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    Is this silk emulsion

    Thanks, the more I look the more I am convinced it’s silk. I am going to take my purchased matt emulsion back to the shop for a refund and get some silk.
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    Is this silk emulsion

    hi, I have been doing some decorating and want to repaint my walls for the first time since buying my house. But I am unsure if my walls are silk or matt emulsion. I originally assumed they were painted with matt, but since applying a matt sample patch, I now think my walls are silk. What...
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    Why is my plaster is cracking?

    Thanks for the replies. I have a bit of research to do in some of those products mentioned.
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    Why is my plaster is cracking?

    Hi I purchased a house nearly 5 years ago, and it was in good decorative order (and largely, still is), so much so that I have not decorated since I moved in. Over the past 4 and a half years cracks have appeared in the plastered walls. The house is a 1930s semi. Ceilings are lath & plaster...
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    Concrete block shed base

    Hi, when you say overdoing the footings, what do you suggest? Perhaps fixing the concrete blocks with some post mix? And what do you mean by sister the lengths? Double up? Cheers.
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    Concrete block shed base

    Hi, I am getting a new 10x8 shed delivered in about three weeks, and I still need to sort out a base. I am thinking about getting some dense 7N concrete blocks, and laying 8ft wooden fence posts on these. eg something like this (not my photo) Can I just lay the concrete blocks in a hole...
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    Is my shed replacement notifiable?

    Wow, I didn't realise my post would create such debate. My old shed did have a CU in it, fed from the house CU. I removed th CU, and the shed has now been removed. The reason for my initial query is that if I put the previous CU back into the new shed with the existing cables, I have not...
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    Is my shed replacement notifiable?

    Hi, I have a shed that has electrics installed. This was in place when I moved into my house. I have ordered a new shed as the old one is rotting away. I plan to remove the electrics and cap off the supply cable until my new shed arrives. I intend to then install the strip light, sockets...
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    No earth in cable?

    Hi, I just have a quick query. I have a fused FCU, fed off the lighting circuit which supplies a bathroom cabinet with LED strip lights. The wire from the loft the the FCU is twin and earth. The bathroom cabinet LED driver is double insulated with no terminal for an earth wire. Does this mean...
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    Fixing to lath and plaster??

    Thanks, not heard of foamed concrete blocks. I am a bit of a diy novice, so please bear with me. The electrician who quoted me to do the wiring suggested that the wall is likely to be cinder block as no studs can be located in the wall. If it's cinder block or foamed concrete blocks, I would...
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    Fixing to lath and plaster??

    thanks for the replies. I am actually positive it is not lath and plaster row. There appears to be approx 3mm plaster skim, underneath this is 25mm plaster layer (which has stones in it??) and then under that its a white chalky layer - perhaps Gypsum block? So there is no cavity behind the...
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    Fixing to lath and plaster??

    Hi I have quite a heavy bathroom cabinet that has a lighting strip down each side and weight about 13kg. (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00248119/) I was hoping to fix this to an internal wall (on the bathroom side obviously), but I am having a few problems. I started to cut out a...
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    Screwing into loft rafters and chimney breast

    Hello About 6 months ago I bought a 1930's house. I am looking to improve the loft storage a space. The loft is part boarded. Is it generally ok to screw hooks into the roof rafters (to hang things), and should I be ok installing shelves onto the chimney breast? Note the render to the...
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    Drilling into lintel?

    Hello. I have purchased a house that had a single story extension built in 2008. I want to install some recessed Venetian blinds into the window that is part of the extension. Due to the length of the blinds (being shorter than the width of the window), I will need to drill the brackets to...
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    Shelves for twin slot system

    thanks, yes I mean Conti-Board. I was not aware of that term, and googling has helped a lot. seems to be very popular in white, and not much else though.
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