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    How to do Pitch roof insulation around tricky bits

    Hi all, I'm insulating the pitch of the roof and I have a tricky bit around the chimney where there are noggins in the way of the normal airflow path What would be the best way to deal with this? I've considered filling the bit between the chimney and the joists with expanding foam...
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    joist drilling for air flow

    Yeah the noggins are 20mm smaller and that is why I drilled a few extra 16mm and also to cope with some saggy sarking felt reducing that gap smaller. These noggins were put in underneath gable straps as per Structural Engineer drawings. But what I'm talking about aren't noggins, they are...
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    joist drilling for air flow

    Hi guys, I'm installing celotex between rafters (and below, but that's later). I have already drilled the top of the normal noggins under gable straps with 16mm holes to allow airflow but the small space between the gable wall and the last truss is a bit tricker as there are also other joists at...
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    Plasterboard/Trusses or Wall Moved?

    Great thanks for the reassurance of the plasterboard fixing technique. More wood and fixings to buy but saved me the price of a Structural Engineer fee! Yeah I'm Insulating between and below the rafters with celotex (ridge and eaves ventilation getting installed this week). Many reasons why...
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    Plasterboard/Trusses or Wall Moved?

    Thanks tony. I probably need to get up there or get some binoculars and have a proper look to check the external but nothing obvious. There are lots of gaps and dodgy mortar work around those blocks. Is it worth doing a bit of repointing on these and perhaps in the larger cracks also? or...
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    Plasterboard/Trusses or Wall Moved?

    Truss clips haven't been used, it looks as if skew nailing was used to attach rafters to wall plate although it is difficult to see as can't get that close and not 100% sure I know what I'm looking for. I'm not sure how I can see how the wallplate is attached to the wall, what would have...
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    Plasterboard/Trusses or Wall Moved?

    Thanks for the thoughts wrightwoodwork. Just been up to measure and you are right the gap on this end is between 120mm to 150mm from last joist to wall. Opposite end has no similar problems and this is <100mm. The issue is worse where the gap is larger. Fitting timber to the wall is a great...
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    Plasterboard/Trusses or Wall Moved?

    Hi all, just seeking some ideas and some experience. Our 1st floor bedroom has always creaked and cracked about - worse in the wind and worse if the window is open. (past 3 years) Looking into it is seems that the coving is hiding a gap between the external gable-end wall and the...
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    Celotex between and under rafters - ventilation?

    Ok, so I think I've got a bit further. From here http://www.diybanter.com/uk-diy/7796-celotex-kingspan-fire-fitting-question.html It basically says to have bring ridge down to a flat "ceiling" section at the top with enough gap above to allow airflow along the roof and have vents each gable...
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    Celotex between and under rafters - ventilation?

    Hi all, trying to get rid of glass fibre in roof as going to be spending a lot of time re wiring, comms centre, alarm installing as well as future diy projects and storage etc etc. having previously considered putting celotex at ceiling level (over joists leaving existing fibreglass between)...
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    Celotex over joists for attic floor

    Hi all, planning to use 100mm celotex to replace the current 170mm itchy nasty to make working up there cleaner and easier and make plenty of storage space. With some new bracing up there making it more difficult to get around this has become a higher priority. Have been told by celotex that...
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    Roof truss bracing and strapping

    Thanks for all the replies guys I hadn't planned chevron bracing but my structure is just over 8x5m so perhaps I should. I'm leaning towards getting an Structural Engineer to advise although I was hoping to avoid it (I had a builder who said they knew what to do as if it would be...
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    Roof truss bracing and strapping

    Hi all, in the house we bought the surveyor pointed out that there was no bracing or strapping in the attic and that this should be done. I've done a load of research on how to do this myself and it doesn't seem difficult. my roof is 8.5m long by around 6m wide and the trusses are \/\/ (with...
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    Replacing Garage Side Door with uPvc, no lintle

    Hi all, I have just got a quote for a new side door in my garage, however I noticed that there is no lintel. It is a brick built double garage with a flat roof - will the bricks fall in when the wooden door frame is removed if nothing is done? It wasn't something that the door fitter...
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