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    Lean to roof

    Hi, I going to build the lean to roof for our single storey extension. I have figured out the cuts etc but I just have some doubt over the position of the leger board for the wall. The truss will sit in the wall plate...do you work backwards from that? I.e wall plate height and use trig to...
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    ventilation duct under floor

    Hello, We are having an extension which is going to be a solid slab floor. However the exisitng house is suspended floor and requires ventilation. I know you can get a duct from the new external wall, in the ground to the exisitng airbrick. My question is, how deep below the FFL does the ducting...
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    Joists into wall

    Brilliant! Thank you, the latter does seem the most practical approach. It was the structural side I was concerned about. I would have opted for the resin and dpm as well. Thank you all for your time. Really appreciate it
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    Joists into wall

    Hi, Soon I'll be adding joists to my extension and wondered if anyone had some advice. I have seen suggestions of a ledger board and hangers, I have also seen people suggest cutting a hole into the existing wall to rest the joist on there. The latter sounds the most structurally sound. If I...
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    Joist into wall

    Hi, Soon I'll be adding joists to my extension and wondered if anyone had some advice. I have seen suggestions of a ledger board and hangers, I have also seen people suggest cutting a hole into the existing wall to rest the joist on there. The latter sounds the most structurally sound. If I...
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    Blocks

    Why not ask you? I was trying to understand if there is a difference other than weight of the block. Baffling why you would go out of your way to post something that isnt in the slightest helpful but never mind mattylad...as long as you're happy.
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    Blocks

    Hi all. We are having our extension built using blocks. Our builder has requested we use 7.3n lightweight blocks but our architect says use 7.3n dense blocks. We are having some steel work but in but as far as I understand...if the compressive strength is the same then it doesnt matter whether...
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    Slab floor build up

    Hi, Can someone shed some light on my extension. I have researched pretty much all aspects and I am.90% there but the one part that keeps niggling me is the slab floor build up. There are so many conflicting build ups that I am asking you all what has worked for you. I was going with. 150mm...
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    Underfloor heating

    Thank you. So for the slab floor I was thinking. 125/150 hardcore 25 sand DPM 125/150 concrete 100 insulation Dpm or plastic sheeting 70 screed or concrete. I was also thinking of changing he existing suspended floor to in the kitchen and dining room to match the floor make up of the new...
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    Underfloor heating

    Hi, We are extending our house and in the new section we will be having 100mm insulation, with 16mm pipes on top, covered with 100mm of screed. However, the existing ground floor is suspended and I was wondering if someone could help. I have seen diagrams where they have 50mm insulation...
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    Garden wall

    Hi all, I am knocking down half a garden wall and by half I mean in length not height. Was thinking of attacking this with hammer drill and or hammer and chisel. Neighbour mentions using circular saw for speed. What do you chaps think? Thank you
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    Incomer through footings

    Hello everyone. We are having an extension built and the incoming main supply will be right in the middle of the footings. How would I go about protecting the cable? Could I wrap the cable in insulation and then wrap it in split sleeve duct? Thank you
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