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by richjturner
Thu Mar 09, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Ugly soil pipe installation
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Ugly soil pipe installation

Hi, Our builders have done a pretty lame job of installing the soil pipe behind the loo and it's a bit of an eyesore. Can anyone suggest a way to improve it, ideally without too much cost of upheaval? I was thinking of just painting it white and trimming the rubber seal to the edge. Thanks in advanc...
by richjturner
Tue May 10, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: Shed base advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Re: Shed base advice

Hi @stoneboy thanks for the reply. The path slopes so I was planning to use breeze blocks at the uphill end and probably hollow concrete blocks at the the downhill end to level it. I had planned to use those in combination with the wooden stakes but if they're going to rot is it worth getting metal ...
by richjturner
Sun May 08, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: Shed base advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Shed base advice

Hi, I've just ordered a 14x6 Power Pent Shed m which I'm going to instal in the gap between our house and next door. I also ordered the shed base kit from them m The gap between the houses is half concrete path and half mud so, along the length of the shed, one side will be fully supported and the o...
by richjturner
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Brick frost damage causing bricks to wash away?
Replies: 2
Views: 1826

Re: Brick frost damage causing bricks to wash away?

Thanks stoneyboy, I'll have a look.
by richjturner
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Sandtex smooth or fine textured for painting concrete sills?
Replies: 0
Views: 2502

Sandtex smooth or fine textured for painting concrete sills?

Hi all,

I need to repaint all the concrete sills of our Victorian house. I believe Sandtex is the paint to use and I was going to use stabilizer as well. Question is, smooth or fine textured? I can't really see the difference in any images online.

Many thanks,

Rich
by richjturner
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Removing Efflorescence and can it cause damage?
Replies: 0
Views: 1742

Removing Efflorescence and can it cause damage?

The Victorian house we moved into last year had a lot of work done on the front in the year or two before we moved in. Looking at the photos, the drive didn't exist before - it was a raised garden. That was all removed and the brick wall was constructed. There is a lot of Efflorescence on the bricks...
by richjturner
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Brick frost damage causing bricks to wash away?
Replies: 2
Views: 1826

Brick frost damage causing bricks to wash away?

Hi all,

Several bricks in one part of our Victorian house are crumbling. If water hits them it washes the brick away, it's rather worrying!

Is this ice/frost damage? What can I do to sort the issue. Is it a big problem?

Thanks,

Rich
by richjturner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Turning Victorian Cellar into Dry Storage and Work Space
Replies: 1
Views: 3235

Re: Turning Victorian Cellar into Dry Storage and Work Space

Anyone got any advice for me?
by richjturner
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Turning Victorian Cellar into Dry Storage and Work Space
Replies: 1
Views: 3235

Turning Victorian Cellar into Dry Storage and Work Space

Hi all, first time poster - thank you in advance for your help! We recently moved into a Victorian semi. Beautiful house, loads of character but lots of work! One of my projects is sorting the cellar - I don't want to spend much but want to take it from a musty, dusty space to a good storage and wor...
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