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    Drainage runs for extension

    Hi, Looking to start an extension and need to get started as pp is expiring soon Am I able to do the following drainage runs under a new extension. Will also be placing a WC in what is currently the garage Some rain water currently runs into the sewage drains which I thought was a no no but...
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    Worcester Boiler Help

    Hi I'm trying to get a boiler engineer out but looking unlikely before christmas I have a worcester 30si boiler with nest The boiler has started to constantly need resetting. I have removed the shroud to see what is happening and now can see a gas flame in the top right of the boiler. I'm...
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    Shower replacement controller

    Hi I have a small shower in the ensuite with the below controller. It sticks out 20cm into the shower so not ideal Does anybody know what make it is. I want to replace with a more slimline version that sits in the wall more but not sure if it has internal components that are required Thanks...
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    Oven Selector Switch - No Heat

    Hi Trying to determine what is wrong with an oven that is not heating There are two switches which normally start the oven Switch one is the mode selector and switch two is the temperature selector Mode selector turns fine and clicks through modes. When on a mode turning the temp up usually...
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    Birdmouth on truss?

    Hi I have a trussed roof and am going to 'beef' up the rafters in order to eventually remove the truss frame. Do I cut a birdsmouth to push into the external wall or just let it sit on top of the wallplate? Top image is how it is now Bottom is with birds mouth and to the right is just a...
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    Fire Alarm System BS 5839-6:2013

    Hi all, Building control have specified a fire detection and alarm system to standard BS 5839-6:2013 Looking online there seem to be lots of options at different levels. What would I need for a new ground floor extension and a garage loft conversion? (extension joins to the garage) I will...
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    Garage ceiling insulation

    Hi I'm creating a small office and upstairs room in my double garage The upstairs is going to be fully open with insulation to roof etc The downstairs is going to be left as a garage apart form one quarter of it is going to be a small office with stairs leading to the top floor In terms on...
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    Internal floor same as outside DPC

    Hi Where would a dpc be placed if the floor level externally is the same as internal. I want patio area (slopes away from house) to be the same height as internal floor If the external dpc is 150 above ground then the internal floor will be 150mm below the dpc I'm getting building regs...
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    Hiding posts

    Is there any way to hide categories from the recent posts / new posts section.
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    Shower KW on a 32AMP

    Hi Looking to a bit of help to what kw shower I need to buy for bathroom Shower is on a Hager 32A type 2 M6 240/415V circuit breaker Its on 10mm cable with a run of approx 4 meters The old shower has been there 20 years and doesn't show the kw (Mira Sport 7) I want to put a powerful shower...
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    DPC below floor - possible?

    Hi Looking for a bit of advise with regards to the below to see what is achievable I want to join house A to a separate garage B (pink section to be built) The DPC of the existing garage is much lower than the house and I need to increase the depth of the internal floor and would also like...
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    Planning permission - now what

    Hi I have received planning permission for a single storey extension (26sqm with pitched and flat roof along with french doors etc) Need some advice on the next steps Obviously need to get building regs involved. I am going to manage the build, getting tradesmen in where needed and do some of...
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    Extension DPC - Height change

    Hi At the early stages of planning an extension to the rear of house. Does the below look correct for DPC placement when the external ground height is changing aswell as incorporating a flush threshold bifold door. upload I want to increase the ground height around the outside of the...
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    Removing one tile

    Hi, looking for a bit of advice! I have a bathroom and the sink tap is very loose. The previous owner has tiled all around the sink with no access or removeable sections. This is the same for the bath too so hope the plumbing is good What is the best way to remove one tile clean. I guess i...
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    Max Joist hanger length

    Hi Just looking for a bit of info regarding how low a floor can hang off joist hangers when attached to a steel beam with wood insert so will be timber to timber. I ideally need the bottom of the joist hanger to sit about 600mm below the bottom of the steel. Would this make the floor much too...
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    Boiler pressure gauge

    hi I have a Worcester 30si combi boiler. The pressure gauge reads 0 and when I go to fill it the needle jumps rather than steadily increasing. When I turn the fill off it will eventually sit back to 0 I’m therefore not sure what pressure I have so don’t want to push too much in. Everything...
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    Romoving roof trusses.

    Hi Looking for a bit of advice before I call out roofing companies etc. I have a double garage and would like to utilise the roof space above for a games room or office with a staircase rather than hatch opening. Currently the roof is trussed and I would like to remove the trusses and add...
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    Economy 7 Cylinder - No hot water

    Hi Looking for some help with regards to an Economy 7 system I have a two part hot water cylinder with a day rate and night rate switch. I can't get any hot water out of the system at all. I have tried both switches so don't think it would be the elements as both don't work. Nothing has...
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