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    Internal wall removal?

    We've started renovating our kitchen and we're wondering whether we can safety remove an internal wall The wall itself does not appear to be supporting anything and runs in line with the joists above and there is no wall that runs directly in line above. We have blocked the side door In the...
  2. N

    Wall design for outbuilding

    Hello all :) Never built anything big before. I'm want to build a masonry 15m2 outbuilding as a gym. I want to use the building all year round and I can imagine a lot of body heat being generated. I plan to have an electric heater too for winter. I have two wall designs I would appreciate...
  3. T

    Internal wall crumbling, pipe behind wall has turned green but is not wet. Ideas?

    The top corner of my kitchen wall started to crumble a bit. I used a paper scraper to remove it. There is a radiator/water pipe behind this section of wall. The pipes have turned green but are not wet. In fact, nothing there appears to be wet, but that corner of wall is almost dust now. I have...
  4. T

    Wall (Main + Extension) not lining up

    We are in the process of buying a property and this seems to be a problem raised by a surveyor and we would like to resolve it. The extension was built on the main building but the joint bricks do not align. After speaking with a builder been told this is not possible. As bricks are sticking...
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    Cracks between the main house and the extension (rear)

    Hello, I am a FTB and offer has been accepted already. During the building survey, the cracks have been mentioned in the report and I am not sure how severe this is and how much this would affect in terms of cost and the structure of the property, safeness, etc. Two storey extension towards the...
  6. J

    Battening walls

    Hi I’ve got 3 different types of wall to batten. Just wondering what the best approach is going to be (mainly which wood to get) Wall 1: Batten wall on single skin brick to hold 100mm insulation for garage conversion. From reading round the forums it seems 50x100 c16 is the way to go. Wall 2...
  7. Ben0

    Hollow block chased

    Hello all, Just chased a wall for a piece of trunking 50x30 for a media outlet and didn't realise the wall was hollow blocks until too late.....doh! Don't think it will make a structural prob as its vertical and still has the other side of the block and the brick for support but should i fill...
  8. L

    Polystyrene wall

    Hi all we have this wall in our house which seems to be covered in a polystyrene foam. Any idea why it would have been added? Seems to have been picked apart for some time and seems very easy to remove, but no signs of damp so wonder why it would have been added?! Insulation or to cover...
  9. J

    Attempt to build a brickwork retaining wall - Tips - helps advice needed

    Hi Everyone, I`m rising my patio to make more large area to the same level and need to build an L shape retaining wall 750mm tall. We have used a bricklayer for some job in the past but look like they have now completely lost their mind. Waiting time 2 month from we book them in and cost...
  10. E

    Volumetric Concrete....

    Hi, I'm coming to the point where I will actually need to get some concrete in. I like the idea of volumetric concrete so that I pay for what I use. I need about 1.2 cubic metres of concrete and will have to barrow it. Having phoned a few people up there seems to be a big difference in price...
  11. S

    Joining ring main in wall behind kitchen cupboards

    I removed our old kitchen cupboards yesterday and found the ring main has been joined using two choc blocks covered in insulating tape in an open cavity in the plaster behind one of the cupboards. What is the correct way to join those cables please? And can it be plastered / covered over or...
  12. JustAnotherJane

    Adding a section to join retaining walls

    We're joining up the 2 halves of our front sloping garden that has a path down the middle. There is a retaining wall for each section that we now want to link up. (the breeze blocks are fronted by stone which we're hoping to match up). It comes to about 70cm high and we're hoping to use the...
  13. anonfool72

    Could this possibly be a load bearing wall?

    Hi all, we have a wall in our bedroom that we want to remove. I don’t think it is load bearing and purely a design feature? Any advice how to proceed? thank you
  14. N

    Thermalite 3.6n blocks for steel - Help needed

    Hi All, Can somebody help me? I am doing an extension rear single storey, side double storey 7.6X3.5m front single storey on a semi. My question is about a double-storey wall. On left side I got an old wall (existing) backside steel sitting on the goalpost, first floor wall I can build on...
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    Need advice! Rear extension up to line of junction

    Hello! We are building rear extension at the moment, our roof is pitched roof (gable roof) and our neiboughour is shed roof (slope roof), so our roof edge is generally lower than the neiboughour's Our builder said that it's better to have around 100-150mm gap between our extension wall to the...
  16. N

    Upstairs internal wall unsupported

    Our house is brick and block, built in 1981. On carrying out what was supposed to be simple upstairs bathroom renovations, I have uncovered some concerns in an internal breeze block wall. Essentially, it appears the wall is supported only by the timber sole plate sitting on 20mm chipboard...
  17. Chendy

    Something to place beneath new built wall so when wall removed leaves no marks on floor?

    I am getting a polished concrete floor. After it is finished I will be rebuilding a small dense concrete block partition wall. However, it is likely I will take this wall down at some point. I don't want staining/marking on the polished floor should I ever remove this wall. So thinking of...
  18. L

    Where's the water coming from??

    Hi , The boxed in support beam in my kitchen had water coming in. The hole in pic was made to see where exactly the water was coming from (photo attached). I've been told three different things - that it's because there is probably no tray in the cavity wall, that it's the render, that it's the...
  19. B

    Are these cracks in external wall anything to worry about?

    1950s terraced house, ex-local authority, generally solid as a rock I noticed some cracks today, might have been there forever, I never looked for them. The first picture is under the front downstairs window, right in the middle (horizontally and vertically), so on the oposite side of the...
  20. J

    New render on existing pebble dash painted Exterior walls. Help

    This may sound stupid but my exterior wall in pebble dash painted over the years looks old and wondering if this can be over covered with new render without removing the pebble dash as seem very strong and would be a mess to remove it first. Any experience tips advise would be highly appreciated.
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