mortar bed

  1. M

    Mortar or Concrete bed? For sloped shower pan.

    Hi All, Just finishing my wet room. I have a linear drain in the end embedded and secured levelled into the concrete floor. I am now ready to do the wet room slope pan. I have placed two pieces of strip wood on each side and raised them accordingly to my slope measurements. I will use these...
  2. M

    Slope Mortar bed (Shower pan) wetroom stage. What to do?

    Hi All, I have installed my linear drain, levelled and position it in place with concrete and followed this with levelling compound a couple of weeks after to smooth and level the floor. I am now ready to create my mortar bed slope (Shower pan) from the curb step to the drain however I want...
  3. R

    Gable overhang too big for dry verge?

    Hi, The roof overhang at the gable end of my parents house is closer to 100mm than the 50mm that I believe is standard. The mortar bed is now cracking and falling away in big chunks. My mum has been advised that it’s not possible to replace the mortar with a dry verge without a complete...
  4. acurachris

    Mortar thickness for first course

    Hi I've seen posts on this before but slightly different thickness of mortar! I need four courses to my block and beams from the foundation bottom. The foundation is pretty level although it's higher in one corner by about 20mm. The foundation is 310mm down from my finished B&B level at the...
  5. J

    Slate DPC, and max mortar bed size

    I'm doing a single story extension to a 1930's property with a slate DPC. The DPC mortar bed is approx 40mm thick. How should I go about matching this when tying in the extension to the original brickwork? What's the maximum depth mortar bed, and would I need to pack it out with something? A...
  6. R

    New patio on sharp sand and dot & dab

    Hi, About to lay first patio - 20 B&Q large (600x600x35) textured paving slabs, so roughly 3m x 2.4m - with limited traffic as we'll just put low chairs and a garden coffee table on it. I appear to have dug v deep as I ended up putting in 70 large bags (c25kg each) of sub-base, twice more than...