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    Internal wall removal?

    We've started renovating our kitchen and we're wondering whether we can safety remove an internal wall The wall itself does not appear to be supporting anything and runs in line with the joists above and there is no wall that runs directly in line above. We have blocked the side door In the...
  2. Ks321

    Identify Radiator brand

    Hi Can anybody please identify the brand of radiator by this logo. Thank you in advance. I need to replace it and want the same size/make. Can you also tell me if the silver extension looking part would be part of the radiator or is it some form of pipe extension to make it fit? The radiator...
  3. D

    Any chance this is Asbestos?

    Hi all, Hope you are doing well, got some areas in the house and could do with a well trained eye for advice please. Put a foot on the attic a while back and wondering if this could be AIB or similar? Also some Artex type from around 1990? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)
  4. T

    Cracked Lintel Advice

    Hi I have a terraced house and the lintel above the front entrance door has cracked and dropped. I am struggling locally to get a replacement. I have been told I can have a cast done but it wouldnt be load bearing and would require a catnic lintel in first and then put the decorative cast on...
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    Finally getting around to it...

    Hi everyone I'm finally getting around to ordering building materials. There are so many suppliers can anyone recommend ones to avoid/use etc. Any advice would be great. I'm looking for: 440 x 215 x 140mm solid blocks 440 x 215 x 140mm hollow blocks Cement MOT Type 1 aggregate Needs to...
  6. D

    Grid Power Supply Cables

    I'm not the most savvy when it comes to DIY and Electricity supplies so hoping those with the knowledge may take share a little of their time to help me understand the main power supply to my property. The property is a 1900's terrace, and the main cable supplying electricity to the property is...
  7. S

    Advice on replacing old light switch (2 way)

    Hi everyone I am updating the light switches and wall sockets in my house but I'm unsure how to go about replacing an existing light switch. Existing wiring (I've added in L1 and L2 in green as the labelling is not visible from the angle I took the photo). There are 2 switches, one to turn...
  8. H

    Advice on Victorian Terrace

    Hi everyone, I hope I'm posting this in the right place but I'm in the process of buying a victorian end-terraced which looks different to your typical victorian terraces. As part of that I'm trying to work out the construction of the walls as it doesn't look like double layer bricks. Does...
  9. Slowie_01

    Adding pitched roof to extension, Public Sewer Underneith

    Morning Everyone, So I have a dilemma. The house I bought has an extension on the left-hand side of it, it then has a conservatory next to that, my plan is whilst I'm updating the house I want to add a pitched roof with the intention of adding a couple of extra dormers with pitched tiled roofs...
  10. Small85

    Damp Cellar

    Hi, My cellar, which has always been a little damp seems to have got much worse over the past few months. During some really bad rain I could actually see it seeping through the walls and pooling up on the floor. I've had the guttering cleared as there was some overspill at the time. I was...
  11. Amober

    Rear garden

    We have decking in the back of our garden that has rain water storage tanks underneath and a well connected. We want to get rid of it and have turf but a bit stuck how to get there. Once the decking has been lifted there is probably a half meter gap to the tanks and once these are removed...
  12. M

    Dose celotex need a air vent

    as you can see by the picture I have 100m stud exterior walls to which I have place 100m celotex in the gaps and then taped over with foil tape should I add a air vent to them as someone told me they can sweat and cause the wood to rot due to the moisture build up in the property I also play...
  13. Auric

    Best way to restore detailing around bay window

    Hi all I'm looking for advice on restoring our bay window. The previous occupant thought it would be great to shear off the London victorian detailing and to pebbledash the front of the house. We've got the pebbledash off ourselves but now need to restore the look of the bay window as we live...
  14. Z

    Rear Extension Rejection and Neighbours

    Hi, I would really appreciate any help or advice on my situation. We've recently purchased a terraced house and had applied for a single storey 6meter rear extension (3m in height). Our direct neighbours to our right, as well as, all the houses opposite us already have this extension as well...
  15. JD2012

    DeWalt DCD778M2T-SFGB 18V 4.0 Combi Drill Question

    I was looking for Combi Drill and saw this on Screwfix. https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd778m2t-sfgb-18v-4-0ah-li-ion-xr-brushless-cordless-combi-drill/979hf?bvrrp=5873-en_gb/reviews/product/2/979HF.htm#product_additional_details_container Does anyone know if you can also use it to screw...
  16. eveares

    Kitchen appliance service man advise us to upgrade 20A MCB to 32A! (Rant)

    We had our Electrolux combi microwave/fan oven replaced with a brand new one under warranty as our old one was written of due to severe rust, what prevented a previous repair man being unable to get to and replace the heater element what was leaking current to earth and tripping the RCD. I was...
  17. JD2012

    Patches of old removed paint showing through new Paint.

    I decided to decorate the small box bedroom in my house as it had not been done for years! As a first step I stripped and sanded the bedroom door smooth with an electric sander after having to scrape some bits. The door I think is wood with a type of hardboard covering. The house was built in...
  18. J

    Advice on fix: Damp floor inside balcony doors.

    Hi, I am putting down new flooring on our top floor apartment (2007) that we just bought. One room has a balcony. It seems dampness is coming in from the balcony - particularly after rain [maybe that's obvious :o) ]. Is there any way to fix or mitigate this before putting down vinyl? Any...
  19. R

    Circular Saw Advice

    I'm venturing into woodworking and wish to buy a circular saw. I've watched a stack of videos of woodworkers using amazing looking Pro tools, circular saws with guides etc., and now I can only picture myself using the same. However, realistically my budget shouldn't be blown on a circular saw if...
  20. J

    Where to fit a magnetic filter to a system

    I have had my central heating system changed from oil boiler to an Air Source Heat Pump. In doing this the magnetic filter has been fitted on the floor so access to the drain end isn't possible. It is a Fernox TF1. Who can verify that this is the worst place to fit it. I have been told by the...
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