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    woodburning / multi fuel burning stove

    Not according to a cursory google. You should only burn dry wood (<20% moisture) and the stove should comply with ecodesign standards
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    woodburning / multi fuel burning stove

    Hi I'm considering having a stove fitted in my living room. The main reason is due to the ugliness of the present bricked up chimney opening. I've had a quote for the work which includes everything apart from supply of the stove. I wanted to do a bit of research before proceeding though...
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    Insulated plasterboard on a bay wall

    Hi I'm trying to decide how best to proceed with a bay wall that had some penetrating damp. There was a large curved radiator fitter to the wall - as it is a solid wall construction I'm also keen to improve the U-value. The house is a 1934 semi-detached and the mortar is quite crumbly so I was...
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    Replacement window cill

    Definitely not up to a true curved window board! I’m still not fully decided on proceeding with the insulated plasterboard which is what will drive the need to replace the window board. If I get a waterproof render plus a skim I could refit the existing board with a dpc added.
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    Replacement window cill

    Hi, I want to replace a window cill in a curved bay window as part of remedial work I'm doing to deal with blown plaster and improving the u-value of the bay wall which is solid brick. See thread in Building forum My plan is to sand & cement render the wall and then affix insulated...
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    Repurposing old pantry as walk-in shower

    What are you using to create your plans? Look really good.
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    Bay window damp and insulation issues

    Hi, I hope this is the appropriate forum as this issues involves, rendering, carpentry and bricks. I have a bay window wall which has got blown plaster. The plaster was blown when we moved in last year but I've just gotten around to hacking it all off. You can see the bubbling of the paint...
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    Trim for UPVC patio doors where they meet the floor?

    I’ve discovered as much I’ll purchase something and go from there. Cheers
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    Trim for UPVC patio doors where they meet the floor?

    Hi I previously had all the trim around my white, upvc patio doors removed in order to allow the plasterers to make a decent job of the wall. The plastering is all done now and I'm now laying some laminate flooring. The issue I have is knowing how much of a gap I can afford to leave between...
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    Velux alternative?

    They're just as expensive as Velux if you're buying like for like.
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    Loft conversion steels

    Yes we are having a dormer. I will raise this with the engineer. Is there much saving on the cost of timber in these sizes? I guess it would headspace using smaller joists.
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    Loft conversion steels

    Hi I live in a very standard 1930s semi-detached property. I'm in the midst of trying to get a loft conversion done with a dormer. I have had some building control plans produced by a firm. They've used a structural engineer for the calculations, steels, etc. I have a question which I will...
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    Determining line and load for an FSU

    They do. The switches are for the cooker and hob outlet which are each on RCBOs by themselves so no ring issues.
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    Determining line and load for an FSU

    Hi I had my kitchen plastered and removed all the sockets to aid the plasterer. I’m now replacing them and have some FSUs and I stupidly can’t recall which is line and which is load! What happens if I connect them the wrong way around? If I could find my multimeter I would check for...
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    Kitchen paint

    Hi All, I'm painting the kitchen prior to fitting the units. I've done the ceiling using Dulux Trade Eggshell - brilliant white. Happy with the finish, water-based and the paint went on nicely with roller and brush Once the missus has selected a colour I'll be doing the recently plastered...
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