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    Running in a spur to garden office

    I am in the process of landscaping the garden, with an intent at completion of having a small log cabin. I'd like this to have electric and data connection to the house. Cable run will be approximately 17 metres and I am assuming S.W.A. buried would be the simplest method with a reaosnable...
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    Cheapest means to build a retaining wall at rear of garden

    Hope this is best laced in building section vs the garden area ? Hi folks, the topic of retaining walls seems to crop up a lot with a corresponding mix of views and advice. I am looking to level out our back garden and to allow this, wish to build a retaining "structure" at the rear of...
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    Trying to locate JSIF Instafit Joinery Seal Strip

    Hi folks, I have a draught sealing strip installed within a rebated door frame to front and rear property entrances. It's a rubber "wiper" like profile which I've tracked down to being JSIF Instafit strip ( as per this product profile...
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    Brick Walls Inside Conservatory - How to Finish

    Hopefully this is a reasonably straightforward request for advice. Having had differing suggestions on how best ot proceed, wanted to ask the community here of pro's and cons they might have experience of. I have a conservatory at rear of our house. Permieter of which consits of a dwarf wall...
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    Stairing advice required

    I've never worked on stair assemblies before so thought I'd consult some more knowledgeable folks ... I am busy prepping out hall and landing for some decoration. Part of this is oak flooring. I thought I'd like matching stair rail and balusters, but how to accomplish the desired result is...
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    Potterton Netaheat Profile

    I have 2 questions regarding our boiler. Unit in question is a Potterton netaheat profile - which was installed at time of property build around 16 years ago. There are a few threads suggesting this model has safety concerns - yet not clear why that might be the case - whether down to...
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    Gate Valves

    Hopefully a simple question for the knowledgeable ... Our property is around 15 years old and the feeds from loft storage tank for cold and also the feed to hot water tank, can each be isolated via gate valves in the airing cupboard. Whilst fitting some new taps over weekend, it became...
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    Gas Hob Connection - Kitchen Refit

    I'm about to start tearing out the current kitchen and fitting new cabinets. Part of the remodel involves moving the 5 burner hob along the worktop about 800 mm. My question is, would a typical gas fitter be happy if I were to complete all the pipework and termination to the hob, leaving the...
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    Handle height - internal doors

    is there an recommended height (in any regs etc.) that suggest height for a door handle on an interior panelled door? If not, is it simply based upon visual appeal aligning the handle with the door horizontals? Was looking at a couple of doors today and we're considering swapping some of the...
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    Dimmer for light / fan

    Hi, fitting an extractor in the en suite and at same time, would like to change the current light switch from regular 1 way to a dimmer. The extractor though was going to be wired to lighting circuit with a time over run for after lights were turned off. Is a dimmer available that would offer...
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    Copper or Plastic

    I'm in the process of re fitting our en suite and I'm moving from a single concealed Mira thermostatic mixer to a more elaborate multi valve assembly and adding a larger fixed shower head and body jets. To please the boss, I'm keeping the valve plate on the current wall, however moving all...
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