Posted by ToolTalk1, 06-01-22
on closer investigation i note that the damp is wider as it goes down the wall
i would do the following:
1. check there are no water pipes internally behind the kitchen wall cabinet. ...3 Replies5,046 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 04-01-22Thread: Leak Above Window
i would investigate in the following order
1. Roof tile/Slate
2. Blocked gutting or down pipe
3. Leaking gutter joint
4. Over flow pipe from water tank in loft
pictures...8 Replies14,472 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 03-01-22
Firstly congratulations on the news!
How exciting for you. My advice is to make as you say a “Check- List”
1. Length of lease
2. Maintenance costs (find out everything your supposed to...15 Replies22,176 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 03-01-22Thread: Leaking chimney??
Sean great answer Sean
looking at the photos from the original post i can see the lead is laying flat ontop of the roof tiles. I would definitely replace the lead Flashing & ive mostly only ever...11 Replies14,978 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 20-12-21Thread: Wall trouble
I would suggest the following before contacting anyone.
1. look on the outside wall where the water ingress is coming from
2. Is wall rendered ? Look for cracks & areas where water maybe...4 Replies9,736 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 19-11-21
dependent on space insulation can be done by simply bonding thermal plaster board to the walls.
depending on the finished requirements this could be plastered, tape & jointed
then painted...1 Replies4,392 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 01-10-21
after removing all the tiles & adhesive blobs
the ceiling should be inspected.
if there is no wallpaper present then a good plasterer would be able to PVA. (Adhesive) & skim coat plaster3 Replies4,239 Views
Diyers will always want to ask questions …….
its great that they do because they are hungry for help & knowledge
the ones that dont ask often end up in A & E
1. I would say...3 Replies5,000 Views
Often this question arrises with my clients.
the type of trade you should be using is a painter or a painter & decorator (the latter is a more skilled crafts person)
paint remover...9 Replies14,630 Views
Questions like this, pictures would be really helpful to enable the correct advice.
if the Dry lining jointing compound has come away then a repair is required.
also if the internal...4 Replies6,123 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 10-09-21
ok - having read this question a few times…..
I’ll try to answer it.
If a checkatrade member is happy to work on an hourly rate then it should reflect quite a few things.
1....3 Replies2,945 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 02-09-21
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Posted by ToolTalk1, 01-09-21
ive had this question come up from my clients many times over my 44 years working as a painter & decorator.
if your asking from a pre painting preparation question? Then 100% yes!
if its...1 Replies3,503 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 28-08-21
water ingress from a chimney could be a number of things.
1. No Cowling to Chimney pot
2. Lead flashing failing
my recommendation would be get builder to inspect
possibly with the...3 Replies3,327 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 04-08-21Thread: Can you plaster over artex?
the short answer is yes…
with the correct preparation & testing to ensure it doesn’t contain asbestos.
Certain things to consider
1. How heavy a pattern is the artex
2. Is it on a wall...5 Replies8,309 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 03-08-21
These 2 questions come up often…..
1. Definitely no you can not & should not plaster over Wallpeper
2. Yes you can plaster over sound well stuck paint paint (test it first!)
the use...5 Replies11,029 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 28-07-21
using a Checkatrade registered Buisines is about recommended & trusted trades.
If the workmanship is to an unacceptable standard - then use the feedback portal and leave a...7 Replies1,461 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 21-07-21
This would be a great job for a carpenter, joiner or even a multi skilled trade.
idealy show pictures of the set up, both with the machine in & out of situ.
Answering any...1 Replies2,385 Views
is this the paint finish?
or the installation? 👀7 Replies1,461 Views
great 👌🙌7 Replies1,461 Views
would be good to know what the job was that was finished badly?👀7 Replies1,461 Views