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    Cracking in rendering? Serious or not?

    Hi, I have lived in this property fo 28 years. It was extended 15 years ago by block work above a single room and then rendered. I recently wanted to have the render repaired as a few cracks and have some concerns over several cracks. Pic below. 1. The vertical one in the front, between 2...
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    Concrete base for patio/slabs

    Morning, Had a lot of good advice on here and finally our extension is done, project managed myself and overall went well. Saved around 25k on the full prices quoted originally. So thanks everyone. Now I am on to a patio. So building a patio of around 10 by 4 Sqm. So need I think a slab of...
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    Lintel for Bifolds

    Mine would be bottom runner, told never to have top runner ones
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    Lintel for Bifolds

    hi, I have a set of french doors I want to replace with Bifolds. This will extend the opening by around 900. The French doors are in a single story lean to extension, there are no bricks above the French doors, it seems that the builder put a roof plate across and then the roof timbers are sat...
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    There’s a pic,
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    Sorry 4 by 2, and the velux takes up quite a bit.
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    Hi, to be honest they aren’t that interested. This is an old lean to roof. 4 metre by around . It had 100 rockwool in the rafters so they asked for 200 to be put over top, and they asked for 140 up around the sides of the lightwell. We want to do it right though. I have seen pics of the...
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    Thanks. Yes saw some said about a vapour barrier, but views seem to be mixed. We have read the velux manual but very vague will try calling their helpline
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    Thanks that’s helpful
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    Thanks, I think we know that. BC are saying 140. From what we can tell people put it around side below the plasterboard, and Stuff itin. Wondered if any more tips on it,
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    Velux, and insulation round light tunnel

    We have had a velux put in, nd carpenters coming to make tunnel. However we have to put the insulation around it. This has gone into a lean to pitched roof. Building control want to see the insutlaiton and have mentioned 140mm, We can’t get our head around this. Do we put 140mm of rockwool up...
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    Steel and foundation design requirements

    Hope that’s not necessary, this is more about whose role it is to give that opinion, or advice. I have had to go to a different SE. This one just said wasn’t up to him, speak to BC. Well they are likely to go underpin route.
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    Steel and foundation design requirements

    It is 2 rsj sitting on 2 brick piers 330 by 330, tied into walls. This is an ol external wall where we have just had it opened out, so far as we know those foundations were the usual 1 metre by 600. Think there is an earlier post which states no one else has ever had to enforce foundations, but...
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    Steel and foundation design requirements

    He has finally added detail re pier, size and blocks but not what should be underneath it,
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    Steel and foundation design requirements

    god do these problems never end. I am building a small lean to extension, this will mean the main house will be opened up and a new steel put in situ. Lots of issues surrounding that, god a SE who did calculations with lack of detail so BC couldn’t understand, the se makes no mention of what...
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