1. F

    New vanity unit - big holes around pipes

    Hi, Not sure if this is the correct sub forum, but we've had a new vanity unit and basin installed in our WC. The fitter has left 4 gaping holes around the pipes in the wall. Who would I need to call to get these covered as much as possible. This is currently a big risk and an invitation for...
  2. M

    Burying cable

    I’m making preparations for burying an electric vehicle charger cable to be installed by British Gas. I’m digging the hole 450mm deep and have been told to put 150mm of sand covering the ducting. I’m preparing it as per BG instructions and taking photos. my question is what type of sand to...
  3. D

    Hole in roof felt under ridge tile.

    Hi, I've recently moved into a house and have discovered this hole in the roof felt. My initial reaction was of course looks terrible and I need to patch right away. I've discovered that it is however right underneath the one vented ridge tile, so I'm wondering if at some point it was opened up...
  4. K

    Two flat vent channel ductings through one external hole

    Hi All Is it fine to run two rectangular 204x60 channel ductings (one on top of the other) through a single external hole as shown in the enclosed drawing? Drilling a second hole is not possible. The two flat channels each 204x60 would go through single rectangular hole 204x120 and would be...
  5. A

    Fixing a tv to the wall

    Hi everyone. I am trying to fit a tv to the wall and would very much appreciate some help. Upon getting a tv bracket and drilling into what i thought was a solid wall diving our living room and bedroom, the wall isnt a solid wall after all. I have 60mm of some material that is soft, plasteboard...
  6. B

    Repairing old hearth and filling large hole

    Hi there, This is my first post and have been searching the Internet for someone with a similar issue. I have opened up the fireplace and have removed an old metal Ash box which has left a large hole in the floor. I am looking for the best solution to help infill the hole which is around 20 x...
  7. Amober

    Massive hole in the garden

    We have removed two 1000l underground water tanks from under the rotten decking in our garden. We are now stuck on how to fill them. My partner wants to break up a pile of bricks we have in the garden and use with sand that was under a brick patio we removed, however this appears to be just...
  8. adamthriver

    Filling a Large Hole in the garden

    Hi everyone, We inherited a very large and deep hole in the garden. It is about 15 meters x 15 meters and about 1.5 meter deep. It was probably dug out with the intention of creating a large pond but just left there. We would like to fill it up so the final thing is a levelled garden, but would...
  9. R

    Big and deep hole/cracks above window frame.

    Hi everyone. About to paint our bedroom but there are worrying cracks/ holes above the window that I have been avoiding thinking about until now. I was going to fill them with polyfilla but having had a good look at them, they are worse than I originally thought. Any advice would be welcome...
  10. R

    Broken concrete at the base of the soil pipe

    At the base of the soil pipe leading to the drain, there is a hole in the concrete which reveals the main sewer pipe. What is the best way to repair the hole?
  11. A

    How do I fix this hole in a plaster wall corner?

    Help would be appreciated - what do I need to do here?
  12. M

    Gap Between Garage Roof & Wall

    Hello, Hopefully a straightforward question (and hopefully I'm posting this in the right place), I have little to no DIY skills, but I'm working on it! We have an old Garage/Outbuilding that has been in a state of disrepair since long before we bought the house. We finally have a bit of time...
  13. Pie&Chips

    What to repair this black layer with?

    Hi all, I have taken the skirtings off a late 60s/early 70s building and in some areas there was damage caused by the nails as seen in the picture. I am filling these with a rapid set cement based mortar. The question I have is that there is a smooth, rubbery feeling black coating that...
  14. T

    Guidance or regulations for making holes in external walls

    I need to put a hole through the external wall for a kitchen extractor and there's already a couple of other holes in the vicinity. I can't find any regs or official guidance for how large a hole you can make and how far they should be from other holes, openings etc. Is anyone here aware of...
  15. D

    Oak pilot holes for coach screws

    Should pilots be larger than the root of the screw? Thank you Dain
  16. N

    Filling a screw hole in tile

    I want to move my shower's glass holder further, so that leaves the old hole in the tile, with a wall plug in it. How do I remove the wall plug, and how do I fill the tile with (beige) filler? Or, what filler do I use? Pictures attached.
  17. cwhaley

    Curtain Rail

    I know curtain rails have been done to death on here, but I can't find anything specific for my query... I put a curtain rail up last year into a bay window. It is a fairly wide bay with large thermal curtains with lots of weight to them. Naturally the area above the window is peppered with...
  18. E

    Cut hole for washing machine waste pipe in kitchen unit side

    Hi, I need to create a new hole for my washing machine waste pipe as it currently gets squashed by the built in dishwasher next to it. In photo attached current pipe goes through hole at the top and you can see is squashed. I need a hole like the lower one to feed the waste pipe through as I...
  19. E

    Create hole in kitchen unit side for washer waste pipe

    Hi, I need to create a new hole for my washing machine waste pipe as it currently gets squashed by the built in dishwasher next to it. In photo attached current pipe goes through hole at the top and you can see is squashed. I need a hole like the lower one to feed the waste pipe through as I...
  20. D

    What size hole for 6x100 Easydrive concrete screws?

    Easydrive seem to be a bit shy of providing hole spec.. The 6x100 have 6mm thread diameter, slightly unsurprisingly (with 4.8mm shank). They're going in to a concrete blockwork wall. Is there a general rule for hole sizes? Thank you Dain