extension

  1. J

    Remove internal partition on my extension. Will the flat roof stand?

    Hi, I got an extension with a flat roof and 47x125 trusses with an average distance of centre to centre less than 400mm and a total span of 5.36m A the moment I have a blockwork internal partition dividing the extension into 2 rooms and would like to have one large space as per my neighbours...
  2. T

    Concrete beam into existing wall?

    I’m doing a rear extension on my bungalow, the floor is going to be block and beam. My question is... where the beams key into the existing cavity wall, do they have to knock through so that they sit on the inner load bearing skin? Or can they rest on the outer skin? any advice would be...
  3. J

    Extension against neighbours extension

    Plan to do everything properly if and when we decide to do this project but just trying to get my head around this at this stage.. Looking into building a single storey side return extension to make kitchen bigger and incorporate 2 outside buildings. Our neighbours extension forms the...
  4. J

    House extension- are windows part of ‘first fix’? Invoice dispute!

    Hi all, I’m currently having a large home extension built, with payment to the builder in stages, and I’ve received the latest invoice following ‘first fix’ of electrics and plumbing. However: The builder still hasn’t fitted any windows or doors to the extension, and I’m wondering whether I...
  5. Fishwalker

    Buying a 1920's semi with cracks everywhere... Help!

    Hi. We sold our house last year and are living with my parents with our young daughter (4 months now!). We've viewed 50 houses now as didn't really know where we wanted to live and nothing very good has been on the market long, due to our budget and limited family homes in my daughter's...
  6. Y

    No building regs/planning on extension...future consequences?

    Hi all, have purchased a house 6 months ago. It has a single storey side extension built 5 years ago. Nothing was thrown up in conveyancing regarding the work and solicitors ok’d everything. Only now upon checking docs, have I realised no building regs certificate... Furthermore I checked...
  7. T

    Existing to new foundation level?

    Hi I’m building a rear extension on my 2 bed bungalow. The existing foundation is a strip foundation, and it’s a fair way below ground level, I’d say 900mm. Because the ground is clay, we have a spec of a 600mm x 1000mm trench fill foundation. My question is, can this new foundation rise above...
  8. G

    Extension Brick/Block Work and Foundations

    Hi all, Embarking on a small extension on the back of the house. No knocking through required, just using existing window and door openings. I've spoken to BC for some of the technical info, and am intending on doing a chunk of the work myself as much as possible. My questions are as follows...
  9. T

    Steel beam queries

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of starting out with an extension to our property that will involve knocking through the rear wall, with the intent on creating a large open kitchen/diner/living area. Architect is on with the plans now, and we'll be getting an SE in to calculate steel...
  10. T

    Block and beam into existing wall??

    I’m building a rear extension on my bungalow. The block and beam floor has been designed so that the beams run parallel with the rear facing wall. So i understand that usually if they were running perpendicular, the beams would key into the existing wall and be supported by the load bearing...
  11. G

    Extension built can I remove old beams

    Hi Guys, Looking to get a roofer's advice to avoid a potential roof collapse. My house has been extended in the past with what seems to be a well done job (the far end of most of the pictures. However they seem to have left a few old beams which have no function other than to support a TV...
  12. T

    Cavity tray required below a bifold door?

    Is a cavity required below a bifold door? My architect has sent me drawings and it’s showing a cavity tray with weep holes below the bifold, I’m presuming it may be there to send any water that goes through the frame/sill to the outside (he’s currently away) here’s the part of the drawing...
  13. T

    Trench foundation at boundary? Cavity wall position

    I’m building a rear extension on my end of terrace bungalow, my Architect has specified a 600mm x 1000mm concrete foundation. At the adjoining boundary to next door we have a concrete post fence, the 150mm “toe” of foundation on that side of the 300mm cavity wall will need to go slightly past...
  14. T

    Trench foundation at boundary? Cavity wall position

    I’m building a rear extension on my end of terrace bungalow, my Architect has specified a 600mm x 1000mm concrete foundation. At the adjoining boundary to next door we have a concrete post fence, the 150mm of foundation on that side of the 300mm cavity wall will need to go slightly past the...
  15. C

    Rear extension encroaching foundations

    Hi all, My first time posting on here so thanks in advance for any help! I am planning (and have permission for) a single storey, 4 metre depth extension on my end of terrace 1930s house. Our neighbours already have a 3 metre single storey extension and we have dug a trial pit to discover...
  16. E

    How Detailed Do Builders WANT An Extension Spec / Schedule To Be?

    Hi, I'm having a rear extension built (architect has drawn plans), and soon want to contact builders for quotes etc. Expecting the build alone to be ~£80k+. Currently, I've no building details/specifications whatsoever - just drawings of the brickwork (no drawings of how existing parts of the...
  17. M

    Tado installation help

    Hello, I had a wee troll through the forums and could not find the answer to my specific question, so that's the reason for this thread. I just bought the Tado with extension kit and am trying to install it onto my Worchester combi boiler and current Drayton Digistat SCR wireless system. I...
  18. P

    Extension french door - changing locks

    I am looking to change the cylinder locks on my French doors. The door on the right is easy to do, with removing the screw from inside. However on the left door, this is not accessible as easily. IMG_20191201_154426 by Phoebian posted 2 Dec 2019 at 8:00 AM From what I can see, this plastic...
  19. Auric

    Advice on the order of renovation works

    Hi all I'm moving into a new house, we got it for a bargain because it's in pretty poor condition. Floor plan Photos I'm not sure about the order in which we should do work to it. The 'essentials' that need doing are: -Rip up the carpet and restore wooden floors (DIY) -Repair/replace any...
  20. N

    Overhang of eaves - deed of easement?

    Hoping someone can help as struggling to find anything online. We are getting an extension and a small part of the roof will overhang the side of our neighbours garage. (They have wasted space at the side that is not big enough to access) The neighbours are fine with this and also fine to allow...
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