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    Re-fitting stained glass panel in bow window fanlight

    Sorry God, I probably should also have asked - I have some of the flexistrip butyl glazing tape left over when the joiner fitted some dg units elsewhere. Could that be used with stained glass panels or is it better to use putty? Though I don't know whether you would wrap round the lead came or...
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    Re-fitting stained glass panel in bow window fanlight

    hi I wonder if anyone can tell me the best way to refit a stained glass panel in to one of the opening top windows in my bow window? I have taken the window itself out, removed the glass panel and I've carried out some fairly basic repairs- one piece was broken another bowed in - I've...
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    Application of Part M - full rewire & supply moved

    Thanks guys, I'm really not looking forward to 'discussing' this with him on Monday as he was a bit aggressive when I tried to tell him Part M didn't apply At the start Am I right to think it doesn't apply to the extension either ? Although I wasn't so bothered
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    Application of Part M - full rewire & supply moved

    Please can someone help me out here ? I've read lots of threads about part M only applying to new build and not for rewire of an existing house but I wanted to check if this was still correct in my case. I have had an extension built to a 30s house and this required me to need to have my...
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    ice damming & insulating eaves

    Hi thanks sorry I didn't describe it very well- I mean the mucky ash/clinkery stuff they call deafening or deadening up here- it's put on top of the lathe of the downstairs ceiling and so under the floorboards. It's the horrible stuff that comes down on top of you if you remove a lathe...
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    ice damming & insulating eaves

    Slight update and 2nd question I can gain access into the front eaves and can see that there isn’t much insulation in here. The ceiling below is lath and plaster so I can see that there is the clinker type ‘deafening’ and then the small boards over this that are fixed about ½ way up the joists...
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    ice damming & insulating eaves

    thanks Unfortunately it's a traditional 1 1/2 storey build so upstairs is in the roof space so I cannot physically access the eaves area at the back of the house w/o cutting a hatch into the wall of each bedroom. I've only had this problem the last couple of years when we have had really...
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    ice damming & insulating eaves

    Hi Have had a real problem with ice damming with the amount of snow and ice over the last couple of weeks and this has resulted in water getting under the slates and coming in virtually every window recess and doorway. Currently the snow has thawed but more is forecast. Is it better to...
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    Advice for wood floor in kitchen/diner

    Thanks I think last time I was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of work that needed doing- this time it's less and I hope to have more control. Totally paranoid about water now but thankfully my washing machine isn't in the kitchen and the dishwasher iis no longer used Thanks lou
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    Advice for wood floor in kitchen/diner

    Hi I wonder if someone could offer some advice on wood flooring I live in an old cottage with the kitchen/diner knocked through to be the width of the house. I used to have an old reclaimed maple floor in this room but last winter had a burst pipe which damaged the floor and so it had to be...
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    another painting bathroom lining paper query

    I've searched through a number of posts but not been able to find an exact answer to my query. I have some walldoctor lining paper in my bathroom (1/2 panel 1/2 wallpaper + some tiling))- large room, reasonable ventilation. Paper is "paste the wall type" and has been put on with solvite ready...
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    fitting a bathroom basin splashback

    Thanks I started off thinking about tile trim but it was difficult to get any that fitted well and thought that if there was a slight gap then more likely if any water got in it would cause a problem. But as you say I would probably need to make sure it was fully sealed. Does anyone think I...
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    fitting a bathroom basin splashback

    OK Thanks but why do you think it looks tacky?
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    fitting a bathroom basin splashback

    Hi I wonder if anyone can help. Not sure which forum to post in since it isn't really tiling ! I have had some of these perform panels fitted in my shower (www.performpanel.com) - it's the laminate on moisture resistant mdf. I have some of the panel and edge trim left over and would like to...
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