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by welsh brickie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Outbuilding bar project
Replies: 0
Views: 1593

Outbuilding bar project

Hello all, l have built an outdoor bar, to maximize the width l have used 70mm stud stapled breathable membrane, then shiplap wood cladding over it. I have then used 70mm xtratherm then l planned to just plasterboard and skim. Question is do l need a vapour barrier before plasterboarding, many thanks
by welsh brickie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Natural Stone Wall With Mortar Project and Advice Needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Re: Natural Stone Wall With Mortar Project and Advice Needed!

if you want a light coloured mix use white cement hydrated lime and sand, mix ratio of 1.1.4
you don't need wall ties, you can use gravel to infill
by welsh brickie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Lintel Infill for In-Opening Garage Door
Replies: 1
Views: 2616

Re: Lintel Infill for In-Opening Garage Door

pack it out with ply, and silicon plastic board on top
by welsh brickie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Red Brick and First home With Possible damp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Re: Red Brick and First home With Possible damp?

water ingress from unpointed brickwork, looks like the cause to all the damp, if you repair this then all the damp should disappear in time,
by welsh brickie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Crack Below New Window and Advice Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Re: Crack Below New Window and Advice Needed

most cracks are superficial, This looks like a settlement, I would repoint the crack, does not look a major problem
by welsh brickie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Hole in Wall for Large Extract Fan but will a Lintel be Needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Re: Hole in Wall for Large Extract Fan but will a Lintel be Needed?

no lintel is required
by welsh brickie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: How to Fix Retaining Wall That's Also Garage Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2675

Re: How to Fix Retaining Wall That's Also Garage Wall

cheaply , buy concrete fence posts, cut holes in the concrete floor every 900mm apart and sink the posts in the floor as deep as possible ,and concrete in place
by welsh brickie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Wood Rot Soaked into Sandstone
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Wood Rot Soaked into Sandstone

you could use a small quadrant bead around the base to hide it
by welsh brickie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Fitting Oak Window Boards to Wonky House
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: Fitting Oak Window Boards to Wonky House

its best to keep the front straight and cut the back, as you suggested
by welsh brickie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Name of Black Sponge Seal Between Roof and Walls?
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Re: Name of Black Sponge Seal Between Roof and Walls?

its glazing tape, double sided sticky tape,it will be difficult to remove
by welsh brickie
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Poor Double Glazing Installation With Outside Left With no Trim
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Re: Poor Double Glazing Installation With Outside Left With no Trim

the foam is water resistant but not for long, if any water enters the property you are entitled to claim. the windows itself should be fine
by welsh brickie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Lintel Failure Below Window and Water Penetrating
Replies: 1
Views: 3418

Re: Lintel Failure Below Window and Water Penetrating

the sandstone sill need repair, But the water ingress is from the window having been poorly fitted, the silicone has not been applied correctly and the rubber seals will have failed, I would replace the window and have the sill repaired while the window is removed
by welsh brickie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: New Conservatory and Patio Drainage Issue With Neighbour
Replies: 1
Views: 2689

Re: New Conservatory and Patio Drainage Issue With Neighbour

you can contact the environment officer at the council for further advice
by welsh brickie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: 2 Storey Extension to Front of Semi Detached House
Replies: 2
Views: 2946

Re: 2 Storey Extension to Front of Semi Detached House

I highly doubt you will get planning consent, but you will need to consult with an architect, who will submit plans to the council for approval
by welsh brickie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Rusted and Corrided Metal Mantel in 1940's Council House
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Re: Rusted and Corrided Metal Mantel in 1940's Council House

If the surrounding brickwork is cracked then replace it, if not then cover it with a plastic trim and silicone
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