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    Can we add additional ceiling light?

    Thanks yes that'll be doable. Not got carpets down upstairs!!! Just worried it'd be a no as the switch is sharing power with another switch. Thank you. Not us doing it of course but thought get an idea before hand.
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    Can we add additional ceiling light?

    We're wanting to add an additional ceiling light in the dining room. When changing the light switches in the hall to a style we preferred the electrician discovered that the power for the dining room light switch was s feed through from the hall light switch. Does this affect us having a second...
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    Rendered - Parex to a bead does it need sealant?

    Thanks. The old render was so patched and perished bits we had ingress of water on heavy rain days. Want this to outlast us!!! so anxious to make sure it's spot on. To be fair the chap was meticulous in his work.
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    Rendered - Parex to a bead does it need sealant?

    Rendered to a stop bead. It sits on a stop bead which sits on a line of brick hip height round the house. Below is brick. The join of the two there is a miniscule gap as of course the bead is straight and the 1920's brick has small undulations. Just wondered if good as things can breathe or...
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    Rendered - Parex to a bead does it need sealant?

    Thank you yes, that's what I was wondering. That's easy done then.
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    Rendered - Parex to a bead does it need sealant?

    We've just had house rendered - Parex. Old render removed and fresh start including base coats and meshing. It's all been done to a plastic bead. Window and door reveals. The house is hip height brick with a protruding brick line which it was previously rendered to. The new render sits on a...
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    Brickwork spalled below DPC resolutions?

    Hi Dai 100 Since this post the spalled bricks have been taken out and I had blue engineering bricks put in which have waterproof properties. Hopefully they will mitigate the spots where bitumen lost.
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    K rend, traditional render, any other alternatives?

    Using this lockdown time to research. 1930 house with patched sand cement render from waist height. We are intending to strip all the render and replace. It has a Dutch style roof with a pillar support on one corner and there is a crack above that area. We've had some exploration and the timber...
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    Adapting tap fittings in small space

    Thank you @oldbuffer thanks for your advice. Job was a success.
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    Adapting tap fittings in small space

    Thank you those parts look good. Yes headroom under the basin is tight so looping longer ones hopefully will do it. They'll have to be a design feature!!!!
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    Adapting tap fittings in small space

    Hi folks I've searched Screwfix plumbing pages and could do with some help with parts. I'm changing the taps on the tiny downstairs wash basin. The new taps don't quite line up with the old ones. HOWEVER- the elbow tap connectors are soldered on at the point they come through the wall no spare...
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    Clay v concrete roof tiles

    Thank you for that. Colour over time issues is my main concern I think.
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    Clay v concrete roof tiles

    I thought that but holding the samples I've got they seem the same. I get that argument with slate, but the existing are clay and don't seem different in weight individually.
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    Clay v concrete roof tiles

    Hello friends We have a 30,s Dutch barn style house with original clay Rosemary roof tiles. We want a velux to go in the back, the front leaks and a replacement roof will mean we can get insulation in the hip areas which aren't accessible from the loft. Most of our neighbours have new roofs and...
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    Identifying earth with clear 3 core flex

    Can't argue Taylortwocities, yours is sound advice.
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    Identifying earth with clear 3 core flex

    Absolutely Taylorteocities. So cross quick job turned into a marathon!! Check twice etc etc!!! I will have to wait for brother with multimeter to come and roll eyes then help!! Wondered if the coloured threads followed a recognised system.
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    Identifying earth with clear 3 core flex

    Hi started adding extension to lamp flex. New purchase from John Lewis it has clear 3 core flex for metal bayonet fitting. Unfortunately set off gung-ho and took off plug only then realised not the usual coloured core. One core has blue thread - neutral? Another either dark green or black...
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    Replacing damaged floor boards with ply.

    Thanks yes, part of the problem is pipework too high and will be Re fitted first. And yes Re care, no access points, but will be sure to be mindful of screw in pipe risk! On one hand it seems more appropriate to replace floorboards like for like, but as it's not on view and relatively large...
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    Replacing damaged floor boards with ply.

    Hi the floorboards are very creaky. The box room has split and broken boards in a number of areas. The worst area is a strip (Ch pipe work) running the full width of box room and the length of the landing. This alone is 2 board widths. The originals have been replaced with new wood which has...
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    Replacing damaged floor boards with ply.

    Upstairs I have a lot of damaged boards when prev folk have had plumbing or elecs done. The new boards they put in to replace some have shrunk and left huge gaps. So what is the consensus. Should I replace the damaged areas with ply which won't shrink or with new boards which prob will. It will...
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