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    Sleeper planter bench

    Hi I’ve built a sleeper planter bench and I’m wondering how best to fill the planters. I’ve currently got a mound of clay soil/rubble etc which I dug up before laying my patio and I was thinking of dumping some of it back into my planter boxes before putting a good layer of top soil on top. I...
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    Level Threshold patio

    Hi, guys. I know there’re several topics already about this, but I still can’t get my head around it! I’ve seen several drainage channels (threshold drain/threshold interceptor/step drain/brick slot drain) which allow for a level threshold between inside floor and patio to comply with Part M...
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    Suspended patio kit

    Hi, guys. Has anyone got any experience or thoughts on suspended patio kits? I came across these while searching for patio slabs. They’re supposed to hold up to 400kg per unit and can support any size tiles/slabs over 15mm thick. It allows slabs to be jacked level with water draining...
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    Patio Drainage

    Hi I’m starting my patio project at the moment, and I’ve come to a bit of a dilemma regarding drainage. There is currently no paved area in the back garden - just grass/soil/mess, which all slopes down toward the house. The land is currently roughly level with the DPC with a bit of a trench...
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    4 cables in double socket

    Hi guys I’m after a bit of advice, please. I’m building a walk-in-wardrobe in my daughter’s bedroom and at the moment there is a double socket where the wardrobe will go, and will probably become pointless. I was thinking of moving the socket so it could still be used or even just removing...
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    Skimming over sand & cement

    Hi guys, I’m after bit of advice, please. I blocked up the opening between our living room and dining room with aerated blocks and then rendered with 4-1-1 mix to bring level with the existing wall. I scratched the render to leave a key for plastering. I was going to use thistle multifinish...
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    Self levelling compound over heating mats

    Hi I could do with some advice about flooring, please. Mainly how to do the self levelling compound.... I'm hoping to get our kitchen/family room floor done this week. It's a pretty big area, about 36m2 of exposed floor space including utility room. My plan is to prime the...
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    Replacing my electric shower

    Hi, i'm doing the bathroom at the moment including replacing the shower. I've taken the old shower out (which does appear to be 9.5kw), and started looking at putting the new one in (definately 9.5kw). I'm not excatly an expert, but it seems that the existing wiring is only 6mm2 not 10mm2 (i...
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