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    18mm wbp ok for this floor?

    Hi all have just had a kitchen floor raised to meet adjoining dining room floor level. it's 2.64 x 2.5 m with new joists at 400mm centres (spanning the 2.5m dim). will be finished with tiles. have been offered 22mm water resistant chipboard as finish, but understand from forums this is not...
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    Flickering Light bulbs with new dimmers

    Hi all I've recently installed hamilton sheer dimmers, with low energy bulbs, but these flicker even when turned fully up. have tried both standard and dimmable lamps but no difference, and they last about 1-2 weks before failing completely. Back to old standard incadescent bulbs which work...
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    is there a nail gun for use on victorian floor boards?

    Hi ll I have three 15m2 rooms to nail down 20mm thick victorian Floor boards. All boards have come up during the refurb. The problem is that my neighbours have the original lath and plaster ceilings and the joists do move, so I'm worried that I'll cause danage by manually nailing all these...
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    Do I fit coving / skirting before or after skim coat

    Hi all Newbie DIYer here. Have torn down many Lath & Plaster Walls and PB'd them. Now I need to know whether I fit the trims before or after the skim coat. All plastering will be done by a pro, but I'm doing the trim work. Had thought before as skim coat could be used to correct any...
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    FREESAT / FREEVIEW AERIAL / DISH INSTALL HELP NEEDED

    I ma renovating my flat and presently ave no wired in aerials etc so all is new. I want to have a standard freeview aerial AND freesat connections to the same 4 locations in my house. I won't bore you with why, we just do. For the record I'm not planning on having sky of any description, but...
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    RF PROGRAMMABLE ROOM STAT, TIME CLOCK, OR BOTH

    Hi all I'm looking for a sanity check on some advice I've been given regarding a new CH system install. A Vaillant Ecotec 831 is going in with 7 rads at approx 30k BTU. I've been recommend to have the vaillant time clock supplied, plus installing a prorammable 7 day wireless room stat -...
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    Legality of Downlights btw Floors in victorian flat

    Hi all I've just purchased a 1st floor victorian flat. I am looking to install acoustic insulation batts into the floor void as part of my refurbishment, but have noted that the ground floor flat has installed halogen downlights into the celing / floor void. I can see these through the...
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