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    Glued Flooring over screed and UFH

    We are in the middle of a small kitchen extension and have installed wet UFH over insulation and screed which was laid on 13th December. We have engineered wood flooring to be installed on top (glue down). Our builder is now saying because the flooring is glue down it will need more drying time...
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    Garage Conversion floor

    We are beginning a garage conversion and need to achieve a U-Value of 0.22 with the floor. The suggestion to achieve this is 100mm Celotex insulation. The existing floor to ceiling is 248cm but at the front of the garage its slightly lower at 237cm. I believe building the 100mm Celotex floor...
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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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    Uneven flooring (transitioning from one room to another)

    Hi, I am looking for a transitioning strip for uneven flooring in between the bedroom (7mm, lvt) and the ensuite (30mm, porcelain tiles). I cannot find a variable height t-bar that covers the 23mm gap. What else can be used?
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    Remove bounce from a suspended floor

    Hi, I want to reduce the bounce in my suspended timber floor in the Dining room. The floor has overlay screeded UFH with an engineered wood finish and will bounce slightly if you are in the middle of the room. I have access from below via a basement, where the joists are approx 230mm x 45mm...
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    First time laying laminate - a few questions

    Some info: I've got 10mm laminate, going onto 5mm foam gold foil backed underlay with a chipboard subfloor. Questions: 1. Do you need to run the underlay up the wall a few inches instead of just flush to the wall edges, then cut it away at the end? Why is this? Seems a faff with the spacers...
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    Screed on insulation which thickness?

    Hello is there a rule for the maximum thickness of screed i should use? My garage conversion has around 20cm concrete. I am going to put 100mm PIR insulation on top of the DPM. how thick can i apply the screed? 50mm?
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    New build - sloping floors upstairs

    Hi all, Thank you in advance for your help. We’ve very recently moved into a new build property and after having instructed a snagging company to snag, they have highlighted that some of the upstairs floors are uneven and out of NHBC tolerance which I understand is 3mm deviation across 1 metre...
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    Builder assumed I’m getting carpet throughout…

    So did a loft conversion and the builder did the staircase in the way they think it should be done - assuming all carpets in the house, except I’ve stated it clearly that we intend to get wood flooring in the loft. So the issue is they made the top stair step flush with the subfloor, rather...
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    Looking for some laminate flooring bought years ago from B&Q

    Hi, I know this not very likely, but I was wondering if anyone might know where I could buy some laminate flooring exactly like this: https://www.diy.com/departments/5013599004217-tileloc-farmhouse-stone-tile-eff-2-50sqm/37776_BQ.prd My mother has this flooring in her kitchen (bought from B&Q...
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    Screeding over caberflooring.

    Hi, Will be taking up my floorboards in an upstairs bathroom and fitting caberflooring of which needs to be screeded to be made level as it's about 11mm out. I've bought Mapei Ultraplan 3240 Self-Levelling Compound 25kg...
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    Damp and rotting skirting board

    Hope this is the right forum category for this, apologies if not. Long story short... we had a shelving unit pushed up against a wall in the living room of the house, it's been there between one and two years. Moved it away recently and found a damp patch on the carpet around 1.5 ft long by 1...
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    Eves loft storage space - to board or not to board?

    Am having a hip to gable loft conversion done hopefully this Summer. I've heard in some quarters that the eves cupboard storage space should not be insulated and boarded up in order to allow flow of air. Yet many people apparently have this done, either to avoid drafts, heat loss, or for...
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    Floorboard transition between rooms

    Hello everyone. Happy friday. I am looking for advice on how to finish this strip between two exposed floorboard rooms… There used to be a raised tradition strip that was a trip hazard. I would ideally like to keep the new transition level with the floor. I was thinking to trim the edges of...
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    Laying flooring over concrete

    I have recently purchased a house with an old extension, leading up to the extension the floor is suspended and the back 2 metre of the house is concrete. The concrete seems dry with no signs of damp and previously they had T&G chipboard screwed directly to the the concrete with laminate on top...
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    Drying out after burst pipe - condensation on DPM

    The day after I stopped to "relax" for Xmas , our converted outhouse/office water pipe burst :confused: Thus, xmas was a chaos of ripping up the flooring and borrowing heaters and dehumidifers and running to and fro to the tip. The chipboard floor was sodden, and the mineral wool insulation...
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    Carpet Queries

    Hi all, I’m looking to get my carpets changed as cheaply as possible. This is purely because where I’m staying is a short term solution however the carpets desperately need to be changed because firstly they STINK and secondly it’s a very old fashioned and busy pattern. Anyway, my max budget is...
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    Laying solid wood flooring around base of stairs

    Hi there, I'm laying a solid herringbone floor and have reached a tricky area - the base of the stairs. We are thinking about undercutting the stair stringers, newel post and riser by 6-8mm to allow for an expansion gap, so that when completed, the wood floor will look like it neatly touches...
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    stopping chipboard creaking

    Hi all I recently moved in to a new house. Before laying carpets i tried very hard to stop the chipboard flooring from creacking when you walk over it. Itspretty load everywhere! First I pulled up all the nails (long process) and replace with flooring screws, this stopped some of the really...
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    Karndean over underlay?

    Hello, I'm planning to lay Karndean Korlok in my flat. I've removed my old engineered wood floor. Underneath that I have a 6mm black rubber Tredaire underlay for acoustic insulation. Do I have to remove it before laying the Karndean? Their instructions say their flooring needs no underlay, but...
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