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by stoneyboy
Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Decking
Topic: Decking questions for new project please help
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Decking questions for new project please help

Hi nursesarah38,
If you go with using concrete blocks soak the ends of the posts which sit on the blocks in timber preservative. Tip preservative into a container and stand the posts in this for a while.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: Decking
Topic: Decking questions for new project please help
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Decking questions for new project please help

Hi nursesarah38, Firstly I would recommend you set your posts on solid concrete blocks set into the ground, if you bury them so the tops are 50mm below the ground surface you will be able to disguise them. Secondly if you run the joists at right angles to the fence the decking will be supported figh...
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp problems - unsure of which advice to take
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Damp problems - unsure of which advice to take

Hi Janice, Since you have not posted images of the outside of the gable wall it is more difficult to advise you. However from your description the gable wall is probably solid 9” and I suggest you investigate whether the whole wall can be tile or slate hung. This would solve rainwater penetration pe...
by stoneyboy
Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Driveway posts instillation near water cut off tap
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Driveway posts instillation near water cut off tap

Hi wanna72.
Given the location of the mains stopcock it is very likely that the post will be on top of the water pipe. Suggest you go for a single gate hung on a post on the right in your photo and stick with a post bolted to the building on the other side.
Regards, S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: building waste removal from house
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: building waste removal from house

Hi wilkinson,
If it’s one builder bag of waste then no. If it’s a skip load of waste then yes but it all depends on what their quote/estimate says.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Correct Process for primer on new plaster
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Correct Process for primer on new plaster

Hi jcksqrd,
Accepting that you are going to use a primer this needs to be thin enough so the the paint and it’s bonding agents are carried into the surface of the plaster. Not all primers are of the same thickness so more water will be needed in a thick primer paint.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Recommendations for WC
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Recommendations for WC

Hi mysteryman, It is difficult to give a simple answer to your question but here it is - buy one from an established company. If they are U.K. based they should make allowances for potential build up of limescale in the internal chambers. Undoubtedly a high level cistern will give a much more powerf...
by stoneyboy
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Rainwater Ingress Under Floors?
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Rainwater Ingress Under Floors?

Hi b0ng0, Thank you for the update, as you say the solution is to remove the floor layers back to the concrete floor slab. Since you are in a modern build and have not mentioned damp up internal walls, it is very likely internal wall are of stud construction, so these will also have to be removed of...
by stoneyboy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Acrylic Render Stains on Monoblock
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Acrylic Render Stains on Monoblock

Hi saki,
If you upload images of the problem it would be easier to understand the problem.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Planning application expired
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Planning application expired

Hi georgebloms,
Your Planning Permission is valid for 3 years, if you are beyond this and have not carried out any preliminary work requiring BR approval your safest bet would be to apply again.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Lofts and Loft Conversions Forum
Topic: Roof supports
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Roof supports

Hi nicky80, If the roof where the diagonal braces are fitted is tied into another roof for lateral support you should be ok removing the diagonals. If there are gable ends at both ends of the roof with the diagonals it would be unwise to remove them without providing an alternative bracing system Re...
by stoneyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp Patch on inside of Bay Window
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Damp Patch on inside of Bay Window

Hi gazzadiy@1.
Looking at your third image the lower part of the wall is very damp. The easiest solution would be to treat the wall with a silicone based sealer once the weather improves and the wall dries out.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: need to remove old handle/lock
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: need to remove old handle/lock

Hi matski303,
The latch is just a force fit so use a punch to knock the handle shaft out of the latch.
Regards S
by stoneyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Concrete Path between house and neighbour's garage
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Concrete Path between house and neighbour's garage

Hi wsa, Clearly your path is a lot higher than your neighbours land and this is possibly causing bridging of their garage DPC. You may be able to reduce the problem by cutting a channel all along the path on their side so their garage bricks above and below their DPC are open to the air. You can the...
by stoneyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:11 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Tap thread replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Tap thread replacement

Hi twarden, It’s doubtful you will be able to buy an exact replacement and being cast iron you would have great difficulty fitting the new bit. Suggest you buy a threaded male to female straight adaptor and fit this onto the broken spigot. You will have to use one of the anaerobic joint seal to ensu...
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