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    Rain Water Damage Via Broadband Duct

    We live in a new build (2015) and have recently discovered rainwater has been entering under the floor via the phoneline/broadband duct. The green box is at a higher elevation and the duct didn't have either sufficient drainage or wasn't sealed properly when the property was built meaning it...
  2. M

    Rotten floors

    Hi, We took up the flooring on a house we've recently moved into (5 different layers of laminate and lino!) to find the floorboards and joists pretty rotten in places. We're going to replace all the joists and wall plates on top of the sleeper walls, but try and keep as many of the old...
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    Finishing Oak Planks

    Hi (again) All Continuing the ongoing summerhouse saga, we are now into the final stages. The oak plank flooring is fitted, and next week I will be sanding them down ready for finishing. These are solid oak planks. The walls will be clad in unfinished pine T&G ( may well be washed or painted at...
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    Self Levelling Compound ok to lay?

    Hi, I laid Mapei self levelling compound in my kitchen and hall Wednesday morning but it still seems like areas are still damp/ not fully dry. They are hard to touch and feel the same as the other areas but are of a darker colour. They also don’t seem to be improving with a fan/heat. Reckon...
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    Damp / wet concrete floor

    I have a utility room with a concrete floor. When it rains I've noticed the floor gets wet. Right outside this room are two drains - one is for the kitchen sink and boiler/washing machine waste trap and the other is for the guttering drain pipe from the utility room. There is also another hole...
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    LVT Click Underlay Suggestions

    Hi, I’m laying Click LVT to my kitchen and downstairs hallway - about 15m2 in total. I have an old concrete floor to lay on but where it’s been latexes over the years, there is some slight undulation peaks/troughs. I’m also over laying some old asbestos floor tiles in the hall. Is there a...
  7. J

    Walls or floor first

    Hi, I'm renovating my upstairs bathroom and have taken the walls back the the brick, and replaced the ceiling with PIR + new plasterboard. I will be replacing the existing floorboards with 18mm plywood but I'm unsure whether I should: 1. Plasterboard the walls, then underfloor plumbing, then...
  8. S

    What product to fill a dip in latex based self levelling compound

    We've had a bit of a nightmare with getting a floor that is suitable for a level finish (carpet tiles in our case) which has dragged on since August. Our extension, internal dimensions 9.7m by 5.1m, has a block and beam construction. The room is going to hold a full size snooker table at one...
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    Insulating 1960's bungalow dormer bedroom and loft

    Hi, Looking for some advice and comments on insulating an old 1960's bungalow, specifically the loft area which has been split and one side converted into a dormer room. Essentially one side is the old loft area, and the other was converted and is the older style dormer room (pic attached). I...
  10. S

    Help needed - broken screed in corner

    Hi I’ve just pulled up the carpet and underlay in the dining room before some new wood flooring goes down next week and found that a piece of screed in the corner of the room is badly cracked / damaged. The piece looks like it’s separated from the rest of the screed and I can push it down...
  11. M

    Advice for laying vinyl tiles/planks on top of ceramic tiles in conservatory

    Hi all, I would like to lay some softer and warmer flooring on top of an existing ceramic tiled floor in our conservatory. Not sure exactly what we want to use yet, but something like the faux wood Karndean planks we had in our previous house. We don't use the conservatory much so it will...
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    How to Locate Creaking Floor "Sweet Spot"

    I live in a basement flat. I'm having a real problem with a loud and very irritating squeaking/creaking bit of floor from the flat immediately above. It's just one spot - the noise it makes is identical every time. Upstairs it's laminate flooring on top of some kind of timber as a subfloor -...
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    Rainwater Ingress Via Front Door?

    The Problem I've got an issue whereby water is getting into my house whenever there is moderate-heavy rain. This is a new build from 2015 (maybe that's not so new now...) I suspect it is coming in via the front door, but there is no visual evidence of water ingress anywhere - however, walking...
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    Ground floor feeling colder after floor insulation

    Hello everyone. I'm hoping someone could assist me with a bit of a dilemma. Around 2020, we carried out some renovation to our 1930's semi-detached home. As part of the renovation, the whole ground underfloor, which is suspended with a metre or less drop, was insulated with mineral/rock wool...
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    Therma-Foil - Use on Floors

    Has anybody used or had experience with the specific brand, "Therma-Foil"? https://www.therma-foil.co.uk/shop2/ I am considering using it as both some form of insulation and a vapor barrier. I have a suspended wooden floor, well ventilated below with air-bricks that are all clear. The company...
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    Door not closing properly, rubbing the floor

    Hi, I have a problem with my front door. Maybe it is good to say that I live on the lowest floor of an apartment complex and was thinking if there is something serious going on with the structure as the door is bent in the bottom half. The apartment is built in 2005. What could be the issue...
  17. Micky87

    Hole in laminate flooring.

    My child just dropped a hard toy on the floor and left a nice big dent in it. Just wondering what the best way to repair this is. I've no spare floorboards left.
  18. S

    Removing concrete patch in suspended timber floor

    This forum has been really helpful in the run-up to undertaking a partial renovation of a Victorian terraced house. I’m intending to sand and finish the pine floorboards in the dining room area, however there appears to be a patch of concrete or similar material in the corner of the room, as...
  19. J

    Concrete floor advice

    Hi, new to forum and seeking some advice/ guidance. I have a concrete floor and have removed skirting. However it appears the concrete floor was poured after the skirting so I have now have a small gap around the perimeter of the room. Deeper than 5mm (so am thinking self levelling compound...
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    Need help with uneven concrete floor

    Hello, before installing LVT I need to even out the concrete floor but it's difficult how I should proceed.. Should I use self levelling compound or concrete + sand?? Thank you The first picture - 2 to 4mm gap between lounge and dining room The second picture - 8 to 12 mm gap between kitchen...
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