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by andy01
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Concrete tiled floor damp
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Re: Concrete tiled floor damp

just be aware that if the concrete floor has failed due to sulphate attack, then so may your concrete strip foundations. if you have more concrete poured make sure it has a high cement content. gen 3 is not good enough needs to be something like grade C35/40 - cant remember exactly
by andy01
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Drilling into wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

Re: Drilling into wall

just a guess, but if you are drilling over the windows to fix curtain rails, you may be drilling into a concrete lintel, in which case you wont be able to drill them without an sds drill.
by andy01
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Re: Are my joists strong enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 21414

Re: Are my joists strong enough?

look at the superceeded building regs part A from 1992 i think on the planning portal website. span tables in the back. but i would say the timber are too small for any large loads.
from memory, the applied loads in in kilonewtons.
1kg/m2 = 9.8N/m2
1000kg/m2 = 9.8kN/m2
by andy01
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: damp proof course MYTH????
Replies: 2
Views: 4685

Re: damp proof course MYTH????

you might be interested in this summary m although this may be biased looking at the website its hosted by unfortunately if you want to read the papers published by the BRE or british standards to make an informed decision and not just be lead by uniformed people on the inernet, then you will have t...
by andy01
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: Worn and uneven oil stone ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3270

Re: Worn and uneven oil stone ?

i have teh same problem,so i assumed it was poor technique if you have two stones of a similar size, rub them together and they will become flat, boring and time consuming. have two stones, one for large blades which will remain flatish and one for smaller blades, therefore does not matter if it hol...
by andy01
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Insulating emd of terrace stone house
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

Re: Insulating emd of terrace stone house

i dont think i can anwere your question, but have you considered; if you insulate teh external of your house you may need planning due to the change of materials, ask the local planning department duty officer. you will impeded teh natural ventilation you currently have through teh stone walls, so w...
by andy01
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Correct door & frame sizes?
Replies: 1
Views: 2590

Re: Correct door & frame sizes?

while your waiting for a builder to reply, pop down to b&q or somewhere, have a look at the door linings (or wahtever they're called) available to get an idea of of teh thickness of teh jamb etc, then have a look at what doors are avaiable, then you can see if a joiner is required.
by andy01
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: Building Timber Frame Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 10242

Re: Building Timber Frame Panels

accredited construction details
download this pdf

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc ... 088295.pdf

start at page 100 for timber
by andy01
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Timber Frame Renovation - Damp Course
Replies: 1
Views: 2659

Re: Timber Frame Renovation - Damp Course

any chance you could provde more info, is the timber frame built on a brickwall etc. maybe a photo?


check out building regs typical details (robust details or accredited construction details)

general details
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildi ... ments9/acd

timber frame
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/upload ... ations.pdf

i prefer the scottish version as the details are more clearly labelled
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc ... 088295.pdf
by andy01
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Flat Roofing Forum
Topic: Warm Roof Insualtion
Replies: 4
Views: 3516

Re: Warm Roof Insualtion

ask the maufacturers if their product can be used in this application, speak to their technical department. they may require a sketch of teh detail to help them answer your questions.
by andy01
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Retaining all
Replies: 1
Views: 2446

Re: Retaining all

this could be built from RC concrete, mass concrete, masonry, timber, or stone filled gabions. It may need to be designed by an engineer, its only little so hopefully not. you mentioned a railyway line, depending on its position in relation to the wall you may need to do this properly and network ra...
by andy01
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Conservatory or Orangery - which is greener?
Replies: 4
Views: 4152

Re: Conservatory or Orangery - which is greener?

A conservatory should not be used all year round as they are too hot in the summer and too cold in winter. heating them is effectivly the same as a garden heater, very wastfull Also an external grade door must be fitted between the conservatory and the house. This is not a requirement for an oranger...
by andy01
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: how much can i trim off a joist ?
Replies: 3
Views: 20206

Re: how much can i trim off a joist ?

you proposing to reduce the depth of the joist from 8" to 3". The shear is greatest at then ends and should be checked to ensure the timber does not fail. The structural engineer you are using to provided the required calcs to building control can check this out for you. I would use JJIs o...
by andy01
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Self Build Problems Forum
Topic: French doors into a load bearing wall - which lintel!!??
Replies: 5
Views: 16337

Re: French doors into a load bearing wall - which lintel!!??

get and SE to size it up
by andy01
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Steel Framed Buildings Forum
Topic: A quick theoretical question re:max RSJ lengths
Replies: 3
Views: 9218

Re: A quick theoretical question re:max RSJ lengths

architects dont size up joists, brick piers or founds, speak to an SE
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