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    how to finish internal concrete wall

    Hi after a bit of advice please. We are refurbishing a 1930's house, the lime plaster was in a pretty bad state and hacked off if really easily, we exposed the bricks ] my builder decided to concrete all the internal walls with sand and cement mix making walls that bit more solid He is...
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    finishing internal walls

    Hi after a bit of advice. We are refurbishing a 1930's house, the lime plaster was in a pretty bad state and hacked off if really easily, we exposed the bricks ] my builder decided to concrete all the internal walls with sand and cement mix making walls that bit more solid He is now...
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    converting window to patio doors

    Hi, the guys who fitted my double glazing say they can install the patio door which they are supplying, i dont think they are fully competent to do this as this requires some knowledge of building works i.e damp proofing and cutting the bricks below the window with dimond discs. is there...
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    converting window to patio doors

    Hi, the guys who fitted my double glazing say they can install the patio door which they are supplying, i dont think they are fully competent to do this as this requires some knowledge of building works i.e damp proofing and cutting the bricks below the window with dimond discs. is there...
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    led on the outside

    please will somebody give me an answer to the question below as i go and see the dg company today to give them the final payment. Is the led effect work (pressed adhesive backed) on PVC double glazing units done on the outside glass leaving the led work exposed. For some reaon i thought...
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    bonding larger areas

    hi there, many thanks for all your responses on the bonding cracking thread. I wonder if i may ask for some more advice I have hacked out large areas of plaster where the plaster had blown, these areas now have exposed brickwork, (the bigest area being the entire hallway, other areas...
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    bonding cracking

    hi, im a trying to do some bonding where there has been chasing done. i can see that the bonding is cracking where it joins iup to the old plaster, im afraid that this will show through if skimming is applied, any help/advice much appriciated many thanks p.s. i have bonded straight from the...
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    led on the outside, is this normal

    hi, i have just had some upvc double glazing installed, the adhesive back fake led has been pressed onto the glass, now i thought this would be done in between both pieces of glass, however, it is exposed on the outside facing piece of glass, is this normal?? just thinking of wear and tear...
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    direct design wall painting

    hi all, i am trying to achive a simmilar pattern design into my living room walls. what is the best way to achieve this, method/paint. will post a pic of the current walls a.s.ap. thanks. updates to follow.... cant seem to uplaod image. please see this link. thanks...
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    urgent advice sought please. removing chimney.

    hi all, my builders strat work in the morning in order to remove the chimney above the roof, patch up roof and take off the remaining breasts. I have submitted a builders notice. Do we need to inform planning? The borough is barking and dagenham and the property is not in a a conservation...
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    removing chimney breast with no supporting walls

    Hi all, I have two separate chimney breasts/chimneys in a 3 bed semi in barking, essex, 1930-40's build. The chimney in question has no supporting walls in the loft space and is a standalone, it does go up against the dining and bedroom wall but as soon as it reaches the ceiling and loft...
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    removing ceiling, bit concerned about black dust and cleanup

    hi all, my first post!! im looking to remove the ceilings on my 1930-40's home i recently purchased, i can work out of most of the joist from the loft and thinking of doing room by room even though the entire upstairs ceiling needs to be replaced with plasterboard in my own opinion, they are...
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