Posted by ToolTalk1, Yesterday
creaking floors drive me & my customers mad!
1. Is this traditional floor boards?
2. Chipboard flooring
if old timber consider checking whats under the area thats creaking- for...2 Replies2,291 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, YesterdayThread: ❄ Winter home maintenance
A great list I totally agree with all of them.
1. I would add that the drains that the rain water runs away, often get blocked too!
which can lead to water over flowing onto foot paths -...2 Replies763 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 24-01-22
My pleasure do your research on which is the best option
happy to have armed you with ideas, & suggestions
keep us updated-how you progress.
you need a good plumber in your local...7 Replies58 Views
Posted by ToolTalk1, 24-01-22
link is for a product that is able to pump waste water upwards. So for example if you had a toilet, sink or shower in a basement it would be able to pump the waste water up to where the soil...7 Replies58 Views
i would say it’s definitely possible to create a utility room when your have chosen.
1. Concrete floor?
2. Wooden floor!
3. Plasterboard walls?
4. Solid walls?7 Replies58 Views
yes this would be possible subject to you checking with local planning that windows are able to be re positioned.
however this looks like it could cost quite a bit.
If your budget...1 Replies30 Views
we own a new build house, which we purchased from new.
20 years ago!
my suggestion do the following:
1. Trace the duct into the loft & see where this exits?
you may find...1 Replies26 Views
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 Replies5,061 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 Replies14,476 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 Replies22,209 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 Replies14,998 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 Replies9,752 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 Replies4,396 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 Replies4,246 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 Replies5,013 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 Replies14,639 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 Replies6,129 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 Replies2,959 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 Replies3,505 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 Replies3,345 Views