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    Replacing floor in 1930's house

    Hi All I'm just after some thoughts and opinions. Last weekend we lifted the laminate floor at my parents house in the living room. We did this as the floor was giving quite badly. What we found was wood worm had turned the marine ply floor to dust. I put my foot through it without effort...
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    12v MR11 Low Voltage lighting tripping RCCB

    Hi. I recently purchased a couple of 12volt MR11 light fittings with electronic transformers (Live & Neutral input, no earth). I have connected them but every time I switch them on it results in half the Consumer Unit going off after tripping one of the 63A RCCBs. The individual 6A lighting...
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    Outdoor cable cover thing...

    Hi All Anyone know where I can get something similar to the picture? It's on the BT Line that goes into a lot of new builds. I need something similar to protect some low voltage garden light cables that come out of my garage and into the ground. Something I could screw into the wall over them...
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    Rail tracks on sleepers

    Hi Does anyone know where I can get hold of some train track. I need a couple of lengths about 1.2m. It doesn't necessarily have to be full size track maybe something more industrial would do. They will be part of a garden feature, layed across a raised area of the garden which is bordered by...
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    New Carport

    Evenin' We plan to make a Carport in the back garden approximately 3m by 6m. It will be just after the gates that separate the drive from the garden. The canopy itself is most likely to be polycarb or corrugated plastic sheets on a timber frame. The back 6m will sit on an existing 2m high...
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    New Garage

    How do We are in the process of making a double length garage; car at the front, workshop at the back. I've been looking at the previous posts here and looking at this interactive doodah... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/hhg/houseguide.html The old garage was in two halfs...
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    Loft Insulation and Electric cables

    How do This winter we plan to further insulate the house by rolling out some new loft insulation over the existing Rockwool? (the nasty gets everywhere itchy stuff). Is it ok to cover over mains cables that are on top of the existing insulation? There is a 6mm shower cable and i think i...
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