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    Silicone sealant woes

    Cheers chaps. Natural curing low modulus silicone it is. I’ll be pretty practiced now, having done this same job before….. admittedly wrong, but now I know!
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    Internal insulation for solid brick walls - stud or insulated plasterboard?

    For my initial thought of sticky foam, I was thinking of using that for the lot. Foam the PIR to the brick, then foam the plasterboard to the PIR. No studs at all to cold bridge, cover up or fix into. According to the advertising blurb I’ll be laughing all the way to saving 2” on each wall…...
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    Silicone sealant woes

    Right. I shall try that. What’s the reasoning behind that just for interest?
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    Silicone sealant woes

    Just wondering if anyone has advice on silicone sealant not sticking to UPVC window frames. My mums conservatory is fairly old and last year I replaced the internal silicone sealant in the corners where frames meet, but twice now it has peeled away. Used 2 different types, a no nonsense cheapo...
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    Internal insulation for solid brick walls - stud or insulated plasterboard?

    Time and fuss to save a fiver is right up my street. Tighter than a gnats chuff. So, the question….. can celotex be stuck to brick with sticky foam, then board stuck on top with the same stuff ….. no screws?
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    Internal insulation for solid brick walls - stud or insulated plasterboard?

    I have a similar conundrum. Gable end walls in a loft conversion to insulate. Insulated plasterboard is stupid expensive so ruled that out. Initial thoughts of battening out and then insulating over the top are going to loose me 10cm each side. Was going to just try for 50mm straight onto the...
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    Fire doors and loft conversion

    Yep. That's the stuff I'm on about. I've emailed them for their spec and info to present to the BCO. Also working out a price. To be honest, it's expensive stuff. Especially as it's 4 coats of the base paint and 2 of the top..... Plus seals and hinges. Pretty much the cost of a fire door. But...
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    Fire doors and loft conversion

    Fleabay.
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    Fire doors and loft conversion

    Also looking at fire doors. Reasonable looking 1930's style ones can be had for £80. With the furniture I might be able to get the lot for just over a grand. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
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    Fire doors and loft conversion

    That's the bummer. Although there is the regs, there are many ways to skin a cat. Just depends how creative the BCO is willing to be. I have however found this LABC document that seems to suggest interlinked smoke alarms in each room can be sufficient. Might email it to him.
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    Fire doors and loft conversion

    I'm back revisiting this now as it's no longer pie in the sky stuff as I'll need to sort before Christmas when I anticipate to be almost done. I'll state first off that I'm not looking to compromise fire safety and wish to comply with regs, if in a roundabout way to the same effect - of...
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    Loft conversion floor insulation?

    Cheers for that. That's what confused me. Fire regs are met with no insulation so by adding some mineral they maybe aren't.... But your logic that overboarding the lath and plaster screwed into joists seems far more appropriate.
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    Loft conversion floor insulation?

    Just had my first building inspection on the structure. Inspector said it was a good job! Next is insulation. Going 100mm celotex between rafters and 50mm over the top. Bloody expensive..... Although not a requirement (I believe), Im considering insulating between the floor joists for 2...
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    New floor joists 5mm height difference

    Yes. Bow up. When I say up and down I meant those that were straight and those that were high….. giving the impression of high and low…
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    New floor joists 5mm height difference

    Motoring on with my loft conversion, clearly winging it is the only way for me. All going surprisingly well so far. Most of the main floor joists are down - all nice and level except a couple that are 5mm up or down in places due to a slight bows in the wood. The ends are bang on, just have a...
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    100 or 120mm celotex - warm roof?

    Ha! It got 120mm….. also now got double glazing in the rest of the house too…. All modern like. But zero loft insulation as that’s all out as part of the loft conversion.
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    Gapotape vs expanding foam for PIR boards

    Seen this on YouTube. Looks good stuff but hideously expensive. Pretty much half the price of the insulation again. Any of you used it or do you simply go the old school route with a foam gun and save a fortune?
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    No VAT on insulation

    Yes, I think I know deep down that the “gift” is actually a load of hot air (insulation helps keep that in). Anyhow, I’ll keep hoping to try and recoup cost on the extortionate wood prices! Am I surprised that politicians talk a load of *******s?
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    No VAT on insulation

    Currently VAT on insulation is 20%
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    No VAT on insulation

    Not sure if I’m going to see the benefit, but in todays budget, it says they’ll be no VAT on insulation. (And solar panels and heat pumps) Now before I get excited, as I’m soon going to need a ton of Celotex for my loft conversion, do you recon this is VAT off sheets at a builders merchant or...
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