1. R

    How to tile on brick wall in shower area?

    Hello all, getting round to renovating the bathroom in our 1909 solid wall red brick house (on first floor) - any advice on what should go behind tiles on an internal brick wall in a shower area (and external brick wall not in shower area)? One tradesperson has said sand and cement render and...
  2. G

    How to smooth top of tiles (don't want trim)

    I've recently had these tiles installed, and would like to smooth the top somehow so I can then paint the top the same colour as the wall (I do not want to use tile trim). The tiles are quite 'rugged' hence the jagged line. I've applied primer. What's the best product / process for smoothing...
  3. K

    Problem walls after removing bathroom tiles

    Currently renovating my bathroom, and while ripping the tiles out ( 2 layers of tiles) I noticed the internal walls are not the standard stud-work and plasterboard. They are very thin like a cardboard material down the middle so I have nothing to mechanically fix new plasterboard to. My initial...
  4. M

    Advice for laying vinyl tiles/planks on top of ceramic tiles in conservatory

    Hi all, I would like to lay some softer and warmer flooring on top of an existing ceramic tiled floor in our conservatory. Not sure exactly what we want to use yet, but something like the faux wood Karndean planks we had in our previous house. We don't use the conservatory much so it will...
  5. S

    Mould between the bathroom tiles

    Hi guys! Our bathroom doesn't have windows, so we need to keep the light and fan on after every shower. Luckily we never take long showers. But even we are being careful, we have mould between tiles as you can see in the pictures. I tried with white vinegar and bicarbonate, it helped a bit but...
  6. S

    What primer should I use on plaster wall before tiling?

    Hi, I think I have heard it correctly that I should not use PVA on a wall before tiling. Should I use KA SBR on the plaster? https://www.wickes.co.uk/KA-SBR-Bond-Co-Polymer-Bonding-Compound---1L/p/139061# Best regards
  7. M

    Leaking extension roof

    Hi. we have a one story ground floor extension which leaks along two lines. Roofers have told us that the velux is fitted incorrectly and that the tiles (Redland 49) are wrong (we know that some Redland 49s are ok for low pitch and some aren’t -how can we tell? Our builder disagrees but...
  8. G

    Help please mould under loose bathroom tiles

    Hi, I have some loose bathroom tiles near the shower that we're actually growing mushrooms from, and they were also growing on the other side of the wall. They have been up over 20 years. Will letting the wall dry out, spraying with diluted bleach and re tiling be sufficient or should I do...
  9. joyful88

    Leaking into loft by chimney

    We noticed a leak by our chimney in the loft a few months ago when it rains. We have had the ridge tiles replaced and a new chimney cap placed to try and solve the issue. The next suggestion is repointing the chimney, though it’s not very obvious that this needs doing. Is there any other...
  10. T

    How to trim/hide handmade mexican tile edges

    Planning to tile halfway up my kitchen window, I want to tile inside the recess but how to negotiate the external corner has me stumped. Absolutely cannot find any such thing as a bullnose mexican tile in the UK and I feel like a metal or plastic trim would ruin the handmade aesthetic... How to...
  11. T

    Does dot and dabbing plasterboard onto brick need screws too?

    Hello. I have used dot and dab to put some plasterboard onto a brick wall so I can tile it. Is it possible to tile onto the board without screwing the board into the wall? Does dot and dab hold some decent weight? I'm only putting subway tiles on
  12. N

    LED strip inside tiled pockets/recess

    I don't understand the correct way to go about installing an LED strip into a pocket or recess. Tiler, a pro, very clean work has no simple solution either. What would really help is an 8mm tile trim with a wide "span" (not sure of correct term). 2cm is not enough to play with (that's NOT what...
  13. N

    UFH which one best for wooden and concrete floor?

    Hi All, Need expert's ideas. I am extending the house, I would like to go with water-based under-floor heating. The total floor area is 85 sqm and going to use tiles on top of it. I have 50% wooden sub floor (existing floor) and 50% concrete sub floor (new extension). 1. Can someone suggest...
  14. P

    Sealing engraved ceramic tiles

    Hi Anyone ever tried engraving ceramic tiles? I have just engraved a pattern on a glazed ceramic tile on a CNC machine with a diamind drag bit, should the surface be sealed and if so, what should be used. The one I have done will be used as a trivet, but I would like to create some more for...
  15. N

    Tiles Nail it or not?

    Hi all, I’m replacing my roof. Attached are my roof tiles. When installing roofer didn’t nailed any of those to battens. Sati that these kind of tiles no need nailing. And in future replacement will be easy. is that correct? Do we mail it? Bit confused.
  16. B

    Mansard roof - blown flashing & missing tiles

    Hi - thanks in advance for any help. With respect to the attached photo, it is from an apartment I am in the process of buying. The surveyor noted the missing tiles etc and said it urgently needs repairing. It is from a 4 storey apartment block with a flat roof and it looks like you can get...
  17. M

    Best Epoxy Grout to use please? for wetroom.

    Hi all, Just finished, tanked and tiled the wet room. Would like to use epoxy grout. Does anyone have any recommendations, please? I have all the cleaning at hand because of the haze epoxy causes on surfaces, so ready for. I just need something waterproof and resistant with a reasonable...
  18. R

    Reinforcing hanging tiles and putting them back

    Dear DIYNot forums members, The recent hurricane has blown some hanging tiles away from the side of my house and I would like to put them back in a way that will be more secure (the tiles have damaged cars parked on the drive). Would it be a good idea to secure the tiles with the No More...
  19. Moonhead

    Broken Asbestos Vinyl Tiles

    Hi all We're planning on pulling up the living room carpet in our old house (late 1800s). I've pulled the corner up by the hearth to see what was beneath and there's some charming blue 50/60s vinyl tiles. They're pretty bashed about and I pulled the corner up from the other side of the room...
  20. KanielDemp

    Heavy Loft Condensation

    Hi all I hope you're all keeping well This is my first post and I'm hoping to get some advice on a case of extreme condensation in my loft. I've read the various threads I could find, but wanted to get your take on the solutions I've been offered by several roofers before taking the plunge. I...