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    Jack Arch - Acrows?

    Hi, I need to replace the loose set of cut bricks forming overhand above this PVC window with a lintel (mainly for aesthetic purposes) before rendering. My feeling is the Jack arch is self supporting especially as the bricks below are loose, would you place some acrows in whilst taking the...
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    Soffits and Render

    We're having the house re-rendered. House was build in the 1920's and the soffits currently butt up to the original render. Company have come out to take off the old render and advised as the new render (PRB system) is going to be thinner than the old render type there will be a gap between...
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    Cavity tray help - upturn / idea

    Hi everyone, Always get decent advice off here so was hoping someone may be able to help me puzzle this one out. Extension has been built off plans and front end has a single pitch/lean to roof to go on (bottom right hand side on house pic) Bricky placed cavity tray on wall as sits on rsj's...
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    Opinion on padstones

    Hi everyone, Just tidying up a rough opening where I need to fit some bifold doors where an old window used to be. Some of the bricks were missing from when previous occupants placed window and going to replace the bricks and repoint pillar before running up with stihl saw so there is a decent...
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    Kitchen Island Waste

    Just about hardcore/concrete etc new kitchen floor. I've got the 110mm waste pipe in place for the kitchen island, do I need anything other than a 90 rest bend and 110m pipe coming up out the floor for the above ground plumbing/traps etc?
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    Old gas utilities in way

    Hi Everyone, We're in the middle of a part self build extension and come to light we'd need to reposition the svp to avoid an awkward pipe run through the new roof. Dug out the ground to where rhe groundsworkers have placed the drain run to reposition the svp. On digging out thought I was in...
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    Soil pipe routing idea

    Hey everyone, We're currently having an extension built, doing a fair bit ourselves and would like to move the svp outside the extension As it currently sits it'd end up going through a new roof along with the waste from the sink and bath. The roof pitch would cross just where there waste for...
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    Pipe through roof

    Hi, We're in the middle of building and side extension. At the front there is to be a pitched roof (approx where the dotted line is on the picture). I understand that the 110mm soil pipe is able to pass through vertically using a lead tile or something similar. But how about the 40mm...
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    Wall Starter

    Hey, Having wall extended and adjacent wall knock through. Brickie has put wall starter on outer skin and then said just cement a brick in the space down the back to fill in the spacing? Thoughts? Will this suffice or need start again and attach it to the end of the internal skin? Cheers everyone
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    Toothing in/Wall starters end on.

    Hi, Our rear wall is being extended and return wall being knocked down to increase size of kitchen (1) BCO has advised that the cavity needs opening up and skins toothing together to continue wall. Builder says he can't tooth in as the gauge of the old blockwork to the new doesn't match...
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    RSJ's, cavity trays and spacer bars.

    Hey guys, Think I know the answer but having 2 RSJs placed for extension and just wanted to check stuff before everything is set and the strong boys are taken out. They've not been finished but double checking; cavity tray above needed? and spacer bars needed or just bolting together with...
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    Joining walls of different thicknesses

    We bought our first house a few years ago and are set to self build our extension early next year. I have most of the build right in my head but wondered if anyone could puzzle out one point of the joint on a brickwork. The thing that's puzzling me a little is that various wall constructions...
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    Extension Brick Work Query

    We bought our first house a few years ago and are set to self build our extension early next year. I have most of the build right in my head but wondered if anyone could puzzle out one point of the joint on a brickwork. The thing that's puzzling me a little is that various wall constructions...
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