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    should i tank this area in my wetroom or not?

    Hi, all I have just finished my wetroom and tanked all areas, to my understanding because this is a wetroom, therefore, all areas should be tanked. However, I have created a large concrete step that is spirit levelled and my worry is if I tank this area then should any water ingress via...
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    Best Epoxy Grout to use please? for wetroom.

    Hi all, Just finished, tanked and tiled the wet room. Would like to use epoxy grout. Does anyone have any recommendations, please? I have all the cleaning at hand because of the haze epoxy causes on surfaces, so ready for. I just need something waterproof and resistant with a reasonable...
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    Mortar or Concrete bed? For sloped shower pan.

    Hi All, Just finishing my wet room. I have a linear drain in the end embedded and secured levelled into the concrete floor. I am now ready to do the wet room slope pan. I have placed two pieces of strip wood on each side and raised them accordingly to my slope measurements. I will use these...
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    Slope Mortar bed (Shower pan) wetroom stage. What to do?

    Hi All, I have installed my linear drain, levelled and position it in place with concrete and followed this with levelling compound a couple of weeks after to smooth and level the floor. I am now ready to create my mortar bed slope (Shower pan) from the curb step to the drain however I want...
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    Backerboard Concrete block bench (Wetroom)

    Hi All, Hope you can help. I am just wondering whether I should backer-board the concrete block bench in my wet room, applying it with a tile adhesive. Or can I tile directly on top of the concrete block work? I worry about moisture or cracks within the concrete block/to tile directly on...
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    Wet-Room Tanking/full water proof

    Hi guys, I am in the final process of completing my wetroom prep before tiling. All that is needed is the waterproofing and my mortar bed slope to the linear drain. I have applied waterproof backer boards, now I am ready for tanking/waterproofing. My question is should I fully Tank my backer...
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    Vapour Barrier In wet room ??, Extractor fan (Yes or No), Tanking.

    Hi All, Currently renovating an old wetroom. 1. Removed everything back to brick. Currently, Have stud battened the walls, insulated the spacing and am now ready to apply the tile backer board, however, before I apply the tile backer board. Should I cover the insulation and battens with a...
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    Bitumen Help (Plumber messed interior walls up) Seal over this to stop the smell

    Guys having a wet room done, battened walls and aquaboarding etc... wetroom is downstairs other side of the wall is external, plumber used bitumen flash primer (white spirit based) on the walls before applying the battens to ensure that damp doesnt penetrate the batten on the interior. Sadly...
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    New wet room renovation,** duplicate 3 **

    In what order would you create a wet room? Renovation. I have stripped the old wet room back to brick. I just want your guys opinions on what order you would do things from materials used to completion. I will have concrete block benches, screed slope floor to the drain, and shower head mixer...
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    In what order do you carry out a wetroom renovation? thanks.

    I have stripped the old wet room back to brick. I just want your guys opinions on what order you would do things from materials used to completion. I will have concrete block benches, screed slope floor to the drain, and shower head mixer etc... but as for everything, what order and how would...
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    Wet Room Renovation (Walls Boarding & Concrete Bench Placement)

    Hi, Guys would like your advice and opinions please concerning my wetroom renovations. I have stripped the walls back to bare brick and removed the previous concrete screed. Sadly, the previous screen was done by someone who didn't slope it correctly allowing water to flow out of the wetroom...
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    Epoxy colour pigment concrete countertop advice, how long to wait before applying epoxy

    Hi Guys, I have made an 85cm x 75cm concrete formed countertop (40mm (4cm) thickness). Currently, this is the third day, I removed the concrete from the melamine form and its perfect. I have covered it with sheeting and kept it wet thoroughly since day 1 every day, I will continue to do this...
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    How can i achieve this mortar colour?

    Hi guys, I have just installed brick slips in my home and I am looking for the right mortar mix/ratio between sand, lime, cement/ White cement and water (or pigment colour) to achieve the desired colour below please, in addition to achieving strongly bonded mortar. Below is the colour, its a...
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    How can i achieve this mortar mix colour?

    Hi guys, I have just installed brick slips in my home and I am looking for the right mortar mix/ratio between sand, lime, cement/ White cement and water (or pigment colour) to achieve the desired colour below please, in addition to achieving strongly bonded mortar. Below is the colour, its a...
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    How can i acheive this mortar mix colour please.

    Hi guys, I have just installed brick slips in my home and I am looking for the right mortar mix/ratio between sand, lime, cement/ White cement and water (or pigment colour) to achieve the desired colour below please, in addition to achieving strongly bonded mortar. Below is the colour, its a...
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    Garden Property Boundary Registration & Fencing

    Good Evening, Was hoping you could help me please, I have been a homeowner of my property for 25 years, Mortgage paid off and I have my title deeds ownership of the home. We had a back garden extension built 7 years ago, though, before this, we had a wall and wire fencing which partitioned both...
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    Trade Diamond Dulux paint drying too quicky

    Hi all, started using the diamond range from Dulux yesterday, hot day, add around 7% of water added to help consistency. It was quite smooth anyway, though, thought add some water would help. Though as soon as roll paint on walls and final lap the wet edges 3 mins later, literally the paint is...
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    Trade Diamond Dulux paint drying way to quickly

    Hi all, started using the diamond range from Dulux yesterday, hot day, add around 7% of water added to help consistency. It was quite smooth anyway, though, thought add some water would help. Though as soon as roll paint on walls and final lap the wet edges 3 mins later, literally the paint is...
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    Have you guys worked with DULUX DIAMOND TRADE MATT. Help please

    Hi guys, I am having serious problems with this Paint finish (Diamond), i opted for highest durability finish tinted colour (dusted moss 4) to paint over my 5 year old emulsion painted wall.Though i have been having a nightmare with this paints drying times. It is just drying way to quickly...
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    Dulux Trade Diamond Matt (Custom Colour Mix) I may have made a mistake purchasing

    Hi All, I have double coated my bedroom walls with a beautiful "Dusted Moss (Colour)" Dulux Matt paint from my local Homebase which was on offer. It was the standard matt finish (no durability element to it) The walls are technically finished now and look amazing, though, I had second...
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