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    Venting through fascia

    Was in a very similar position a couple of moths back, the most viable option for me was a roof vent. A local roofer did the job for me for £60 plus the tile, my tiles are Marley modern grey and they supply a tile with a vent built in which looks very slick. I was originally horrified about...
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    Steel Baluster Or Steel Suppliers

    Have a look on ebay, there are a number of places selling box to order at competitive prices. Last summer I had some stainless steel/glass balustrade fitted around my garden, it was costly and so for one run I elected to use 1.3m lengths of 50x50 box section clad with hardwood decking and set...
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    Engineered Oak Doors

    I bought an engineered Oak veneer interior door from B&Q almost two years ago, it dropped within 2 months of being fitted and on inspection the screws were pulling out of the door, a few screws have no traction at all and just spin. I recently had a kitchen fitted and asked the joiner whether...
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    Still very happy with bifolds, still opening and closing with no effort. Had a couple of minor...

    Still very happy with bifolds, still opening and closing with no effort. Had a couple of minor issues which were both nothing to do with the door itself, on both occasions the level of customer service was fantastic. The first issue was last winter when we had that very long cold spell and the...
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    UPVC Windows - No sealant between frame and brickwork.

    mac2or3 and hillw thanks for your comments as soon as the weather picks up a bit I'll get it sorted. I like the comment about brown sealant, I was planning to use brown anyway due to the brick shade but the tip about brown sealant not showing dirt as much is a good one. The condensation is...
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    UPVC Windows - No sealant between frame and brickwork.

    Just after we moved into our house [15 years old] I was cleaning the windows and noticed there was no sealant between the UPVC window frames and the brick work. I spoke to my neighbour and he said he queried the same thing with the workmen when his house was built, they told him they the...
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    Bi-fold door recommendations?

    I spent two days visiting and looking at bi-fold door before going with UK-Bifold. The prices and quality very quite a bit and so IMHO you need to go and have a look at the product and also if possible the fabrication facilities. I looked at six companies in all, most near the M62, three...
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    Aluminum Bifolding doors - Ventilation issues??

    Trickle vents meeting building regs are not an indication that you have enough ventilation to make the room comfortable. My ali bi-folds are 3.1m and 2.3 high, I did not have the trickle vents fitted because my Velux windows provide more than double the ventilation needed for the size of the...
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    Confused! Who should do drawings for single storey extension

    Here is my LA's site where you can view the weekly planning list or search for applications, the planning forms, plans can be found in PDF fomat. http://applications.barnsley.gov.uk/service/development/weeklylist.asp I assume that other LA's are much the same.
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    Rainwater Soakaway/Gully Requirements for Carport

    My neighbour has a large carport with guttering and a fall pipe, the fall pipe is not connected to a gully drain or soakaway, it just empties onto the ground at the point where my boundary wall meets my house. This is only a recent change to the carport and so it has not caused any problems...
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    Confused! Who should do drawings for single storey extension

    I have just had a similar extension built and initially had similar questions about the different approach to producing drawings and plans. I concluded that a draftsperson or architect would always produce the minimum requirements to satisfy planning/building control however some individuals...
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