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by collectors
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Fire-Resistance of Integrated Garage and What Plasterboard if Insulation is Class 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 38866

Re: Fire-Resistance of Integrated Garage and What Plasterboard if Insulation is Class 1?

Class 1 is a low rating, but normally 2 layers of fire rated plasterboard is ok in a garage to give at least 1 hour. Single layer 12.5mm Gyproc WallBoard each side of Gypframe 48 S 50 studs provides 30 minutes Single layer 15mm Gyproc FireLine each side of Gypframe 48 S 50 studs provides 60 minutes ...
by collectors
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: What is This Walls Surface Made of?
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: What is This Walls Surface Made of?

It wouldn't do any harm to sand the walls down, fill any imperfections & then unibond before painting.
by collectors
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Problem Choosing Architect for 2 Storey Extension
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: Problem Choosing Architect for 2 Storey Extension

I personally would go to your local area forums & look for recommendations as most builder that's any good won't have to advertise, most of his work will be recommendations. Also watch out for an architect's recommendations as many will "but not always" get a percentage from the builde...
by collectors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Ironmongery and Locks Forum
Topic: What is This Type of Lock/Latch Called?
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: What is This Type of Lock/Latch Called?

Called a "Showcase Latch"
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by collectors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Building Regs for Alterations to an Existing Loft Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Re: Building Regs for Alterations to an Existing Loft Conversion

If it was all in the same footprint, i doubt it would be a problem. But if your putting dormers in i would 1st check if you need planning as well, especially if it's in the front of the property, as some areas are strict on this. Best bet is to make an appointment with planning to check its all feas...
by collectors
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot Water Pressure bad in Extension but Could Installing a Pump Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Hot Water Pressure bad in Extension but Could Installing a Pump Help?

Hi, no, because the cold will be mains "high"pressure in the kitchen & the hot gravity from your hot water tank, which i assume is supplied by your cold water tank in the loft. I have a similar problem in my place which is a bungalow, so even worse just because of these monobloc taps &...
by collectors
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Brickwork and Blockwork Forum
Topic: Large top to Bottom Crack in Chimney Render
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Re: Large top to Bottom Crack in Chimney Render

Personally, i would think builder 2 as he is playing safe . If there is a large crack, there is certainly somthing wrong. But get another 2 quotes to rebuild. Depending on the size i would assume there is scaffold & a skip involved plus re-flashing the new chimney, plus, at least a day for 2 guy...
by collectors
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Electric Shower Supply fed from Cold tap Supply?
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Re: Electric Shower Supply fed from Cold tap Supply?

If you have a combi you can take you shower of the hot & cold that comes into the bathroom. But make sure you buy a shower suitable to your combi make & model. If you want an electric shower, you would have to make sure the cold water is mains pressure in the bathroom, & in preference go...
by collectors
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Architecture, Self Build and Design Forum
Topic: Problem Choosing Architect for 2 Storey Extension
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: Problem Choosing Architect for 2 Storey Extension

Personally i would have a measure of your existing house & draw this as a very basic plan & then draw in a different colour your extension & go to your planning office & ask if you will get permission. Make sure your land/boundary measurements are correct & any other buildings ar...
by collectors
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Hot Water Pressure bad in Extension but Could Installing a Pump Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Hot Water Pressure bad in Extension but Could Installing a Pump Help?

There is a good chance it is just the taps. You can't beat 2 separate pillar taps. Many kitchens have these monobloc taps that are connected with 8-10mm hoses that are really built for high pressure systems & very restricting for just gravity fed systems. I can only suggest fitting a temporary n...
by collectors
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Increase Level of Water in Dual Flush Cistern
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Increase Level of Water in Dual Flush Cistern

You normally will have a floating ball on the end of an arm. At the other end of the arm it will have a hinge. Its in this area you will have a small bolt with a locknut, it the bolt you have to adjust to get the water level to what you want. Remember to release the nut 1st & tighten after you f...
by collectors
Tue May 07, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Electrics Forum
Topic: Replacing 3 Phase Cooker With Induction hob
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: Replacing 3 Phase Cooker With Induction hob

Its hard to say without seeing this type of thing, but you won't get away with a single RCBO as it may have to take 12.4kw = 51 amps. Better off having 2 circuit's at 26.6 amp & 23.3 amp.
by collectors
Mon May 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Problem With Dishwasher and Washing Machine Connected to the Same Waste Pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 3403

Re: Problem With Dishwasher and Washing Machine Connected to the Same Waste Pipe

You need a different trap like this one [url]https://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-dual-sink-wash-trap-white-40mm/33137[/url] You can get them where the trap is on a telescopic pipe that makes fitting a lot quicker as its very flexible when replacing an old one, but couldn't find it. Should only take ...
by collectors
Sun May 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Buying Abroad Forum
Topic: Having Some Problems Buying Tools From the US
Replies: 2
Views: 6841

Re: Having Some Problems Buying Tools From the US

Ditto with the USA as being a pain to buy from. When i buy from china on ebay the mark the package as free sample or similar to avoid duty at this end. Why dont the yanks do this?.
by collectors
Sun May 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Height of Ground to DPC Only 1 Brick at Present?
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Re: Height of Ground to DPC Only 1 Brick at Present?

Dont go any higher than it is now. Personaly i would look to having a floating deck/patio so any water can run underneath. IE: a wood/plastic deck. You may get away with having a boarder of 20mm pebbles near to the walls about 4" wide to let the water run away, but this will depend on there bei...
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