1. D

    Replaced an outside light, what is best to seal it with?

    Looking for a recommendation on a sealant please. I've just replaced an old outside light. The new one didn't come with any gasket! What's the best sealant for a metal outside light on brick. Can acetoxy cure be used or will it react with the brick or metal?
  2. O

    Bath / Shower silicone questions

    About a year into a new bathroom, the silicone started peeling away from the bath and getting mouldy. It gradually detached along most of the length of the bath. I've put this off for a while but now decided to try and tackle this myself. The bath is Carronite (acrylic) so I wondered if maybe...
  3. bettz1

    Help identifying silicone colour

    Need some help in identifying the colour silicone we've got in our kitchen. Long story short Mrs wanted to use dc fix then changed her mind after I'd taken off the silicone in preparation :mad: We thought it was brown but when we looked in wickes brown was too dark. Could it be buff...
  4. JD2012

    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...
  5. R

    How to fill large gaps at bottom of plasterboard wall

    So I just had a new chipboard floor glued and screwed in after adding noggins and levelling the joists. There are gaps between the edge of the chipboard and the blockwork, up to 15mm. There is a gap between the dot and dab wall and the new floor of up to 40mm high amd 30mm deep and also the void...
  6. P

    Shower tray - sealing question

    Just fitted a large and heavy stone shower tray onto a mortar bed. I forgot to run silicon sealant around the edges, before tanking with liquid latex and adhesive repair tape from Aquaseal. The tape overlaps onto the shower tray, making a waterproof seal all around it. Do I now need to cut the...
  7. Rob Farley

    Shower Enclosure gone rotten

    Hi, apologies if this is the wrong section. I'm in a bit of a pickle, our shower has started leaking, a lot, and it looks like there had been a small leak for a while that soaked through the grout (or round it) and destroyed the plasterboard behind it, this in turn allowed movement which made...
  8. B

    Does clear sealant look milky when applied?

    I need to replace the sealant between Caesarstone worktop and upstand, as in places it is starting to peel and in others is discoloured. The current sealant is opaque and milky, which is the effect I want. But having never used "clear" sealant before I just need to know that this how it will...
  9. S

    Sealing edges of garage ceiling

    I have an attached garage, which is part of an extension that was built in 2003. It is unheated but usually stays at least 5c above the outdoor temperature. The ceiling is plaster-boarded and artexed, but there is a gap around the edges, between the plasterboard and wall. It varies in width...
  10. A

    external upvc window sealant gaps

    Hey all, House is around 5yrs old and whilst up fitting christmas lights a few months ago I noticed some pretty big gaps and poor sealant around my 1st floor windows. The windows are always cold, when windy you can feel wind and the cold air from them so I want to solve this. Photo attached...
  11. A

    Staircase skirting edge to plasterboard

    Hi folks, Bear with me as I try to describe this as best as I can, pictures paint a thousand words though so please see those too! In a relatively new build (5yrs old, housebuilder was junk, lots of issues) and it's time to tackle the gaps appearing between the wooden 'large' skirting that...
  12. D

    Does bath rim go underneath tilebacker/Aquapanel?

    Does aquapanel go above the bath with the bath rim slid underneath it, or does it extend below the rim with the bath pushed up to it (plus sealant)? Asking because existing bath rim is 45mm wide but new bath side rim is 90mm wide, which seems a lot. Thank you.
  13. O

    Fixing options for recessed aluminium channel into plasterboard ceiling

    Hi there. I am installing some led tape and want the aluminium channel recessed into the ceiling. I don't want to drill and screw the channel (it creates an unwanted bulge where the tape runs over the screw) so I am wondering what glue/double-sided-tape might be up to the job and whether I need...
  14. S

    Bath Leak

    Hi all Leak appeared in kitchen ceiling. Pulled back bath cover upstairs and looks like water been getting in for some time. Haven't long lived in property. Floorboards and plaster knackered. Removed all existing sealant and resealed with clear and white sealant to get a thick finish. Still no...
  15. L

    Toilet fill valve replacement

    I need to replace a bottom-entry fill valve but there are a few things I'm not sure about. Firstly... the existing (original) valve is a Roca one, and I'm having trouble identifying exactly which part it is because there seem to be at least a couple of different variants out there that look...
  16. R

    woodburner flashing leak easy fix?

    Hi - woodburner - stainless pipe through roof via lead flashing - has storm collar - ok for several years now (after some external sealing with grey lead sealant) though now leaking a bit in intense rain between the double wall pipe and the lead tube. (suspect through rain bouncing off roof...
  17. AlecDIYMAN

    All new Flashing... Opinions please I'm not happy

    My Mums house has a little lean-to with a Poly-carbonate roof which had a Flashing Tape seal. We hired a roofer to fit Lead flashing, this is the result, it's obviously messy, but I'm not sure it's even chased into the wall properly, the pitched part isn't stepped in, and there's a hole at one...
  18. T

    Window frame gap fillers

    We’ve been painting the walls around our windows and to do so we have removed the sealant - the idea was to paint and use a mould resistant sealant (we’ve had condensation and water build up issues before) however the gap is very large. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should use...
  19. D

    Door frame not weatherproof

    I had this door put in but it was all a bit ad hoc so the door reveal was too wide and some add-on pieces were put on (I don't know what the correct term for them is). The interior emulsion is starting to spot with mold along the inside of the frame so obviously it isn't sealed. I think the...
  20. DrWho

    White sealant along non tiled kitchen walls

    The white sealant is neat along the plasterboard walls, I've noticed a 2 to 3 mm kind of line mark along the top of the sealant, like as if there's been a further clear sealant along the top of the white sealant, nothing can be felt apart from the white sealant, what could this be? Is it due to...