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by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Timber Framed Building
Topic: Newbie - Flat roof question
Replies: 1
Views: 6296

Flat roof

Hi
I have only just joined so my reply might be too late.
When you say half brick wall half timber what do you mean. Is one wall brick and the other side of the room a timber wall?
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Removing old doubled glazed window/door
Replies: 1
Views: 3799

Removing the framework

Hi
Yes there will be no problem removeing the framwork. Load bearing walls are only made with timber in new pre fab buildings.
There will be a lintel above the framework taking all the weight if it is a load bearing wall.
Enjoy your new light :D
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Suspended/false/drop ceilings (how to fit)
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

ceiling

Hi again I have drawn a diagram for you but since i am new to this i can't seem to insert it. If you give you your email address i will email you step by step instructions on fitting your new ceiling. It would be better if you used 4"x2" soft white wood timber for your framework due to the...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: how secure are double glazed french windows
Replies: 6
Views: 6207

no problem

If they are pvc then there should have been no problem as long as the beading was tapped in correctly. to see how hard it is to dislodge the beading try tapping one back in....you'll find there is a certain nack to putting them in they don't come out or in that easy
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Flat Roofing Forum
Topic: Does a Flat Roof need a Gutter ?
Replies: 3
Views: 18494

Flat roof

Hi again Yes of course it can but water is never going to run straight off and land in perfect lines onto the path. If water is dripping and wind is blowing it will end up blowing into the wall, which over time time cause dam or discolour your brick work. For the price of plastic guttering you might...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Engineered Board: Fit bead or raise skirting?
Replies: 2
Views: 4944

Beading?

No as long as there is still enough expansion gap around ALL of the floor. It's no good having 10mm on one wall when it can't expand to this as the door casing on has a 5mm gap. How are you fixing the floor? If you are just gluing the tounge and groove and using it as a floating floor u will probabl...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Which flooring to use?
Replies: 1
Views: 4008

Which Floor

There are so many different types of flooring available today...I fit most so ill try and help as much as possible I have found though fitting that laminates sratch alot less then solid and enginereed so if yor walking about in high heels all day go for the laminate flooring :D but i think u can't b...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Raise the floor!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 14284

Raising your floor

Hi there... Sorry if this reply is too late as i have only just joined. If i was to do this then i would first lay blue visqueen sheeting on top of the concrete floor to prevent any moisture rising into the timber floor joists. Make sure u give the sheets about 6" overlap and tap it down. Let t...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Building Regulations and Planning Permission Forum
Topic: Fire Doors with self closers
Replies: 5
Views: 7442

Door closures

Hello In the area i am mostly working in still requires these door closures to be fitted when a loft conversion had been completed. But i do know of other areas which don't. It appears to be a local choice. The best thing to do is phone the building inspector for your area. DO NOT remove these until...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Flat Roofing Forum
Topic: Does a Flat Roof need a Gutter ?
Replies: 3
Views: 18494

Flat roof

Who has done the flat roof? Anytime i do a flat roof i never do it completly flat. I will give the roof a slight fall to one side. The fall only needs to be minor which is unvisabe to the eye but enough for the water to run off to one side where i would fix gutters/drains. If the roof is completly f...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Insulation Forum
Topic: help ..white spots of mould/fungi
Replies: 1
Views: 5184

Yes this is normaly due to ventilation. Look up wet rot and dry rot on the internet to get pictures to see if it resembles any of these. One is caused by ventilation and one by damp getting onto the timber. To allow more ventilation you can buy soffit vents which can easily be fitted into the soffit...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Glazing and Double Glazing Forum
Topic: how secure are double glazed french windows
Replies: 6
Views: 6207

French doors

Hi Sorry to hear about your break in. Are the french doors pvc or wood? either way the beading should be strong enough to hold force....if anything the glass should go before the beading. If they are pvc the beading should be strong enough as long as the beadings where tapped all the way into the gr...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Fixing to Walls Issues and Problems Forum
Topic: FIXING INTO PLASTERBOARD
Replies: 1
Views: 5236

Fixing your bunch bag

Hi If your fixing a punch bag you will need a good fixing. So you are best fixing straight into the ceiling joists. You can buy stud detectors which will locate where the joists are but i find these unreliable. The best way to locate your joists is to either go into the attci and look under the insu...
by Joiner_Mike
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Suspended/false/drop ceilings (how to fit)
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Hi
Are you looking to put in a lowered ceiling which will be platerboarded and plastered?
If so what is the size of the ceiling that you wish to put up? The reason i ask this is so i can tell you what size timber joists you will need to make up the framework for the plasterboards to fix to
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