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by DIYDoctor1
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Loft Suitability for Storage Purposes With 3 x 2 Joists at 16 Inch Centres
Replies: 3
Views: 4213

Re: Loft Suitability for Storage Purposes With 3 x 2 Joists at 16 Inch Centres

Hi Phatrat, There are a couple of pages that we have to help you here. Have a quick look over this project to give you an idea of what's involved: m There are a few more projects here: m We also recommend a fantastic product that means that you can add the recommended amount of insulation and still ...
by DIYDoctor1
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Landscaping
Topic: Restoring a Massaranduba Deck That has Become Grey - Advice Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2156

Re: Restoring a Massaranduba Deck That has Become Grey - Advice Needed

There is some good advice and a helpful video one this page that should see you right: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/tr ... ecking.htm

You just need a fungicidal wash to clean it. This is the one that we use: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... litre.html

I hope that helps.
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Spiral Stairs Leading to Master Bedroom - No Soundproofing or Privacy
Replies: 1
Views: 4304

Re: Spiral Stairs Leading to Master Bedroom - No Soundproofing or Privacy

Curtains seem the most obvious answer to me. How did you get on?
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Pocket Door Hatch in Ceiling ok for Habitable Room in Loft
Replies: 1
Views: 2248

Re: Pocket Door Hatch in Ceiling ok for Habitable Room in Loft

Hi Alex,
That sounds like an interesting idea - it would be great to hear how you got on.
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Table Varnish for Restaurant - Any Quick Drying Solutions?
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

Re: Table Varnish for Restaurant - Any Quick Drying Solutions?

Hi Rolled Gold,
If you can live without a table for a day or two, then why not do one at a time? You could slowly work your way through until they are all done - it should onlt take you a month or so?
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Making Floor Tiles Antislip - What can I add to the Backing?
Replies: 1
Views: 2142

Re: Making Floor Tiles Antislip - What can I add to the Backing?

Hi Jack,
You could try this stuff (but please don't blame me if it doesn't work):

https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... x-25m.html

It is tacky so it will cling to most surfaces but not irreversibly.
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Condensation on Ceiling and Windows - Will Installing Window Vents Help?
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Re: Condensation on Ceiling and Windows - Will Installing Window Vents Help?

Hi Chris, You are right to try and get to the cause rather than simply treating the symptoms. Has your exterior walls been treated with cavity wall insulation? Getting this done might be a possible cure. Increasing the ventilation will certainly help if this is possible. You will be able to find a l...
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Double Glazing new Severe Condensation Spread to Every Room in the House
Replies: 1
Views: 2496

Re: Double Glazing new Severe Condensation Spread to Every Room in the House

Hi Capable Amateur, This is a tricky one. As you probably know, condensation occurs when warm, moist air is cooled quickly and no longer can 'hold' the moisture. This typically happens when the warm air hits a cold window or wall, and the water vapour in the air condenses on to the cooler surface. W...
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Pebble Dashing on Stone Walls - Is it Best to Leave or Remove?
Replies: 1
Views: 4958

Re: Pebble Dashing on Stone Walls - Is it Best to Leave or Remove?

Hi Dougmca, Your question is not totally clear (to me at least!), so I will do my best to answer it. If you want to remove the pebble dash, I am quite sure that your home will be fine - after all, it had 60 or so years like this before it was pebble dashed. It has had nearly another 60 years with th...
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Replace Top Oven Seal in Parkinson Cowan to Prevent Heat Escape
Replies: 1
Views: 2342

Re: Replace Top Oven Seal in Parkinson Cowan to Prevent Heat Escape

Hi Etaf,
I would recommend calling the company that sold you the seal as they should be able to assist you, and if that can't should be able to point you in the direction of someone that can.
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Black Mould Adjacent to Window in Sun Room Conservatory
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Re: Black Mould Adjacent to Window in Sun Room Conservatory

Hi Oldlandite,
Here is an article with everything that you need to know about stopping black mould: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/damp-and-mould.htm

There are also some recommendations for projects and techniques to stop the mould returning.
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Losing the Will With Loft Conversion - Advice on Room Layout Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 3343

Re: Losing the Will With Loft Conversion - Advice on Room Layout Needed

Hi alwaystrouble, I am sure that you will have resolved the cause of your sleepless nights by now, but if not I would suggest that your recommended builder should be able to talk to you about all these issues. If he is recommended he should have dealt with all these (and many more) issues in the pas...
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Building Regs for Timber Lean-to Coming off of Kitchen
Replies: 1
Views: 4758

Re: Building Regs for Timber Lean-to Coming off of Kitchen

Hi Ryan,
This might be a useful page for you:
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permis ... buildings/
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Interior Design Forum
Topic: Hotel Carpet Indecision - Old Decor but Want to add a Modern Edge
Replies: 1
Views: 3177

Re: Hotel Carpet Indecision - Old Decor but Want to add a Modern Edge

Hi Harrym, We find the whole interior design aspect quite a challenge too, but we have discovered that Dulux do a Design Service that is surprisingly affordable and give you access to an interior designer that will be able help you on a room by room basis: m Good luck with the project and it'd be gr...
by DIYDoctor1
Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Stains, Marks and Remedies Forum
Topic: Getting Grime off a Wooden Table With Intricate Carved Top
Replies: 1
Views: 2489

Re: Getting Grime off a Wooden Table With Intricate Carved Top

Hi Andrew, I think that we have just the product - it's a water based cleaner called Grime Go: m It should remove all the grime and grease with causing any damage. If you apply it, leave it for a minute or two to act and then remove with a soft brush or possible even a cloth, you should get most of ...
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