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    Upvc door locking query

    I've just fitted a second hand upvc door to my outhouse, all square and level, handle isn't stiff when pushed up, but what is odd, when you do push the handle up to lock, the whole door moves up about 15mm exposing the hinge pins Any ideas how to resolve this, thanks
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    Remedial wall ties

    I've read that you can grind out and remove the cement the old tie sits in, fill bed with expanding foam to Isolate the old tie, then once cured repoint, any idea if this is a acceptable method of dealing with old ties,
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    Remedial wall ties

    After having remedial wall ties fitted, do the old existing need removing,
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    Staining on monocouche

    We have started seeing staining on the k rend that's running off the end of the window sills, new upvc windows, 150mm sills, render is a cracking job, someone has mentioned that we could have upstand put on the sills, what exactly do they mean in upstands, I was thinking of just running a bead...
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    Lintel in external wall into conservatory

    We're wanting the wall and doors knocking out that lead into the conservatory, the wall is cavity external wall, how should someone go about this, as in what steels or lintel is to be used, the opening will be about 2.4m wide, should they be using steels or catnic type lintel, will calculations...
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    Drawings software??

    In the past when I've had to make changes to the proposed drawings I've just done them by hand, ran them by the building inspector, then resubmitted them, not the most professional looking but got the stamp, Got some proposed to make changes to now, but would like to do them on the computer for...
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    Cost if oak door fitting

    What's the cost of having an oak internal door fitted, just the fitting cost not supplied
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    veneered oak doors - varnish or wax?

    Just fitted some unfinished oak internal doors, I'm now after the finish that finished oak internal doors usually come, to me I'd describe it as a satin varnished look, to achieve that look would I actually use a satin varnish, or is it better to use an oil or wax etc, One other thing, with them...
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    veneered oak doors - varnish or wax?

    Just fitted some unfinished oak internal doors, I'm now after the finish that finished oak internal doors usually come, to me I'd describe it as a satin varnished look, to achieve that look would I actually use a satin varnish, or is it better to use an oil or wax etc, One other thing, with them...
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    184mm-185mm blades

    My dewalt circular saw came with a 184mm blade, am I right in thinking that a 185mm blade would be ok/safe to use,
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    Home security camera advice

    Our area is suffering from little **** heads going around trying car doors, taking what they can find, we're wanting to put a couple of cameras up with the ability to record, pir, good night vision, with phone alerts, wired or wireless, can yous recommend a 2 camera system for around £100 or...
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    Fitting oak architraves??

    Hi, what's the best way to fit oak torus architraves, it's an old house so no studs, just brickwork & plaster, I was thinking grip fill, drill and pinned, if so, what size and type of pins? Thoughts please Thanks
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    Dripping boiler flue extension pipes

    I pulled the flue pipes apart today ..... ========================================= But you don't have the tools or knowledge to test it. Foolish. Turn it off and call someone qualified. Mod =========================================
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    Which Kitchen cupboard paint?

    Opps, what brand and type of paint would you recommend for top coat, I'm reading from proper kitchen cabinet paint to one coat gloss
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    Which Kitchen cupboard paint?

    Hi, yeah since writing this post been doing a bit of further research and most people get better finishes using eggshells and satins when DIY painting, they aren't real wood, they are laminated, shaker style, my plan of attack is, rub down slightly to key, clean and degrease, zinsser bin, then...
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    Which Kitchen cupboard paint?

    Hi, I'm after some recommendations for a gloss kichen cabinet paint, any tips on prep and application, cheers
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    Dripping boiler flue extension pipes

    It was installed correctly, like I said, it was first installed 7 years ago, serviced since, no problem till now, no other work has knocked flue
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    Dripping boiler flue extension pipes

    It was recently serviced, internal part of the flue is sealed and gasses are being vented as should be, it's the condense running back towards boiler that is escaping through the clamps, gas engineer said they just need tightening, which he did,but they started dripping again
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    Dripping boiler flue extension pipes

    Our boiler (glowworm cx30i) flue runs through garage just under ceiling height to external wall, it's been in for about 7 years, no problem until now, recently the clamps joining the flue extension pipes have started dripping, I have tried tightening the clamps but they are still leaking, Is...
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    Acoustic Insulation under bedroom floor - suggestions?

    I've always just used the 100mm slab
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