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by welsh brickie
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Concrete Bricks Levelling and Ready to Mix Mineral
Replies: 1
Views: 3351

Re: Concrete Bricks Levelling and Ready to Mix Mineral

you can dry line the wall with moisture resistant plasterboard, and tile straight on to it, saving time and money
by welsh brickie
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Tidying up Concrete Garage Floor Covering for new car
Replies: 1
Views: 3200

Re: Tidying up Concrete Garage Floor Covering for new car

you can use cempolay deep self level compound
by welsh brickie
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Kitchen Trim to Cover Gap Between Worktop and Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 12983

Re: Kitchen Trim to Cover Gap Between Worktop and Wall

you can use pvc quadrant trim
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Double Glazing Regs and Poor Quality Windows on on Newly Built Property
Replies: 1
Views: 2603

Re: Double Glazing Regs and Poor Quality Windows on on Newly Built Property

Unfortunately it will be a long process to find anyone to fix your problem, But you can start with building control at your local council, then NHBC then the Building developer who built the house, who will then contact the sub contractor who fitted the windows
by welsh brickie
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Builders and Builders Merchants Forum
Topic: Hoppers for Drainage for Replacing old Cast Iron Pipe With Plastic
Replies: 1
Views: 2667

Re: Hoppers for Drainage for Replacing old Cast Iron Pipe With Plastic

you wont get one for a pipe at that diameter, you could make a square hopper with upvc flat board and paint the interior with flexcryl to prevent it from leaking
by welsh brickie
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Measuring and Setting Out Forum
Topic: Best way of Measuring Opening for new Exterior Door Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 10247

Re: Best way of Measuring Opening for new Exterior Door Frame

use a hammer and flat screwdriver and take off a piece of the external plaster at the sill height, both sides you should be able to see the brickwork. Use a spirit level and check the frame for plumb, and see if the frame is out, allow for the tolerance. Measure the internal plaster and check for th...
by welsh brickie
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Suitable New Driveway and Path Materials?
Replies: 1
Views: 2403

Re: Suitable New Driveway and Path Materials?

you could have a resin driveway, its quite costly but if you consider the cost of excavating, waste removal and materials it could be more cost effective
by welsh brickie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Hand and Power Tools Forum
Topic: I Have a Makita HR2450 and Suggestions Needed for Suitable Drill Bit Set?
Replies: 1
Views: 2382

Re: I Have a Makita HR2450 and Suggestions Needed for Suitable Drill Bit Set?

for ceramic tiles, if your fitting a towel rail for example, and your using brown rawplugs you will need a 7mm S.D.S bit, for a red plug its 5mm. The drill bits for this machine are SDS bits. You cannot use hammer function when drilling tiles it will damage the tiles. Just use it slowly on drill fun...
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Asbestos Confirmed in Artex or Plasterboard in Kitchen
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

Re: Asbestos Confirmed in Artex or Plasterboard in Kitchen

you could plaster it , or cover it with new plasterboard instead
by welsh brickie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Mould Growth Issues in Semi Detached Bungalow
Replies: 2
Views: 2393

Re: Mould Growth Issues in Semi Detached Bungalow

you need to install trickle vents, in the windows to aid ventilation
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Fillers, Sealants and Adhesives Forum
Topic: Prepping and Filling Big Gaps Around Window
Replies: 1
Views: 4137

Re: Prepping and Filling Big Gaps Around Window

you can fill the gap with expanding foam, then instead of filling over it with silicone you can buy small plastic trims to cover the gap. Try https://www.gap.uk.com
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: What Could This be Causing Damage to Soil Stack
Replies: 1
Views: 1899

Re: What Could This be Causing Damage to Soil Stack

the incorrect socket has been installed, there may be some leakage but I think is minimal, flush the toilet and see if any water appears on the pipe below the joint
by welsh brickie
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Loft insulation material to prevent moisture and damage to stored items
Replies: 1
Views: 2314

Re: Loft insulation material to prevent moisture and damage to stored items

you could have it spray foamed, that would insulate it and stop material from falling out from between the battens
by welsh brickie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Limestone Paving Cracked and Fallen Apart Quickly
Replies: 1
Views: 2948

Re: Limestone Paving Cracked and Fallen Apart Quickly

It looks like a fault in the materials to be honest
by welsh brickie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Condensation on Cold Brick Walls in 1880's Detached House
Replies: 1
Views: 2257

Re: Condensation on Cold Brick Walls in 1880's Detached House

you can buy damp proof thermal wallpaper ( wallrock KV600 ) if that's what your after.
Don't use gloss paint on the walls, that will cause damp.
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