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    fixing sole plate to blockwork

    thanks for the sarcasm! the BC prefers to see them shot fired and I"d prefer it as I don't like the idea of drilling through DPC. Yes I do mean sole plate. I'm installing Sips. two blocks side by side means I'm firing into the mortar. yes stuart45 those blocks would work but nobody local has...
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    fixing sole plate to blockwork

    Hi I'm building and extension using Sips and need to get the blockwork in. However I'm having trouble sourcing the 215x215x440 7n blocks and BC want to see the sole plate shot fired. Any ideas? 7n seems a big ask for a single storey extension but if I need to keep to 7n can I lay 100x215s on...
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    Large RSJ padstones flush with wall

    Crikey! That's a lot, although it sounds huge. I don't suppose you have a picture to substantiate? I've only moved mine out by 400mm and it was ok on a brick pier according to building regs! (Passed) but I want this clear wall now as our kitchen doesn't work as well as we want....
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    Large RSJ padstones flush with wall

    Hi Evildonut how did you overcome your problem? ... I have a similar one. I'm trying to get 5.2m opening at a corner and anticipating a roof in the room in future I'm looking at a 203x203x46/52kg UC to span the gap. At one end I need little or no nib to accommodate the clear opening for the wall...
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    Self Build Single Storey Extension

    Well here goes... Planning passed and now awaiting building control approval. It's a large extension and I wanted to include a room over the garage at a later date so at least I have planning for it now. Building control approval is only being signed off for the rear ground floor now though.
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    Planning approved for ss extension...awaiting building control approval..

    Planning approved for ss extension...awaiting building control approval..
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    Soil pipe through foundations

    Hi, what did you eventually do? I have a similar problem.
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    Soil pipe through foundations

    Hi, what did you eventually do Mike, I have the same query!
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    Nail type for roof truss wooden gusset and screw type query.

    I'm building a small porch and have calculated the timbers required so that I can build roof trusses for the 2.1m span. I've overkilled on the size of the wooden gussetts but I'm just not too sure what type of nail to use and how many! A very simple basic question but I don't want to weaken the...
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    roof void query

    I'm building a porch with a pitched roof and canopy extending 900mm out over the front door. I'll be putting 100mm fg on ceiling and into soffit at side still allowing for efficient venting. I'm facing the gable end with wood and was ust a bit concerned about whether to put any kind of timber in...
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    Brick Colum details needed please!

    Thanks for your prompt replies, I suppose that I should have mentioned that the roof construction is purely timber and will be pretty much resting on this corner as well as well as being tied into the existing structure. It will also provide for a 900mm canopy in front of the door where the...
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    Brick Colum details needed please!

    I am building a porch extension enclosing two walls at the front of my house. These two walls will provide anchoring for 3 corners of the roof. A pillar will effectively provide support for the 4th. I would appreciate some feedback to my questions to help my decision making. 1) How can I...
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    building a porch...up to dpc!

    building a porch...up to dpc!
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