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    Purlin Spliced and resting on top of cracked brick - help

    apologies, somehow I double posted the photos and some of the text was 1/2 way down ( Is the splicing normal, also whats easiest way to fix it (roofer/builder), can it be done without having to prop from rooms below etc?.. (other side of roof is same but its resting on an uncut solid brick) How...
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    Purlin Spliced and resting on top of cracked brick - help

    Hiya, After googling I think its a purlin, 1960s house, new roof about 10 years ago, been in a year, just really noticed this (other trades been in loft not mentioned anything to me). old dear lived in it, so she may have been taken advantage or not. I am crapping myself as just finished...
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    Floorboard tongue and groove - advice re. size/type

    I have a 1960's house and some of the floorboards need replacing prior to amtico installer coming and plying/glueing. Please bear with me as a diy novice. Some of the boards are cupped some are split and some have holes (probably about 15-20% need replaced rest are sound) From my measurements...
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    Concrete Step - water leeching though and rotting floorboards - advice needed

    Thanks, near end of long and difficult renovation as complete novice, every problem seems rather large to me now as want it done (been living in it) I did speak to the guys doing the renno multiple times (I just did all the donkey work to save cash) about sorting the floor before kitchen/door...
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    Concrete Step - water leeching though and rotting floorboards - advice needed

    Thank you, there appears to be dpm over part of it but not all, the concrete dried out after door fitting a week ago but is now wet again inside, but once kitchen finished Ill take up and post photos of whats underneath thanks, in meantime where floorboards meet door inside with concrete step...
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    Concrete Step - water leeching though and rotting floorboards - advice needed

    It seems the concrete step is leeching water through from outside to inside and part of it is in contact with the floorboards, they are rotten and will be replaced The step starts outside and continues inside under the floorboardS (so the part of the concrete step on the inside is wet) How can I...
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    Cupped floorboards, just ply and Glue down LVT ?

    thank you - that gives me enough to do some research and speak further with the installer, much appreciated
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    Cupped floorboards, just ply and Glue down LVT ?

    Not in the carpet no, though it was patterned with fairly thick underlay. Planing may be an idea if it needs it. Id have to rely on someone else as simply havent got the time, tools or skills/knowledge to it.
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    Cupped floorboards, just ply and Glue down LVT ?

    Hi, doing the entire downstairs but some parts on the old wooden floorboards are cupped (1960s house). The cupping is permanent and Im happy there is no ongoing humidty/moisture issue. It doesn't look to bad but is visible and feelable. There were carpets in the house and its been a complete...
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    Conservatory - building control question - help!

    thanks Richard - so if the conservatory was built in 2009 which regs would be applied the latest ones - or the one's in force in april 2009? whats my best course of action - to ring Building Control and lay my cards on the table or just tell the solicitor it's exempt and hope the vendors...
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    Conservatory - building control question - help!

    Thanks for the link - I pass the one rule then what does this mean "There should be an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls" I guess I probably fail as it's a radiator extended from the main house (although it has Themostatic valves and what looks...
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    Conservatory - building control question - help!

    we are selling our house and have accepted and offer. (3 bed semi) We have a conservatory built in 2009 for which we had planning permission granted (extends out 4.2 meters from house, 4.6 m accross the width of the house) Our solicitor is asking for building control approval certificate - I...
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    Siting of new boiler

    thanks for the reply, to be fair to the builder he did say about moving the boiler onto another wall, but we said no beacuse it would impinge on kitchen space - so it's our fault really...you learn by your mistakes.. Can you clarify on the flue posistion then - you don't need access to this...
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    Siting of new boiler

    Hi, I have no plumbing heating knowledge, save what I've quickly gleaned from this great forum We have had a conservatory built accross the back of our house, so now the boiler flue exit is directly above the conservatory roof and would ony be accessible by climbing onto the conservatory...
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