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    Possible Causes

    Resurrecting this one after I spotted this in the property attached to mine and overheard they were having a ‘survey’ So in the above the crack from the middle of the window to the edge of the roof tiles. To me it doesn’t look like ground movement but I’m a layperson and rely on what I...
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    Internal load bearing wall

    Got a link to the software?
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    Internal load bearing wall

    evening all i'm in the process of getting quotes for a wall removal and wanted some advice on the process for a wall removal, involving a steel beam being fitted for support and building regs My specific question is around a builder's offer to work with building regs and agree a beam size -...
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    Installing Nest

    If I were to add a set of valves how would these interact with my thermostat? Would it be a case of when the thermostat reaches the trig temp the valves are active until they reach their temp or the thermostat reaches its temp? Assume the thermostat will always be the main factor?
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    Installing Nest

    cheers for this really insightful simply, i want greater control over the heating, the Honeywell can be programmed but its a right pain to change and it just feels old. It would be nice to have smart valves on the rads to zone the house too, i think that makes sense and would have benefits cost...
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    Installing Nest

    cheers for the input - i thought it was a home made effort with regards the Nest and wiring out the old stat, what if i want the new Nest stat to replace it, in the same location, can i just use the existing wires? its the same as this, without the earth
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    Installing Nest

    hi all just been assessing my ageing heating and the work needed to install a more modern thermostat and heat link. I am having trouble finding the wiring centre, see below for the setup in the airing cupboard and a pic of what it think is the wiring box - how do i go about confirming...
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    Brick work query

    Hi all Stripped off the skirting around my fireplace and the bricks are a bit crumbly - Should I chisel out the worst bits and replace or will they be ok?
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    Ceiling advice

    Hi all I have a pretty crappy ceiling going on in my dining room that I want to fix up, but I don’t know how, as I’m unsure as to what exactly is going on up there As you can see it quite shiny and textured, I’ve picked some off to try and see whats underneath - it comes down in layers...
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    Possible Causes

    thanks for your input, it's really helpful for someone with little knowledge of buildings and construction
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    so not subsidence? I was concern that I might be sinking in to Derbyshire's limestone core
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    You’ll have to help me here - which bit is the verge and how do I rectify it :D
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    yep, a hairline type crack up the centre of them
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    Hi all, i'm slightly concerned by these cracks, they're roughly the same position inside and out which is concerning, but they do not look new. Also, the external picture has a fainter crack, from the downstairs window to the middle of the upstairs window, looks like this one is just the render...
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    Wasting my time?

    basically a quadrant. the door in the photo leads directly to a lounge, beyond this is a staircase with a utility room and toilet in the far corner, this completes one half of the building. The other half has 1 quadrant for dining with a kitchen in the remaining quadrant, with doors leading to...
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    Wasting my time?

    to the left? if so, no.
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    Wasting my time?

    again, good point and reflects my original thinking. I was more questioning whether or not i could actually do anything in that space thats worthwhile, as i stated i'd like some space to store outdoorsy stuff, the door goes straight into the lounge you see
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    Wasting my time?

    tbh i can see what you mean, it wouldn't really look right would it
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    Wasting my time?

    not nearby, nope
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    Wasting my time?

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