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    New Porch Questions

    Hi all, I've started building my new porch and have a few questions before going any further. I have the foundations poured and block work up to DPC, but I am wondering about the best way forward for a couple of areas. 1. How do I install a vertical DPC if the outside door is only fixed to the...
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    New Small Porch

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    Fixing straps to external leaf?

    Can frame straps be used for external fixing? I am about to install a new front door and due to the construction of the house, need to fix to the outside leaf. The porch is recessed and the cavity wall returns into the porch area. I have had to cut the external wall return, leaving an 8" stub...
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    Close cavity or leave as is?

    Hi all, I am about to replace all the fascia on a single storey extension that has a warm flat roof installed and it will expose an unclosed cavity. The extension walls are entirely built with Celcon blocks, 4" inside and 5" outside leaf, presumably this was for thermal reasons, as they are...
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    Partition walls - Insulate or not?

    Hi all, My first post here, so thanks in advance for any tips. I am currently upgrading my late 1960s bungalow. It has had two extensions in its life, both to the rear and the latter is a granny annex that sits below the ground floor on ground sloping away from the back. Anyway, I am creating...