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    Replacing garage roof with Coroline

    Hi, I’m planning to replace my double garage roof with a coroline roofing sheet. The current roof is concrete sheets which while intact are leaking at the joints and are very old. The roof is in need of replacing and I’d like to tackle it in the summer. The garage is 6.2m front to back and...
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    Old cellar in floor

    Hi, my joiner is in today replacing the stairs in my 18th century house. He's sent me the following pictures showing what was under the old staircase. It looks like there was a cellar or at least a void that has been partly filled in. He needs me to get it filled and smoothed over for the new...
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    Floor levelling

    Hi all, I'm about to start levelling a very wonky floor in an old house. It dips in the middle and slopes 100mm from one corner to the other. This is all due to historic reasons and there is no immediate issue to be resolved other than the slope and some bounce from the undersized 200 year old...
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    Stone wall prep for boarding

    Hi all, I am preparing to batten and board out an old bedroom in a stone built house. 3 of the walls are internal with 1 external. The lime plaster has been removed so it is all bare stone. The walls are all over the place so dot and dab isn't really an option and I'm looking for a level...
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    Chimney Breast Repair

    Chimney 3 by John Davison posted 10 Jun 2016 at 9:11 PMChimney2 by John Davison posted 10 Jun 2016 at 9:11 PMChimney by John Davison posted 10 Jun 2016 at 9:10 PMHi, we recently purchased an 1800s stone built house and are in the process of restoring it and bringing back some of the features...
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    Bouncy floor - repair or replace

    Floor by John Davison posted 10 Jun 2016 at 9:10 PMFloor by John Davison posted 10 Jun 2016 at 9:09 PMFloor joists by John Davison posted 10 Jun 2016 at 9:09 PMHi, we recently purchased a 1800s stone built house. The walls are approx 18 inches thick rubble filled stone. In the main bedroom we...
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