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    Setting out a garden fence at right angle from house

    So do the initial triangle setup and put a stake in the ground, then string line from the house to the end of the garden making sure the string is touching the stake?
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    Setting out a garden fence at right angle from house

    Hi Bernard, thanks for the suggestion. My issue with this method though is how to carry on the measurement to the bottom of the garden. A string line is stretchy so my measurements are inaccurate. Could I just do this with regular string / twine instead? Or is there a recommended way to extend...
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    Setting out a garden fence at right angle from house

    I am attempting to put a fence up along a rather large (150ft) garden. The actual fencing process itself I am ok with having completed fencing at the front of the property successfully. My question is one of setting out. I need to fence to be at a right angle from the house and to extend in a...
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    Sister joists with plywood instead of C16

    In fact, just turned the spirit level round the other way and the first one is accurate. So looks like faulty spirit levels are a thing after all
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    Sister joists with plywood instead of C16

    I am having a bit of a strange one with this. I worked out the highest point and started from that joist. I used a spirit level and fitted the length of 47x125 to the joist with poly glue and turbo coach screws. I then moved on to the next joist and did the same thing. I then went back with the...
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    Sister joists with plywood instead of C16

    Point taken, I can also foresee issues with screwing into the chipboard and it crumbling. Think I am going to go for 47x125 carcassing timber. It is smaller than the original joists but as I am not repairing it then it seems like a good trade off between price and size.
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    Sister joists with plywood instead of C16

    Thanks for confirming, always nervous about weight for some reason :) As I am not repairing the joists but merely slightly levelling them, could I just use chipboard 18mm flooring glued either side of the joist? I have lots of pieces already so would be a cheaper option for me.
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    Sister joists with plywood instead of C16

    I am about to put a chipboard new floor down in a bathroom and want to level the existing joists as they slope towards the party wall. It is only a very small span (1m) that needs levelling as the floor that sits underneath the bath has not been removed. I have looked at sistering the joists...
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    Use expanding foam to close cavity round window

    Thanks, just wanted to make sure before I caused myself more problems than I am trying to solve :) The debris is snots of mortar which are attatched so I can't remove them. What sort of insulation would you expect to find in there? I don't have any insulation on any of the walls which I...
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    Use expanding foam to close cavity round window

    I am replacing plasterboard round a UPVC window. I have already added expanding foam round the window frame to close up any gaps. But I also want to close up the cavity round the window, am I safe to use a small amount of expanding foam for this?
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    Concrete steps with slabs on top, mortar bed size

    I am in the planning stages of building a 3m long retaining wall with 2m wide steps in the centre. I am planning on constructing this with forms and pouring concrete. I am designing the steps to have concrete slabs on top for a nice finish so want to work out the tread and rise that gets the...
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    35x80 Ceiling Joists - Equivalent size?

    I am about to embark on a loft hatch enlarging project, I am trying to find some appropriately sized timber so I can sister some joists. My current joists measure 35x80mm, I can't seem to find a direct replacements. Is this an older joist size that is no longer used?
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    Void filled with bricks underneath front garden?

    House is 80s so doubt it will be a shelter, much to my dissapointment :) Will get a camera inside later on and post some pics
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    Void filled with bricks underneath front garden?

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, building might be more appropriate... I am attempting to install a fence post in my front garden against a retaining wall. I have dug gown about half a metre and have uncovered a void filled with bricks. Is this normal? I am assuming it is where...
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    Insulating a Catnic lintel

    I am on a mission to stop draughts and increase efficiency whilst redecorating. I am about to put plasterboard back up over a catnic lintel that looks like this... I have noticed that you can get catnic lintels that have a polystyrene filling, I was thinking of either stuffing it with...
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    Rockwool - RWA45 VS Sound Insulation Slab

    I have just insulated a stud wall with Rockwool Sound Insulation Slab Now I need smore more for the rest of the walls I have noticed that Rockwool RWA45 is about half the price and looks to be the same product. I have been trough the datasheets for both products but haven't been able to work...
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    About to apply Soundcoat Plus pargecoat to a wall - Any tips?

    What about stopping and continuing the next day, any thoughts on that?
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    About to apply Soundcoat Plus pargecoat to a wall - Any tips?

    I am a total beginner to plastering / rendering other than filling the occasional ding in the wall. I am planning on applying a parge coat of Gyproc Soundcoat Plus to an internal party wall which is constructed of aerated block. The instructions call for a 6mm thick layer so I have purchased...
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    Adding extra joist and new hanger

    My main question was one of weight though, is there any weight concerns adding another 3x8 timber to the setup? I am pretty sure all would be fine but wanted to check in with people with more experience than me to see if anyone had any concerns with regards to loading.
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    Adding extra joist and new hanger

    I want another 8x3 header as it will take up the extra space perfectly, there is a method to my madness :) Plus, I am unable to attach any new hangers as the existing flanges get in the way.
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