1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. B

    Minimum Roof Angles 15 - 20 degrees Tiles

    Hello Basically I would like to use those ACME Sandstorm tiles that 1930's homes have, as it's in keeping with character, etc etc on a extension, but I would like to have a pitch between 15 to 20 degrees, not sure yet on exact angle. But I am unsure if planning will allow such a low pitch...
  10. S

    Plasterboard or tile backer board - experts needed??

    Evening, I am stripping and recreating my bathroom as my disabled daughter needs a walk-in-shower with supports, rather than just the over-the-bath shower we have at the moment. The bathroom is VERY small, so space is everything. I have stripped back all the tiles, plaster and render back to...
  11. C

    Velux fitted just under ridge tiles - is this right?

    Can anyone confirm if this is good practice. Roofer has just replaced glass in roof with velux window but he has fitted it so ridge tiles are immediately above rather than a row of tiles then ridge tiles. We asked him to move it down but he has advised its ok? Should I insist before paying him?
  12. D

    Which face of Aquapanel Interior boards faces out (takes the tiles) ?

    One side is rough, the other is smooth, with the brand name, batch No. printed on. I've put up stud to enclose a new bath on 3 sides, time to put the Knauf boards on. The obvs is that the rough face will grip the cls better. So which face takes the tiles?
  13. R

    Extending bathroom wall tiles and moving tile trim

    Dear DIYNot forum members, Hope that you are doing well in this difficult time! I was hoping to ask you for some advice before taking on the task of extending an existing bathroom tiles! Basically, I would like to add another column of tiles to the left of the existing ones. 1) Is it safe to...
  14. Rob broom

    Mortar mix for Ridge Tiles and Verge's

    Hi there. Can anyone give me any tips on installing Rounded Ridge tiles to my new build please? I've heard that its better to use sharp sand. Can anyone confirm the mortar mix ratio and any additives? How do you pack underneath the gaps/joins to ensure mortar doesn't drop endlessly onto the...
  15. 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...
  16. D

    Floor tiles 1st?

    Do floor tiles go down before wall tiles go on? Are there skirting tiles? Is there any other type of skirting to tidy up the floor edges/btm of tiling, than standard wood/mdf?
  17. D

    What gap to set between tiles lower edge and bath?

    Am putting a stud/Aquapanel bath alcove in (Aquapanels starting below bath rim, sat on bearers). How far above the bath rim should I set the btm edge of the tiles? Thank you Dain
  18. C

    Relay quarry tile path

    We have an outdoor path leading to the front door that is laid with unglazed victorian quarry tiles (6x6 inch). Several of the tiles are cracked and need replacing and the grout between the tiles has all but disappeared. I was thinking of lifting and relaying the path, replacing broken tiles...
  19. J

    Advice on fix: Damp floor inside balcony doors.

    Hi, I am putting down new flooring on our top floor apartment (2007) that we just bought. One room has a balcony. It seems dampness is coming in from the balcony - particularly after rain [maybe that's obvious :o) ]. Is there any way to fix or mitigate this before putting down vinyl? Any...
  20. M

    Wet Room Renovation (Walls Boarding & Concrete Bench Placement)

    Hi, Guys would like your advice and opinions please concerning my wetroom renovations. I have stripped the walls back to bare brick and removed the previous concrete screed. Sadly, the previous screen was done by someone who didn't slope it correctly allowing water to flow out of the wetroom...