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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

    I'm afraid not - they listed the whole village at once but then realised that a lot of the houses weren't exactly in their original state (mine was covered in cement render with plastic windows back then - thankfully all gone now). My neighbours on one side are still listed, the other side...
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    Old cellar in floor

    Oh, and also the pipe is an old gas pipe, it's now defunct.
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    Old cellar in floor

    Thanks all for your replies so far. The building is not listed, it was briefly in the 80s but they removed the status. The floor downstairs is a bit of a mish mash as it was originally two houses joined together by the victorians. Under half of the floor the original flags can be seen covered by...
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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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    Bouncy floor - repair or replace

    Hi, the cottage is in a terrace but the joists run front to back so no party wall issues at least! The front was cement rendered until about 8 years ago when it was removed and repointed by the previous owner. I'm going to try and save as many boards as possible but some have got lifting damage...
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    Chimney Breast Repair

    Hi Vinn, Thanks for all that. The chimney seems well tied to the stone wall, it only the front of the breast that appears to have issues. The chimney is a full breast above and below, nothing has been removed and the flue from downstairs has been lined and a log burner fitted. All looks good in...
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    Chimney Breast Repair

    Photos added, thanks for the help.
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    Bouncy floor - repair or replace

    Thanks for your reply Vinn. The bay window is only single story, but it may have a wooden lintel, or several through the thickness of the wall. Any movement seems to be quite historic and settled but it does mean those central joists are that few inches lower. I'm fortunate that I can add the...
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    Bouncy floor - repair or replace

    Yes we do but the ceiling line looks ok- no obvious sign of failure.
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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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