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Hi Donal,

As I see it, I am building two alcove units, with a depth of 480mm. The base unit height is 525mm with veneered oak tops at the same thickness as the shelves. As I understand it on top of these base units are a set of shelves set in a bookcase style bookcase. These will have some fluting on the fronts and some moulding along the tops. The space inside the bookcases is secondary to the look.

The look of the bookcases is to remain set in the alcove and not protrude beyond the fire breast on either side. The fluting is minimal, just two grooves on the long slender front edge of the bookcases, and without cobals.

On the base units, there will be cobals, but not moulded. Again some fluting between the cobals. These flutes may have 3 grooves or remain with two? The chunkier 3 may look better.

The doors are to be moulded, and glass is to be set into the left unit for hand held controls to work.

The finish is satin wood white.

The tops of the bookcases is to have an extended hand made design continuing the fluting design into a moulded pelmet, but this will protrude slightly beyond the fire breast, and be returned in on itself, thus gaining a great finish.

And I'm bringing the skirting in front of the units, at a height of 137mm, this will probably look best if

it runs into the sides of the cobals, what do you think? I hope this helps?
Kind regards Mark

----- Original Message ----- From: donal xxxx To: Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 6:40 PM Subject: Re: Hello Donal xxxx

Hi Mark Could you please send me your spec for the job so I can get straight in my own mind what we are doing, after so many conversations!
Best regards

On 2 December 2014 at 18:35, donal xxxx wrote: Mark Shelf positions are as follows: I think we said that the cabinet tops should be about 525 in height. Call that shelf 1. So shelf heights are, from the bottom of the bookcases: Shelf 1 525 Shelf 2 +400 Shelf 3 +300 Shelf 4 +400 Shelf 5 +400 that should leave 400 to the bookcase top. I'm not fussy about a couple of centimetres either way. I'd like the top 3 shelves and the bookcase top to create three equal-looking spaces. Let me know if you think it won't look ok! Many regards Donal On 2 December 2014 at 15:07, donal xxxx wrote: Hello Mark Funds transfer done today. I'll measure the shelve spacing up soon. Many regards, Donal On 30 November 2014 at 12:07, wrote: Ok Great! I'll do a fantastic job for you. I'll get started as soon as I can. We probably looking at about 2 weeks before I can start. But I'll keep you informed on my progress. My bank details are: bank: barclays name:m c barry acc: 7063xxxx sort:20 65 Kind regards Mark ----- Original Message ----- From: donal xxxx To: Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 1:44 PM Subject: Re: Hello Donal Flynn Hi Mark I think we're there! 1. oak veneer + lipping, same thickness as shelves 2. opaque glass to the cabinets (on the left hand alcove only). Plain opaque, no 'design' Total ?3180. If you send me your bank details I can transfer 33%. I will decide on the position of the shelves this weekend and email you. Can you send me a larger image of the type of glass you have in mind? I can't expand the photo you sent. Best regards, Donal On 29 November 2014 at 13:16, wrote: Hi Donal, Those tops you saw in that picture were not solid oak, but oak veneer. With a solid oak lipping. If your still happy to go with the oak tops, what I normally do in tight budget circumstances, especially on the end of costings is offer to go 50/50 on further additions, where I can, which are in themselves discounts, however on products that I have to buy in, I can not go 50/50 like with the glass in the doors. I must agree the oak tops look great. In our case thinner tops might be better to match the shelves. Should I get the costings for the glass, I think the opaque glass might suit this situation. It's difficult to put discounts on discounts, as it does not make good conversation with my partner. But I'm sure we can work something out where we are both getting what we want. I'm guessing that the glass would add ?180.00 This includes measuring ordering collecting and fitting. But this would have to be on top of any conclusion/final price deal. If we are in agreement about the the oak veneer and having the oak the same thickness as the shelves then my guestimation without the glass is not far off what you have in mind. 2890 + 50 + 250 = 3190.00 - 5% for cash = ?3030.00 Ok call it ?3000.000 plus the cost of the glass if you want glass. I hope this helps with the conversation your end? :) Kind regards Mark ----- Original Message ----- From: donal xxxx To: Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 11:05 AM Subject: Re: Hello Donal xxxx Hi Mark Thanks for the quick reply. That hardwood shelf picture you sent looks about the shade I had in mind. Here's my summary of where we are: The 'base' price is ?2890, to which I would like to add: 1. mouldings on the base unit doors - ?50 2. hardwood tops to both sides base cabinets - ?500 (ouch!) Total is ?3440.... Could we negotiate a little on that figure? For a cash deal I could go to a round figure of ?3K... See what you think. Many regards, Donal On 28 November 2014 at 10:13, wrote: Hi Donal, Good questions. 1. ans. Although there were no moldings in the doors of the pic I sent, we can go 50/50 on costs, if your thinking of considering this, so that's an extra ?50.00 2. ans. I agree about extra mouldings. 3. ans. The front edges of the top to the base units and shelves at present and in the pic I sent are square, but at this stage I'd be happy to split the cost if you wished to have mouldings on these, which would add ?120.00. This is with the discount. 4. ans. Light or infact any real wood, is treated as hard wood, due to any scuffs or marks showing, this leads to increased costs in the making of the tops. However that said, the image below of a hardwood top I fitted last month, although not light wood, looked great, and only cost ?390.00 each. Which effectively adds ?250.00 each side to your project. I hope these answers helped. Questions are always welcome. And if there is anything else I can do, just say. Kind regards Mark ----- Original Message ----- From: donal xxxx To: Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:38 PM Subject: Re: Hello Donal xxxx Hi Mark Good to meet you too - I am interested but have a couple of questions: 1. The doors to my base units will be either panelled or glazed - from the photo you sent me it looks like there is some slight 'moulding' around the panels. Is this include in your base price or is it one of your extra costs? 2. I don't want to bling it with the mouldings so I'm happy with what we discussed without the extras. 3. Will the front edges of shelves and base cabinets be square? 4. One last query - if I want to have a light coloured natural wood for the tops of the base cabinets - how much would that be? Many regards, Donal On 26 November 2014 at 09:48, wrote: Hi Donal, Nice to meet Sunday. Let me see, there's not much more to this project then the one I sent you. Just the skirting and the fluting on the base units and perhaps the glass. I'm not looking to charge any more if I can help it. I think I understand what your after. Unless you have some additions, excluding the glass, I'd be happy with just an extra ?80.00 for the skirting. and ?110.00 for the fluting on the base units with cobles. So that makes the total for both your alcoves ?2890.00 Mouldings on doors and tops of cobles adds another ?110.00 to the total project costs. And mouldings around the front of the top on the base units will also add ?110.00 to the total cost of the project. What I normally do is ask for 33% deposit and ask that final payment be made on the day of the instal. But to bring down the cost a bit, I'd be happy to reduce the cost of the project by 5% if the final payment was in cash instead of a bank transfer. Kind regards Mark Mark C. Barry B.Sc. (hons)(aciob) Bulphan Farm, Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3RT. Contact Number 07 9 10 11 91 93 Email ----- Original Message ----- From: donal xxxx To: Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:15 AM Subject: Re: Hello Donal xxxx Hello Mark Sorry I'm late in replying! Tomorrow Sunday is fine - shall we say 11.30? Many regards Donal xxxx Burford Gardens N13 4LP On 21 November 2014 at 08:49, wrote: Hi Donal xxxx, I have sorted out the weekend. Sunday is best for me. Have you a time in mind? I'm guessing some time before mid day. But I'm available at your convenience. Kind regards Mark ----- Original Message ----- From: donal xxxx To: Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:55 AM Subject: Re: Hello Donal xxxx Hi Mark Yes that's the style I'm looking for. Let me know when it's a good time this weekend to come over and have a look. My two alcoves are a metre wide and I will need cabinets below. Many regards Donal xxxx On Thursday, November 20, 2014, wrote: Hello Donal xxxx, I'm the joiner you spoke to on the phone. Sorry for the delay, I've been away from the office. I've sent off an email to confirm which day I'm free for the weekend to make a visit, and I'm just waiting for its return. Just for your information here is something completed recently that cost ?2700.00 But this had cabinets and is I presume wider then what you have in mind. This has a traditional look with a pelmet and fluting. Kind regards Mark Mark C. Barry B.Sc. (hons)(aciob) Bulphan Farm, Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3RT. Contact Number 07 9 10 11 91 93 Email