I got a great source at my local hardware store for the braided hoses for the gauntlets if anyone is interested. I don't know if this is of any use to anyone, I've just had loads of trouble finding the braided hose and thought I'd share this!
If anyone wants me to get some for them I would be more than willing, I'm picking some up myself at the weekend so I can post some pics for you guys.
I'll keep you updated!!