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Title: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on August 29, 2021, 01:41:11 pm
Anyone know where to get one of these things for my back garden? Or even how to make something similar? What materials would one use? Where would you get said materials? What tools would be required for the job? Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: vandriver on August 29, 2021, 05:24:48 pm
A big van and a forklift.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on August 29, 2021, 06:36:45 pm
It's starting to look that way isn't it vans. 
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on August 29, 2021, 11:44:44 pm
Just found this

https://www.glassscreens.ie/glass-staircases-and-glass-windbreaks-for-decks/ (https://www.glassscreens.ie/glass-staircases-and-glass-windbreaks-for-decks/)
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: silverbullet on August 30, 2021, 08:11:24 pm
Just found this

https://www.glassscreens.ie/glass-staircases-and-glass-windbreaks-for-decks/ (https://www.glassscreens.ie/glass-staircases-and-glass-windbreaks-for-decks/)
I'd say they seen ya coming! 8)
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on August 31, 2021, 10:30:53 pm
@ Horse, we need a sketch of what you actually need, not that hard to do, write/sketch it, take a photo and post it.

The photo you posted had Guinness symbols on it so most likely Guinness either supplied it or contributed to it and most likely it was not cheap (easily 2 grands worth), but no one cared, Guinness were claiming it back in tax credits and cared little about the cost.

If'n ye tell us exactly what you require Horse, then we can help, "I wanna Windbreaker" is of no use to me.

I and others on here will give you detailed instructions of what to do, but we need to know exactly what it is that you want ?
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: stonethecrows on August 31, 2021, 11:15:07 pm
Stick a plug up your arse , that'll stop the wind
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on August 31, 2021, 11:22:53 pm
@ Horse, we need a sketch of what you actually need, not that hard to do, write/sketch it, take a photo and post it.

The photo you posted had Guinness symbols on it so most likely Guinness either supplied it or contributed to it and most likely it was not cheap (easily 2 grands worth), but no one cared, Guinness were claiming it back in tax credits and cared little about the cost.

If'n ye tell us exactly what you require Horse, then we can help, "I wanna Windbreaker" is of no use to me.

I and others on here will give you detailed instructions of what to do, but we need to know exactly what it is that you want ?

Did ye not look at the link I put up then Ken? It pretty much nails what I want. Thanks anyways for offering to help.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 05:10:15 pm
I did see the link and noticed that the prices START at 950 Euro !

I had another peep at your back garden;

(https://i.postimg.cc/R3H2YCyh/Hnet-com-image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R3H2YCyh)

If'n your prepared to pay a few grand then indeed the glass screens option seems to be the best,
but do ya really need it ?

Fer a fraction of that cost you could do a DIY makeshift job fer next to nothing.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 05:25:19 pm

(https://i.postimg.cc/R3H2YCyh/Hnet-com-image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R3H2YCyh)

And FFS replace that naff falling apart fencing down the back !

It's not a big deal to do, but requires 2 able bodied men to lift the fencing out and replace (Maybe 3 men if'n all Doobs).
Fencing is usually a standard size, but measure carefully, and you can get new fencing from any DIY shop fer pittance. Call to the DIY store in person and do all your measuring stuff (highly recommended), then order it online to be delivered.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 05:47:26 pm
You could pick up a jigsaw in Woodies fer 30 notes that would cut up the old fencing to be used fer firewood rather than dump it.
https://www.woodies.ie/diy-building-materials/powertools-accessories/saws?saw_type=Jigsaws (https://www.woodies.ie/diy-building-materials/powertools-accessories/saws?saw_type=Jigsaws)

But just remember that it is a 30 Euro jigsaw, so do not over exert it.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 05:59:02 pm
I'm gettin a wall built at the back Ken. A dartboard and a canopy with a few heaters and lights and bobs your uncle. But by bit tho. Hopefully by next summer it'll be shaping up a bit more.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Bob Shillin on September 01, 2021, 06:21:43 pm
Saw a sticker for these people on a partition at a local restaurant.
https://awnings.ie/
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 06:28:24 pm
Cheers Bob. I will definitely be in the market for them things. Bit by bit though,  I'm still on the pup for fook sake.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 06:41:40 pm
That all sounds expensive Horse, but if you and yours do intend to use it, then go fer it.

I remember an old mate of mine doing up his house years back, he had a big kitchen and living room and an extension which was supposed to be a gym, after only a few years all the gym equipment had layers of dust on them.
So then he decided to upgrade the kitchen and renovate the extension to a main dining area with a long table + chairs, huge plasma screen and sofa's where all the family could dine.

Firstly he upgraded the kitchen with an island desktop in the middle and high stools + TV in the corner, anytime that I ever called to him he was sat on the high stool at the kitchen island on his laptop or watching TV in the kitchen (his Happy spot), but he still renovated the Gym extension at huge cost to a Dining room and most likely today that has more dust on it than the old Gym.

I'm just saying Horse that if'n your gonna be paying big bobs then make sure that somebody will actually use it.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 06:55:13 pm
Ken I live with two teenagers and a missus. Hazard a guess who's gonna use it.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 06:58:26 pm
This is starting to make little sense to me, fer all the expense the only good a windbreaker would do in Eire is to keep the wind off you fer about 2 days each summer on a rare windy sunny day. In the Spring/Winter/Autumn it has no use because it's cold outside anyway.

So is it that you want to be Outside and feeling like your Inside ?
Or Inside feeling that your Outside ?
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 07:00:54 pm
Ken I live with two teenagers and a missus. Hazard a guess who's gonna use it.
Good point, but in that instance then I would go with the 'Man Cave' option !
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 07:04:01 pm
I am. Its just an open cave is all.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 07:09:46 pm
This is starting to make little sense to me, fer all the expense the only good a windbreaker would do in Eire is to keep the wind off you fer about 2 days each summer on a rare windy sunny day. In the Spring/Winter/Autumn it has no use because it's cold outside anyway.

So is it that you want to be Outside and feeling like your Inside ?
Or Inside feeling that your Outside ?
I want it for where the side entrance meets the garden. I don't smoke in my house, either does the missus. Usually the step out to the porch, in the middle of winter.  Not nice, but that's the way it is. So I'm hoping to change that.  Somewhere outside but inside if you get my drift. Grand plans in my head but but but.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 07:16:17 pm
I am. Its just an open cave is all.
To me it seems like a lorra expense fer something that is seldom used.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 07:22:08 pm
Beg to differ Ken.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 07:25:07 pm
This is starting to make little sense to me, fer all the expense the only good a windbreaker would do in Eire is to keep the wind off you fer about 2 days each summer on a rare windy sunny day. In the Spring/Winter/Autumn it has no use because it's cold outside anyway.

So is it that you want to be Outside and feeling like your Inside ?
Or Inside feeling that your Outside ?
I want it for where the side entrance meets the garden. I don't smoke in my house, either does the missus. Usually the step out to the porch, in the middle of winter.  Not nice, but that's the way it is. So I'm hoping to change that.  Somewhere outside but inside if you get my drift. Grand plans in my head but but but.
Barna shed, carpeted and with Lecky fer a small electric heater and TV ?
(No bed, cause ya might end up living dere !!)
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Horse on September 01, 2021, 07:29:10 pm
Let's just say architecture is not your strong point Ken.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 07:34:54 pm
Beg to differ Ken.
No worries Horse, most Irish homes back in the day had what we called a Parlour which was usually the main front room and kept in pristine condition but was never actually used except if a priest or doctor were to call.

I didn't wish to see you waste your hard earned (PUP) in the same way.
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 01, 2021, 07:37:18 pm
Let's just say architecture is not your strong point Ken.
No, indeed it is not ! But what has that got to do with the price of eggs ?
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: watty on September 01, 2021, 07:41:12 pm

I want it for where the side entrance meets the garden. I don't smoke in my house, either does the missus. Usually the step out to the porch, in the middle of winter.  Not nice, but that's the way it is. So I'm hoping to change that.  Somewhere outside but inside if you get my drift. Grand plans in my head but but but.
It'd be a lot easier and cheaper to tell the kids to leave the house when you want a smoke!  Your house, your rules  C:-)
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Shallowhal on September 02, 2021, 01:06:20 pm
Give up the smokes and have a grand salon extérieur!!
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 03, 2021, 03:33:43 am
... I want it for where the side entrance meets the garden.......
Send on a photo ?
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Shallowhal on September 03, 2021, 11:32:43 am
... I want it for where the side entrance meets the garden.......
Send on a photo ?

Not of yer burd havin a smoke though!!
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Octavia1 on September 05, 2021, 09:09:57 am
Wens the weddin ?  :2cheers
Title: Re: Wind breaker
Post by: Belker on September 05, 2021, 09:16:25 am
Wens the weddin ?  :2cheers
It would seem that Horse could not take the Heat and left the Kitchen ??