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    Kitchen Draught - Insulation Question

    @JohnD the flooring throughout is Karndean on top of a plywood sub floor that had to go down (apparently) and so the floor doesn’t allow for much draught - either throughout or towards the edges where it meets the walls. That all seems to have been done well and sealed around the room edges. The...
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    Kitchen Draught - Insulation Question

    @jacko555 Nice work. You got an example of the tubing you used on the can to assist?
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    Kitchen Draught - Insulation Question

    Hi. We moved into a 1930’s semi that has been renovated by the previous owner. Part of this was a rear extension and opening up the back room and kitchen into this extension to provide an open plan living space - which was one of the main reasons for buying the house. However, I’m noticing a...
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    Insulating garage converted to toilet?

    Hi thanks for the reply. I’ll try and get some photos together but further to what you mention. There is no radiator or heater within the toilet at all - which compounds the issue.
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    Insulating garage converted to toilet?

    Hi, we live in an old semi that originally had a single storey garage and kitchen to the side. At some point in time, this was mostly removed and a two storey extension was put on the house where this was. However, a very small section at the back of the house remained and was converted to a...
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    Gap in suspended floor under kitchen unit

    Fabulous ideas. I’ll have a closer look at the legs and see if I can slide something under them. Failing that, the split in two option seems workable.
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    Gap in suspended floor under kitchen unit

    Going below isn’t an option really, so I need to do whatever I do via the gap under the cabinets. The propping up idea sounds great, but they’re ikea units and I have a feeling that the legs need to come out by about an inch to come off them. As it forms part of the overall worktop (4 metres) I...
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    Gap in suspended floor under kitchen unit

    Hi Recently moved house and noted a bit of a draft coming from the kitchen area. The living room/dining room and kitchen is all one big open plan space (which is why we loved the house!). It’s an old 1930’s semi with a suspended floor and crawl space underneath. Anyway, on inspection I’ve...
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    Fused Spur - Smart switch alternative?

    Thanks for the replies. As you will have guessed, I’m not great with electrics and I’ll be getting a qualified spark in to do the job but I just wanted to know if it was possible and what sort of job it was. it’s basically a fused spur controlling IKEA above cupboard spotlights. So not sure...
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    Fused Spur - Smart switch alternative?

    Hi I’ve got a set of lights above the kitchen cupboards that are turned on and off by a fused spur switch. The switch is in a bit of an awkward location and I was wondering if there is any smart switch/WiFi controlled switches that could be an alternative? we have quite a lot of smart plugs and...
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    What fixing to attach to exposed brick wall?

    Hi, I have the below wine rack to attach to an exposed brick wall. It is 1m in length with the tubing being approx 10mm thick. It has 4 x 5mm fixing holes pre drilled into it. https://www.manomano.co.uk/p/wall-mounted-wine-rack-for-7-bottles-black-metal-21370317?model_id=21360572 It came with...
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    Stopping draught around wooden front door

    Hi Appreciate it’s not really the season to notice major draughts, but looking to get things sorted before it turns. We’ve got a solid wooden external front door on our porch. The door leading from the porch to the house is UPVC and is fine, so the house doesn’t really get battered but in the...
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    Removing wood stain and restoring fire surround?

    The fine paper doesn't appear to be having much effect on the wood/stain.
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    Removing wood stain and restoring fire surround?

    Hi, Hello everyone......I'm new to the forum.....be gentle!!! I recently moved into a new house and the existing fireplace that was left behind is reasonably pleasant and suits the room. However, it has been dyed an almost Mahogany colour. The natural wood underneath is similar to oak...
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