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by thedoctor
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Quarry Tiles Over Existing Quarry Tiles do They Stay Brerathable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1653

Re: Quarry Tiles Over Existing Quarry Tiles do They Stay Brerathable?

In this situation you cannot have a completely waterproof area that is still breathable. You can have one or the other and allowing the damp to still breathe through the floor will continue to give you big problems, not least of all the health implications of having damp everywhere which always lead...
by thedoctor
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing a pull up bar to a wall With Woodchip Wallpaper in Reneted Appartment
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: Fixing a pull up bar to a wall With Woodchip Wallpaper in Reneted Appartment

Hi

No worries at all, glad it helped

Unfortunately these things do tend to turn into a bit of a mission

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing a pull up bar to a wall With Woodchip Wallpaper in Reneted Appartment
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: Fixing a pull up bar to a wall With Woodchip Wallpaper in Reneted Appartment

Hi In order to fix something such as this item in place it's going to take some substantial fixings and also really need to be secured to a solid masonry wall. As pull up bars etc have to cope with a great deal of downward pulling force they need to be secured using solid fixings as every time you d...
by thedoctor
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Need Tool Gift for Father's Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Need Tool Gift for Father's Day

HI

If you need to see how to post images, check out our help docs here: find-out-how-to-use-forum.html particularly the docs on "How to add Images to Posts" and also "How to Resize Images"

Hope this helps
by thedoctor
Thu May 09, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Apart From This Forum, Where Else do you go for DIY Advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Re: Apart From This Forum, Where Else do you go for DIY Advice?

Hi

We have an extensive DIY project guides section on our site, covering how to do many DIY jobs that should stand you in good stead in terms of teh jobs you will be encountering: https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm

Hope this helps
by thedoctor
Sat May 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Advice Needed on Painting a Window Recess
Replies: 3
Views: 6452

Re: Advice Needed on Painting a Window Recess

Hi Apologies, should have made it a bit clearer - If you are keeping the surrounding wall and reveal the same colours then generally you would paint the window reveals first and any other reveals, doorways, alcoves etc and then the walls If they are going to be different colours then best to paint w...
by thedoctor
Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Advice Needed on Painting a Window Recess
Replies: 3
Views: 6452

Re: Advice Needed on Painting a Window Recess

Hi

If you are glossing the reveal, probably best to paint your walls and then do any gloss work required

Kind Regards
by thedoctor
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Choice of Kitchen Retailer for new Kitchen in new House?
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Choice of Kitchen Retailer for new Kitchen in new House?

Hi Lee In terms of new kitchens there are quite a few different options. If you are working to a budget then your best bet maybe one of the DIY sheds e.g. B&Q, Wickes etc or even Ikea if you are looking for a minimalist style kitchen If you do have a little more of a budget to work with then How...
by thedoctor
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Is This Bespoke Built Staircase Acceptable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Re: Is This Bespoke Built Staircase Acceptable?

Hi Apologies for the delay in getting back to you - I've passed this around a few of our chippies as they've been back at base today and the unanimous decision was that it's a shocking job! In light of this you have a few options, namely get whoever did it originally back in to sort it out until you...
by thedoctor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Help! I painted new plaster without sealing the wall first!
Replies: 4
Views: 7457

Re: Help! I painted new plaster without sealing the wall first!

Hi

Painting new and freshly laid plater can be a tricky job and it you are new to DIY, one that you might not be aware of.

If any further readers of this post would like to know how you should paint new and freshly laid platser, see our painting new plaster project here
by thedoctor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: No! No! No! Silk emulsion straight onto new plaster! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 42402

Re: No! No! No! Silk emulsion straight onto new plaster! Help!

Hi Painting fresh plaster can be a bit of a task and as the posts in this thread suggest, definetly a necessary one for sure. For anyone needing any further help and advice with painting fresh plater, mixing a mist coat, what type of paint to use or any other questions check out our painting new pla...
by thedoctor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting Mist Coat on to New and Old Plaster
Replies: 2
Views: 8309

Re: Painting Mist Coat on to New and Old Plaster

Hi

TommyPurdyPnD states, you should always apply a mist coat when painting fresh plaster, especially when its totally dried out. If you are unsure how to do this, see our painting new plaster project here
by thedoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Breathable Masonry Primer for Exterior Walls
Replies: 3
Views: 8633

Re: Breathable Masonry Primer for Exterior Walls

Hi Many thanks for noticing that we have not stated a suitable priming product, we have now updated the project page with info: m Just to confirm, if the surface you are painting on to is dusty, chalky, flakey or powdery then you should use a stabilising solution such as the Everbuild 406 stabilisin...
by thedoctor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Odd Sized Soft Close Toilet Seat on an Enclosed Toilet pan
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: Odd Sized Soft Close Toilet Seat on an Enclosed Toilet pan

Hi On looking at the company website that supplied the first image that you have included "tradewashrooms" it appears that they do supply a seat that may do the job: m It may be a good idea to contact them directly just to make sure that it will indeed fit. Alternatively, do you know who m...
by thedoctor
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Stopping Condensation on Toilet Tank After Bathroom Refit
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Re: Stopping Condensation on Toilet Tank After Bathroom Refit

Hi One of the best and most effective methods that we have found is to indeed insulate the inside of the cistern/tank as your plumber has suggested. Unfortunately this does involve a little work and also means removing teh cistern while the work is carried out which isn't always ideal, but in the lo...
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