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    Is this distemper paint, plaster, glue or other?

    Hi All, Happy New Year. Some advise please.... I've started removing textured wallpaper in my hallway and curious about what is underneath. The paper largely peeled off easily without tools or a steamer. The paper had been painted a number of times and was quite thick, I'm not sure there...
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    Standard / moisture / vapour plasterboard on single skin wall

    Hello All, I've gone round and round in circles on this and would appreciate some input please.... Last autumn a workshop was built at the back of my garden, it was built on a concrete slab and constructed of med-density concrete blocks (single skin) with a OSB roof covered EPDM. Last winter...
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    Wire inline fan to 1 way wall switch

    Hello All, This is probably a silly question and will have already been answered I expect, but I can't find that answer and its probably down to my incorrect use of terminology so I apologise! I need to fit an inline fan in my workshop, it won't be connected to a light, I just need to be able...
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    Advice on cladding and insulating single skin workshop

    Hi All, I recently had a single skin concrete block (pretty sure its concrete block!) workshop built at the end of my garden, it was built on a concrete slab base and it spans the full width of my garden. I now want to insulate and weather protect it. my next steps are broadly 3 parts.... 1)...
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    Insulating/cladding a breezeblock workshop

    Hi all, I recently had to pull down some wooden sheds at the end of my garden and builders have built a breeze-block workshop with cantilever roof built on a concrete base as a replacement. I'm aware of the pros and cons of brick v wood, but ultimately went with brick to maximise the space (its...
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    Worcester 28si II - very low pressure

    Hi all I'm after a little advise, or a pointer to some info which I'm sure is already out there somewhere (I've had a look on here and a general google search but cant find the answer I'm looking for). I recently discovered the radiator in my lounge wasn't working any more, I suspect it...
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    Cheap laminate flooring

    I moved into my house last summer and have spent the last year decorating, tiling, gardening etc but have pretty much neglected my downstairs hallway and it next on my list. It currently has vinyl tiles which look horrible and I want to laminate it. Has anyone used the cheap laminate stuff...
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    Bleeding Radiators

    I need to bleed my radiators and have never done so before, so i have read about it on this website and in the forums, and i am pretty sure i know what i need to do. however there is one thing i am wondering about and i havent been able to find this in any of the posts i have looked at, so...
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    Bathroom tap stopped working.

    Hi My girlfriends cold tap on her bathroom sink has suddenly stopped working and not a drop of water comes out. I don't really know much about plumbing so can anyone suggest why this is and what we can do to fix it. The hot tap is fine, the other taps in the house are all also fine. The tap...
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    Free Tiling DVD

    I recently brought tiles etc to do my bathroom from Topps Tiles, and they gave me a free tiling DVD. It shows you how to do shower rooms, wall tiling, floor tiling, tiling on tiles, how to prep the area you are tiling etc etc. I found it pretty handy, and while i still had a few questions...
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    Install new shower screen

    I have had a search and i know there are various postings already regarding shower screens, but i cant find the information i need. I have just finished fitting mosaic tiles around my bath, and prior to that i had a shower installed. i knew i wanted a shower screen so i made sure i tiled...
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    Bathroom tiling on painted pasterboard

    I am a new home owner and a tiling virgin. Before buying the house the bathroom had a new suite installed and was redecorated (on a budget). There was no shower and as a result the only tiling was about a foot high, running all around the bath. I have had a shower installed and now need to...
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    My First Shelves

    Hi I am a new home owner and have spent the last couple of months making my house liveable. Now I need to put up shelving for all my books. I know its not the most difficult of things to do in the grand scheme of things, but i could do with a little help and advise. Working on a tight...
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