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 Post subject: Floor level 25mm too low
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:25 pm 
I'm after some advice please. Just built (not personally! ) a 6m x 4m extension to the back of the house When we broke through to the main building it seems we are 25mm too low with the new concrete floor. We intend tiling the new floor to match the existing tiled floor. What are the options to bring the new floor up for tiling please. Got a quote for 0.6m3 of pumped liquid screed ...

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 Post subject: Conservatory to room
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:46 pm 
Sorry if this is a frequently asked question - I imagine it is, also sorry if this is I a thread somewhere else and I haven’t seen it.

I have a conservatory at the back of my house attached to the living room. It has low walls and double glazed windows all around. We have patio doors to the living room (3pane) and a polycarbonate roof leaning from the house.

I was wondering how ...

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 Post subject: Advice on costs for dividing a house
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:07 pm 
Hello All,

Apologies if this is largely a copy from my 'introduce yourself' post but ....

My name is Nick, I am from North Devon. My (85 year old!) mother has a decent sized 4 bedroom detached house that she is looking to split down the middle and sell one half. It's a 15 year old Canadian designed timber framed house and is very sound, solid, airtight, and in very good order generally. There is ...

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 Post subject: Removing paint from brick
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:50 pm 
Hi All,

I'm looking for some advice on removing stubborn paint from external brick after removing extension? It's a bit of a eye sore!

Any tips? I've tried a couple of things as you can see in the screenshot.

On the left used sandstone colour paint, however it doesn't match the building. Bottom had a bloke try some sandblasting technique, but I worry it's damaging the brick and very expensive. Right, wife had a go ...

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 Post subject: Chalet wall bathroom insulation
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:35 am 
I have a chalet style house where the walls of the upstairs are not brick but the downstairs are. I want to insulate my bathroom as it is very cold in winter but am unsure of how to do it. From the inside you cannot see the sloping roof so a pretty box standard room but there is a void that extends out over the downstairs. What is the best way to insulate without causing ...

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 Post subject: Loft conversion insulation U values
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:11 pm 
The new rafters have been spec'd (sort of) as 125mm deep (sistered to 75mm truss rafters)
Its tar paper/felt, so a 50mm air gap has been allowed, then 75mm cellotex, then 32.5 insulated plasterboard over the lot, so a total of 100mm of insulation.

Putting that into a U value calculator, i get a calculated U value of 0.24w/m2k.

Bit confusing these U values, from what i can make out, its acceptable? but could be ...

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 Post subject: Soffit and facias - fitted correctly?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:52 pm 

I'm hoping to get a bit if advice on a job I've had done on my facia and soffits.

-The fascias/soffits on the front of the garage are visibly uneven. I've been informed that this is in fact quite common and usually isn't noticed until you replace the old parts, this doesn't seem 100% correct to me though.

- The wood above the garage door and around the bay window have not been replaced ...

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 Post subject: Heavy sliding door
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:12 am 

I've bought a 34kg oak brace and ledged door and am planning to mount it to some stainless steel 'barn style' rollers and rail. My question is, can the wall ( internal load bearing wall made of cinder? Black breeze block looking stuff (1930 house)) take the combined weight of about 45kg?

The rail will be mounted to the wall with 4 bolts as in the link below

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 Post subject: Should i lay cement
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:53 pm 
I have ready mix planned for 2pm delivery tomorrow bur rain later in afternoon and next 5 days. Should i still get footings filled or wait for sun?

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 Post subject: Loft + Extension
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:16 pm 
Hi guys

We just bought our first house.

It'a narrow and long Victorian house built in 1930 and we want to add loft "L" shape with bathroom above old bathroom and go 2m deeper to garden with extension.

We have builders but do we need an architect?

I checked with Kingston council and we are free with changes as long neighbours are ok with that.

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