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by LCL
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Identifying Damp
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Suepeta You are totally right to be sceptical. Asking a 'specialist' company to offer an independent opinion means you will never get totaly independent advice. Their report probably starts something like " your request to survey and report on rising damp', thus concluding the problem before th...
by LCL
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Fire door for garage
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

Mark Just a wee pointer. You may have heard the BCO wrong. He would have asked for a 100mm drop into the garage, not 400mm. He may have said something like: "we'd ask for 100mm drop" and it sounded like we'd ask for 400mm drop. If you cant achieve the drop a 100mm height to the cil of the ...
by LCL
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: How rusty does a wall tie need to be to merit replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 5477

davekelly Just a few points: 1. you post reads like it is the wall tie bedded into the inner skin that has rusted. Is this correct, or is it rusting where you can see it abutting the outer skin. 2. Perry525 is correct in stating that the corrosin of mild steel wall ties can result in horizontal crac...
by LCL
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: mould appearing on skirting 2 weeks after damp proofing done
Replies: 2
Views: 6596

slimworld There is a very very good chance that you did not need a retrofit DPC. Dampness affecting the internal parts of a house can be due to lots and lots of reasons such as high ground levels, overflowing / poor gutters / rainwater pipes, leaking services, old main supply, condensation etc. In m...
by LCL
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Party Wall advice wanted pls
Replies: 6
Views: 6167

maz128 There are two issues here, the first being planning and the second being party wall matters. Your neighbours has the right under the PWA to raise a party wall, which is how I have read your post. They should have served notice to which hyou would have probably agreed anyhow, but a verbal agre...
by LCL
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Work completed over 5 years ago do i need building regs?
Replies: 4
Views: 14323

broddler Any bulding works tht require consent, in this case structural alterations, carried out post November 1985 will require regularisation by the local authority. The regularisation is to ensure the works complied with the building regulations at the time the works were undertaken, but in real ...
by LCL
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Retrospective Approval for Loft Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 11476

Dear all Sorry guys here is no 2 year ruling for building regs, if there was it is likely that lots of works would be carried out without consent. Retrospective building regulations approval will be required for any works carried out post 1 November 1985. The main thing here is proving that the work...
by LCL
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Party Wall Query - extension over garage
Replies: 2
Views: 18107

stefan.nadiya There are two principle issues here, the first is planning consent and the second is the Party Wall act. Your neighbours can object to the proposals under the town and country planning act. This is their biggest opportunity to object successfully to your proposals. You'll need building...
by LCL
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Leaking above landing window!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5886

The way a cavity wall works is to allow moisuture into the cavity through the external skin of 100mm brickwork / blockwork, by no means all of ht water, but some will soak through. This then runs down the inner face of the wall and out through weep holes. If the pointing is in particularly poor cond...
by LCL
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Leaking above landing window!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5886

estra7 Do you know how old your house is and if the walls are cavity? It is possible that there is no suitable cavity tray or weep vents above the window. Cavity walls are designed to allow moisutre to prenetrate the outer leaf, run down the cavity and out through weeps vents at low level or over op...
by LCL
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: TRAPPED CONDENSATION ???
Replies: 5
Views: 5233

bells

Following on from what Perry 525 has put. The vapour barrier is a good idea as long as the area above is adequately insulated. Once the area is insulated you will stop warm air migration into the loft and therefore there should not be any issues.

Hope this helps

LCL
by LCL
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Foundations - Ratio of cement to ballast
Replies: 1
Views: 7511

RachelC9

I'd suggest that a 1:6 mix is a little light and would prefere to specify 1:4. This should be gauged using a bucket of cement to 4 buckets of ballast. Do not gauge with a shovel as you'll end up getting it nearer to 1:8.

Hope this helps

LCL
by LCL
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: building a gym in back Garden without planningpermission
Replies: 1
Views: 7999

mellorhouse There are some quirky laws when it comes to permitted development. For instance, in a residential dwelling you can buildng up to 50% of the land surrounding the house without planning consent if it is less that 2.5m high to the eaves, 4m high to the ridge or 3m if it has a flat roof, sho...
by LCL
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Do I need an RSJ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6805

Following on from eljaybee's comments. You'd need to check the trada span tables for joist sizes as they are no longer in the building regs (Part A 2004). As a rule of thumb the depth of floor joists should be half the span plus 1. A 12' span therefore = 7" deep joists (all on the assumption th...
by LCL
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: damp proof certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 6795

toppin You will be wasting your time carrying out a chemical DPC injection. There are better ways of remedying damp to a property without injecting a DPC. You may also cause a longer term problem elsewhere within the property. This is a little understood issue about damp. Buildings that have stood f...
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