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by Hugh Schkok
Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Party Wall Issue With Neighbours Starting Extension Without Agreement
Replies: 2
Views: 2538

Re: Party Wall Issue With Neighbours Starting Extension Without Agreement

What do you mean in Party Wall Agreement? Have they gained planning permission from the BC dept or is this an idea someone has bandied around? Go and talk to your BC and ask them if indeed they have permission to build and if so will they allow your plans equal passage. However if you piss the neigh...
by Hugh Schkok
Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: What Roller to use for Pasting the Wall?
Replies: 1
Views: 5636

Re: What Roller to use for Pasting the Wall?

I have a 9" lambs wool roller and that gives a good even covering accompanied with a radiator roller for the edges. I found foam rollers push the material away and often find areas have dried out before you come to put up the paper, where the material is thinner. Lambs wool dont do that and whe...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: How to Repair Burn on Kitchen Worktop due to Lighter Explosion
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Re: How to Repair Burn on Kitchen Worktop due to Lighter Explosion

I totally agree with the previous poster. I would actually make a template for my router a rectangle that is larger that the 'wound'. Get some worktop repair filler to match the colour exactly and even better, an off cut of the same coloured worktop and with your router cut a a Dutchman from your of...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Strange Corners in Upstairs Rooms in Centre of Semi-Detached
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Re: Strange Corners in Upstairs Rooms in Centre of Semi-Detached

A nice easy peasey one. In days gone by the most economic way of building 'budget' homes was to build a huge rectangle and divide it into rabbit hutch sized dwellings. It gave our war heroes a place to live when they returned from war to allow us the freedom we now enjoy as sad an effort as it was. ...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri May 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Soundproofing the Wooden Floor of Flat to Block Noise From Shop Below
Replies: 1
Views: 2677

Re: Soundproofing the Wooden Floor of Flat to Block Noise From Shop Below

Hello Caroline There's two quick replies I can offer the first is kill the shop owner and cut off his electricity supply/ Bingo! The humming stops, however the sound of sirens may keep you from your slumber and it's also has been said illegal however much of an annoyance neighbours can be. The secon...
by Hugh Schkok
Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Chimney Removal Plans Example for Semi Detached Property
Replies: 2
Views: 2763

Re: Chimney Removal Plans Example for Semi Detached Property

Do not underestimate the difficulties associated with the removal of chimney's. The chimney in place to allow the smoke etc to be removed from an open coal fire. Is this correct? The key point here is coal is not a homogenous substance meaning it has no fixed chemical formula. Coals other constituen...
by Hugh Schkok
Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Interior Design Forum
Topic: What Software Tools are Mostly Used by Interior Design Companies in the UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: What Software Tools are Mostly Used by Interior Design Companies in the UK?

It's definitely a start in the right direction. I used to use Auto Cad but it didn't take me long to find I was being ripped off. It was a package I had been taught at a university, culminating in creating an American Provincial home, an historic temple of worship and a pipe structure all in 3D and ...
by Hugh Schkok
Tue May 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: Septic Tank Used as a Soakaway?
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Septic Tank Used as a Soakaway?

Any time my friend and as you being a gynaecologist. I always find one. Good luck my friend and sent some piccys of any body parts you may have recovered from this tragic accident. As for the Springfield go to your local pub and simply ask if there;s anyone who has one for sale. You'll be tooled up ...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Plant and Tool Hire Forum
Topic: Can I hire DIY tools on Rent ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5921

Re: Can I hire DIY tools on Rent ?

I don't really understand what you are asking here. If you find you can do the job without the tools and have all your limbs still attached on completion then do it. Make jigs. make tools. A rake is easy peasy lemon squeezy to make. If you hire them in then be sure you know exactly what you want the...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior Design Forum
Topic: Golden Rules of Interior Design - Help Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 4607

Re: Golden Rules of Interior Design - Help Wanted

Artistic flair, good sketching abilities, a colour wheel and a set of decent water colours. Architectural fibre pens can run into hundred of pounds so caveat emptor. A PC with a colour package installed, paint box, Google Sketchup Pro, Turbo cad Interiors (latest version). and be sure you have a gra...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Cowboy Builders
Topic: Septic Tank Used as a Soakaway?
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Septic Tank Used as a Soakaway?

First find out how to make IED's and plant them around the garden where he may walk. Next learn how to shoot a Springfield AR71 sniper rifle just in case he makes a break for it and just wait inside your house. Point to the 'septic' from inside your house cover you ears and await the loud bang. He w...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Interior Design Forum
Topic: Kitchen Diner Design Ideas Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: Kitchen Diner Design Ideas Needed

I don't see any place the sink(s) may be. They are usually under the window. What are your man's abilities with woodworking and/or cabinet making. I ask this because I would err toward a custom cupboard design and making cabinets is child's play if you know how to do it. I can see nowhere to eat. I ...
by Hugh Schkok
Mon May 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Interior Design Forum
Topic: What Colours go With Beech Wood Kitchen Units?
Replies: 7
Views: 15722

Re: What Colours go With Beech Wood Kitchen Units?

Hello Have you tried a mid red or a mid green. I have a friend who is an Architectural Technologist and specialises in interior design. I use her all the time she is amazing and can turn as bin bag into a two bed designer flat. She said if you had a colour wheel you may find several compatible match...
by Hugh Schkok
Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: A Side of Extension of a Rear Extension but do I Need Planning?
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Re: A Side of Extension of a Rear Extension but do I Need Planning?

If a builing addition exceeds 15% of the original building's footprint then you are compelled to apply for planning permission at your appropriate building control dept at your local council. If, however you do not exceed these restrictions then you will still be required to submit the building regu...
by Hugh Schkok
Wed May 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Dulux Paint over Powder Filler all Peeling off in Huge Quantities
Replies: 5
Views: 13441

Re: Dulux Paint over Powder Filler all Peeling off in Huge Quantities

It's my pleasure Princess Should you need anymore help and advice don't hesitate to get back. If I can't help you there are a plethora of excellent skillsets here that are more than capable of putting you on the right track and even some sad act's like me, just waiting around to help out. I used to ...
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