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    Wooden Velux windows maintenance

    Hi all, we have three wooden Velux windows in our loft conversion, which was built around 1999. I noticed that the wooden frames seem to be deteriorating, with white flaky bits and blackened corners. Don't think it was this bad when we moved in about a year ago. Does anyone know if there is a...
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    Leak in the corner of shower door

    Happy new year everyone! We have a leak from our shower door, and I think I've identified the leak to be where the red circle is showing in the first pic, on the outside of the shower door between the door frame and the shower tray base. From the inside (second pic), that area seems to be...
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    External wall feels damp

    Thanks. Here are the photos. The colour patches on the interior are the paint testers
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    External wall feels damp

    Hi all, we are in a 1920/30s end-of-terrace house, with solid walls. The wall in the hallway that is external wall is wallpapered, and it always feels a bit damp. But we have not seen any mould, and the wallpaper seems to be well attached. We are in the middle of repainting the hallway, and...
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    What to do with the gap between kitchen cabinets and wall?

    Thanks a lot! My 6ft partner never complained about it, but me being 5ft tall told him that I look at it all the time! :unsure::unsure:
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    What to do with the gap between kitchen cabinets and wall?

    Hi all, we are repainting the old kitchen in the house we moved into a year ago, and I'm wondering if there is anything we can do about the big gap between the kitchen cabinets and the tiled wall? It's quite a big gap so not sure if caulk can be of any use, though seems like the previous owner...
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    Damp? Old paint came off easily on an external wall

    Thanks Jacko! We haven't tried to strip off the paint off other walls yet. It's 1930s terrace. The top coat of the paint doesn't look that old but is not very new either. It's like a washable one with a bit of shiny surface, which is probably explained by the previous owner having three young...
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    Damp? Old paint came off easily on an external wall

    We were about to paint the back of our living room when I noticed a crack between the doorframe and the wall. As I started stripping around the crack, I realised that the old paint on that wall (an external wall) came off really easily. Wonder if there's any problem with the wall please? I've...
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    What's this plant pls?

    Thanks! I used some of them before but found the results not very accurate... hopefully they'll get better over time
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    What's this plant pls?

    Nice observation! I walked past them so many times but didn't even notice they have thorns lol...
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    What's this plant pls?

    Thanks both! They look like some of the Berberis varieties indeed. And seem to be pretty low maintenance. Guess we'll just need to wait and see how they develop into the spring and summer.
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    What's this plant pls?

    Thanks Mottie! I looked it up and the pictures seem to show much bigger flowers. Probably ours are just foliage at this stage?
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    What's this plant pls?

    We inherited a few shrubs at the front of the garden from the previous homeowners. They look dead throughout the winter but have recently started producing some quite nice red and yellow foliage (or flowers?). Does anyone know the name of the plants please? So we can better look after them. Thanks!
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    What to do with the ivy on garden wall?

    lol... thanks a lot for the tip!
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    What to do with the ivy on garden wall?

    Thanks both! I've read about the birds nesting too but so far haven't seen anything special apart from the occasional fat pigeons... In the summer they do attract a lot of bees... Is it possible to grow something on top of the ivy then? I like climbers that turn red colour in the autumn, and my...
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