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  1. ok on closer investigation i note that the damp...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 06-01-22
    ok
    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. ...
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  2. @Bethan Conroy...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 06-01-22
    @Bethan Conroy
    Happy new Year Bethan.

    Thank you for the additional picture.
    this is incredibly helpful……
    I would recommend that this is where you focus.

    it’s possible that the area behind...
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  3. Bethan Conroy i would investigate in the...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 04-01-22
    Bethan Conroy
    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...
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  4. @Lauren...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 03-01-22
    @Lauren
    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...
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  5. Sean great answer Sean looking at the photos...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 03-01-22
    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...
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  6. Hello I would suggest the following before...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 20-12-21
    Thread: Wall trouble
    Hello
    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...
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  7. A memorable add 👌

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 20-12-21
    A memorable add 👌
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  8. Georgia dependent on space insulation can be...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 19-11-21
    Georgia
    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...
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  9. Key King Locksmith ​​​​​​​great idea guys 🔥👍

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 04-10-21
    Key King Locksmith
    ​​​​​​​great idea guys 🔥👍
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  10. Georgia after removing all the tiles & adhesive...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 01-10-21
    Georgia
    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 plaster
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  11. Katy Lauren ok Diyers will always want to ask...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 11-09-21
    Katy Lauren
    ok
    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...
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  12. Lauren Often this question arrises with my...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 11-09-21
    Lauren

    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...
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  13. Lauren Questions like this, pictures would be...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 11-09-21
    Lauren

    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...
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  14. Georgia ok - having read this question a few...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 10-09-21
    Georgia
    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....
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  16. Georgia ive had this question come up from my...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 01-09-21
    Georgia
    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...
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  17. Georgia water ingress from a chimney could be a...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 28-08-21
    Georgia
    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...
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  18. Rick the Handyman hi Rick appreciate the...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 05-08-21
    Rick the Handyman
    hi
    Rick
    appreciate the interest but i am really busy…
    ​​​​​​​i am on the Norfolk coast
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  19. Lauren the short answer is yes… with the...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 04-08-21
    Lauren
    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...
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  20. Lauren These 2 questions come up often….. ...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 03-08-21
    Lauren

    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...
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  21. Olivia Scammell ok using a Checkatrade...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 28-07-21
    Olivia Scammell
    ok
    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...
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  22. Lauren This would be a great job for a...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 21-07-21
    Lauren

    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...
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  23. Georgia is this the paint finish? ​​​​​​​or the...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 09-07-21
    Georgia
    is this the paint finish?
    ​​​​​​​or the installation? 👀
    7 Replies
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  24. Georgia ​​​​​​​great 👌🙌

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 09-07-21
    Georgia
    ​​​​​​​great 👌🙌
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  25. Georgia would be good to know what the job was...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 09-07-21
    Georgia
    would be good to know what the job was that was finished badly?👀
    7 Replies
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