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    Soil against garage walls

    Intended 6*3 garage build would need removing soil nigh on 1 mrt high just to get to ground level. That would entail also building a garden wall. I'm ok doing that on the side with a path but at the rear can I put anything inbetween blocks and soil to prevent damp.Thanks
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    Garage blocks face down or wood inner

    First I take it building garage with blocks laid on flat side is easier then on edge? Also is this better insulation than inner wood frame with insulation of some kind. (Part of the garage would be a small room. Thanks
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    Garage against soil.

    Build Garage against soil - advice
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    Flat roof improvements on bungalow

    Moved to a number of bungalows. Never considered those with flat roof extensions other than small utility. However that removes a great number from the possible move to list. Is there any improvements to felt type ones to make them more waterproof for longer? Of particular concern are the older...
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    25 slabs sand cement required

    Hi, For 25, 450 x 450 riven slabs (32mm) and circa full bed 25mm compo how many bags of sand / cement do I need? Thanks.
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    Slab for garden building

    Circa 3.25 by 3.25 by 2.75 high brick/block storage + disabled scooter end of drive, hence on garden. That would mean removing circa 500mm of soil as area above. At the bottom will be sand/clay/stones (digging for previous extension showed that). Clearance of 450mm is required all round plus a...
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    Side garage roof rafters fixiBuild Control

    Under Building Notice I'm Intending to side attach garage (just under 5 mtrs long by 3 mrts wide) to bungalow. I want flat roof under eaves. As it's under eaves how would garage roof rafters fit to bungalow wall that would satisfy Build Control. Thanks
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    Smart TV or not - no internet

    We don’t have or at this point intend to have internet. However it seemed sensible to have a smart TV in case in the future we do. Then I read the leaflet of neighbours new smart TV which mentioned fixing wherever possible on-line and upgrading software. So if we purchased a smart TV but don’t...
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    problem where extension meets orginal wall

    I posted a query on tiling. Posted here as I think its now a building issue. From a request for photo lifted lino (on part of the floor) and noticed a bit damp or condensation (seemingly went quickly since lifting lino) . We had extension circa 18 months ago last year and all seemed fine). The...
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    hearing issues so solution is?

    Hearing issues. I'm thinking connect sound bar to TV and run a speaker from that? Any thoughts. Thanks Ray
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    uhf tv -convertor required

    Have new but old 5" screen TV. I need a digital to uhf convertor. I'm quite happy to build a circuit if need be. I'm aware I can buy a digital TV so this if for interest and maybe reignite my electronic days. Thanks Ray
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    floor tile across ext jion

    Floor tiling across kitchen concrete floor ext join. I understand there can be different floor movement as one has insulation and membrane and the other nothing. I'm having different advice. 1) Tile across join or 2) tile away from join and seal with flexible filler. So what is best. Thanks Ray
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    Apex decorative front

    Apex of bungalow has wood on front in a typical decorative design of a -A frame with angled pieces. I can get plastic to replace but would prefer smoooth wood so I can paint it but cant sse standard softwood lasting very long. Any thoughts please. Thanks Ray
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    Zanussi Oven turns itself on

    Zanussi Oven model ZOP37901XK Oven randomly turns itself On? Tapped all around switches so not vibration? Any thoughts please. Thanks Ray.
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    blocks versus stud

    Would low density blocks give as good sound insulation as 100mm stud and such as loft insulation? Opening on hard floor is 2.4 by 1.2 mtrs between Lounge and bedroom
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    parts and labour worth

    Got quotes in for Worcester 32CDi Compact plus rads etc. Quotes with 10 year warranty is far higher than the 5 years as I would expect but just how much is that extra 5 years worth? I'm tempted to go for 5 years a saving of at least £800
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    pump overrun or loft tanks

    Bungalow- Getting quotes for all new CH. Got it down to W 32CDi or Baxi Eco Blue due to smaller physical size. As past posts have said Pump over run can be noisy (Last place had Ideal logic, never again). So am I right in thinking put up with pump overrun or have tanks in loft?
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    metal box protrudes?

    How far out should metal box protrude when just skiming on solid walls. 2 -3 mm or flush with original wall. Thanks
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    how close CU to Gas meter

    Planning kitchen: how close can Consumer Unit be to Gas Meter. Preferably both in same 500 base unit. Thanks
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    all new CH

    Small circa 80 sq mtrs 3 bed semi bungalow hard floors. Want new boiler new rads new pipework non buried. Going in kitchen so prefer small to fit in wall unit. No bath. 1) Suggestions on which make? 2) we had noisy TRV on last place on back to back rad. Took it off in the end so is back to...