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Sokuto Sat 13-Jan-18 18:40:46

He was fixing the window and asked if I wanted hooks for net curtains. Was he taking the piss/being sarcastic?

NoBallsHere Sat 13-Jan-18 18:41:45

I nearly asked my, otherwise lovely, builder to leave when he suggested painting over a plastic blanking plate.

TheQueenOfWands Sat 13-Jan-18 18:41:48


He sounds nice and helpful.

What did you say back?

outofmydepth45 Sat 13-Jan-18 18:41:59

Probably doesn't realise

Sokuto Sat 13-Jan-18 18:43:36

I didn't know what to say as I didn't know if he was joking or not. When I realised he actually wanted an answer I just said "no thanks" and gave him the look.

MagentaRocks Sat 13-Jan-18 18:44:21

I don’t get it!

TheQueenOfWands Sat 13-Jan-18 18:45:50

We have a street in our town where most of England's net curtains have retired to.

Each house has net curtains, and several have a different pattern in each window.

Net curtains are very much 'of an era', aren't they?

Idontdowindows Sat 13-Jan-18 18:47:28

Absolutely report him. I want to bet he's selling gingham on the sly too.

Pengggwn Sat 13-Jan-18 18:55:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mulberry72 Sat 13-Jan-18 18:57:19


Pleasedontdrawonyoursister Sat 13-Jan-18 19:09:30

I had net curtains in my first house. It was a new estate where about 15 different houses (and anyone walking by) could see into our bedrooms. I was only 22 as well!

streetlife70s Sat 13-Jan-18 19:27:13

Log it with 101

Bluedoglead Sat 13-Jan-18 19:27:46


Idontdowindows Sat 13-Jan-18 19:46:50

Leave The Builder in this case [grin

Amanduh Sat 13-Jan-18 20:34:00

I live on a brand new street (think new builds, made of old stone however, naice area, new but not an estate.) This is relevant because of what people would expect of the decor.. one neighbour (who we cant see as round a corner but we went to drop a parcel) has net curtains. In every window. Including the bays 🤷🏼‍♀️ He’s being helpful.

MrsKoala Sat 13-Jan-18 20:37:32

My grandparents were scandalised when they came to my house once as i didn't have them. My Nana sat muttering and my Grandfather paced up and down ranting and told me i lived in a slum as 'only people in slums don't have nets'. I pointed out i didn't think Buck House had them either and he wasn't amused. grin

GarkandGookin Sat 13-Jan-18 20:38:36

What's wrong with net curtains? Do people want passers by peering in?? confused

treeofhearts Sat 13-Jan-18 20:48:12

Oh my god I couldn't live without net curtains. We live behind a bus stop and people gawk in the front window every ten minutes. It's nets or a giant sign with Fuck Off You Nosy Cunts painted on it.

Violletta Sat 13-Jan-18 20:53:08

i have nets, as i dont want everyone passing to have a look in my house - whats wrong with them?

are they like the mumsnet bog brush?

NoWordForFluffy Sat 13-Jan-18 20:58:13

We have voiles on our front windows. I don't like living in a goldfish bowl and our road is quite busy, especially with school traffic.

I wouldn't use net curtains on a wire, however; ours are on those spring-loaded rods.

Bahhhhhumbug Sun 14-Jan-18 14:21:27

Haha my DH is a builder and l was just about to jump in if it was a builder bashing thread, such as the builder was here 12 hrs and CF used my toilet <faints>. But l will ask DH if he's ever asked this question and if so l shall LTB. grin

Snowysky20009 Sun 14-Jan-18 14:24:00

Bahhhhhumbug grin

WaggyMama Sun 14-Jan-18 14:32:06

But Buckingham Palace DOES have net curtains. Horrible, grey ones that don't sit in a straight and uniform way. shock

SoupDragon Sun 14-Jan-18 14:37:29

I have net curtains in my bedroom so I can get changed without flashing the house opposite.

SoupDragon Sun 14-Jan-18 14:39:43

I wouldn't use net curtains on a wire, however; ours are on those spring-loaded rods.

Why is a rod superior to a wire? Surely they don’t work on a bay anyway.

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