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    Hi noseall, Sorry to bother, looking for professional advice (as usual), hope you have a min to...

    Hi noseall, Sorry to bother, looking for professional advice (as usual), hope you have a min to spare. In a small room, removed old wall paper and underneath old skimming plaster which looks and feels solid, but has dozens thin, hairline cracks. We would prefer to paint that wall white, but...
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    covering/hiding hairline cracks in old skimming

    Hi All, As usual, looking for a bit of professional advice :) In small room, removed old wall paper and underneath old plaster which looks and feels solid, but has dozens of tiny, very thin cracks (will try to add picture, not sure if cracks will be visible). We would prefer to paint that wall...
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    sealing water and waste pipe in the wall

    it is hot+cold+waste to and from cloakroom basin
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    sealing water and waste pipe in the wall

    Hi All, Looking for a bit of advice. Had a plumber over who put new pipes into the wall (photo attached), unfortunately, the guy that was supposed to do the rest of the work had to leave to Ukraine, so wondered if anyone can advise on the best way to seal/close those. Thanks
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    floorboards under electric UFH + self level

    Hi All, As usual looking for a word of advice. Plan to refurbish cloakroom. Currently we have old floorboards over joists and lino on top. I am planning to remove lino, put 5-6mm UFH insulation with electric UFH and then close it with latex self levelling. ( the plan is amtico on top). So the...
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    Bitumen over old solar reflective paint

    Hi All, As usual looking for advice :) My garage flat roof started to leak in few places. On inspection can see old solar reflective (aluminium) paint cracking and coming off in multiple places. Wondered if I can remove the paint where comes of easily (though most of it won't) and apply bitumen...
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    self levelling for karndean

    Thanks dazlight. out of all of those, only one can be used to fill up to 30mm? I currently have areas 2-2.5 inch deep. it will take 2 layers of 30mm one to fill it all (not mentioning the price). Layer of sand cement is mostly to bring it to reasonable depth.
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    self levelling for karndean

    Hi All, Looking for a word of advice. We stripped old floor in the kitchen and now it is extremely uneven due to patches of old concrete, self levelling and patches of removed ancient tiles. Current plan is to put about an inch or more of sand cement screed, where it is deep enough, and then...
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    insulation under self level

    Hello All, Have a room with concrete floor and we plan to raise the floor by couple cm using self levelling compound. Question is, is it worth putting some kind of insulation board under screed and if yes what should we use? Thanks
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    Underfloor heating

    Hi All, Need a bit of advice on underfloor heating. Refurbishing a small room, when all the old flooring was removed we were left with concrete floor 2 cm deeper than original level. It was suggested that we can use it and put underfloor heating. Which brings me to my questions: 1. Will 2 cm...
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    Solid half brick internal wall on joists

    Thanks ^woody^. It's just when looking at the abuse those joists went through the years by plumbers and electricians, the only thought I have is, how the hack it is still holding :) Though admittedly, I have zero experience or understanding on the matter
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    Solid half brick internal wall on joists

    the nearest end in the wall is 1.4-1.5 meters away. loft joists go on top of that wall, but looks like roof is not sitting on those (has separate set of joists). bathtub is on those joists, but behind the next wall (one 1.4m away) So it looks like it is that brick wall and some heavy ikea...
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    Solid half brick internal wall on joists

    The wall on top of joists is perpendicular to joists themselves and goes across 5 or 6 of those (about 180cm long). I do not plan to remove anything, it seems that someone already removed ground floor section of that wall before I bought the house, leaving first floor wall to hang/stand on those...
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