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    50mm roof insulation enough?

    Hi, Would appreciate your advice on the amount of insulation i should be installing in the roof. Long story but its a flat roof and is constructed using 4x2 with 4 - 0inch firings ontop and osb3 ontop of that and finished with resin. I'm not sure if 50mm insulation is enough or should i be...
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    Damp into new wall

    Hi I built a cavity wall fpr a new extention at the back of my house. This new wall is built perpendicular off the exisiting back of the house which is also a cavity wall. I'm noticing lots of damp on the new wall internally when it rains outside and can only assume that the damp barrier...
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    Roofing ventilation help needed please

    Hi, I'm really concerned about the roof structure we currently have and the ventilation it will need once we insulate and plasterboard the ceiling. This is a existing outbuilding and the roof is made up of doubled up 4x2 treated timber. They span 4.7meteres, They run sideways, With the...
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    Flooring question, concrete screed insulation

    Hi All, I hope you are well. I need some advice please. I have a concrete floor in my conservatory, and need to build it up to match the floor level of the kitchen. I have 100mm to play with. I'd like to add inulation and screed. Whats the best approach please, should i split it 50mm...
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    Pushfit plumbing question please

    Hi, hopefully you are all well and in good health I'm in the process of fitting a outdoor water tap for for a hose pipe with the use of plastic push fit pipes. I have t'd off the water supply and pushed the pipe through the wall to the other side. I now need to connect a elbow and another...
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    Brick pillars or cavity

    Hi, We have a independent building in the garden which we are looking to make some alterations to. Its made of a single brick, we are extending it by moving one of the wall slightly out. This new wall is a double skin cavity. This wall will be 4.5 meters long and we want to install a large...
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    Depth for soil / replace chalk

    Hi, We are slowly progressing with our garden project, and needed some much required advice in regards to the amount of soil there should be ontop of chalk, for a good future proof gardening friendly base. In the process of landscaping we took the ground down a considerable amount in order...
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    Rsj question

    Hi, We have a existing rear single storey extention at the back of our house. Currently there are two single rsjs in the breakthrough, one in kitchen and one in the reception room and they both sit on a central brick pillar. We are now wondering how would we go about getting rid of this...
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    Do i need rebar?

    Hello, we are going to lay some concrete for our garage floor, Looking at 50mm insulation and 4 inch concrete. Its not a big space, 2.7m by 3meters I was told to use rebar, by im not sure i really need to?
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    Hot cold water supply to garage

    Hi, i hope everyone is doing well. Im wondering if someone can please advise me the best way to take hot and cold water supply to the front garage. We have a cold water supply running to the upstairs which is easily accessible at the ground level hence connecting to that would not be a...
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    Outdoor ground lights

    Hello hope eveyone is safe and keeping well. I am hoping today install my garden floor lights and need some advice please. So currently i have a 1.5mm swa cable going from a switch indoors to outside garden ground level where id like to install the lights. My question is, do i connect the...
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    Front garden lights advice please

    Hi, My next home improvement will be to install some lighting in the front garden. Plan is to install 4 wall lights and some ground lights around the plants. I have a tripple switch. And plan on using as such. Switch one will control the two of the lights by the front door (one on either...
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    Adding additional lights in garden

    Hi, we are wanting to install some wall lights and floor lights to are back garden and needed some advice on how best to wire them to a switch. Currently we have just the one pir flood light in the garden and switch for it is in the kitchen just by the back door (goes into garden) I really...
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    Trac pipe installation question

    Hello, I need some advice about a tracpipe installation. We will be taking a seperate gas line into the outhouse, intend of routing in through the house underfloor. My gas man recommended a trac pipe from the front of the house ( where meter is) to enter into the house under the suspeded...
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    Parking car/van on a manhole

    Hello, My next project is to reposition the gate in my front garden. This gate is not the by the foot path, its by the gable side of the house, and allows access to my rear garden. I wish to reposotion it so that i could fit a larger size car directly on my driveway in the front garden...
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    Arcitrave and skirting question

    Hello all, Ive had some plastering done in the hallway and also installed a new 6inch door liner. One of my main requirements for the plaster was to ensure the walls where straight, and he reassured me he would add even everthing out. Unfortunately now that he finished, i went around...
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    Hallway lights not working

    A few months ago i have my hallway double switch replaced with a trebble dimmer switch with a addition of a new cable for a 2nd light in the downstairs hallway. Ever since tbe upstairs light has been playing up. Sometimes it doesnt turn from thw upstairs switch and have to come downstairs to...
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    Door lining size question

    Hello, Ive recently had a door linning installed but noticed after it had been fitted that the one side of the lonning is not sitting inside tbe rebate, its about 4/5mm on the inside making the opening a little smaller. Apprantly the walls were not straight he says hence the workaround...
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    Recessed garden walkover lights

    Hi has anyone got experience with any walkover garden lights? I need about 15 maybe more, but on a tight budget. Seen some knightsbridge make lights at around £23 each and wondering if theres any equally or even better quality ones at a cheaper price which somone has used themselves? Would...
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    Drainge depth in garden

    Hi, I need to take a drainge pipe for wc to the outhouse. I currently have a inspection chamber in the back garden and will extend off that, but the worry is that the depth is around 45 cm which mean if i take the connection off it, about another 12 meters im not sure if the low depth from...
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