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    fastening trusses to exsiting building

    cheers yes fixing to each other and wall plate is simple but to fix to existing parrallel roof trusses would mean demolishing the top of the existing gable wall or am i picturing what u mean wrongly
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    fastening trusses to exsiting building

    got the roof trusses delivered for a 4.4x 3.3 2 storey extension which is ajoined to the side of the existing house so the truss follows the same roof line therefore is flush to the outer wall. How is the truss tied to the existing wall i have bolted bigger timbers to the wall before but the...
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    roof timber sizes

    I have small roof to build, wall plate size 3.9m x 3.1m it is gable to gable ended, the rafter length is 2.1m with a 30 degree pitch, is it nessacery to use a purlin or will the 38mm x 125mm rafters be stong enough without. I have used purlins on larger roofs but didnt no if they are always...
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    Self Build

    definately but dont just go to one supplier for everything as prices vary so much i found screwfix one of the cheapest for small stuff
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    Self Build

    I am half way thro doing a similar sized extension myself but without the dining room bit. I have done all the work my self on weekends and a bit after work before the light went. I have been doing it now for 4 months so only start if you are really patient, and prepared to put the work in. i...
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    Self Build

    what sort of size are u talking
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    calculating dead load

    is there a formula for easily calculating the dead load of a building with a 100mm brick outer leaf, 75mm cavity and 100mm block work inner leaf. I have tried to calculate the dead load by calculating the weight of all the masonry work(m3)in kg then converting it to a force by multiply by 9.81...
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    using lime in cement in winter

    i was using lime as a plasticiser in a motar mix for laying bricks for a wall now its become colder im adding feb wintamix, will using lime make the motar weaker in the frosty weather even tho im using feb. I dont want to stop adding lime as this will alter the colour of the dried motar. The...
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    what do you guys think of screwfix

    decided to go to local builders merchant in the end, even tho they were slightly more expensive they give more advice and easier to swap if needed. have used screw fix for other stuff, excellent delivery as they were here within 24hrs
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    what do you guys think of screwfix

    cheers for the info i might them a go although there lintel selection is not great, just seems to good to be true that a 750mm steel lintel is only 14 quid, when they are 30 odd quid on the birtley site
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    what do you guys think of screwfix

    considering getting some lintles from them is it a good idea, heard bad things about delivery problems.
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    cracks due to extension

    what can he do about it
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    soil pipe repair

    300m wide, thats a big gap
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    cracks due to extension

    an extention is being built on the side of my house, it is currently up to just under first floor height. There are no holes knocked throughthe exterior wall yet only cut for the vertical damp proof course. However there are small cracks starting to appear in the existing house where the ceiling...
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    Planning permission for french doors

    I am building a small extension on my house which i have already got planning and bc permission, however on the original house i want to change a window into an opening with french doors to the rear of the property. At the time planning was granted this was not shown on the plans, but i am...
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    making window templates

    cheers
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    making window templates

    I want to make a window template for positioning in a wall to later fit a standard 1200mm x 1200mm window. does this mean the outer of the frame should be 1200mm x 1200mm thinking the 5-10mm gap around the window is already accounted for in the actual size of the window or are the windows 1200mm...
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    laying dpm

    cheers i have bridged the hieght difference with the dpc, he said as long as the concrete does not touch the wall it should be fine.
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    laying dpm

    hello all. when layin the dpm below the concrete for a floor slab on an extension i have come up with a slight query. the height of the concrete comes up higher than the original damp proof course on the exterior of the house. this means the dpm cant tie in with that of the houses' dpc unless it...
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