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    Insulating Shed - To Air Gap or not

    Hi all, Just in the process of constructing a new pre-fabbed shed. Planning to store some tools and a few other bits in there so want to make sure it's insulated. At the moment the shed has 40mm studs. I've picked up some Thermal foil insulation (acts as a vapor barrier), and was also planning...
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    Making good plaster around new windows

    Hi, Having a bit of trouble finding a plasterer to make good the area around some new windows I've had fitted. I've had a few quotes and I keep getting told different things. The main thing I'm trying to avoid is huge architrave that covers the whole span of the gap. One person told me there...
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    Skirting mitres out…

    Hi, just in the process of fitting some new skirting board to my Victorian terraced property. The walls are slightly out (as to be expected!), and I’ve had to fix new battens below the plaster line to attach the skirting to. I’m having an issue with joining the skirting at one end with a...
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    Internal door corner ajar...

    Hi, Took some doors off to paint recently, and also fitting some new hinges. I've hung the door but the top corner is sticking out slightly and not sitting flush with the door. Here are a few pictures. Top Hinge: Bottom hinge: Other side of door: It's not totally clear from these...
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    Removing old tele west cable point

    Hi all, currently in the process of renovating my house. There’s an ancient tele west cable box point (pictured) on the wall that I want to get rid of. Just wanted to check and see if anyone knew if this carried any voltage? I don’t want to get a shock trying to get it off the wall! Normally...
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    TV mounting advice/help

    Hi, In the process of purchasing a LG 55CX OLED and looking to mount this on a cantilever mount. I've been recommended Sanus mounts, but none of their mounts seem to say they’re suitable for mounting on a brick wall The chimney is unused (and the alcoves either side are too small for the 55")...
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    Mounting TV above (disused) fireplace

    Thinking about mounting our TV on our chimney breast and would like to ideally run the cables through the breast and out to one side of the alcoves. I'm just wondering what the best approach to this was and if it would cause any structural issues? Here's the chimney breast as it stands - red...
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    Soil stack vent... to nowhere

    Hi, I have a victorian property that I purchased earlier this year. We're just in the process of digging a French drain around the property and as we removed the top layer of patio slabs next to the soil stack vent, I noticed that the pipe in the ground was not connected to the pipe running up...
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    Damp Hearth & Sub-floor damp

    I recently bought a Victorian end of terrace and over lockdown have gradually been making progress with restoring it. We ripped up the carpets in the dining room and noticed the floor boards were in a bit of a state, with some breaking away. I should also add we had the house re-wired and...
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