1. J

    Help with waterproofing tile gaps please!

    Help! How do I rectify this gap under my bathroom sink so it’s waterproof? Jon
  2. Ollyfp

    Waterproof PVA as liquid DPM?

    Ok, so sometimes the internet can't answer a question, and that's where you guys come in! Go easy, I'm not good with the technical stuff! My question is simply this: if waterproof PVA is indeed 'waterproof', then why can't it be used as a cheap liquid DPM solution, instead of buying a two-part...
  3. ritchieee

    Bathroom floor paint that is durable and at least water resistant

    Hello all, been a while. I'm looking for a floor paint for wooden floors that are in a bathroom. Something that is durable and can withstand drops of water. We have old floor boards in our bathroom which, about seven years ago, we painted with Ronseal Diamond Hard floor paint. I followed the...
  4. 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...
  5. N

    To Bitumen or not to Bitumen

    I am having some work done to lower the ground height around my house and have filled the old air bricks in (white bricks on photo) as my internal floors are concrete with a DPM. My question is should I Bitumen over the lower 2 courses of bricks (once the weather improves and the brick work...
  6. eveares

    Flexible Galvanised Conduit Outside?

    I need to run some external grade Cat5e cable (that I already have) up my garden to my shed, however I need to protect it from being destroyed by Foxes and other wildlife. I am considering running it in 20mm flexible galvanised conduit, and am wondering if the galvanised conduit will stand up...
  7. M

    Backerboard Concrete block bench (Wetroom)

    Hi All, Hope you can help. I am just wondering whether I should backer-board the concrete block bench in my wet room, applying it with a tile adhesive. Or can I tile directly on top of the concrete block work? I worry about moisture or cracks within the concrete block/to tile directly on...
  8. M

    Wet-Room Tanking/full water proof

    Hi guys, I am in the final process of completing my wetroom prep before tiling. All that is needed is the waterproofing and my mortar bed slope to the linear drain. I have applied waterproof backer boards, now I am ready for tanking/waterproofing. My question is should I fully Tank my backer...
  9. W

    Exterior paint

    Hi Can anyone recommend a black exterior waterproof paint for brickwork? Its not to make the entire house black, just for the bottom few courses Thanks
  10. renMike

    Miele W1 (WMG120 GB) waterproof / leak issue

    Hi, I have a 6 year old Miele W1 washing machine (WMG120 GB) which has started to report the "Waterproof" error. I am able to temporarily resolve the issue by dragging the machine out and tilting it backwards to allow the water to escape the catch tray (makes the floor wet but the machine then...
  11. W


    It seems that previous attempts to waterproof the first few courses of brickwork on our outside walls was done with Blackjack paint. Reading up on the stuff it doesn't say for use in masonry. It's neees another coat so I was thinking of just using the same again, I'm not sure how breathable it...
  12. P

    Gas and electrical wiring next to each other

    Hi My builder is putting a megaflo and system boiler in the external garage and running a gas pipe and electrical cable from my kitchen. Both pipe and cable are basically next to each other in the same trench. The electrical cable will presumably power the megaflo and system boiler. He said...
  13. S

    Self levelling compound on a shed floor

    I have a 3m x 3m Steeltech shed in the garden which has a concrete floor. Due to bad advice from the builder I sealed the floor with PVA. On dry days it does the job fine and keeps the dust down. However as PVA (I used Evo-Stik) is not waterproof, when it's raining the PVA sticks to my wet shoes...
  14. robodelfy

    Rendering small wall, mix by hand?

    Hi, sorry for any silly questions, first time rendering here! I'm getting a guy to come and plaster this wall, but he said I could save some money by doing a coat of render then a scratch coat, then he'd plaster. It's such a small job, how hard would it be to mix the render without power...
  15. A

    Water resistanr paint for interior wood?

    I have old timber window frames which tend to get a lot of condensation on the bottom sill, almost like small pool of water. Becuase of the water the paint always starts to peel off. Is there a suitable waterproof paint for interior wood such as above in a satin finish? Can I use exterior...
  16. M

    Tiling letting water through even with Membrane

    Bear with me, this is a long story: This the 5th time I've had this work done, and no body seems to know the cause. I have a bath mounted shower, which comes off a bath mixer tap which come from the floor. (THERES NO PIPES IN THE WALL). This was all originally fitted with new tiles after I...
  17. S

    Wooden cladding over bathroom tiles

    I'm looking to make-over my rather boring looking fully tiled bathroom walls on limited funds. I love the idea of a completely wooden clad room (see pic below) and was considering putting wooden boards over the tiles. I'd ideally like the wood to go on all the walls, including those around the...