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    Filling hole in internal wall - Not sure what material

    So I went ahead with just using the filler, seemed like the quickest thing to do. Unfortunately doesn't seem to have worked as the filler never hardened properly even after 2 days, so the texture is still a bit like putty if you press on it. I've tried applying another layer of the filler on...
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    Filling hole in internal wall - Not sure what material

    Hey, I've just taken out some self screw plasterboard fixings in order to do some painting, and they've left quite a large hole in the wall which contains some very crumbly material. It's an internal wall, but I'm not sure if it's plasterboard, lathe and plaster, or something else I don't know...
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    Wet around edge of interior window sill - uPVC

    There was previously a gap between the frame and the cill, but the roofers sealed that, along with all the other edges of the frames when I complained to them about the water ingress. I can try and remove that seal at the bottom of the window and then do a water test to check if the drainage is...
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    Wet around edge of interior window sill - uPVC

    Hi, We have a uPVC window in a dormer, and we've recently had the roof of the dormer changed, along with the tiling on the side cheeks. We also had the interior replastered, and since then I've noticed that when we have heavy rain, the interior window sill gets very wet at the edge. I'm not...
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    Abestos during Velux installation

    It was originally all the insulation that there was, but as part of the re-do of the roof celotex boards are being added between the rafters and any other gaps are having soft insulation put in. The internal insulation and additional plasterboard were only discovered when they cut the hole for...
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    Abestos during Velux installation

    Thanks for having a look. What do you think about that textured material that would have been on the old ceiling before the fake ceiling was added? You can see some of it in the 2nd and 4th picture, the white textured stuff
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    Abestos during Velux installation

    Hi, We currently have some roofers in to re-do our roof and install some velux windows. The house is victorian and was converted to two flats in the 70s/80s. The veluxes are being installed in loft rooms on the upper floor. Yesterday the roofers cut the two holes in the roof to install for the...
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    Fixing floating shelf to solid wall

    Hi, I bought a shelf which I would like to fit to a solid wall in a Victorian property. The wall is the dividing wall between us and the neighbour, so I assume it's brick. From what I've read they tend to be about 225mm thick, so I should be safe to drill in to at least 100mm? The shelf is...
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    Have I bought the wrong kind of 1-Gang switch?

    Thanks for the replies so far. Does anyone have any comment on the voltage detector and whether the light is safe to work on even though its still showing a reading? As mentioned, I had turned off the mains fuse already. Thanks
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    Have I bought the wrong kind of 1-Gang switch?

    Thanks. Yea, don't really care about the LED lighting up tbh, happy enough for it to stay off
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    Have I bought the wrong kind of 1-Gang switch?

    Hey, I'm trying to replace a 1-gang light switch due to a faulty toggle which keeps falling out of the switch plate. I've attached a photo of the existing circuitry, but it consists of fairly straightforward live and neutral in to the switch, and an earth cable which is screwed in to the...
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    Gap around internal UPVC frame

    Hey thanks for the reply. I'm not sure an adhesive would do the trick, I think that would work for the trim coming off on the window side, but on the wall side where the gap is largest it doesnt seem to be due to it flexing away from the wall, either the gap was like that when the initial...
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    Gap around internal UPVC frame

    Hi, We have some fairly old UPVC windows in a Victorian property which seems to have a pretty large and deep gap in one section of the frame where I can feel a draft. There's some material along the length of it already, not sure if that was done during installation or at a later point, but...
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    Damp below window + gap in UPVC

    Hey, it's a victorian property, so wouldn't be cavity
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    Damp below window + gap in UPVC

    Hey thanks for the replies. If the water in the frame isnt much of an issue, how about the gaps around the frames which seem to have lost their sealant? It does seem like quite a lot of damp for some relatively small gaps so not sure how likely it is that it's really the culprit. Thanks in advance
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    Damp below window + gap in UPVC

    Anyone able to help? :)
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    Damp below window + gap in UPVC

    Hi, We live in a first floor flat and I noticed today that there's quite a lot of damp below our bay window. I had a look at the window and noticed that firstly there was some water pooled inside the frame itself, and secondly, that on the outside, some of the upvc seems to have come away from...
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