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    Garage to house wall. Very cold in house rooms

    Hi all, We have lived in this house for coming on 4 years and have never understood why the extension to the house is always a lot colder than the rest of the house. The extension consists of a garage that backs onto a office room and partly above the office and garage is the master bed room...
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    Boiler removed - patch up needed

    Hi all, We have recently removed a boiler from our kitchen wall and it has revealed some damaged plasterboard underneath where it was. There is quite a draught coming through the holes and so I would like to fill these somehow before we mount some mdf over it which we are planning to paint with...
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    Bathroom plumbing And pressure pumps.

    Hi all, I am trying to work out the best way to introduce a mixer shower with pump to replace an awful electric shower that is currently installed that feeds from the mains water. I have cut away part of the ceiling and have found the original 22mm hot and cold feed that come down from the...
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    Bathroom renovation & shower advice

    Hi all, I am quickly learning how to become a competent DIY'er and the next challenge is re-doing our downstairs shower room. I have learnt about the central heating system in our house but not about the general water supply. I am planning on doing the whole bathroom, ripping everything...
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    Serious help needed. Most frustrating walls ever!!

    Hi all, I am at my wits end with our "about to be born" sons bedroom. The walls had a really thick paint on them that when we removed any screws or hooks just peeled away. As a result we just started peeling it off but then encountered patches that just would not come off. We purchased...
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    Advice please - access currently sealed off extension attic

    Hi, I currently need access to the attic above the extension built on my property for 2 reasons: 1) we can hear scuttling and so either have rats or a bird may have got in 2) the room has spotlights which I tried to modernise by using LEDs but the wiring is stapled to the joists and so I...
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    Leaking drain washing away my drive - how to seal joint?

    Hi, I have finally got around to looking into why the corner of my drive has slowly been sinking and it has become apparent that this is because the floor drainage channel (sorry, not entirely sure what this is called) isn't fitted correctly and is leaking at one of the joints. The...
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    Unsightly waste pipes into drain but I have no idea how to..

    make them look nicer. We bought this place a few months ago and I am getting around to tidying up some bits. On the survey, they commented on the unsightly drain on the side of our house as below: Having looked at this, it seems that one of the joints is also leaking but I...
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    Can anyone identify this UPVC profile bead?

    Hi, We have moved into a house that has some very poorly installed UPVC windows on the newish extension. On one of the windows, the side bead has not been installed and so when the wind kicks up, you can hear the wind coming through the gaps. I am struggling to find out where these windows...
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    Holes around gas & hot water pipes

    Hi all, We live in a semi-detached house and occasionally get smells into our kitchen from our neighbours. From what I can see, this could be coming from 1 of 2 ways; through the extractor fan in some way or through the pipes that go through some of the party wall. Our extractor fan...
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    Excessive Gas use

    Hi all, I am new to posting on the forum but have been a browser for a long time and have taken away lots of useful information from the site and so thank you. I however have a potential problem that I would appreciate some help with. I have moved into a new house in mid November and have...
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