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 Post subject: Bay Window Roof
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:24 pm 
I'm in the throws of sorting this http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/window-corner-leaks-when-raining-t94144.html out and found the ridges (is that the right term?) are sitting on very crumbly lime mortar :wtf:
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What are my options here? Something tells me re-mortaring them to slate and lead isn't very smart, or maybe it is?

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 Post subject: New course of bricks
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:03 pm 
Hi all. I have a curved section of brick work on the exterior of my house. It cover the cellar window and has been painted with white exterior brick paint. I need to add one or two course to the wall and I'd like to have a go at it myself. Sorry if this is a silly question but can I lay directly on top of the cleaned up paintwork? What sort of ties should ...

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 Post subject: Builder took walls out and concreted the floor but now crack
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:08 pm 
Builder took walls out and concreted the floor but now cracking.

They put the concrete down last week and a flooring person came today to DPM it to get ready for laying a LVT.

The flooring guys had said to get a dehumidifier to help remove the moist and speed up drying.

Today they came and part of the new concrete floor cracked/crumbled and couldn't put the dpm on.

The builder that laid the concrete ...

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 Post subject: UPVC supplier - suggestions please!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:07 pm 
Hi all

New to the forum, so hello! Wondered if anyone can help with finding trusted and decent online/other supplier for UPVC windows?

Googling "UPVC windows" is throwing up a great deal of info which is great, but advice useful for knowing any trusted suppliers, what to look out for, what to avoid. Pricing seems relatively similar across these sites so it looks like I'm in the right place...

Many thanks in advance :)

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 Post subject: Garage door question please
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:36 pm 
Hello again.
Could anyone please offer confirmation on the following?

Up and over garage doors come in canopy or retractable types.

Does a retractable door assy require the usual vertical wooden frame
or could it be fitted direct to the brickwork if the dimensions were
compatible?

Thank you, Pete.

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 Post subject: Reframing closet door help needed
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:14 am 
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help, I have attached a picture of the closet. I want to increase the frame height as much as possible to make use of that space and If possible increase the width of the frame and obviously replace with the correct size doors after. It is a council flat and currently has a metal frame for the closet.
The walls seem to be brick by a simple knock knock ...

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 Post subject: Roof tiles on a varying pitched roof
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:54 pm 
Hi all, wonder if anyone could give me some advice. I wanted to build a new pitched roof to replace my flat leaking one between the side of my house and garage. However due to being on a corner plot our garage isn't parallel to the house so the gap between the two at the front is just over 1m whilst at the rear is 3m. Due to the the pitch of the roof would ...

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 Post subject: Old concrete steps - reconfigure...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:38 am 
Hi All

Hoping you can help.

We have some concrete steps leading to our front entrance. They are structurally sound but risers and depths vary by 50mm or so plus they all slope by 20mm from front to back. As a result they feel difficult and dangerous using them - and have sadly claimed their first victim when my other half to slipped and broke her wrist last winter.

So I need to get them ...

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 Post subject: Retaining Wall UK
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:52 am 
The higher ground level is 0.80m to 0.85m above the lower ground level.

We would like to replace a retaining wall that is already there.

We would then like to put a 1.8m fence on top of this wall.

We would like to drill fence post holders into the top of the wall if possible, but want to check that is ok.

How deep must the foundations be?

How wide must the wall be? The ...

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 Post subject: Shower Bases and Adhesion/ Setting
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:12 pm 
Hello,
Having a bit of a pain getting a shower base in place. It's stone resin and setting onto Backer board. Tried once with mortar and it didn't quite me take. A few folk have suggested tile adhesive. Any experience of using this for shower ashes? Any pros and cons?

The floor under the shower has underfloor heating pipes (I know they shouldn't be there, but they are..). The base it self is supported/ raised ...

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