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    1 or 2 radiators HELP.

    Hi All, Can someone please offer some advice. I have room size of 21ft (L) x 14ft (W) by 9ft (H). I also have 10ft bi fold doors. The online calculators have given me a BTU's of between 10500 - 12500. Now the question is would one radiator at one end of the room be sufficient. The vertical...
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    Glowworm Fuelsaver MK2 40B Central Heating problem

    Hello, Firstly I have always had helpful answers from this forum so I am hoping someone can advice/help with this issue I have. I have the above boiler...i know its very old but as I will be moving homes in the near future and with other expenses I am trying to see if this can be fixed...
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    Browning and Bonding Mix

    Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice whether this is the correct method. I am about to get my whole house plastered and my plasterer wants to use 50/50 mix of browning and bonding and then finishing on top. Is this a good way to do plaster? I have mixture of walls some old bricks...
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    C rated Window Frame and A rated Glass = B rated window?

    Hi, Can I please check with you knowledgeable people about double glazing. I have a local company that quoted me C rated Deceuninck profile and A rated glass. Now the question is does this equate to a B rated window? and can they make the the frame more energy efficient, so that I have...
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    Patio and pointing

    Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice. I am having a patio done with Rutland Oakham paving kit which has 600x600 and 600x300 slabs. The guy has used sand & screed and cement in a dry mix which has semi hardened but its not solid hard. Now some of the slabs do move slightly and he...
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    Honeywell Galaxy G2 for a Newbie

    Hi, I will be re-wiring my new house. As its back to brick I am thinking of installing the Honeywell Galaxy G2 which I believe is a hybrid system. I installed an ESP Infinite wireless in my current house about 6-7 years ago which has served me well. It was a steep learning curve but I got...
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    Is this textured paint or artex?

    I have this in my hallway which is a thin yellow layer ontop and a powder/paste on the back. I have had issue where the powder has been bubbling up and coming through in places. There was some water creeping in at the top of the landing but nothing where I have taken the photo. I wanted to...
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    Meeting building regs requirements for cavity insulation

    Hi, As I understand from the building regs my external walls should be atleast 0.030 W/m2K. My builder is building the extension walls with outer brick leaf, 100mm cavity, inner blocks are concrete the heavy type :-). and we will use bonding and plaster inside not plasterboard. Now I...
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    Concrete Roof Tiles

    Hi, I am intending to use interlocking concrete tiles on my new roof probably the marley modern ones but my builder/roofer seems to think he doesn't need to nail/screw them as they interlock. Can someone please give some advice so I can ensure that I get a good job done and not have to...
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    Extension pointing colour and bleeding onto bricks

    Hi, I have recently started an extension and my builder has built one side of the wall and has gone on holiday and will be back next week. However I need some advice as to whether his doing this properly. The mortar has dried and is light grey rather than the brown I was expecting and the...
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