repair

  1. Gavinnixon

    Help please with sandstone windowsill repair

    Hoping someone can give me some help and advice! I’ll attach photos for reference. I’m attempting to repair my sandstone windowsill. The top of the sill is in pretty good condition and I’m in the process of getting all the old paint off and sanding it down to the stone. However the underside...
  2. Gavinnixon

    Sandstone windowsill repair

    Hoping someone can give me some help and advice! I’ll attach photos for reference. I’m attempting to repair my sandstone windowsill. The top of the sill is in pretty good condition and I’m in the process of getting all the old paint off and sanding it down to the stone. However the underside...
  3. B

    Repairing random rubble wall after chimney breast removal

    I have recently removed loads of chimney breast from the ground and first floor in my property. On the first floor and in the loft, the breast wasn't tied into the party wall so it was very easy to remove. Downstairs the breast was tied in to the random rubble wall and removing it was a...
  4. A

    Repair or replace cracked toilet cistern

    I have the following close coupled toilet and the ceramic cistern has cracked. Tenant say it happened by itself. Looking at the crack is this believable or do you guys reckon is due to some accidental or other impact? I understand cisterns can crack over time due to temperature changes or...
  5. M

    Tudor boards slight rot at bottom, splice section, what resin/filler?

    I need to repair some Tudor boards, as there is a small amount of rot at the bottom of a couple of boards. I would like to splice in a new section... probably around 100mm tall. Is there some type of filler or resin I could use to glue the new sections in? something waterproof and flexible. I...
  6. A

    Entrance door canopy repair

    Hi, I need to repair my front door canopy. I am DYI capable but I'm not sure how to approach this one. As I was getting ready to repaint it I have noticed that some of the plaster is coming off. It would appear that the canopy is covered in plasterboard and then there is a thin layer of render...
  7. barnsley7

    repairing old creaky stair treads

    I want to repair an old creaky staircase for a friend on a small budget. it's an old house and taking out the existing staircase or treads are not an option. So can I just place a piece of hardwood or plywood straight on top of each existing tread. There will be a carpet going on top with...
  8. bettz1

    Repairing garden gate?

    My partners parents were going to chop up and burn a damaged garden gate they were going to install before being given a replacement. Am I right in thinking a bit of exterior wood filler, sand down and paint would fix it? Would the wood filler be ok in all weather's etc? I've got some Toupret...
  9. S

    Crack Repair Help

    Happy Easter all, I am currently redecorating my bathroom and I am trying to repair a crack in the ceiling. I discovered that the crack was due to the board moving and this was due to the original plasterboarder using a ridiculously small piece of scrap timber to increase the joist width and...
  10. P

    uPVC door with window - window now loose and air gap...

    There now is a gap on the outside of the door and the inside of the door betwen the uPVC frame and the window. Not sure how to tackle this and if it can be resolved easily. I would say the gap between the frame and the window on the outside is maybe 4mm in places and about 2mm on the inside.
  11. J

    Repair aluminium recoil pull start without welding - Help

    Apologize if this is not related to car repair but still about mechanical equipment and maybe someone could help me. I have picked up from a friend an old Sthil petrol cutter which had all the nuts holding the recoil pull start completely locked. Look like they attempted to unscrew and with...
  12. S

    Broken bathroom cabinet pivot hinge

    Hi guys Does anyone have an idea on how I can repair this broken bathroom cabinet bracket/hinge which snapped off yesterday? (The pivot pin snapped off). I cannot find a replacement anywhere on Google as nobody seems to make the part. It’s a pivot hinge which screws on to a bracket on the...
  13. A

    Plastering after cornice removal

    Hi, I'm hoping you could help me. I just removed some old polystyrene cornice from my wall/ceiling and can see the wall was only skimmed up to the cornice, not behind it. So now there is a dip where the cornice was with some glue marks. What's the best way to clean this up? EasiFill or standard...
  14. B

    Cracked render

    Hi, we bought a house on a new development 2 years ago, the house was a couple of years old at the time, so is now around 4 years old. A crack has now appeared in the render above the front door. I have approached a company to see if they can repair it but, based on the pictures, they have...
  15. DM7

    Please share your opinion on price/time to complete this job

    Hello, I have recently been taking on repair jobs as a self-employed trader for an estate agency that manages landlords properties. When I started taking on jobs for them I was originally asking for a flat rate of around £20-25 per hour. But then they asked me to work for £10 per hour, which...
  16. 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...
  17. J

    Fixing gaps in a Concrete Door Step.

    I was wondering what forum readers would suggest to fill in horizontal gaps between a front door step and the door. They are not huge gaps. I think its just caused by shrinkage as the house is about 60 years old. I was thinking something along the lines of a mastic sealant as I want to be easy...
  18. Bishop m

    Difficult to reach shared downpipe

    Semi detached house with one downpipe on my side has come away from the gutter (think it's blocked at the dog leg aswell). Problem is that it's above 2 extensions that form a valley so can't get a ladder up. Got someone to have a look and he's suggested tricky scaff job and 2 new downpipes at...
  19. P

    Boiler Flume pipe disconnected Urgent advice needed?

    I have been having a problem with my roof leaking. Its recently been fixed but went up in to loft today as had been heavy raining just to check it was fixed. whilst up in loft I noticed that what I believe is the flume pipe from boiler that goes up through house in to loft and out roof had...
  20. M

    Existing drop kerb, pavement, needs repair

    Hello all I’ve a drop kerb at my house (been there before I bought it) and park on the drive. Been in the house a good few years, and the pavement area of the drop kerb is turning to rubble. Who’s responsibility is the upkeep of said drop kerb/pavement? TIA
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