1. samiebon1

    Exposed fire place boarding

    Unearthed the original fire place yesterday after it was completely bricked up. Looking for advice on how to board up completely - my current thoughts were: - chimney sweep flue - bung flu with balloon/insulation (cap chimney with vent in due course) - scrub remaining soot/salts - batten the...
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    Plasterboard protruding

    Door for utility has no archatrave framing and it is flush with the plasterboards one side however not on the other, pic below showing what it looks like, what would be best way to sort this? Maybe sande it to a chamfer or would it be better to cut some of it away so that I can fit some...
  3. SS-ProjectBuild

    Flat Roof Structure...what nails to use?

    Hi Guys, I will be attempting to frame my own 100sqm flat roof my self! Will be using 9x3 timber all round.... what type of nails and sizes do you suggest fo this size timber? I will also be creating a trimmer for part of the roof...what is the best way to bond the 2 timbers....nails or bolts...
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    Supporting loft conversion landing - what would you do?

    Evening folk, I was wondering if you helpful lot could give some suggestions on how to frame the new floor landing of a loft conversion. Basically I'm having a double dormer loft conversion which is set over two levels. They are accessed by a dog leg staircase, the first flight of which...
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    Knocking out load-bearing wall (in USA)

    Hi all, I am new to DIY and am looking for advice for knocking out a bricked up wall that is part of a poured basement foundation to put in a small 6x7' garage door. My main concern is what to do regarding a beam since this is a load bearing wall to the exterior. Am I safe to create an 8" wide...
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    Knowing where the soffit stops and epdm

    Hi, Can anyone show me an image of how the framing of the fascia and soffit should meet the pitched roof. I've been told by neighbour builder that the fascia and soffit should go all the way into the roof and then lead all over that. Fact is there is an internal gable wall stopping that and it...
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    Can you frame a partition wall on an uneven concrete floor?

    Hi All, I have a concrete floor which is pretty uneven, full of steep local dips and rises of more than 12mm, and far from level. I will be levelling it with latex or something, as it needs to be approaching SR1 for the floor covering. Some of the floor is newly laid (replacing excavated bit)...