Props will help if you are battening it out and working off the joists, but if not it will be Ok. But it wont do any harm if you are a worrier.
Yes, but you wont need that stack of bricks in the middle
Yes aim for 20mm - nice if it is, but its not that critical.
If the wall up to DPC is not level, then often the wall is/can be levelled in the...
Yes thats OK.
If you fix all the joists together with a lath or suchlike on the top or bottom near the hangers, this stops them moving
For a finished surface, you need more fines (sand and fine gravel) rather than large stones, and less water - or wait for hours until its dried...
Fill any joints/frogs and then spread a very fine smear of mortar, or a thin blob every 500mm or so, and flatten the DPM to this. Then lay your...
Yes, listen to Isambard, no need for triangulation with a ridge beam, purlins and that width garage.
I'd put a trimmer across the back where the fire was, and fit the joists to these. This will be more rigid than three independent joists.
Yes it's easy.
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Use a timber, fit purlins, or fit raised collars. Either way you'll need to triangulate it with joists at or near plate level.
Tony has shares in Ye Olde Victorian Iron, Riveting and Steam Works Ltd, so recommends steel with everything.
Yes. Avoiding on road parking is a major planning concern.
If you needed to apply for permission, it would not be granted if it meant that you...
I doubt it will be worth the effort, and the costs will outweigh any savings.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
First you need to check that the property does have Permitted Development rights - which allows certain works to be done without planning...
Quality wise, it's a crap job by rough builders who should know better but obviously don't. But it wont be falling down, and will do.
Sort the drainage out
He's given a list
According to Arcimedes, in his seminal works "Caementitium foraminis fundamenta", when you pour the concrete in, the water magically comes out!
Lol. No 7x2's I meant :oops:
And then nail a 4x1 or 4x2 or something as a plate.
Or 8x4's if that gets up to the correct height, and no plate.
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