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    Internal insulation

    That's nice and thin. I was thinking it'd need to be 100mm. Glad that it doesn't!
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    Internal insulation

    Got a quote for external a few years ago and it was nearly £5k. we've since had the wall insulated inside when we redid the kitchen, but had more room to play with there. What thickness of insulated plasterboard would be best? Does that stick straight to the wall? Does is need a vapour barrier...
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    Internal insulation

    We need to get an wall in our living room insulated. The rest of the walls are have filled cavities, but this wall in solid brick and gets very cold and damp. We don't want to lose too much space in the room, but don't want to spend a fortune on superthin insulation, while also having the room...
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    filling holes/gaps

    Epoxy is so expensive. I think it'll cost as much as the table did to buy it for the gaps! at B&Q it's about £5 for 25ml. Think I'll have to look elsewhere!
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    filling holes/gaps

    Thanks again Chud.
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    filling holes/gaps

    Thanks for the reply Chud. That sounds like something I can manage - the epoxy filling anyway. Definitely not taking apart and reshaping. "OK...some pictures would help but I'm guessing this is a fairly rustic table with the top made of boards/planks lined up next to each other?" Yes you're...
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    filling holes/gaps

    I've got a "new" antique pine farmhouse-style kitchen table. It's a proper antique one. It has quite a few knot holes that have been badly filled in the past (looks like with wax, which has split, the colour match is awful and it's not flush with the top, but dips). What can I use to fill them...
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    Wet underfloor heating

    What's the minimum thickness for insulation under UFH?
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    New plug sockets and electric cooker

    Thanks. That makes a lot more sense!
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    New plug sockets and electric cooker

    We're having our kitchen done. Including installing some new plug sockets and installing a new electric cooker where there was no cooker before (so all new wiring). What certification do we need and what qualification does the electrician need? My bulder's electrician apparently can't...
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    Wavy wood door panel

    Thanks John. Yes you have imagined right. Except as the bubbles are long, I was seeing them as waves, but they are essentially bubbles. I have clamps, I have lots of spare wood I could use to flatten it. And I even have PVA. Will try that one!
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    Wavy wood door panel

    The other seven are absolutely fine. I reckon this one warped because I tried to strip it myself, but after about a week of work I'd only stripped on panel, badly, so gave up. That's the panel that warped. Anyway, what's done is done. I'm trying to fix it, not whinge about it!
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    Wavy wood door panel

    I don't have one of those either. Only a mitre saw. I don't think I can be that accurate with it.
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    Wavy wood door panel

    I might be able to do that, though. I don't even have a router (and I've already bought far too many power tools this summer, Mr Purple might moan if I bought another!) The grain on the ply is lovely, so it'll be hard to match, but worth a try!
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    Wavy wood door panel

    Is there a simpler fix? That sounds beyond me!
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    Wavy wood door panel

    I've had some doors dipped (it was the only way, the paint wouldn't come off by hand!) and one of the panels on one of the nicest doors has gone wavy as it's dried. I suspect the panel has different pieces of ply on the front and back and it's only gone wavy on one side (behind is flat)...
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    Internal ultility and toilet

    It's not information, it's a question. Basically, does it work to have a utility and toilet in the middle of the house, with a kitchen between it and the drains? The rest is in case anyone thought of suggesting putting it elsewhere (because I've already thought of that). Does that clarify?
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    Internal ultility and toilet

    I'm trying to work out the plans for our kitchen extension. I'm on at least the fifth redesign so far! Is it practical, possible, desirable and financially viable to have a utility room and toilet in the middle of the house, with the kitchen/diner between it and the drains? It will also be on...
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    shelves on false wall

    Thanks! I understand it now. I'm sure I can manage that, as long as I can find where the chip is attached to something stronger!
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    shelves on false wall

    Jackrae - Sorry I'm not sure what you mean by a backplate. Could you describe how to do it please? (imagine you're talking to a complete DIY dunce...!) Foxhole - I'm not sure how it's fixed as it was already here when we moved. It's to box in the fuse cupboard and electric meter, but is the...
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