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by Dan Stewart
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Metal Roof Insulation on Garage but Condensation Concerns
Replies: 0
Views: 1766

Metal Roof Insulation on Garage but Condensation Concerns

Hi folks. I am looking to replace my garage roof with metal roof sheets but have concerns about condensation internally. The garage is timber construction with single skin larch boards and not heated. The garage is approx 10m x 5m. I am just looking for a cheap waay to avoid this being a problem. Do...
by Dan Stewart
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: finishing a pine table top to give it an aged look
Replies: 1
Views: 3252

finishing a pine table top to give it an aged look

Hi there, I have a newish pine table that is currently varnished and has an orange colour to it. I would like to age the table top by sanding the varnish but I am unsure how to finish it. The thoughts I had were to use caustic soda to age? Use vinegar and wirewool? Use wax? Or strip and do nothing a...
by Dan Stewart
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: wooden floor height against stair riser
Replies: 3
Views: 3253

Re: wooden floor height against stair riser

Thanks for your help Welsh Brickie, I have already got the battens so don't really want to change this side of things. Do you think I can get away with gradually reducing the height of each riser by say 5mm on each step using ply? This would then ensure that the finished floor level at the top would...
by Dan Stewart
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: wooden floor height against stair riser
Replies: 3
Views: 3253

wooden floor height against stair riser

Hi all, I have decided to lay a solid wood floor (25mm pine boards) over a concrete sub floor using 25mm battens. This obviously results in the ground floor being raised by 50mm. Does anyone know how I get around having a very shallow step at the bottom of the staircase? I really want to avoid buyin...
by Dan Stewart
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: solid wood flooring over concrete sub floor
Replies: 5
Views: 3380

Re: solid wood flooring over concrete sub floor

I am going to really struggle with the batten system as the boards are 25mm thick. Assuming the battens are the same thickness, this would raise the floor by 50mm which I just cannot get away with. May have to glue down! The glue is supposed to be elastic in nature allowing for movement of the board...
by Dan Stewart
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: solid wood flooring over concrete sub floor
Replies: 5
Views: 3380

Re: solid wood flooring over concrete sub floor

Cheers for the prompt reply Welsh Brickie. You don't think there will be any issue with moisture coming up through the fixing points of the battens? I presume you would stay away from the glue down method?

Cheers for your help.

Dan
by Dan Stewart
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: solid wood flooring over concrete sub floor
Replies: 5
Views: 3380

solid wood flooring over concrete sub floor

Hi folks, I am looking for an expert in laying wooden flooring. I am really struggling to find good advice on laying a solid wood floor (reclaimed yellow pine 100mm x 25mm) over a concrete sub floor. The concrete is likely to have been down some 80 years and is very likely to not have a DPM. In addi...
by Dan Stewart
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: insulation in sloping roof
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

Re: insulation in sloping roof

Thanks all for your replies, I should have said the roof is a traditional sarking board and slate (no membranes) so I am assuming from your posts that this should be OK as the roof will be able to breath.

Thanks again for your help

Dan
by Dan Stewart
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: insulation in sloping roof
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

insulation in sloping roof

Hi, I am looking for some (retrospective) advice on insulating a sloping roof. We have a 1 and a half story stone built house with bedrooms in the roof space with dormer windows. In my wisdom when stripping out the room I insulated in between the roof joists (on the sloping sections) with space blan...
by Dan Stewart
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: slate repairs around a conservation rooflight
Replies: 1
Views: 2790

slate repairs around a conservation rooflight

:( Hi all, We would like to seek the opinion of a good slater?? We have recently had conservation rooflights installed (bought from lumen) and the slates have been replaced around the rooflight but there are now gaps approc 2" wide. I can see what the slater has done in that e has had to patch ...
by Dan Stewart
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Floorboards stored outside
Replies: 1
Views: 3187

Floorboards stored outside

Hi all, Was wondering if anyone can help me? We would love to put down reclaimed pitch pine flooring (T&G) onto a concrete floor. We have been advised to stick it down ratehr than float it? One issue we may have is that the boards have all been stored outside. We have been informed that as pitch...
by Dan Stewart
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Wood floor on Concrete Subfloor
Replies: 5
Views: 7130

fllor adhasive

Hi Simon, We are also in a very similar situation! looking at laying reclaimed flooring probably pitch pine. We have been advised that you can glue the floorboards directly onto the floor? This then acts as the vapour barrier and the adhesive - we have been advised to use sticcabond B52? We have the...
by Dan Stewart
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: £20,000 damp survey?
Replies: 1
Views: 4014

£20,000 damp survey?

Hi folks, We have just had a survey carried out on an old stone cottage in Scotland and it has come back with very high damp level readings in most walls. The house has not been inhabited for over 12 months so I presume there will be an element of condensation? I have had a read of the projects and ...
by Dan Stewart
Sun May 24, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Roof truss design for loft conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 5306

Thanks very much Stoney boy for your reply. I will get a proffesional round to cast his eye over it for us!

Thanks again
by Dan Stewart
Sat May 09, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Roof truss design for loft conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 5306

Roof truss design for loft conversion

Hi. I am looking at converting a loft space but I am really struggling to find the right info. The house is a very old cottage in Scotland. The roof trusses are upright at the sides and there is a horizontal truss appox 400mm down from the ridge. My problem is, all the information points to 2.3m hei...
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