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    Garage conversion questions...

    Evening all, I've read loads about the various challenges on converting the garage, but just wanted some advice on converting mine. Basically I've got a detached garage slightly set back from the house which is currently used for storing junk. It's approx 8m x 3m wide, asbestos sheet...
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    Vaillant ecotec combi problem...

    can anyone help? -ive got the vaillant ecotec wall mounted combi. when you put the front panel down, it shows two dials on the left handside, one to adjust temperature of hot water and 1 to control the radiator heat. the lower of the 2 dials which controls the heat that comes out the...
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    fridge/freezer infront of air bricks.

    evening all, just need some advice on this one if anyone can help. ive just changed round my kitchen and have moved the underworktop small fridge with small top freezer compartment into the larder cupboard. Now - this larder cupboard is on the external wall and has an air brick/vent to...
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    Ceiling mounted curtain pole problems?!! help!

    I've recently redecorated bedroom 1, and now want to remove existing net curtains, and fit a new curtain pole around the bay window. Only problem ive got is i've got nothing to fix the curtain pole brackets to the wall, and it looks to me as though the only way i can do it is to attach the pole...
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    Yet another patchy ceiling paint question...

    Morning all, a day of decorating lies ahead,but my bedroom ceiling is all patchy??! Mist coat was applied 2 weeks after being reskimmed back in september,and it's had 2 coats of Matt white this week but I can see patches???! Do I need to lightly sand it? Undercoat the whole lot? Heeeeeelllllp!
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    brown/dark spots appeared on newly skimmed ceiling?

    hi all, i noticed these yesterday when i applied my mist coat. i seem to have approx. 10no. brown spots the size of a 10p on newly skimmed walls. it was skimmed just over 2 and a bit weeks ago. i did plan on applying top coat today but just wanted to check - should i...
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    Painting,coving, skirting, cutting in - help before starting

    morning all, At the weekend i plan to finally get cracking with the spare room full redec, which has already been replastered (16 days ago) has dried nicely and has had coving put up. So before i get cracking, i just wanted to DOUBLE DOUBLE check that ive got things right before i end up...
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    Newly skimmed room, what next (advice)...

    afternoon all, just had small bedroom reskimmed and its dried out nicely (its been a week now), but ive got the following that i want to do, but just wanted some advice on which way round/best order to do this: works to do: -supply and fit coving -supply and fit skirting (we want the...
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    Help with rewire standard of work..(now with pics)

    Morning all, Ive recently moved into a property which had a re-wire carried out approximately 8mths ago and since ive started to redecorate ive noticed things that dont seem quite right to me, so i was wondering if i could get some advice before he pops round later. Bathroom: theres ele...
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    relocating sky+ box and lcd tv...

    im looking to change my living room round and move the tv from current position and fix to wall using a bracket, with a unit below for sky box. only problem is, when installed, theres only been cable left to use where i had the tv originally - ive not got enough cable to run it behind...
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    Wet room floor

    Need help, ive got a level access shower room/wet room, and have noticed that after a shower, the carpet in the hallway is starting to get wet where the water doesnt run into the gulley. i dont want to start taking up the vinyl and re-doing it, so is there somesort of seal i can form to...
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    Patio drainage

    afternoon all, my patio holds water quite badly and ive now decided to do something about it. the patio is pretty much level, but during heavy rainfall, the build up of water almost breaches the DPC. A builder over the road, suggested linking up a drain to the gutter downpipe system, that...
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    Best plant/bush etc to block views...

    ive just taken down some double timber gates to my back garden and bricked the hole up. im not that overlooked, but im end of terrace and need to plant something thats going to grow over 7ft tall to block view from house over the road and to make the garden look better. i havent a clue about...
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    another lawn question...

    right, finally got to get round to sorting the back garden out. now - my garden isnt exactly level, so ive used some top soil that i dug up from the ftont after doing the driveway, and raked that round and round to attempt to create a level surface, but havent covered areas of grass that are...
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    slippery, plywood decking...

    afternoon all, after instructing a mate to make good an area of decking over, he decided to use ply and after rainfall, its like an ice rink?!? :roll: is there any sort of non-slip paint i can get to put over the top to stop being falling over? ideally i dont want to take up the whole lot...
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    Garden gate

    Afternoon all, im looking to take down a pair of timber gates that ive got to rear garden, that i currently use to get my car round the back, and am looking to brick up but leave enough room to fit a single gate for everyday pedestrian use so that i can get furniture and bits out and not...
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    Slippery marble effect floor

    to get to the my flat front door, i need to climb quite a steep flight of stairs and on the top outside my door and neighbours is a marble effect flooring, which when wet/frosty is like an ice rink. is there a anti-slip paint i could get that i can simply paint over the top? not too bothered...
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    Fire regs / exiting through 1st floor...

    Afternoon all, A friend of mine has called me saying that he is having trouble with his insurance company setting up a policy, as his 1st floor windows do not give him adequate openings to escape if a fire breaks out. ive searched and searched on google for fire regs and read through quite...
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    UPVC rear door ...

    my upvc back door stupidly opens outwards onto the patio and whilst carrying a bag full of empties the wind blew the door and almost took it off :cry: the door has cracked around the top hinge and to me has had it. now the door has no stay/closer on the top but the holes are in place both on...
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    Loan insurance...redundancy

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