselves into camp Interior designers that charge you money for telling you what colour to paint your room, rather than just painting it is beyond me. I have even overheard a converstaion between too middleage (35-40) women discussing a visit to a colour consultant. Having worked in IT I know what a consultant is, it is an engineer who charges twice as much and does half the work. Colour consultant though, you tell me.

So if you are reading this in the hope of seeing some pictures of my house to inspire you to decorate yours, let me save you the trouble ctrl+alt+del now.

Double glazing

Not only for keeping you warm in winter, which you definately need in Bulgaria. Here is a pic of my garden after a light snow shower.

Snow in the garden

But they also keep your house cool in the summer, (todays temp 29C - 18 June, goes upto mid 30's for most of Aug). This is practical enough even for me to understand. So double glazing it is. Now we have had double glaze salesman leaflets aplenty to burn in the UK. The price for windows and doors in the UK is a complete rip off, and I really do mean extortion, I trully believe there must be some price fixing involved, because we had 4 large 'Profilink' double glazed windows and 1 extra large exterior door, all fitted for 350 here in Bulgaria. I mentioned this to my builder of a brother and was told that the equivalent in the UK would have set me back 2 - 3 thousand. Same windows. No salesman. No marketing. What you are paying for is the leaflets and slimey sales people. I will stop ranting, I am beginning to remind myself of Bill Hicks. 'No, if you are in marketing do the world a favour, kill yourself.' He does it far better than me here. By the way he swears - you have been warned!

Bill Hicks DVDs

Next up (central) heating....... here is a clue.

Bulgarian Central Heating


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