semi-detached

  1. L

    Sound insulation / noise transfer between houses

    Hoping someone can advise on sound insulation between houses as we're looking to move this year. This seems a tricky aspect of house buying for light sleepers / shift workers / anyone who just likes a bit of peace and quiet. We can't really tell just from a viewing or two whether noise could be...
  2. L

    House construction & detached vs semi/terraced

    Not sure if DIYnot is the best place for this question but I can't think where else to ask, so here goes... I'm hoping someone in the building trade or just experienced in these things can offer some general advice when it comes different house constructions. To give a bit of background - for...
  3. rystaman

    Is this brick damage anything to worry about? (Potential damp)

    Hi all, Currently in the process of purchasing a 3-bed semi-detached house built in 1971 and have a couple of concerns about the condition of some of the bricks at the front of the house (which is north-facing). Firstly the below - I have no idea what this would be but looks like a crack all...
  4. I

    1930s staircase - self supporting? Project based.

    Evening all. I’m looking for a bit of advice on a little project I’m hoping to complete over Easter. Currently our tumble drier and washing machine sit proudly under our stairs. Electric, ventilation and water are already in there - but it’s a pain, as there’s not really enough space for a...
  5. T

    Vinyl and plumbing’s issues kitchen

    We bought a 70s semi (ex Council ) and behind the dishwasher and washing machine there is a strong musty smell and the vinyl is all ripped. It also seems like the wall needs plastering . Would we need a whole new kitchen or just new vinyl ? Also how to fill the massive hole where the pipe...
  6. B

    Neighbour noise in every room. Why and what to do?

    Hi, I can't think of a better place to put this question so have put here. Basically I have noisy neighbours who are up all night most nights until 5am with visitors arriving and leaving at all hours. Selling is not my plan , yet. Sound is travelling through every surface and makes it sound...
  7. S

    20cm set back rule for lofts

    We are getting a rear loft built and I am confused about the 20cm set back rule, in particular on how it relates to the side of the house. We have a three-bed semi. The original roof sloped in from all three sides( hipped roof I believe in the technical jargon ). The roof has been removed...
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