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    Replace front door with bifold

    I have a bungalow with a front door to the side. As this side is south facing I would like to remove the front door and increase the opening to introduce bifold doors. I also want to block up the back door. It appears I can do this without planning consent as it's side facing and not onto a...
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    Trusteel MK2 bungalow

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    Gloworm climapro not working different times of day

    Thank you for replies. I am old skool with name terms:) I have told her to get her call out fees back from the "corgis" as they are obviously both incompetent.
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    Gloworm climapro not working different times of day

    Beggars belief two engineers didn't spot this if that is the correct setting. Boiler is located in loft and owner is scared of spiders so no way has she been up there and changed any settings
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    Gloworm climapro not working different times of day

    A friend has a three or four year old gloworm combi boiler and a couple of years ago had it repositioned by a corgi and introduced a climapro remote controller. She has an incredibly warm house and doesn't really use the programmer but just uses override when she wants central heating. Turns out...
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    Patio doors drain channel tilts away from hole.

    I will answer my own question as I have now drilled a couple of holes and the water now empties through the exterior weep holes correctly.
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    Patio doors drain channel tilts away from hole.

    I have some sliding patio doors. They are south facing coastal so you can imagine sometimes they get pelted. When this happens the drain channel becomes overwhelmed. I decided to take a look today and poured a litre of water into the channel and to my surprise the water ran and collected at the...
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    Have planning permission, can I alter a window to door without reapplying?

    Footings are poured. Starting to build up to damp on Monday so I may just apply and go ahead with it in the meantime
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    Have planning permission, can I alter a window to door without reapplying?

    Thanks for replies. The window is to the front of the property, south facing with a view of the sea so will lead to a raised deck area. I have a very long front garden but as the land rises from the road the window/ door would be in full view of anyone walking along the lane. I have spoken to...
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    Have planning permission, can I alter a window to door without reapplying?

    I am about to start my extension and have plans passed and will be working under a building notice. I do not live in a conservation area. I have changed my mind about the new large picture window and now wish it to be patio doors. The doors will actually be 60cm narrower than the window, and...
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    Replace and lower suspended floor with solid

    Thinking of buying a bungalow with a shallow roof. I want to raise to create an upstairs but limited to my neighbours existing ridge height so slightly compromised. The plot is sloped back to front so whilst the back door is 6" above ground level the front of the house dpc sits 9 courses above...
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    Can I vent a WC into a garage?

    ah, good point. I hadn't considered that and any back smell would annoy me. I can duct it out but will need to fireboard round it so was just trying to avoid work if possible. I can see its necessary. Thanks for quick reply
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    Can I vent a WC into a garage?

    I have walled out the corner of a bedroom to create a toilet and now need to vent. Its against the garage so I can vent into the garage. As its not a bathroom or wetroom and its only to remove smell and not moisture can it just be vented like this or do I need to duct it through the garage to an...
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    How to relay slabs to bed that has only been down 2 years?

    thanks neo. You prompted me to look at tile cement and it appears there are products available from this webpage extract; "When you are ready to begin setting tiles for your new patio, that is, bonding them to theconcrete slab, you need to use the appropriate tile adhesive. With many to choose...
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    How to relay slabs to bed that has only been down 2 years?

    I layed granite slabs (the long narrow type about 20mm deep) onto a 4" sand/cement mix last year. The screed was directly on top of a sound slab patio which had been down 30 odd years. I have recently run a narrow channel through it and so lifted slabs as necessary whilst building an extension...
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    Self build extension. Drain,blocks+wall constr. questions

    I will answer my own question for the benefit of future readers 3) An air admittance valve can be fitted to the side of the toilet above the waste pipe so negating an external vent. A mean to rod should be available too in event of blockage. These black couplings can be used to create very...
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    Self build extension. Drain,blocks+wall constr. questions

    Hi I have a semi with attached side garage. I drew up some plans which passed for a basic ground floor box behind house and garage and poured the footings this last fortnight under a building notice. So no professional or builder input to this point. It is bank holiday weekend and I cant speak...
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    Accidentally ran lighting with switch cable. Now what?

    Genuinely thanks for help guys. Some postings arent very helpful but I guess that is the nature of the beast, its easy to level criticism and sarcasm when sat at a keyboard. Sparky has been and wired it all up and sorted out any problems. Re ran as much cable as possible and colour terminated...
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