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  1. R

    Wet Rafters

    Hi all, I'm looking for some opinions on the cause of some wet rafters in the attic. The rafters to the rear (north facing) elevation are all wet on top and down the sides. The rafters on the front (south facing) elevation look to be okay. I'm trying to work out if the likely cause is a roof...
  2. Philipo51617

    Celotex in Loft/ Attic Floor

    Hi I've some Celotex 150mm insulation boards left from flat roof insulation project and looking to use in loft floor which has some old insulation in. Just checking that vapour barrier is still needed and that it is ok to lay as per below image, i.e. up and over the floor joists. The Celotex...
  3. J

    Advice on loft flooring

    Hi I'm looking into flooring my loft and looking for a bit of advice on how people with a bit more knowledge think I should go with it. I did some measurements and drew up a plan of what's there already. It's an old style house, built around 1969. The dark grey part is the hatch. The...
  4. A

    Broken Breeze block in loft

    Can anyone recommend on what to do with this? We have lived in the house for almost 2 years now (newly built 2020) Never had reason to go in the loft at all as we cannot use it as storage, but went up this morning and found that one of the blocks on the gable end has half of it missing, not...
  5. B

    Help identifying water tank / container in attic.

    Hi all, Just wondering if someone can help me identify this water tank / container, and let me know how I should be maintaining it. It sits alongside my main water tank, and, as can be seen from the attached images, it's quite dirty. The overflow pipe leads out the back of the house, but...
  6. G

    Advice with eaves insulation.

    Hi, Sorry if this isn't in the correct place but I am new to this site. I've got a wall that has an access panel into the eaves space and it's a stud wall with a polythene vapour barrier and plasterboarded straight onto the polythene (Done before I moved in) what insulation methods would be...
  7. L

    Wasp activity in the attic

    Hi, can someone help or recommend a good poison that I can leave in the different areas of the attic or just spray raid along the wooden joists and wood randomly with a hope that it will stay and be effective for a few weeks until it kills a few of them. I have seen quite a few wasps in the...
  8. E

    Roof leak causing rot

    Hi, I'm concerned we have mold/dryrot/fungi on the purlin and some rafters in the attic. We have what appears to be a leak on the valley, im wondering if this has caused the humidity to rise with it being summer and cause this. Could anyone identify or give some advice please? :( Pics uploaded
  9. jellybeanmusic

    New stairs - what should I consider?

    I have purchased a house from an Estate. The previous owner has part converted the loft - there is dormer conversion with a bedroom, shower room, and separate landing, however it is only accessible via pull down stairs. I would like to have proper stairs fitted, but not sure where to start...
  10. Tenant456

    Recess Ceiling lights causing dust

    Hi ive been having bad Allergies and have just discovered dust is coming in from the ceiling it is coming in between gaps in the recess lights in ceiling (I live in top floor flat) . Took a couple of photos, I pulled one light down. Seems very old. Is this how you install a ceiling light? It...
  11. S

    Loft hatch

    Hi Currently have a loft hatch that is just a lid that you push up and move out of the way which you have to do off some step ladders. I'm wanting to change this to a pull down hatch with ladders if possible to make access easier. The house is 1930's so not sure if my existing loft size is going...
  12. P

    Is this a water vapor/condensation risk? Dwarf wall void in loft.

    Hi, I have been slowly upgrading a converted loft in my victorian semi. A couple of years ago I replaced the insulation in the rafters with PIR board. 100mm in between the rafters, 25mm underneath the rafter. 50mm gap between insulation in the rafters and batten for ventilation. At the...
  13. 7

    Please help! Reaching out to all plumbers..

    Hello, Firstly, if you’ve come this far, thank you! Today my family and I woke up to a few rather large wet patches in the ceiling of our kitchen and living room (both dripping slowly in to the rooms). I traced the leak up a floor in to our airing cupboard which has the boiler in. In here I...
  14. M

    En suite soil pipe advice

    I'm considering to build an en suite in the attic room of my house. Its a 1890s terrace fairly standard in the North of England. There is pipework up to the attic level since there was previously some sort of tank or immersion heater in the attic so it should be able to be plumbed in. My concern...
  15. D

    Loft Boarding

    Hi All, I'm planning to board the loft of my new build house. Initially I had planned on using the loft legs and loft boarding panels that interconnect, however, the loft legs feel flimsy. I would like to run CLS timber the opposite direction to the current joints and fix the boarding panels...
  16. N

    Very basic loft conversion. Who is needed?

    Hey all. As a lot of people I have found myself working from home and needing somewhere to be more private while working on sensitive material. We have always planned on doing a full dorma loft conversion at some point, but in the mean time I’d just like to use the space up there. I’m happy...
  17. D

    Attic conversion

    So looking for some advice. Another project we want to start on this year is an attic conversion. So we have a large attic we can to convert to another saleable room, ie conform to regs. Looking for advice as to how to go about it really. Would you advise getting an architect for plans? As...
  18. rt89

    Removing a wall to access eaves

    https://imgur.com/a/HhTEN2l - IMAGE Hi all, I hope you can help - I'm reasonably handy with small DIY jobs but know nothing about building work and so please be kind if I sound stupid! I'm hoping to remove a wall with a view to accessing and boarding the eaves and wanted some advice. From the...
  19. S

    Attic chimney bricks crumbling and new roof beams

    Hi, I'm just looking for a bit of advice. I live in an old Victorian terraced house and i went into the attic and noticed the wooden beams were wet and the ridge beam was rotten (maybe an original from 1850?). I had a builder around who said I'd need the roof off and new felt put back on and...
  20. S

    Idea for cooling loft

    Hi. I've got quite a useful loft space that makes quite a good workshop. The problem is that as most lofts do, it gets very hot up there in the summer time. The roof is not insulated which I'm sure would make a big difference however I can't afford to do that. I'm thinking about whether I could...
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