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    Advice on this K-rend Job...bit patchy.

    Thanks - Yep, we decided to wait til march to finish the front of your house. The area in question is looking a bit better over the last day....fingers crossed.
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    Advice on this K-rend Job...bit patchy.

    Hi All, Looking for some general thoughts on this K-Rend job. I'm just skilling up on my knowledge of K-Rend as a result of this. Background is this is the side of a new garage, my builder is under pressure like most out there at the moment and did this 3m x 6m section in 24 hours. 2 coats of...
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    Insulating Pipes.

    any recommendations of insultation...just post please. :-)
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    Insulating Pipes.

    Thanks....great, another afternoon off from the kids (y)(y)(y)(y).
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    Insulating Pipes.

    Folks.....just a quickie. Am just about to put underfloor insulation in and thought I would take the time to insulate the mains water pipes and CH pipes with the grey foam stuff. Is it worth it? FYI. Water does take time to heat up and the shower often lags (heat wise) in the winter, CH lags...
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    Clear oil based varnish for oak veneer doors

    Hi All, Question - can someone advise of an oil based varnish that doesn't darken the wood very much? Looking for some quick advice. I recently bought new oak veneer doors which came with a lovely raw light wood colour. The manufacturing advised to use an oil based varnish and mentioned this...
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    Solid Floor Underlay Options - Builders Papers with bitument?

    Thanks. No insulation.... Have got a breathable membrane sorted. Makes sense to allow air to floor a little. God bless the internet for having various bits of advice.... :-) Cheers gents.
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    Solid Floor Underlay Options - Builders Papers with bitument?

    Thanks for reply. I'll have a look at roofing felt. I take it tho the bitumen stuff would do the job tho...albeit it's pricey?
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    Solid Floor Underlay Options - Builders Papers with bitument?

    Hello, Looking from some free advice (isn't everyone). Just about to put down a solid wood floor over existing floor boards and decided that I would use a builders papers to act as a barrier followed by secret nailing. (I had thought about putting down a 2m foam underlay, then secret nailing...
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    radiator wheelhead replacement - help

    Hmmm...thought that might be the case. I'm just after the black wheel part. Seen ones in the USA for about £23 on amazon...might have to think outside the box. Maybe a trip to the reclaim/scrappy junk yard :-) Thanks P
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    radiator wheelhead replacement - help

    Hello, I have really old raidiators and the wheelheads have broken off...probably due to heat over about 20 years...... Had looked everywhere to get a replacement...any ideas..... I'm not an expert in this area so not sure if you replace these with white standard ones or something...
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    Notching and bracing joists

    Thanks folks, Yes its far too late and its my fault. Have decided to get a structural engineers to assess the problem. unforutnately, I didn;t read my plans correctly by my archietect and the plumber that did the work said that it was fine to do that. Have learnt alot and am owing up to...
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    Notching and bracing joists

    Hi all, am after some advice. I have recently completed a project of coverting an old box room into my new kitchen. I notched some of the 8" inch joist in my 1s floor flat by 1.5" deep to allow for a 1.5" drainage. This was to allow the drainage to go under floor. I notched 7 joisted but...
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    Cutting Joist for Plumbing and bracing

    Hi all, am after some advice. I have recently completed a project of coverting an old box room into my new kitchen. I notched some of the 8" inch joist in my 1s floor flat by 1.5" deep to allow for a 1.5" drainage. This was to allow the drainage to go under floor. I notched 7 joisted but...
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