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    Trimming stair well in exposed beam ceiling

    I will have to go away and find out what a cogged joint is and have a go! Thanks for your help. I have done a bit more research and understand the issue now of oak and tannic acid upon steel. Thanks
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    Trimming stair well in exposed beam ceiling

    Hi all, I am converting the loft in my old house that has exposed beam (joists) ceilings. I need to make a stairwell opening. I do not want to use joist hangers or brackets as these will be visible. The joists are 3x8 inch (8x18cm) oak joists in very good condition, no worm or rot at all. The...
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    Another Loft condensation problem

    Yes we have spots but they are the warm side of the barrier. I will try the joss stick test. thanks
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    Another Loft condensation problem

    Hi, I have read lots of threads and the recent advice posting on this subject but I am not sure they have answered my problem. Our loft has been recently converted. We have continuous vapour barriers in the ceiling and walls on the warm side. I cannot see any damage or holes. We have 300mm of...
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