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    Quote check slate replacement repairs / wet to dry ridge conversion

    Hello, Appreciate what you're saying @diy_fun_uk it is really, really difficult to be honest.. I found someone local on 'Nextdoor' offering advice and quotes. They have reviews on 'Bark'. Sent messages, texts and never turned up to quote - left voicemail no reply. Rang a firm run by my...
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    Small toddler playhouse base

    Hi @SFK Finally I painted and put the playhouse together - we decided to put it in the yard so no base needed. I've strengthened the floor - it can hold my weight just about! Been roofing it with felt shingles - glad I didn't try and 'make' some! I'm a bit stuck with the ridge, there is a...
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    Wood Door Repair Strip to Middle Rail

    Hi, The other half's dad came to stay, didn't turn the bathroom handle - thought he was locked in and pulled the entire doorknob off. Though to be fair it was only held on with 1 screw. It's taken a strip of wood off the middle rail, right hand side is 110mm and left hand side 250mm from edge...
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    Quote check slate replacement repairs / wet to dry ridge conversion

    Hi, Here are some pictures (it won't let me add them to the original post, sorry): "There are some slates loose and missing on one corner of the front roof. Apparently it's because the fascia board has no capping on this side, so the wind has lifted them (all below). There's also a slate...
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    Quote check slate replacement repairs / wet to dry ridge conversion

    Hi, My property needs some roof repairs but none of it is particularly DIY friendly so I've got a couple of quotes with massive variance. Just wondering what is reasonable? We have '4 roofs' all pitched - it's a Victorian end terrace. The front and side is a gable end where the edge is...
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    Sludge in System - Replace Rads?

    Hi Andy, The kitchen and utility rads were set to almost full, turned them to 0. After an hour of CH on, they are both stone cold along with pipes each side. So now the large rads in the living room and lounge are piping hot.. at the top and edges.. in the middle and bottom they are cold. Both...
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    Sludge in System - Replace Rads?

    Hi, The heating has always worked like this since before boiler repaired @Mottie but it has not been balanced. Is this difficult? Unfortunately @HERTS P&D there is no magnetic filter as the boiler is now 16 years old so wasn't a requirement back then. I will try turning off the thermostatic...
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    Sludge in System - Replace Rads?

    Hi, The central heating has never worked well - only the rads nearest to the combi boiler in the kitchen get hot. The others get warm around the top, upstairs is even worse. The boiler has been repaired a couple of years ago under a fixed price by the manufacturer but it's now on the blink...
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    Making DIY vertical close board fence panels

    Hi, Some of my lap panels are falling apart. They are on top of concrete gravel boards between concrete posts. I saw a YouTube video showing how to make vertical close board panels so I went out and got some materials. I have feather edge boards 17mm on thick end, 6mm thin - 5ft long and...
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    Bosch Serie 4 Washing Machine Add Laundry Light - Won't Spin WAN28201GB

    Hi, We have a Bosch Serie 4 washing machine, model WAN28201GB which suddenly won't work properly. If you put it on a normal programme e.g. cottons, everything initially seems to work as expected - door locks, wash and add laundry symbols light up, water is added into the drum but then...
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    Small toddler playhouse base

    Hi, The missus has ordered a small playhouse for our toddlers birthday. It's a TP Meadow from Argos which is 1m x 1.3m. The area she would like it situating in is currently grass. What would be an easy to install base, we have seen plastic mesh, or small cheap flags, alternatively some used...
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    Repair Artex ceiling leak and plasterboard join cracks

    Hi Benny so you would just board over the Artex? How much should this cost roughly? The room is about 13' x 7'.. Any ideas on the cracks in the other rooms? Many thanks!
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    Repair Artex ceiling leak and plasterboard join cracks

    Hi, Front bedroom Artex ceiling is damaged from past leak, couple of bits where it sticks downwards and there is a crack from wall to wall, possible to repair? Or job for a plasterer? Other rooms have cracks wall to wall which I assume are between the plasterboard sheets.. is there an easy...
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    Cost to replace 1970s bungalow steel window lintels

    Think I see what you mean.. I wonder if it could be due to cavity wall insulation? I think the technical term is bridging?
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    Cost to replace 1970s bungalow steel window lintels

    Thanks guys well as they say the devil is in the detail.. As far as we know the wall construction is a brick outer, cavity and inner block. Is there a way to find out if the lintel is just for the outer leaf without removing bricks? I think the windows are just dirty and need cleaning, the...
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    Cost to replace 1970s bungalow steel window lintels

    Hi, We have a 1970s bungalow, the gable end seems to have an issue with the original steel window lintels having rusted. One window has a gap in the pointing of about 12mm where the bricks have raised all the way along. The other window has a door as well so a bigger span, gap in pointing at...
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    Storage in Victorian roof space 3 x 2 ceiling joists

    Does anyone know if this could be used for storage somehow please? Many thanks.
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    Storage in Victorian roof space 3 x 2 ceiling joists

    Hi, Would be nice to put some boards down for storage in this Victorian roof space and be able to move around, store Christmas decorations and other stuff. It's at the back above my sons bedroom, accessed from a hatch on the landing - headroom in centre is about 5', there is no lighting. The...
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    Wallpaper flaking paint how to repaint without stripping?

    Hi, I've got a couple of places where the wallpaper has flaking paint. Is it possible to repaint without stripping either the paint or wallpaper? I read about Toupret filler but this wallpaper is patterned. The image shows the chimney breast at the top of the stairs. I've since scraped more...
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    (Combi) Bath Mixer Tap Hot Then Lukewarm

    Nope, just a single electric shower in the bathroom. The bath has a mixer tap with the top blocked off so it looks like there was one in the past.
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