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by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Garage wall blockwork, single/double thickness?
Replies: 1
Views: 8287

garage

yes you can use 100mm blocks.But use must install piers at every 10feet
or so ,depending on the size of the garage.
Double thickness on the door jambs.
use a reinforced concrete slab for the foundation 200mm thick.
cost
I dont know your better off getting a quote
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: DAMP ON CONCRETE DOOR STEP
Replies: 1
Views: 7483

leaky door

check if its comming through the door. Hose the entire door first and check for water if waters comming through I would remove a small section of plaster below skirting height at the base of the door jamb clear all debris from the side of the jamb and use a small amount of expanding foam to seal any...
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: DPC for NEW PATIO DOOR
Replies: 1
Views: 3948

fitting door

Use window board for the base of the door keep the cavity clear
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: fixing swivel towel rail to a stud wall
Replies: 1
Views: 4699

towel rail

I would use redi drive screws.I have used them to hang 1800mm rad
Toggle screws are ok but I pefer redidrive
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: obo nails
Replies: 2
Views: 4762

obo nails

cut with a grinder or a dremmel cutter
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: How to fix holes in internal brick wall?
Replies: 1
Views: 7696

holes in wall

you can use expanding foam.
Foam the holes dont use to much it expands 30 times the ammount you use,once dried about 3 hours cut the foam back.
Then use PVA glue to prepair the area around the socket and 1 coat plaster to finish
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing dart board to a door
Replies: 1
Views: 5882

fixing dart board

if its a laminate board type door use redi drive screws they are ment
for plasterboard but should do the job
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Old cast iron air ventilation grille?
Replies: 3
Views: 6241

fan

smash it with a hammer .
fit small length of soil pipe brick around it and plaster
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing Laminate Wall Cladding to a Plasterboard Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 9595

laminate wall

I would use clear silicone to bed laminate.
Dont use gripfill not as good,
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic:
Replies: -1
Views:

in a rule no you should not use thermalite 100mm block below dpc .
But trenchblocks are thermalite anyway so I wouldnt worry.
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Cladding for Domestic Convervatory
Replies: 1
Views: 4972

cladding

use plastic there is a wide range of colours available.
Please specify what you are cladding, material base wood , block etc
inside ,outside ??
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Conservatory footings on sand?!
Replies: 2
Views: 9005

if its on a raft foundation and pure sand ther is no point digging further but I would suggest using reinforcing in the foundation. Concrete should be 225mm thick reinforced with mesh cut into strips thinner than the trench as not to expose steel to elements outside the concrete. tie steel at joints...
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: conservatory foundation...PLEASE HELP!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 14058

Ask conservatory companies for brochures or get them to give price for the job. In most circumstances they will provide a detailed price with a portfolio of previous work. This will at least give some idea of cost and designs available. Do not just go ahead and build to the size you want consevatory...
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Conservatory Ceiling/ soil pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 8360

your best bet is to check first where the water is getting in.I would remove one of the panels in the roof nearest to the soil pipe as you can see better carefull not to break polycarb or the roof bar plastic cover.At the bottom of each roof bar is a cap with a plastic button remove and unscrew. The...
by welsh brickie
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: dpc for new patio door
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

fitting door

when you fit pvc door you will be left with a outer and inner wall. fit the door flush with the back of the outer skin of brickwork. the cavity will be open obviously or you may or may not have insuation. Make sure all debris is clear of the cavity at the bottom of the door. I would suggest if there...
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