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by collectors
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Redoing the Ventilation/Extractors in the Entire House in Need an Expert's Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Redoing the Ventilation/Extractors in the Entire House in Need an Expert's Advice

We used to use Manrose quite often, but wouldn't recommend them. Have a look at this one.
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by collectors
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Refurbish Of Driveway That's Cracked and Crumbling
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Re: Refurbish Of Driveway That's Cracked and Crumbling

I have a large drive & the cheapest way i found doing it myself was a good 3-4" of type 1 or crushed concrete as a base & put a wacker plate over it for every 1" inch of type 1 you lay down. Then cover with no more than 1" of 14mm natural gravel. I found it best to by a new wa...
by collectors
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Confused Over Planning Refusal Decision
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Confused Over Planning Refusal Decision

I would go to the council web site & look up the planning permission of your neighbor's extension to make sure its all legal & if so pop in & ask him if they had any problems. Then go from there. But it is common to get refused to have changes on the front of the house.
by collectors
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Conservatories and Orangeries Forum
Topic: Conservatory Roof Insulation for Conservatory That's too hot or too Cold
Replies: 4
Views: 4214

Re: Conservatory Roof Insulation for Conservatory That's too hot or too Cold

One strange thing about blinds is the heat they can generate. On my large side window & patio doors i have to remember to open the blinds because if i leave them closed they get quite hot with the sun on them. "Even in the winter" Unfortunately, this is a problem in the summer as my lo...
by collectors
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Correct Wall Preparation for Bathroom Tiling
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Re: Correct Wall Preparation for Bathroom Tiling

Definitely a 50/50 pva water sealer.
by collectors
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Meter Engineer Complaining After Breaking Seals on Main Fuse
Replies: 9
Views: 18023

Re: Meter Engineer Complaining After Breaking Seals on Main Fuse

At the end of the day, just request a re sealing of the meter. Anyone would be very unlucky if the local supplier wanted to take you to court. Is all they have to do is check the readings against past bills & assuming its within a certain percentage of previous readings they would be very unlike...
by collectors
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing Pictures to Lath and Plaster Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 4196

Re: Fixing Pictures to Lath and Plaster Wall

If of any help, you will have lath's running from right to left & an upright joist about every 16". Try to find the uprights. If not, use a picture hook like the image so you can screw into 2 lath's. [url]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/51mm-HEAVY-DUTY-STEEL-PICTURE-PLATE-J-HOOK-FRAME-MIRROR-CAN...
by collectors
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Complete Newbie Considering a Major Project With Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

Re: Complete Newbie Considering a Major Project With Extension

I would buy 1st & then ask for quotes. Trades will be very reluctant to give you a price if you don't own it as they will feel it could be just a waste of time. It would take a builder many hours to estimate the works.
by collectors
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Damp on Conservatory Wall Caused by Drying Clothes?
Replies: 1
Views: 2132

Re: Damp on Conservatory Wall Caused by Drying Clothes?

Clean the walls down & don't put your drying clothes in there for a while. & if possible put a dehumidifier in the closed room for a day or 2. Then see if it comes back. To me, it looks like rising damp.
by collectors
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Structural Engineer Fees for Steel Beams
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Re: Structural Engineer Fees for Steel Beams

If someone has to come around, the price will dramatically increase. Have a look on line & if you can draw a simple plan with all the details on, you should get it for about £50. A company will quite likely send a list of info they need to make a calculation & supply a certificate of thats n...
by collectors
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot Water Delay in Large House With Attached Small Flat
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Hot Water Delay in Large House With Attached Small Flat

Not sure on what set up you have, but in many large house you would have "Lets say" one flow from the boiler to 3 x 2 port motorized valves. One for hot-water, one for downstairs heating & one for upstairs heating, then 3 returns back to the boiler. You would have the same, but one for...
by collectors
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot Water Delay in Large House With Attached Small Flat
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Hot Water Delay in Large House With Attached Small Flat

If you was thinking of a second tank, why not treat the system as a 3 zone & have a programmer that has three timers. H/HW/HW
by collectors
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Mounting Gymnast Wall Bars Securely to a Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 1990

Re: Mounting Gymnast Wall Bars Securely to a Wall

You don't say if the frame comes down to the floor as this will help a lot. Also, is it an internal wall or external you are fitting to. Breeze block is not the strongest stuff to fix to. For this type of thing i would look at drilling through the wall & put some threaded studding through the wa...
by collectors
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Heating Won’t Come on Without hot Water on Worcester Boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Re: Heating Won’t Come on Without hot Water on Worcester Boiler

Could be one of a few things. I would look at any motorised valve's 1st that might be temperamental.
by collectors
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot Water Delay in Large House With Attached Small Flat
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Hot Water Delay in Large House With Attached Small Flat

Catch 22 with a larger property. We have had it in the past when fitting a pump on a loop so you have instant hot water at a tap on a long run, not very efficient. If its a large building & quite a few living there or a hotel/guest house, its needed. But what we found is the circulating pump was...
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