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by Joiner_Mike
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cutting laminate flooring
Replies: 1
Views: 3831

Cutting laminate

Hi There are 2 main ways in which you can tackle this problem. The first is to lay a piece of underlay that you are going to use on the floor next to the casing. Then get a piece of laminate flooring that your using and lay it face down. Now run your saw flat on the ack of the laminate and cut the c...
by Joiner_Mike
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Suspended/false/drop ceilings (how to fit)
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Instruction in fitting your ceiling

Materials Red Plugs 5" No 8 Screws (Box of 200) 17x 10ft lengths 4"x2" white softwood (straight as possible) No5 X 1800mm x 900mm x 9mm Plasterboards Small box of plasterboard screws Tools SDS Drill with Number 6 Drill bit Cordless Screwdriver with PZ2 bit Hammer Tape Measure Pencil S...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: ROLLER BLINDS CUT DOWN TO SIZE?
Replies: 2
Views: 4237

Blinds

Hi I have about 8 sets of roller blinds with the necklace pulls. All of which i have cut down to various sizes. All of these i bought from various local shops and have the option of fixing to the sides or the top. I should think these will be too hard to find. Have you checked your loal curtain stor...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Door liner for internal doorway through 9 inch wall
Replies: 3
Views: 15801

Door Lining

If you want to cover all 9 inches with faced wood then you won't get a ready made door casing in this size. You will be able to get 9 inch softwood that you can line out with. (e.g. 9" x 1") Then fix a batton to that to create your rebate for the door. If you don't like the idea of a small...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Screw advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 5940

Screw type

Hi I haven't tried this screw for that type of job but i fit solid wood floors and screw them down when possible. I use a screw called tounge-tite which may work for this type of job. These screws are good as the are long but very narrow as they are designed to also going thought the face of the flo...
by Joiner_Mike
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cutting floorboards
Replies: 3
Views: 4886

Cutting your floor boards

Hi Sorry if my post is late as i have only just joined and was browsing though the posts. If you haven't done it yet. I would use a circular saw and set the depth so it didn't cut anymore than required. Due to sometimes pipes and wires been resessed into the top of the joists. Cut the boards down th...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: parquet flooring
Replies: 1
Views: 3373

your floor

Hi how are you? I have only just joined so i hope my reply isn't too late I have fitted allot of floors mainly enginereed, solid and laminate flooring. I haven't fitted any parquet flooring but i should imagine it will be simular to solid wood. Is it tounge and groved fittings. What is the sub floor...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: gutter with holes
Replies: 1
Views: 3230

Gutters

What are the gutter made from? iron/plastic etc???
I have never told a cusromer ill sort them when the weather is better.
If they have holes in general i will replace them.
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Fire Door - Utility Room to Garage
Replies: 2
Views: 5629

Your fire door

Hi how are you? The lintel above the door is normaly only in place for load beraing walls, but like door clousers i have found this to be a local decission. One area has a building inspector who wants one thing and the next area 3 miles down the road wants something different. I would contact the lo...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Fencing Forum
Topic: Nail guns
Replies: 1
Views: 5808

Nail Gun

Hi I don't know on paper the advantages and disadvantages of each. I just know from using them. The air gun will need a compressor will is the same as an electrical gun...would result in restricting you. I have only used air guns when working in a workshop so i should imagine this is because it is c...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Stud partition wall at 90 degrees to exposed beams
Replies: 1
Views: 3743

Ceiling

Hi
I would just build the partition wall as if the bottom of the exposed beams are the ceiling. then fix a c section part inbetween the exposed beams so it still suports all the outer edges of the plasterboard.
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Flat roof causing damp
Replies: 1
Views: 4606

Your roof

Hi How are you? you can buy a paint which will help seal your roof but it would be advised to get a new roof installed. Even if you seal it the water still has nowhere to run and in time will only get though this. When i do flat roofs i always put a slight fall on it so the water runs off. It is har...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: white spots...like moss ? what are they?
Replies: 1
Views: 4844

White Spots

Hi how are you?
When rot occurs it is normaly due to one of 2 things. Ventilation or damp. Since you have just boarded you attic out it points me more to the ventilation.
All you need is better circulation of air in your attic so fix a few vents to solve this.
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: Fixing Shelves to Plasterboard Walls
Replies: 1
Views: 9574

Fixing your shelf

Hi
You say you wall is plasterboard. Is it what is called dot and dab where plasterboard is stuck to a brick wall or is it a timber wall?
You are probably best now screwing into new holes. If it is a rick wall behind just get a longer drill bit and screws and plug and screw directly into the brick.
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Help PLEASE. Severe damp problems and mould after d/glazing
Replies: 6
Views: 6173

Damp Problem

Hi It is more than likely that this damp has been caused by one of the new jobs you have had done, due to you not experiencing this problem before. Pvc door and winows are that well installed now that they do prevent allot of circulation of air. But i can't see this been related. I would be more inc...
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