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by DNJohnston
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Weep holes in upvc doors: Discontinuous?
Replies: 2
Views: 7355

Re: Weep holes in upvc doors: Discontinuous?

Hi Stoney, that is exactly right. I will try drilling through and see if that encourages better drainage. Thanks!
by DNJohnston
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Replacing Trickle Vents With Acoustic Trickle Vents
Replies: 6
Views: 16409

Re: Replacing Trickle Vents With Acoustic Trickle Vents

Gaz, The answer to Q1 depends on what the noise is that you are experiencing. You say you want to improve the sound insulation of the facade, are you sure that the trickle vent is the primary issue? Trickle vents are generally small and therefore the majority of the noise that can come through is hi...
by DNJohnston
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Weep holes in upvc doors: Discontinuous?
Replies: 2
Views: 7355

Weep holes in upvc doors: Discontinuous?

Hi all, The bottom rail of my UPVC doors has filled up with water and leaked inwards with the wind and rain we've had of late. There are two small holes in the inner cill, and two larger holes in the outside of the frame. The outer holes are about 15mm lower and 30mm horizontally offset from the inn...
by DNJohnston
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Attic extension brick and block redo advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: Attic extension brick and block redo advice

Thanks Stoneyboy, that's my weekend sorted!
by DNJohnston
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: Cowboy tiling (funny)
Replies: 3
Views: 2630

Cowboy tiling (funny)

We moved into this house 2 years ago. The previous landlords had a go at a number of DIY tasks, many of them involving selotape! My favourite, though, is the tiling in the kitchen. Aside from the obvious issues, the absolute best bit is the tiling around the shelf. I have tried to imagine, over the ...
by DNJohnston
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Outdoor Sound proofing wall material choice
Replies: 1
Views: 2214

Re: Outdoor Sound proofing wall material choice

Hi Hazeyjane, A couple of questions for you: What is the issue you are trying to solve? What separates you from your neighbours now? You will get different results from an acoustically absorptive barrier and just a dense barrier of decent height. In terms of the products you talk about, neither soun...
by DNJohnston
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Attic extension brick and block redo advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: Attic extension brick and block redo advice

Hi dnjohnston, You are never going to end up with a perfect wall so suggest you scrape back excess mortar to a reasonably flat surface and fill any major hollows with a mortar mix. Don't forget to wet the hollows before you fill them - a small pump up garden sprayer is ideal for this. Regards S Tha...
by DNJohnston
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Sound Proofing Effects of Sofa/Shelves Against wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2197

Re: Sound Proofing Effects of Sofa/Shelves Against wall

You will get a very minor improvement from the soft furnishings basically "absorbing" a bit of the sound energy which comes through the wall. This is unlikely to be more than 1-2dB and would make no difference if you were actually sitting on the sofa. If you covered the whole wall with lar...
by DNJohnston
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Flanking Noise From Neighbours Heard Through Whole House
Replies: 1
Views: 3069

Re: Flanking Noise From Neighbours Heard Through Whole House

Hi chx This sounds annoying! When we talk about flanking noise we mean specifically noise getting to you via any route other than straight through the separating wall. It sounds like you think the problem could be the coming straight through as well? These things are incredibly difficult to diagnose...
by DNJohnston
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Acoustic and Thermal Insulation/Soundproofing a Stone Shed
Replies: 1
Views: 2775

Re: Acoustic and Thermal Insulation/Soundproofing a Stone Shed

Hi there There is SO much information out there about this it is hard to know where to begin for anyone dipping their toe! Of course there are as many different solutions as there are rooms so here are some over-arching principles: Noise coming in: For most noise (mid-high freq) you need to concentr...
by DNJohnston
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Noise Impact Assessment for Replacing Windows in Flat
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

Re: Noise Impact Assessment for Replacing Windows in Flat

Although I am too late to help you HBass this might be useful if anyone else has the same query. I would also be interested to know what happened in your case. This is ultimately down to individual Local Authorities. If they dig their heels in they can ask for what they want, but presumably the dwel...
by DNJohnston
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Part E Clarification Particularly Part E2
Replies: 2
Views: 2306

Re: Part E Clarification Particularly Part E2

I'm too late to be of help to you EDog, but in case anyone else ever looks this up: It absolutely applies between bedrooms. That's kind of the most important one! The only reason it wouldn't apply would be because there was an interconnecting door between the two bedrooms, which would be weird but n...
by DNJohnston
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Attic extension brick and block redo advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Attic extension brick and block redo advice

Hi all, Another Covid have-a-go hero here, new to the forum. Hoping i can be of some use in the acoustics & sound department, but today i'm coming to you for advice on brick and block. The situation: The previous landlords built a room in the roof. The walls are 1 party wall (brickwork) and 1 ex...
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