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by michaelscad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Plumber Says Replace 15mm with 22mm Pipe but Is This Right?
Replies: 1
Views: 3889

Re: Plumber Says Replace 15mm with 22mm Pipe but Is This Right?

yes
by michaelscad
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Advice on Quote for Re-rendering 1850's House
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Re: Advice on Quote for Re-rendering 1850's House

sometimes rendering hides trouble it could be the cause of your damp problems it might be a simple case of cutting out a couple of bricks
remember when a house is valued having render on the walls people get suspicious what's it hiding have you thought about taking off?
by michaelscad
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Foundations on Permitted Developed for Extending Kitchen
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Foundations on Permitted Developed for Extending Kitchen

pd's are a nightmare ditch the architect obviously doesn't
know what he's talking about ive got recent. project post later
by michaelscad
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Retrospective Planning Permission for 3.02 m² Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 2183

Re: Retrospective Planning Permission for 3.02 m² Extension

you don't say is it front or back of the house 3m/2porch doesn't need planning if it's not habitable doen't nee regs
by michaelscad
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Old Fireplace Removed Upstairs but Gas Pipes Still in Place?
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Re: Old Fireplace Removed Upstairs but Gas Pipes Still in Place?

no.option here get gas safe registered in to sort it
by michaelscad
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Downstairs Toilet Backing up Could it be a Venting Issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 2350

Re: Downstairs Toilet Backing up Could it be a Venting Issue?

try flushing another toilet if the water level in the pan doesn't move
venting isn't the problem if it does then it is
by michaelscad
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Stairs and Escape Route for Loft Comversion in Victorian Terrace Property
Replies: 2
Views: 3865

Re: Stairs and Escape Route for Loft Comversion in Victorian Terrace Property

All ,loft conversions are now considred to be 3 storey buildings and teated as such regarding fire escape
by michaelscad
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Use of Skylight in Low Head Height Loft Conversion for Building Regs
Replies: 3
Views: 2478

Re: Use of Skylight in Low Head Height Loft Conversion for Building Regs

confusing the issue here, top of stairs isn't a room, planning permissiion depends - is it overlookng neighbours? Is it front or rear?
by michaelscad
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Crumbling Bricks and Mortar in an Old House Found While Repainting
Replies: 1
Views: 5049

Re: Crumbling Bricks and Mortar in an Old House Found While Repainting

when this happens it's normally down to damp and freezing
the mortar and brick with too much cement in mix expand and blow
cut out the damaged brick and mortar replace and repoint using right mix
brickwork has, to breath it's all down to the wrong mix use the right additive 'admix'
by michaelscad
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Why do Radiator Valves Keep Breaking?
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

Re: Why do Radiator Valves Keep Breaking?

when you close a rad valve or any other always turn it back a bit to stop it locking
by michaelscad
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Is my Neighbours Loft Conversion Safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 2208

Re: Is my Neighbours Loft Conversion Safe?

if your worried contact buiding control
all loft coversiions do need regulation approval
your neighbour should've already done this
if they haven't .he won't sell it
by michaelscad
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: Trussed Rafters and Studs Spacing for Building Regulations
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

Re: Trussed Rafters and Studs Spacing for Building Regulations

the company that makes them will supply you with all the details including
the calculations needed for the NHBC and the building inspector
by michaelscad
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Mud-Like Substance Emanating From new Concrete Slab
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Re: Mud-Like Substance Emanating From new Concrete Slab

has the slab got steel mesh in if so, it's too near to the surface,mesh shouldbe at least 25mm below
if not then maybe some metal like nails were dropped when laying the slab it's rust
by michaelscad
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp Floor Issues in my 1860 Terrace and how Bset to fix
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Re: Damp Floor Issues in my 1860 Terrace and how Bset to fix

you'r right about the render, the floor has the same problem many people had asphalt laid over existing floors without taking out what's under sometimes it
was stone flags you sell on to cover the cost
by michaelscad
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Can you Extend an Extension Without Knocking Down the Original?
Replies: 2
Views: 3499

Re: Can you Extend an Extension Without Knocking Down the Original?

if you posted more details perhaps i may be able to help, remember you're
probably only going do this once so think about maximising the project
i've got plans and a project management spreadsheet for period terraced rebuild
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