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by markusb
Thu May 02, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Washer/dryer in bathroom
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Washer/dryer in bathroom

The washer/dryer in my kitchen backs up against the bathroom wall (which is just plasterboard). Are there bathroom safety regulations that would prevent me from turning around the washing machine (pretty much entirely within the existing cavity) so that it is accessed instead from the bathroom side?...
by markusb
Thu May 25, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: What is this underlay in closet floor?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: What is this underlay in closet floor?

Very helpful, thank you!
by markusb
Wed Apr 26, 2023 1:30 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: What is this underlay in closet floor?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

What is this underlay in closet floor?

Hi there,

Moved into flat and discovered this patch (see photo) of spongy material with a thin wooden border, under the floor covering. It covers the floor in a small room/closet. Does anyone know what that was for? Can I remove it or scrape it off?

Thank you.
by markusb
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Advice on privacy films on windows
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Advice on privacy films on windows

Ideally want a one-way mirror that does not significantly reduce amount of light admitted. From a few years back my impression was that these privacy films were always removed after some time as they made room too dark. I now have to replace my windows and so wanted to hear if there's been any advan...
by markusb
Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Re-routing ventilation shaft in flat
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Re-routing ventilation shaft in flat

Thanks S, That’s really helpful. We would definitely be staying within boundaries of our flat, which is easy as there are concrete ceilings between us and our neighbour above. Two follow-on questions: 1) Ideally we would re-route the metal ventilation duct so that it tightly tracks the contours of t...
by markusb
Sat Oct 15, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Re-routing ventilation shaft in flat
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re-routing ventilation shaft in flat

The ventilation shaft in my flat runs straight across from kitchen/bathroom vents through the living room to the outlet on an exterior wall. (This shaft exclusively serves my apartment.) The problem is that the ceiling level in my living room is aligned with the ventilation shaft and so is drastical...
by markusb
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Fuse box and washer/dryer in same room?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Fuse box and washer/dryer in same room?

I posed the question as I was being overly cautious before any plumbing work begins.

Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated.
by markusb
Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Fuse box and washer/dryer in same room?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Fuse box and washer/dryer in same room?

My fuse box is currently mounted at head height in a standard 4ft by 3ft cupboard/room. Can I also place a washer/dryer in this space or would safety regulations prohibit this?
by markusb
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: How remove plastic joint between wall panels
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

How remove plastic joint between wall panels

I need to inspect the wall behind a built-in wardrobe. The back panel of the wardrobe is two flimsy pieces of MDF-type wood held together by a plastic joint - see pic. You can see where I tried to pull the joint out using a pliers but it did not give too easily! How can I remove that plastic joint? ...
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