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    Should I remove all plaster from chimney?

    Thanks Godwasaplasterer. Yes, my thinking was along those lines. I have the opportunity to do it now so why not. I was also thinking in terms of cost. But maybe faffing around with repairing could actually be more hassle than just a nice clean slate to work with.
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    Should I remove all plaster from chimney?

    I'll aim to get some pics. I'm not there currently but will be going later today or tomorrow and will respond.
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    Should I remove all plaster from chimney?

    Hi guys Thanks for the response. I do not intend to use this as a fireplace. I just want to cover it up and leave it be. Add in a vent of course. And it's definitely plaster, not plasterboard. It's quite thick, a brownish colour. Looks like bonding or drywall.
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    Should I remove all plaster from chimney?

    Hi all In the middle of a house renovation. The plaster on the lower half of the chimney is blown. Is it worth just removing back to brick on the whole lot and starting over or could I just go for a repair job and remove only the blown plaster and then re-plaster and then skim the lot? I don’t...
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    Building New Bathroom - Damp Proofing

    Hi Djangobanjo That link was really useful, going through it now. I see what you mean about the batten thing, right now I'm not sure whether would be running pipes or cables. I guess having a batten plus the boards you'd then attach on top is the loss of space. The one thing I though it might...
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    Building New Bathroom - Damp Proofing

    Sorry to bump this up but any feedback on my previous post?
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    Building New Bathroom - Damp Proofing

    Thank you all. I came across this thread: https://community.screwfix.com/threads/bathroom-insulation.194734/ What is being suggested here sounds logical to my mind...strip the wall back, batten the walls, fix the insulation between (or over the top?, not sure), then backer board on top. What...
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    Building New Bathroom - Damp Proofing

    Thanks Swwils Sorry you’ll need to forgive my ignorance. What kind of thermal renovation do you mean? I’m intrigued and as mentioned originally I’d like to get things right now whilst I can.
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    Building New Bathroom - Damp Proofing

    Thank you Swwils I’ve also read about HardieBacker tile backer boards. You or anyone else here used them? Are these things even necessary? Can you simply not use tabled plasterboard? I ask these questions as if I know what I’m talking about.
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    Building New Bathroom - Damp Proofing

    Hi all We will soon be completing on the purchase of a Victorian-built house. It’s in need of total renovation so we have the opportunity to do things right first time. One area I’ve been thinking about is the bathroom. We will be stripping the wall back down to brick. My question is what...
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    Chimney Breast Removed but Attic and Roof Brick Work Left

    Hi all Just had a Building Survey done on a Victorian house we are in the middle of purchasing. As with most Victorian houses there are chimneys in most rooms. The chimney breast in the kitchen at the back of the house was removed but the brick work in the attic and the external chimney remain...
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    New Stud Wall in Bathroom + New Window

    Hi all Probably going to post a few times here as we're currently thinking of how we want our new house to be renovated. We've hit the bathroom... The new bathroom is a decent size, about 4m in length and 3.75 in width. So a lot of space to fill. What we don't really want is just empty space...
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    Question on Permitted Development for Side Return Extension

    Great, thanks for the quick response freddiemercurystwin.
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    Question on Permitted Development for Side Return Extension

    Hello all We are at the beginning of our journey to renovate our Victorian house. We wish to do a side return extension to fill up that space on the side at the back. I have a question regarding permitted development and the 3m rule. My question is: from where does the 3m rule apply? In the...
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    Replace Bricks in Load Bearing Wall

    Hello all Thought I'd update this thread with an update. We had a second surveyor come around, but this time we managed to lift up the floorboard adjacent to the damp brick wall. Under the chipboard underlay was a plastic membrane simply laid over the concrete floor underneath. According to the...
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    Broken Render on External Wall

    Hello all, We have some badly damaged render on our external wall around the gas meter box. I’ve attached some photos. If I put my finger in there I can feel it is obviously damp as the water is freely going in. Is it possible to repair this? I’ve heard repairing render is not ideal but I’m...
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    Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods

    In this house I wouldn’t be surprised. Has been eye opening to say the least. Totally covered in cement render, air bricks blocked. Floorboards need to come up.
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    Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods

    It’s an old house. Built in 1890. I don’t think we have a water meter. I certainly have seen one. What is your thinking there? That a water meter could help provide clues for a leak?
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    Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods

    Hi JohnD Yes point taken, I too was dubious. They are floorboards underneath and will definitely be lifting them up this weekend I think. Yes, on the ground floor. As this is an internal wall separating the kitchen and living room there are no gutters/pipes etc. You can see someone tried to...
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    Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods

    Has anyone ever used these things: https://www.safeguardeurope.com/products/dryzone-system/dryrod-damp-proofing-rods It looks a bit gimmicky. We have a severely damp internal brick wall which I am slowly trying to remove the thick coating of plastic paint that has been applied by previous...
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