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  1. giggadygoo

    Cut clasp nails splitting joists

    Hi all, I am now having a BIG PROBLEM with the nails! They are going in to the boards nicely but are spiting the joists. Not sure it it is safe to continue as I don't want to weaken the whole floor. Should I pilot hole? I already tried with a 3mm bit and it still split. Perhaps I should...
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    Scaff board floor - what nail?

    Hi Guys, I have a problem! I am making a floor with reclaimed scaff boards into 2x5 joists. I love the look and apparent superior grip of cut brad nails but can only find them in 65mm. That would be perfect for normal floors but as the scaff boards are 35mm (after sanding), I am concerned that...
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    Floor insulation options

    Hi All, I am converting my garage into a living space (permitted development). The current floor is an un-insulated concrete slab with a 2" slope My current plan is as follows: Damp proof membrane directly on the slab. Then 50mm foil backed Celotex. Then a screed to level the...
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    Insulating a garage floor conversion

    Hi All, I am converting my garage into a living space (permitted development). The current floor is an un-insulated concrete slab with a 2" slope My current plan is as follows: Damp proof membrane directly on the slab. Then 50mm foil backed Celotex. Then a screed to level the...
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    Garage conversion - roof insulation. Am I about to screw up?

    Hello All, I am trying to work out the best was to insulate a pitched garage roof for conversion into a general purpose room. The roof is currently tialed and felted and made of 5" (130mm) beams. I am looking as insulating with insulation board (celotex etc) I understand that I have...
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    Converting my garage. What am I doing??!!

    Hello all - this is my first post so apologies if I break and forum rules or ask any stupid questions! I am converting a single skin block work garage into an insulated room but there is evidence of damp on the walls - salts and wet to the touch in bad whether. There is already a plastic...
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