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by welsh brickie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Need More Torque for Driving Screws in to Wall for Shelf
Replies: 1
Views: 2137

Re: Need More Torque for Driving Screws in to Wall for Shelf

With brown plugs you need to drill a 7mm hole, that's why the screws were so tight
by welsh brickie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: DIY Stick on Georgian Bars for Conservatory
Replies: 1
Views: 11806

Re: DIY Stick on Georgian Bars for Conservatory

Astragal bars are a clip on system that will give you that effect. They can fall off after time so its best to stick them on with translucent silicone.
Try Duration windows, sales@duration.co.uk
by welsh brickie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Sealing and Levelling an Uneven Floor in Traditional Stone Built House
Replies: 3
Views: 2819

Re: Sealing and Levelling an Uneven Floor in Traditional Stone Built House

use a string line and stretch it from 1 end to the other on top of the hump and measure the difference in height across the floor
by welsh brickie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Sealing Internal Brickwork With PVA to Prevent Dust
Replies: 1
Views: 17843

Re: Sealing Internal Brickwork With PVA to Prevent Dust

painting the wall with P.V.A wont harm the wall, it would need more than a few coats of it, to completely seal the wall, which I don't recommend . A 4:1 ratio solution will be fine
by welsh brickie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Patio Height and Damp Course but With Linear Drain
Replies: 2
Views: 4787

Re: Patio Height and Damp Course but With Linear Drain

yes ideally its best to have it 150mm below damp course, but I cant see any problems from the pictures you posted, During heavy rain you may experience splash back on the wall but doubt if this would cause you damp, You can spray the wall with a silicone sealant like aquaseal for piece of mind
by welsh brickie
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Help Needed With Newish Property That is Ridiculously Cold
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Re: Help Needed With Newish Property That is Ridiculously Cold

you will need to pay for a surveyors report first, then if any fault arises, contact NHBC, and your local council building control office, if they all agree that the building work is sub standard, then its a long legal process to make it right, the build would have had to pass building control and N...
by welsh brickie
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Best Method for Drylining Brick and Block Extension
Replies: 2
Views: 2859

Re: Best Method for Drylining Brick and Block Extension

yes you can batten straight onto the block,
by welsh brickie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: Breather Membrane Under Suspended Floor Insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 10026

Re: Breather Membrane Under Suspended Floor Insulation

I would use a hard back insulation board like celotex or kingspan, you can cut it to fit tight between the joists, and to hold them in place you can nail a wood batten each side of the joists
by welsh brickie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: shed wall knocking down and support for concrete roof
Replies: 2
Views: 7823

Re: shed wall knocking down and support for concrete roof

I would say yes, you would need to support the roof, 6m is a long area to go unsupported
by welsh brickie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Dreadful Damp in 1930's 3 Bed Semi With Injected Cavity Wall Insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 5819

Re: Dreadful Damp in 1930's 3 Bed Semi With Injected Cavity Wall Insulation

Condensation forms because of lack of ventilation, you can have trickle vents installed in the windows, and airbricks installed with sliding plastic hit and miss vents, internally, installed in the walls of each room. This will allow the home to breathe and stop condensation. If you are experiencing...
by welsh brickie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum
Topic: Repairing Plasterboard Around Inspection Hatch for Flue
Replies: 2
Views: 2219

Re: Repairing Plasterboard Around Inspection Hatch for Flue

to patch it you will need an angle bead to create an edge for the plaster, and patch the plaster to it,or you could use architrave to surround the area, and hide the plaster, you could use either timber or plastic
by welsh brickie
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Sealing and Levelling an Uneven Floor in Traditional Stone Built House
Replies: 3
Views: 2819

Re: Sealing and Levelling an Uneven Floor in Traditional Stone Built House

cempolay deep compound will do the job
by welsh brickie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Removing Laminate Flooring Advice Needed and What Tools to use
Replies: 1
Views: 2505

Re: Removing Laminate Flooring Advice Needed and What Tools to use

you can buy or hire a multi tool or small circular saw and adjust the blade so it cuts just the thickness of the laminate
by welsh brickie
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: French Door Sliding Rail not Sitting Correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 2283

Re: French Door Sliding Rail not Sitting Correctly

you can get a replacement track, but it needs to be the exact make, and if its old its hard to replace.
Try your local double glazing installers they may have and old frame in their yard
by welsh brickie
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: Pitched Roof Skylight on Kitchen Extension Roof
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

Re: Pitched Roof Skylight on Kitchen Extension Roof

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