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  1. blup replied to the thread Load bearing or not?.

    It looks structural because the bricks are supporting the roof purlin where it transitions to the hip. That doesn't mean the walls can't...

    17 Jun 2021 at 11:50 PM
  2. blup replied to the thread How do you decide where to drill the ceiling.

    How heavy is the fitting? If you can't find a joist or lath, or the plasterboard is too weak, you may be able to get a strip of wood...

    17 Jun 2021 at 11:29 PM
  3. blup replied to the thread Contract or Proposal.

    The costing is fundamental to working out the price of the job, yes, but ultimately it is given as an estimate on one sheet of paper,...

    15 Jun 2021 at 5:03 PM
  4. blup replied to the thread How to screw into a concrete floor?.

    You can use a plastic or nylon plug, the head of the plug set below the laminate. The hole depth should allow for this. But you will...

    15 Jun 2021 at 4:06 PM
  5. blup replied to the thread Contract or Proposal.

    All of which, and more, are incurred if the client sues for breach of contract for defects which arise during the 12 months. Blup

    15 Jun 2021 at 8:40 AM
  6. blup replied to the thread Contract or Proposal.

    He incurs a loss of interest at most which can be provided for. Blup

    14 Jun 2021 at 8:09 PM
  7. blup replied to the thread Contract or Proposal.

    It's not an addition, it's part of the price, there is just an agreed delay in a small part of it being paid. In today's market builders...

    14 Jun 2021 at 2:16 PM
  8. blup replied to the thread Contract or Proposal.

    In today's bull market a builder is likely to add all or some of the retention to the contract price so mention it after the quote has...

    13 Jun 2021 at 9:00 PM
  9. blup replied to the thread Contract or Proposal.

    ......and build in a retention of say 5% to be held for 12 months after completion to cover the inevitable minor defects etc. If he...

    13 Jun 2021 at 2:12 PM
  10. blup replied to the thread Summerhouse/shed.

    The base shown might be sacrificial as the shed bearers normally sit on the concrete/slabs. You might be able to roll off the shed and...

    13 Jun 2021 at 8:46 AM