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    Karndean (or similar) looselay vinyl

    I'm still looking at possible solutions. I requested various samples of these interlocking tiles. It solves the problems over gaps appearing and individual tiles can be taken up if there are problems. Still requires expansion gaps, but we might just about get away with a silicone bead between...
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    Karndean (or similar) looselay vinyl

    Thanks all so far for the responses. We've got plenty to consider. So much so that I am wondering about ceramic tiles now!:eek: If that is the case it does make you wonder what is the point of it.
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    Karndean (or similar) looselay vinyl

    Has anyone got any first hand experience into whether it is any good long-term? It sounds great, but feels a bit too good to be true. Something like this: Discover our Looselay Wood and Stone collection | Karndean We've got a bungalow, approx. 120m^2. We fully refurbed it a few years ago...
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    Loose flags & repointing/ jointing.

    They are loose, but don't wobble. It would be he'll of a job to re-lay everything when they were ok before the joints were removed. The bedding looks sound underneath, nice and flat and still in one piece. It's just not bonded to the flags.
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    Loose flags & repointing/ jointing.

    We had a large area of Indian sandstone laid a couple of years back. It was jointed with one of the synthetic jointing compounds. In places it's come loose as I suspects it either wasn't deep enough or was just brushed in without being compacted. So I've started removing it with a view to...
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    Resin for quartz worktop

    We have also been through a small claims process in the past. But I wouldn't dream of doing it for this.
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    Resin for quartz worktop

    Yeah, ok. You've obviously got more time on your hands than I have. 2 1/2 years ago.
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    Resin for quartz worktop

    They are trying to wriggle out of it. I will keep pushing, but if it is something I can do myself for a few £'s, its probably easier.
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    Resin for quartz worktop

    The resin in our quartz worktop joint has cracked and crumbled away in part and I want to replace it. The company who fitted it want to charge me £120 to come and replace. I want to DIY, can anyone recommend a resin and supplier? TIA
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    underfloor heating problems

    Got to the bottom of it. It seems the guy that serviced it before the summer left the return valve closed on the underside of the boiler. The heating must not have been on since then. Opened the valve and all good! Annoying, but solved.
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    underfloor heating problems

    Sorry should have said it's been installed 2 years and was fine before the summer.
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    underfloor heating problems

    We've got under-floor heating throughout that obviously hasn't been used much through the summer. Now we want to use it, but I'm struggling to get flow through the circuits. The boiler appears to be working normally and getting heat to the mixer valve of the manifold, but the only way I can...
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    Leaking shower?

    To close this out, it looks like it was around the shower tray. Don't know if it is a cheap tray or not, but it was flexing enough when someone in there to allow small amount of water through. I borrowed about 80kg of weights to weigh the tray down and sealed it again. Ialso paid a bit more...
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    Leaking shower?

    Thanks. It's only a few months old, does it happen so soon?
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    Leaking shower?

    We've got a small leak under our shower tray and I'm struggling to find the source. It isn't the waste or the supply so it must be getting around the tray somewhere. I've re-siliconed twice around the tray, up the corners of the tiles and door and around the shower taps but it hasn't helped. It...
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    insulating a sectional concrete garage

    Thought I'd report back on how this went and the experience so far. Despite the naysayers claiming this was a waste of time I went ahead anyway as it seemed to make sense to me. So I did a new warm roof using 50mm PIR and insulated the outside of the concrete panels with 25mm PIR along with...
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    New cladding - best thing for protection

    I'm about to clad our garage in tanalised softwood. We did think about larch but it will look different to anything else in the garden, plus its obviously more expensive. So I'm looking to add some protection. I don't want anything coloured and I don't mind if the cladding weathers a little...
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    insulating a sectional concrete garage

    to minimise the floor isolation problem, I guess internal insulation may be better? but then you lose any effect of thermal mass from the walls.
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    insulating a sectional concrete garage

    Yes, bit of a workshop and general storage. Just want to stop stuff from rusting mostly and make it a nicer place to be with a little heater for colder periods. At the minute the condensation can drip off the underside of the cement roof. What do you mean about isolating the floor from the walls?
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    insulating a sectional concrete garage

    It will be half the price, but it will be done a lot quicker meaning we can get on with the groundwork and landscaping this year rather than waiting until September for the garage.
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