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by amazondean
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: making paving slabs waterproof
Replies: 3
Views: 7043

Thanks for that. Would the decking need to be fixed to the slabs or would the weight of the decking stay in place. The area is 2.2m x 3.2m approx
by amazondean
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: making paving slabs waterproof
Replies: 3
Views: 7043

making paving slabs waterproof

Hi all. I am after advice if there is anything that can be either painted or applied on top of a paving slab patio to make it waterproof. I have purchased a house that a previous owner laid concrete lintles across an old brick outbuilding when the roof was removed and then laid slabs on top to creat...
by amazondean
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: opening up an external wall
Replies: 0
Views: 2816

opening up an external wall

I am in the process of a small extension to my 1930's semi which is basicly extending my dining room a couple of metres level with the end of the kitchen. My question is, when the external wall is knocked out, what would the minimum the wall can stick out to carry the lintel. I have been informed th...
by amazondean
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: opening up external wall
Replies: 1
Views: 3656

opening up external wall

I am in the process of a small extension to my 1930's semi which is basicaly extending my dining room a couple of metres level with the end of the kitchen. My question is, when the external wall is knocked out, what would the minimum the wall can stick out to carry the lintel. I have been informed t...
by amazondean
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: tieing the inside wall to the outside wall
Replies: 1
Views: 3596

tieing the inside wall to the outside wall

I am having a small extension built at the back of my house. I am using imperial bricks (75mm) but metric blocks for the inside. This means that as the wall is being built the inside is going to be lower that the outside. My question is when the inside wall is tied to the outside wall the ties will ...
by amazondean
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: roof windows. Can i use second hand
Replies: 2
Views: 4290

roof windows. Can i use second hand

I am having a small extension at the back of my house, extending the dining room another six foot. Am i able to use a second hand double glazed rooflight. I am loathed to use new when perfectly serviceable used items are available at the fraction of the cost. I realise that they need to meet certain...
by amazondean
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Replacing floor boards with solid wood floor
Replies: 0
Views: 4359

Replacing floor boards with solid wood floor

Hi. I am restoring my Grans old house and found the floorboards in some rooms full of wood worm so I am planning on pulling it all up, treating the joists and laying solid hardwood flooring straight onto the joists. Is this a good idea. I have been looking at 18mm boards with tongue and groove on al...
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