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    How to make the thinnest external wall?

    how about sip panel with brick slips?
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    Sticking Celotex and cement board to wall?

    Thanks guys. didnt think about the foam fix, is it any good? How does it compare to old fashioned dot and dabs for plasterboard? Does it work ok on uneven walls?
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    Sticking Celotex and cement board to wall?

    Right, help needed. I have needed to remove the back ( tiled) wall of a shower cubicle in a loft conversion. The Builder had used normal plasterboard glued onto 25 mm Polystyrene that was dot and dabed onto the part brick/part block wall. The whole lot was sodden, and fell apart as I removed...
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    DPM Detail around Peirs? Urgent..

    Thanks guys, Will be able to sleep now. The over lap is that big as the dpm was 3m wide, and the garage is 4.2m, and as i am unlikley to use the rest of the dpm didnt see any point in cutting it down.
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    DPM Detail around Peirs? Urgent..

    Right, 6m of concrete arriving tomorrow morning 9.30. Type 1 down, blinding sand then DPM down, then mesh on bricks, all good, however how do i finish the DPM round 2 peirs I have, eg 2 external corners. Also the dpm is just overlapped ( by 6 feet ) assume this is ok moisture wise? Busy day...
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    garage floor, dpm and drainage?

    Hi Noseall, Thanks for the response. Sorry should have metioned garage is detached. Was going to use the mesh, as the ground is heavy clay? Alex
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    garage floor, dpm and drainage?

    OK, I have finally got to the stage of pouring the garage floor (4mx7.5m) Couple of questions : I am going to have a gully drain across the garage door threshold, should this be set in first and do i have the dpm under this or upto it(hope that makes sense) What slope(pitch) would you have...
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    Chemical Anchor for Thermalite?

    I need to hang a repo column rad on a thermolite block wall, also a floating shelf and a plasma bracket. Was going to use Hilti hit, but which one do I need? Do I need to use any Sieve Sleeves? Or am I just going over the top? Thanks for any advice. Alex
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    Considering he laid 80 blocks in a day... no, because I could lay at a rate of 40 a day and get them level and plumb. :) The whole point of hiring a pro, is quality, speed, knowledge, tools.
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    Think you mean me not steve B, and that is my old man holding the level, retired, and as you say hasnt done a days labouring since about 1955. :) However I am a different kettle of fish, and I am sorry if you think I am unreasonable to expect a good quality of block work for a garage( after...
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    It is a detached garage..
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    Thanks Woody, I spoke to him this morning, and pointed out the bits I was not happy with, which also included not putting a pier in the back wall, which I had asked for, and was on the drawings ( for a steel to sit on) and asked if he would be prepared to "make good". He didnt want to, which...
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    No. Thanks for the constructive responses. A simple "yes I am" would do. Alex
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    It is a garage, I am paying £250/day, simple 7m x 4.2m by 2.8 m high to wall plate. With 1200mm door opening on one long side 2300mm garage door opening on short side. I specified it had to be straight plumb and square, to a good standard. Maybe I am wrong in expecting a full time brickie to...
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    I have not got the time, or the skill, it is one thing knowing how to do it, another being able to do it. I am sure I could do it, however it would take me about 10 times longer than a good brickie... But call me old fashioned but I expect a good job, done well, for a fair price.
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    Bad brickwork? pictures.

    Hi, well the brickie has been here 2 days and I am a worried man. The quality of work I think is sub standard, and slow(on day rate). This is a single skin garage with peirs. Lack of bonding on corners, mortor joints in line, quarter blocks at the corners, bow in wall, bricks in peir not...
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    Help with foundations in this weather.

    Thanks Guys, got hold of the mesh as you suggested, added £110 to the cost, but worth it for peace of mind. Got the guy to wet it some, but still bloody hard work getting it round the trench, in that heat. Brickie arrives tomorrow. :) Once again this forum and the people who post answers...
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    Help with foundations in this weather.

    OK, follow on stupid question, how much, how deep, what size,does it need to be wired together. Or am I better just trench filling (which would give me 900mm deep (but cost a bloody fortune!!) Thanks
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    Help with foundations in this weather.

    I have had my footings dug and the concrete is due for delivery tomorrow. 8m3 of trenchfill. Couple of quick questions.. As tomorrow is due to be nearly 30 degrees is there anything I should be doing to stop it going off too quickly ? Should I be doing it in that heat at all.The supplier has...
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    DPC/floor level for garage on a sloping site?

    Following on from a previous thread, I am now at the stage of getting the garage built. Have sorted out a man with a digger for the footings, I will do the footings using readymix and I have a brickie ready to build to wall plate. The Garage is going to be just under the 30m squared. However...
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