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    UFH pipe leak in uncommissioned system??

    I have an uncommissioned wet underfloor heating system in screed. Yesterday the joiner was screwing into the newly tiled floors and may have potentially screwed into a UFH pipe (on the borderline of pipes). The pressure gauge on the UFH manifold was showing around 1.5 bar and dropped to around...
  2. K

    Poor Service (plumber left leaks)

    Hello, please can anyone offer advice? We recently had a new vanity unit, bath panel and radiator installed by a local plumber. He charged us £350 for labour and £50 for small consumables and new tap. He asked for a deposit upfront, which we paid. He then proceeded to swap and change his dates...
  3. J

    Sagging finlock gutters and leaks?

    Good evening, I have recently moved into a 1960s bungalow with a dormer. We started to get leaks in the living room after a couple of weeks of moving in. You can clearly see the history of botch jobs to hide the leaks and damage to the ceiling boards. The finlock guttering sags outside the...
  4. Dangardener

    Leak from chimney breast/roof

    Hello, I recently moved into a house and there’s water leaking from the point where the roof meets the chimney breast. I’ve put a bucket down which has caught some water. The roof was completely redone 2 years ago because of the leak, the outside chimney stack and flashings have also been...
  5. L

    Repairing a GRP roof (ed.)

    I’m currently in the middle of an extension with a flat roof, parapet wall and a sky lantern. The flat roof has a GRP surface. We have had pretty substantial leaks at the edges below the parapet wall and also the corners of the roof lantern. I think plan A for my builder is currently to put...
  6. Tommy Peanuts

    How to change washer on Beaumont Brassware tap?

    After managing to unscrew the top cowling of this tap, I can see a nut underneath. But I can't budge it. I'm assuming I should be trying to unscrew it, or should I be doing something else to sort this out? Photo here Any advice gratefully received.
  7. mindy3

    Shower Leaking...from grout?

    Hi All, I really would appreciate advice on the following; Bathroom was completely stripped back to bare brick. Shower area was created with a small partitioned wall for water pipes to hide behind. Dry lined with water resistant plaster board. Plaster board sealed prior to professional tiler...
  8. M

    Unblock external gully drain (Possible solution) Opinions and advice please.

    Hi Guys, The outdoor garden drain is blocked quite severely with years of fat, oils, grease build etc.. Most likely from the previous owner of the home, with the addition to my own. The problem started as I noticed my kitchen sink was not allowing water to drain and was coming back up. I...
  9. M

    Dry rot? Or efflorescence on plastered wall after damp?

    Hello, Could someone please help me identify what this could be? I had a leaking pipe in my utility room- for a very long time. It was under the laminate floor and went unnoticed. This is now fixed. In the utility room I also use a condenser, which leaked allot. This no longer gets used...
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    Leaking Shower

    Hello, I have a problem with a shower leaking and have been advised that the shower screen needs removing and then sealing up properly and reattaching. I have no doubts this is the problem as I could see the water coming through below. For this they have estimated it would take 3-4 hours. I...
  11. P

    Replacing ground floor pipework

    Our house was converted from an old barn in 1986. The builder installed microbore central heating with the ground floor pipes buried in the slab. Unsurprisingly, we have just suffered a pretty major leak which drops the pressure from 2 bar to zero in 15 minutes. The walls in the area are...