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 Post subject: Half Brick/Single Skin End Terrace Wall
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:12 pm 
A house that we’re looking at buying is a Victorian end of terrace house, but it turns out the entire semi-detached wall is single skin/half brick thickness (i.e. 4.5”). It’s the standard two storey with a pitched roof in height (approximately 7.5m), and the loft has also been converted into a living space. On the plus side the front and back walls are the more common full brick width (9").

The surveyor highlighted the wall ...

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 Post subject: Concrete fence posts
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:01 am 

I'm looking at fitting a 3ft fence with a 6" gravel board, the concrete post options seem to be aimed at burring the post 1/3 of the total fence length underground, the issue I have is does this mean if I add a 6" gravel board I have to use the next post size up which look to be (5ft9) on most suppliers, which would mean I have to either cut the posts down ...

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 Post subject: Upvc windows
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 pm 
Hi, assuming there's a few guys on here that fit Windows :) could someone tell me if £2k is a reasonable price to fit 3x standard casement upvc windows with the following measurements :

121 1/4" x 61 1/4"

61 1/8" x 61 1/4"

73 1/8" x 61 1/4"

Had hoped to not go over £1500 but my current Windows have all blown and are externally beaded so need an upgrade! I'm in West Wales ...

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 Post subject: Arch removal or reduction?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:18 pm 
I'm about to embark on a renovation project in a 1967 house. The house has been extended to the front in the 80s and there is an arch where the original front building line is (see attached).

Any advice on how to either remove or reduce it? The insides of the arched corners can easily be squared off, but the arch is very thick, especially to the sides!

has anyone dealt with anything similar ...

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 Post subject: Supporting Joist Problem
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:08 pm 
Hello Everyone

I am after a tad of advice really regarding the removal of a chimney breast. I want to open up my dining room to create more space.

I have so far ripped down the ceiling and commenced proceedings but before going any further I thought I would get some advice.

I will add some pictures to help but nearly all of the joists run across the room from one supporting wall and into ...

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 Post subject: Fixing Concreted slabs
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:28 pm 
We have issues with a poured concrete patio as few slabs are sinked.

It seems patio was build by pouring concrete with clear separtion/divider.

I managed to remove the slabs/section of the patio where we have sinking problem.

I have compacted the area and put MOT type 1 so all area is level and solid.

The back of poured concreted slab/section is not even. I tried to remove old hardcodre sticked to it.

Could I ...

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 Post subject: Is this wall structural?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm 
I'm hoping somebody will be able to advise me on this. I'm hoping to be able to remove the bricks above the doorway pictured, and add a window above the door. As far as I can see, with nothing resting on the portion of the wall above the doorway I would like to remove, it should be straight forward. But I'd like a second opinion as I'm not sure if making ...

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 Post subject: Concrete slab - DIY help
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:42 pm 
Firstly, please excuse my complete lack of knowledge on this but am just a simple DIYer! I’m happy doing plastering, stud walls etc but this is new to me!

Am needing to lay a concrete slab of which I need to use to store 2 47kg gas cylinders (in a cage). Am looking at laying a 120 x 60 x 15cm slab. I’ll be perfectly fine doing the job but it’s the ratios of what ...

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 Post subject: Extending a concrete base is turning into a nightmare
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:24 am 
I really need some advice. We've got an old garage that we're going to dismantle and the plan is to build a log cabin in its place. The concrete base needs to be extended by 0.5m along its 5m length. There is a slight crack in the middle of the base so the cabin company says it needs to be skimmed over as well. The base is already quite high of the ground (approx. 13cm) ...

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 Post subject: Foundations and cavity wall
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:05 pm 
Hi all, hopefully a quick/easy question. Planning on doing trench foundation for a new cavity wall. I believe I am right in thinking it has to be 600mm wide and at least 1m deep depending on soil/trees etc and when pouring the concrete in you stop 150mm from ground level?!

What is suggested to then build on top of this? I've looked at 300mm trench blocks but then looking at building regs the width of ...

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