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    What type of shed that can be easily dismantled?

    Hello, I'd like to get a garden shed for storage purposes but don't want to sink money into buying it only to leave it behind if I move house. What is the best sort of shed with moving it to a future house in mind? Thanks in advance
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    Insulation - cold roof meets warm roof

    Thanks for your advice. I'm just concerned about blocking it in case it was left open for a reason, likely relating to ventilation.
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    Insulation - cold roof meets warm roof

    Well yes, it seems there's an open air path bypassing the insulation. I've added a diagram to my original message to try and make it clearer. I'm tempted to block the air path up, but that would mean restricting ventilation to the dormer roof timbers. I thought these warm roofs didn't need to be...
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    Insulation - cold roof meets warm roof

    Hello, We had a larger flat roof dormer extension built a couple of years ago. The ceiling and roof is made up of plasterboard - timbers- celotex - osb - rubber. They key fact for this topic being that the celotex insulation is above the timbers making it a warm roof. At the back of the...
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    Rodding access for soil pipe in eaves

    I am installing a new bathroom which will have a 5.5m run of soil pipe from the toilet to the stack. I am planning to turn the pipe 45 degrees immediately after the toilet, then a first run of 1m, followed by another 45 degrees, then the remaining 4.5m to the stack. This will all be with...
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    What fitting(s) for plumbing toilet and shower into soil stack

    Hi, thank you for your reply. Are you suggesting I use one of these on the soil stack? (link to Screwfix item) My issue is that the invert levels of the incoming shower/basin and soil pipe are very similar and there isn't the space to drop the basin/shower down 200mm below where the soil pipe...
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    What fitting(s) for plumbing toilet and shower into soil stack

    I am adding a new bathroom on the first floor of my house and there is limited space to run the drains to the existing soil stack. I have bought a branch connector for the soil pipe (see link) and was hoping to be able to join the shower and basin drain into one of the 40mm side bosses but have...
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    Foundations for porch

    Hello, I would like to build a porch on the front of my house and while I'm comfortable enough with the walls and roof, I'm not sure what foundations I should be building on. At the moment there is an old concrete slab around the front of the house, this has got a large crack near to a...
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    What is the purpose of fascia boards compared to cladding

    I'm rebuilding a flat roofed garage and am wondering what the point in fascia boards are here because the rafters don't overhang the wall, instead they finish flush with the edge of the wall. Is there any reason I shouldn't clad right up to the roof line? A rubber roof will be installed with a...
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    LEDs are buzzing, seems to be bulb specific

    Thank you for the explanation. So the dimmer switch is really just sending an instruction to the lamp, which takes care of the current modulation itself? Thanks. I've had a look at the information Philips provide, including that link. Unfortunatley the symbols they say should appear on...
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    Thermal expansion noises in dormer cladding

    We had a full width dormer extension built earlier this year which has dark grey cladding and a flat rubber roof. On warm sunny mornings there's lots of cracking noises as something expands. It responds very quickly to the sun coming out and the will be a cracking noise every few seconds a...
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    LEDs are buzzing, seems to be bulb specific

    Thanks for your reply. I will have to check with the exact dimmer type. I must admit I assumed that a top brand bulb would be compatible with any modern dimmer. If the dimmer is not compatible with the bulb, do you think it might have damaged the bulbs and so even changing to the correct dimmer...
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    LEDs are buzzing, seems to be bulb specific

    I know this is a boring question that must get asked a lot but I promise I have done some research and cannot find an answer that fits with my experience. I've recently moved house, had it rewired and I've fitted Philips LED bulbs throughout. Most are from their 'Warm White' range and some are...
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    Guidance or regulations for making holes in external walls

    Yes, brickwork outside and blockwork inside.
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    Guidance or regulations for making holes in external walls

    I need to put a hole through the external wall for a kitchen extractor and there's already a couple of other holes in the vicinity. I can't find any regs or official guidance for how large a hole you can make and how far they should be from other holes, openings etc. Is anyone here aware of...
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    Fitting for gas hob

    Thanks to you both. That's all useful to know. I think I've found a suitable product now https://www.screwfix.com/p/endex-brass-end-feed-adapting-female-coupler-15mm-x/70202 Ha yes, you would hope so. He is semi-retired now and mostly does boilers so I guess he doesn't have a huge stock of...
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    Fitting for gas hob

    We are having a gas hob installed by a gas safe plumber on a labour only basis and I need to source something to connect to the 1/2" male thread on the hob to the pipework. I was under the impression that any 1/2" female fitting that will join to 15mm copper by solder or compression fitting...
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    Does anyone recognise this light cover?

    I hadn't noticed it before but yes, the fitting says Illuma dl3td2161, I've now found one reference to an out of date Ebay listing which looked promising
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    Does anyone recognise this light cover?

    I'm trying to track down a replacement for a ceiling light I believe was originally fitted to my bathroom in the late 90s. There are two lights but the cover from one is missing and I've had no luck in sourcing a replacement. The diameter is 30cm and here are a couple of photos: Thanks in...
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