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    Roof insulation with plasterboard backing - benefits against cost

    Thanks all for your responses - I'll definitely go for the "component parts" rather than fork out for the bonded option.
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    Roof insulation with plasterboard backing - benefits against cost

    I'm in the process of constructing a kitchen extension with a pitched roof. Plan (signed off in building regs) is to use Kingspan K7 (or equivalent) between and over the rafters with a 12.5mm plasterboard finish. Insulation with a plasterboard backing seems to be a lot more expensive than buying...
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    Eves tile requirement for Marley Modern interlocked tiles

    Datarebel - thanks very much for that Robinbanks - very useful thank you
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    Eves tile requirement for Marley Modern interlocked tiles

    Simple question. I think the answer is no but could someone please confirm if I still need to use eves tiles with interlocked tiles (Marley Modern or similar). Thanks
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    DIY Moling for new water main feed

    Unfortunately Mattylad, the previous owner enclosed the area where I need to mole - they essentially built over the path running down the side of the house. I did think about breaking up the tiled floor but as the tiles are decent (plus I don't know how much concrete they laid the tiles on) I...
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    DIY Moling for new water main feed

    The route is parallel with one side of the house (will be about 3' away from the wall) and I know for definite where my (and my neighbours) services run (water and power are nowhere near). I do know that I have a gas feed (the neighbours gas feed is visible at the front of the house) as I have...
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    DIY Moling for new water main feed

    I need to run in a new water main feed necessitating moling under an existing passageway. I intend to dig the required holes at either end myself but still I am being quoted around £1000 to undertake the moling. I am aware of existing services (gas feed just below the surface) and my thoughts...
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    Cocrete lintel resting on top of another lintel

    I am constructing a kitchen extension and building a new utility room and together they will form an "L" shape around the existing kitchen. The roof (which will be pitched) will be at different heights for the kitchen and utility structures so where the roofs meet, there will be a change in...
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    Waterproofing an external brick wall built below garden level

    CDBE - is the aco strictly necessary as it is a small wall (I think maybe 2.5m in length) and at the depth of the footings it is pure sand so if I made provision, any water that did get down to the bottom would I think drain away. Woody - I'm not a builder but to my way of thinking, isn't it...
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    Waterproofing an external brick wall built below garden level

    No, it's a very small garden so I don't want to lose any more of it. The area in question will be a utility room and there used to be a "potting shed" in that location that had the same thing (soil (flower bed) against the wall but without any protection). Adjacent to the utility room there will...
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    Waterproofing an external brick wall built below garden level

    I am in the process of constructing an extension and would like some advice please on how to waterproof part of the external wall which will be below the level of the adjacent garden. To clarify, the garden slopes upwards away from the house and I have dug out to allow for footings etc. and am...
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    Advice On Setting Up To Undertake Landlords EICR

    Not an electrical problem as such but more a request for advice on a potential career! I am a qualified electrical engineer (so not an electrician) but I am very practical and undertake my own electrical work (house re-wire, panel change etc - with professional sign-off by others where required)...
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    Appliance Waste Fed Directly Into Soil Pipe Below Floor Level

    The reason for two connections is that I would like to retain the sink on the right hand side of the toilet whereas the utility room will be on the left hand side so to me it seemed to make sense to have two separate connections. With regards to the existing connection, it's difficult to see...
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    Appliance Waste Fed Directly Into Soil Pipe Below Floor Level

    Thanks everyone for the replies so far - so, presumably then I could just use two 50mm strap on boss connectors below floor level - correct?
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    Appliance Waste Fed Directly Into Soil Pipe Below Floor Level

    Apologies, I wasn't clear in my original post, the pipe on the right serves the existing sink and the new waste (if I am allowed to do it this way) would enter from the left. From the responses I have received, it seems that from a building control perspective this method (waste pipes entering...
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