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by elwood
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Leaking Underground Drain
Replies: 2
Views: 3044

Re: Leaking Underground Drain

Hi

Do you mean Gully (open top) or manhole (sealed top) that you rodded ?

If you mean gully then do you have a waste pipe coming in over the top

Bye
by elwood
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: is quote reasonable
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

Re: is quote reasonable

HI Lisa

£ 470 is a fair quote for 2 men 2 days, a good slab layer would easy lay over 80 slabs a day you have 65 to lay but the contractor has to lift and clean them prior to relaying and cart in sand.


Bye
by elwood
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: blockwork
Replies: 2
Views: 2453

hi

yes

bye
by elwood
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Vertical steel support inside a wall
Replies: 2
Views: 4665

Hi Just completed an extension using windposts which were 90mmx90mm box section posts, because you only 50mm cavity you would be better off oncorporating in the inner skin. The windposts are fixed to the foundations to give the bearing wall more support not the lintel. You also need design and calcs...
by elwood
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: What to fix stud wall to
Replies: 9
Views: 13524

Hi The method I used for my barn was build off the "sub floor" using 4" celon blocks (plasterboard and skim) for non load bearing walls, 1200 gauge polythene, 100mm celotex, very thin layer of polythene stapled and taped to seal against wall, lay exspansion strip around perineter, lay...
by elwood
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: foundations with tree problems
Replies: 5
Views: 4447

Re: trees

[quote="welsh brickie"]No just cut the roots when you see them in the foundation[/quote]

Hi

This is very bad advice and if followed in time would cause major problems .

Bye
by elwood
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: patio bed
Replies: 3
Views: 3196

Hi

The weight of the slab will hold it in place,PVA would not be needed

Bye
by elwood
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Removing an old tarmac driveway
Replies: 3
Views: 26105

Hi

lift the tarmac should be around 75mm in depth, do a few trial pits with a shovel to check the depth of the exiting hardcore if you have 150-200mm that will suffice.

top the stone up, wack it leaving about 30mm for shingle.

Bye
by elwood
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: springy kitchen floor problem - sleeper wall necessary
Replies: 4
Views: 3210

Hi

Install a 225x75mm spliter/binder under the existing joist's half way along in the opposite direction.Knock out and sit on inside skin 100mm bearing.Rap the ends with dpm and allow a void under the new joist.

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by elwood
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Garden Wall & other things
Replies: 7
Views: 3712

hi

•If the fence, wall or gate, is next to a highway used for vehicles (a footpath is part of the highway) - over 1m height requires permission.
•Where it is not next to a highway, any fence gate or wall over 2m will require permission.


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by elwood
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Trench vs Raft: Garage Foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 21272

Hi

Also trees on the back about 1m away (leylandii)

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by elwood
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Trench vs Raft: Garage Foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 21272

hi

Just finished a raft/ringbeam 6x6 garage oversite, structural designed by professionals total dig depth 1.6m (very soft clay)
Price £8.2k supply and fix

Bye
by elwood
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: raising level of foundation
Replies: 2
Views: 4252

hi

If you have more than 1 course of blocks thicken your beds to suite

Bye
by elwood
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: ready mixed concrete on plastic tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

hi

line the porch floor with 1200 gauge polythene and concrete

Bye.
by elwood
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Concrete garage floor
Replies: 5
Views: 29921

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You forgot to mention a fibre mix !

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