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by welsh brickie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Need Help Identifying the Construction Materials Used
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Re: Need Help Identifying the Construction Materials Used

it looks like cast concrete to me, They use timber to form the shape and then fill it with concrete
by welsh brickie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Blocking up Back Door and Need Late Completion Certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 2227

Re: Blocking up Back Door and Need Late Completion Certificate

By your description, you have a wall thickness of 300mm plus plaster thickness, If this is a modern house then that would be the case, but I suspect it is not. Your cavity should be between 50 and 75mm wide, you can either full fill cavity with rockwool cavity batts or 25 to 50mm thick celotex cavit...
by welsh brickie
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Is This Plaster Causing my Damp Issues Either Side of Bricked up Doorway
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Re: Is This Plaster Causing my Damp Issues Either Side of Bricked up Doorway

I think carlite bonding has been used as a base coat and then thistle multi finish as the top coat. You never plaster down to the floor, as plaster can suck up moisture like a sponge. Its best to use a hammer and bolster and chip off the plaster to the brick work and leave a gap of about 25mm, the s...
by welsh brickie
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Steel Framed Buildings Forum
Topic: Help Needed With Builders Meeting and Issues With Work
Replies: 1
Views: 2454

Re: Help Needed With Builders Meeting and Issues With Work

I would contact your architect for advice, then raise any concerns you have with building control, he will have to inspect the work anyway
by welsh brickie
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 15328

Re: Best Product for Lubricating Locks on uPVC Doors

lithium grease,or you can use Vaseline
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Soundproofing Forum
Topic: Noisy Window Casing or Window Frame due to Wind
Replies: 2
Views: 2601

Re: Noisy Window Casing or Window Frame due to Wind

Its difficult to see in the picture, The second picture you posted was what is called a box sash window, the window slide vertically using cast iron counterweights.
You have a upvc casement window fitted, if you want to change it, look at vertical slide upvc windows, WindowsAndDoorsPrices.co.uk/Sash
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Removal of the Ground Floor Chimney Breast for Knock Through
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

Re: Removal of the Ground Floor Chimney Breast for Knock Through

Before you do anything call a structural engineer for advice, I would not attempt this myself without consultation.
Also building control will have to be informed and any steels passed by the inspector
by welsh brickie
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: 20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: 20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?

if your laying the floor and then fixing the skirting on top of it, then no beading is required
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Victorian Fireplace Renovation and Help Needed With Opening
Replies: 1
Views: 2567

Re: Victorian Fireplace Renovation and Help Needed With Opening

by the look of the picture, you can remove the brickwork and the fireback to give you the maximum opening size. If you want a log burner then you will need the maximum size possible, and can either plaster it or line it with brick. If its a cast iron fireplace then you will need to line it with bric...
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Barn Conversions Forum
Topic: Replacing Rendering on Stone Walled Outbuildings
Replies: 1
Views: 3139

Re: Replacing Rendering on Stone Walled Outbuildings

You can use a club hammer and bolster to remove the render, or hire a jack hammer,
As for the roof, if the timbers are ok and you don't want to remove the stone tiles, then sprayfoam is the only way that I can think of to make it watertight
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: 20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: 20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?

yes a 10mm gap is required for expansion, a timber bead tacked to the skirting will keep the floor down
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Groundwork and Foundations Forum
Topic: Connecting Existing Footing to new Reinforced Cage Footing
Replies: 1
Views: 2607

Re: Connecting Existing Footing to new Reinforced Cage Footing

I think he means 4 pins at 300mm apart 75mm from the top of the concrete and 75mm from the base of the concrete
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Help With Sticking Windows in Shed Treated With Creosote
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Re: Help With Sticking Windows in Shed Treated With Creosote

bed the glass in with putty and use timber beading to hold it in place
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: 20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: 20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?

underlay and leave it floating, for sure
by welsh brickie
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Drilling Through Floorboards Without Wire or Pipe Detector
Replies: 1
Views: 2928

Re: Drilling Through Floorboards Without Wire or Pipe Detector

hire a detector from your local hire shop
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