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    Building regs for Moving internal door from one solid wall to another

    Your reply is apt and very timely. I had contacted a reputed firm here which do Structural Engg surveys and consulting. They called me up and after going through the specifics that this job is simple, as door width is normal and thus, does not requires any structural engg survey, any 'decent'...
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    Building regs for Moving internal door from one solid wall to another

    Hi, Our kitchen being in the front of the house, has its door facing the entrance hallway. Whilst deciding to upgrade the kitchen, we thought of moving the door to the adjacent wall which will then link it to the living room. I have had several builders come and all said it's easy to move by...
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    What is this sub-floor and how to even it up?

    It is cork tiles (googled it now)! How do I lay normal Porcelin tiles over it? As I mentioned, this cork tiles floor is bit low and needs to be raised up, then only I can put the Porcelin tiles. What can I use to achieve that?
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    What is this sub-floor and how to even it up?

    Hi folks, Am planning to tile my cloak room floor, so ripped out my old capret (yes, it had carpet there!) and the underlay. There's a subfloor made of wood, which seems to be glued to the concrete floor underneath. I don't want to pry it out, very messy. So, how to I even the floor - can't lay...
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    Strange hooks behind skirting boards

    Tried with a couple, 2 of them came out with some effort (alongwith some plaster), but others are refusing to budge, even if I hammer them from both sides to loosen them up. Just too many of them to individually pry them out, i'll have to try the angle grinder i guess. And they don't seem to...
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    Strange hooks behind skirting boards

    Awesome, never know such thing existed, thanks for the quick reply :) Managed to pry one out and its almost 100mm in length! With one placed every 0.5m, some in unreachable place behind pipes, not sure I can use an angle grinder. What's the easiest way to pry them out without damaging much of...
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    Strange hooks behind skirting boards

    Hi, In this lockdown I decided to replace the carpet near the downstairs cloark room with a laminate floor. For that, I thought it'll be easy to get rid of the old skirting boards and put in new ones, I like them better them putting trims. However, taking out one of the skirting boards, it took...
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    Karndean over old Parquet flooring

    Ita a Parquet wood flooring. It's pretty old.
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    Karndean over old Parquet flooring

    Hi, Want to get some advice here. I have a room with old Parquet flooring, polishing etc won't help much and it's also very old design. I was thinking of getting Karndean put on top of it. But someone told me its not a good idea as we should not put one floor over another, as both got to...
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    Fixing a stuck shower tap diverter

    No manufacturer name on the tap or shower :( And that would make things even more difficult as I have no clue how to replace that tap, do I need to partially disassemble the tub to access the lock nuts for the tap?
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    Fixing a stuck shower tap diverter

    Hi guys, The diverter in the hand shower in my bathroom is stuck and refuses to budge. Wanted to get inputs on how to fix, or better replace it without replacing the whole tap and shower unit. Attached is a pic of it. Thanks
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    How to remove press-on mount cabinet hinges

    Just wanted to get back on this, I was able to fix this with a 10 mm dowel and wood glue, the whole thing worked a charm! Thanks a bunch for the inputs guys! :)
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    How to remove press-on mount cabinet hinges

    Hi Mike, Those plates seem to be for the cabinet side screw holes, my problem is on the door side. I don't want to cover the mounting cup hole, just the screw holes adjoining it. Also, the second option might not work too as the new hinge screws are not exactly aligned to the old holes, they...
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    How to remove press-on mount cabinet hinges

    Thanks folks! A little bit hard pull with a chisel gave it away. It indeed had two plastic lugs holding it in place. Now I have another problem: the plastic lugs have left a rather large hole in it and the new hinges I want to install have their screw positions right on the edge of that hole...
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    How to remove press-on mount cabinet hinges

    :) Thanks, will give it another try. I've been using a chisel I borrowed off a friend. It doesn't looks too strong. Would you recommend any other tool for it? Or just a stronger chisel?
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