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    Anyone know what socket this is under my stairs?

    I'd came to that conclusion myself although wasn't sure if it was BT or something that proceeded BT, British Telecom in some other form that we know today. Is it "normal" to find a BT socket under the stairs? Could this be an actual master socket connected on the main telephone circuit, an old...
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    Anyone know what socket this is under my stairs?

    Does anyone know what this old (BT?) socket under my stairs is? Its got a cable going to/from it and both disappear up into the ceiling under the stairs. House is mid 80s build. I've read this can be the master socket but my master socket is in the hallway. I don't know if its active as I don't...
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    Big gap at bottom of double pvc doors

    Apologies in advance as I know this is a common issue. I did search previous posts and it gave me some things to try but i'm a bit stuck. My kitchen has double pvc doors leading to the conservatory. The right hand door has a gap at the inside bottom, big enough to see through. There is no...
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    Help with old alarm

    Cheers guys! Just searching CP8L on diynot and get 3 pages of results so loads to go off now.
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    Help with old alarm

    I've just moved into a property with a house alarm. Previous owners did not leave any information or manuals other than the code to activate/deactivate. Hoping some of you guys, with years of experience, can help me with the following questions; 1.) Can anyone identifiy what alarm this is so I...
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    Lamp Shade Removal

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    Plans approved and Two Month Date meaning.

    Thanks for claifying. Those dates were throwing me as could not find anything on them by googling "two month date" Yep, now you've explained it, the plans approved thing is obvious. :notworthy:
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    Plans approved and Two Month Date meaning.

    Just browsing building regs on the council's website. Noticed that most things have a "Five week date" and a "Two month date" What are these please? I assume they are dates of inspection? But google does not help much here. They could be some kind of deadline dates? Also, the different...
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    Existing single storey extension to double storey

    Understood. I don't think it will be an issue in this particular case, thankfully, as its the side of the house with no windows. The windows are at the front and back of the house, for both houses. There is also a decent amount of clearance left, you can actually walk around the extension to...
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    Existing single storey extension to double storey

    Just to clarify, these are my before/after pictures. The house is detached so won't be any issue with touching neighbour's boundry. The only thing that worried me was having a flat roof on the extension. Looking out side now, I can see lots of flat roofs/ground floor extensions with pooling water.
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    Existing single storey extension to double storey

    I now realise how bad my drawings are.:( Literally just an add on to the side, like a lean to. Nothing to the front This is kind of what I have now... basically a lengthening of the kitchen, but is it possible to build on top of it to lengthen the upstairs room too? Or would the roof line mean...
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    Existing single storey extension to double storey

    Hello, Complete novice/diy'er here, so apologies in advance for any stupid questions. Current house has a small single story extension which was built to lengthen the kitchen. It has a slopped roof. see first picture below. I'd like to build on top of this as per second picture below. This...
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    wood effect varnish on outside doors.

    Thanks for the reply, My doors are 100% wood so don't think i'd need a wrap. just not sure if i can apply varnish to this kind of wood.
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    wood effect varnish on outside doors.

    Hi, I have 3 outside doors which are painted white and need a refresh. I was hoping to actually not paint them white but get a high sheen varnish wood effect going. I'm completely unsure if this is possible as don't know what type of wood the door is made from, could be some cheap MDF or...
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    Lines on wall in updstairs bedrooms

    Thank you for the feedback. Does the whole wall have to be plastered or just the lines. If I push on the lines it goes back toward the wall, like the board has come away from the wall. Can I not just screw it back onto the wall? I'm looking for a DIY approach if possible.
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    Lines on wall in updstairs bedrooms

    Hi, I've noticed that the bedrooms have 'lines' on the walls.... I think that this might be the timber frame inside of the wall showing through the plaster? Alternatively it could be where the plasterboards are joined together? This is in every room upstairs but not downstairs. Is...
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    Do I need this vent?

    Good suggestion. This would fix the wind issue but not sure about how much it would affect the noise. I've had a look on wickes and they look pretty thin.
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    Do I need this vent?

    No, just the combi boiler which has its own outlet.
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    Do I need this vent?

    Hi, I have this large vent in my kitchen. Is there anything stopping me from filling it in? I get wind coming through the vent and I have no privacy as its like having an open window that I can't close. I'd like to stay in line with building regulations/laws in case I sell the house in...
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    shutting off water - combi boiler heating system

    I've already bought the isolation valve. I have enough knowledge to fix the toilet but did not want to mess about with the heating system. Thank you both for the help.
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