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    Does all D4 glue set in 10 minutes?

    Gluing & screwing ply sheets down to CLS, Toolstation has some cheap (cheaper than Egger) D4, but 10 minutes? Is there a good slower option?
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    Bathroom Ply Subfloor and Tiles

    Hello all, Installing a new bathroom on a timber suspended floor, whilst attempting to get the final floor level as low as possible, and very confused about what I can tile on to! I had imagined I could replace the existing floorboards with 18mm Ply straight onto the joists, and tile directly...
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    Support spacings below 8'x4'x18mm ply substrate?

    The ply substrate is for a click vinyl surface. the cls frame will be sat on rubber pads or low level decking pedestals on rubber pads (on a membrane) I was thinking of using a stud type support framework so that ply edges have landings along their full length? So does the usual 400mm joist...
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    having a huge dormer built.

    We are in the process of having a huge dormer built. The approved drawings the builder is working from says single layer membrane roof covering bonded to19mm plywood, also sides from 25mm plywood (exterior grade ply). The builder has used 11mm OSB3 board all over (also gaps all over between...
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    Overboarding with a gap in the floorboards

    I'm retiling my hallway. The previous tiles were on 12mm ply, laid over the Victorian floorboards. After lifting that ply, I've found a gap in the floorboards from where a doorway was moved (see link). In the gap there's the old base of the wall. The centre of it is almost but not quite level...
  6. ahearsum

    bathroom plywood floor in one piece?

    I'm remodelling the bathroom (smallish 2m x 1.7) as a wetroom. I'm replacing the whole floor: 24mm ply, 6mm tile backer board, electrical underfloor heating, self levelling stuff, 10mm porcelain tiles (300x 600). I may be able to lay the whole ply board (apart from the tray former) as one piece...
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    Sub floor over conc. base: Any suggestions?

    I treated the conc. base with sikka rapid dpm, then put membrane or damp course under the stud soles. I'll cover the whole base with a taped seam membrane anyway. I was thinking of masonry screwing a couple of treated 38x63 CLS down flat directly on the membrane at the base of the stud wall to...
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    Decking batten pedestals - used internally, price etc

    I'm converting a car port which has a concrete base; the base isn't exactly flat, am thinking of putting engineered click over 3/4" structural ply, on batten/decking pedestals. I thought that pedestals would take the faff out of getting it level. There will be a damp course. I thought that...
  9. cwhaley

    Gazebo Overhang

    I built a decked area with a gazebo above it. I laid 18mm ply on the top with felt which lips over the edges by about 6". Unfortunately I didn't calculate the overhang right. As a result of this, driving rain gets into the gazebo from all sides. Currently it's soaking wet. I'm a bit gutted about...
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    Replacing floorboards between bathroom and landing

    Hello! I am currently renovating my house and have hit a dilemma with some flooring between the bathroom and landing. Please see the image below Bathroom floor / Hallway edge (annotated) by Samkio posted 18 Jul 2019 at 7:33 PM The image above shows the entrance to the bathroom from the...
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    Will wood primer cause surface delamination in ply pipe boxing?

    5.5mm and 9mm hardwood ply services boxing in a kitchen. Will wood primer cause delamination? I'd like to end up with the same paint on the box and adjacent walls, not too worried about cracking between varying substrates as there's already breeze and stud walls so plenty of corner cracking...
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    Replace 18mm chipboard t&g with 12mm ply

    1st floor galley kitchen job (3m x 2m): I want to put click vinyl down but don't want the click to raise the finished floor level so I figure on replacing the 18mm chipboard sub with 12mm ply? Any thoughts? Do I need additional floor support perp to joists? At what ctrs? What size additional...
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    Guys need your advice ! flooring advice please. Lady project

    Hi Guys, :(:( Currently wanting to relay a new laminate flooring on the upstairs bedrooms, have stripped the old laminate flooring to the floorboards which I have fixed, some were creaking which I have now screwed back into the joint timber, however I would like surface to be flat and level...
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    Line plywood board upstairs on bedroom floorboards.

    Hi Guys, Currently wanting to relay a new laminate flooring on the upstairs bedrooms, have stripped the old laminate flooring to the floorboards which I have fixed, some were creaking which I have now screwed back into the joint timber, however I would like surface to be flat and level which I...
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    Uneven Ply over Floorboards

    Hi I'm trying to put down hardwood flooring over floorboards. I've put down 5.5cm thick ply to cover the uneven floorboards. I know the ply should prob be thicker but I got it cheap. I've screwed down the ply but I get uneven bits (bumps) where the ply is screwed to parts of the floorboards...
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    Ply for cladding or battens?

    I'm thinking about materials to clad my garden room in and was going for ply panels or battens which I want to stain/paint black. Ideally with ply I'd like to see some wood grain through it, but am confused about the different types of ply. Marine ply is too expensive and possibly overkill, WBP...
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    Tiled Kitchen Work Surface - OSB3 vs Ply vs Moisture-Resistant-MDF

    I am building a large work-surface that will be used for serving and preparing food and collecting dirty dishes. It will be made out of sheet board, and then tiled on top. The edges will be sealed with metal angle. Which of these materials are suitable? OSB2 OSB3 Softwood Plywood Hardwood...
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    Plywood flooring - hardwood or softwood?

    Hi, I'm considering plywood for flooring (the main floor - not subfloor) throughout the ground floor of our new house. Considering buying sheets and cutting it into floorboards & treating it myself. Should I go for hardwood ply or softwood ply, and any particular grade and thickness? (I'm...
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    Fixing sloping cracked concrete floor

    Hi all Hope to obtain some advice on the following: In our first floor flat the kitchen floor is quite uneven and has a slope. The height difference between one end and the other is 2". The surface is concrete and has some cracks in the middle. We've investigated by removing some concrete and...
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    Laying Karndean on ply subfloor in bathroom

    I am having a small bathroom redone and want to lay Karndean da Vinci wood effect planks in the bathroom but am struggling to get sensible answers to some questions as follows - 1. The current subfloor is damaged chipboard. This will be replaced with 25mm WBP ply as part of the refit. The area...
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