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    Extending, where to start?

    Hi Sorry if this is the wrong section to post in. We are talking about a rear extension to our mid terrace 1950s house, the gardens are 150ft long so lots of potential space. I have done lots of renovation so far but talk of a 3rd child means a potential move or extend our 2.5/3 bed house. I...
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    Workshop - internal cladding

    Hi A few years ago I built a workshop in my garden. I cladded the inside with (cheap), warped soft plywood and painted. The goal was to have nice smooth walls. Over the last year the wood has shrunk dramatically, leaving cracks in the joints. I am also not happy with the finish, the knots in...
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    Drywall, when to scrim tape?

    Hi I am installing plasterboard that has a tapered edge. Do I put scrim tape on first, pushing into the taper or apply filler first to bring the taper level up, then tape? Thanks
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    DIY Workbench - Mild Steel?

    Was planning on building a workbench for my workshop. I had planned on:- 1) Sandwiching 2 sheets of 18mm MDF together. 2) Build a frame from CLS 3) Skinning the top in some form of metal sheet 4) Edging the top of the bench with pine. Is there anyway I can treat mild steel to maintain the...
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    Remote CCTV - web access

    Try looking at "cloud cameras". This removes some of the security issues and tend to be relatively plug and play. I installed some (I think they were D-LINK) for my in-laws and they work really well.
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    Multiquick - OLD toilet!

    Hi I have finally got round to looking at renovating the bathroom in our 1950s house. The whole thing is disgusting! Anyway, I wanted to fit a mutikwik and flexible braided hosing for the cistern. Sorry if you are eating your breakfast, its no pleasant! Will I have to cut back this pipe? It...
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    Workshop floor.

    Not sure if this is the right place. Sorry if its not (its kind of a shed) I have been building a large workshop since June, its a 9m x 3m wooden building. I have dedicated 3m of it to a clean room for 3D printing and CAD work. I have carpet this section. The main "dirty" section is raw OSB. I...
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    Workshop battening - stud walls

    Hello Im currently build my new (first) workshop. I have a frame up that I am about to skin the outside of with OSB. I then plan to wrap this in a tyvek membrane, batten over the membrane so I have an airgap then I can nail my shiplap cladding to the battening. What horizontal spacing should I...
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    Membrane for workshop

    I am looking at various membranes to wrap my workshop in before cladding it with shiplap. The external skin of the stud walls will be OSB, with some form of membrane, battening for an air gap, then cladding. What membrane do people recommend? Can the membrane also be used to cover the roof to...
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    DIY Workshop - Stud walls?

    Thanks. Yes I am aware of the regulations. "Natural ground level" is a strange term to use. Presumable that is to stop people piling soil up the side of the shed to get away with a higher roof apex?
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    DIY Workshop - Stud walls?

    Ok, so you are attaching the cladding to the batten, not to the studwork?
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    DIY Workshop - Stud walls?

    Hi I am currently designing a workshop for my back garden. Footprint is 7m x 3m with a height of 2.5m (pent roof). Was planning on building a 4x4 timber base frame (which will sit on an appropriate concrete base) and creating 3x2 stud walls that I can screw into the 4x4 base frame. Plan was...
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    Does it matter? They are clearly going to be in excess of the 1hp rule....
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    I am well aware of this.
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    Thats what I was thinking, my Bosch Mitre saw from screwfix currently requires me to notify the DNO as it pulls 1kw on startup.
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    Cool, thanks for the info. Doesnt sound like it will be as simple as I had originally thought!
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    Not sure if this is being taken the wrong way. By welders I meant welder, single with a 13amp socket on the end. The CNC is a small (1.5mx1m bed) DIY/Hobby style and the compressor is a standard "machine mart" 50 liter DIY grade compressor. These all (maybe not the CNC) seem like things most...
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    I wont be doing the electrical work, im trying to come up with a rough idea for costings.
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    Workshop - 16mm armoured from consumer unit?

    Hi Im currently designing a workshop to sit at the bottom of my garden. The run from consumer unit to the workshop unit is ~25 to 27m. I will be using CNC machines, small tig welders and large compressors in the workshop (not all at the same time) as well as lighting, a computer etc. I want to...
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    Paint for behind wood burner

    Hi My fireplace has been rendered in cement. I want install a woodburner. What paint should I be using? Thanks