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  1. Bricks creaking floors drive me & my customers...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, Yesterday
    Bricks
    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...
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  2. Lauren A great list I totally agree with all of...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, Yesterday
    Lauren
    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 -...
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  3. Woogs5426 My pleasure do your research on which...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 24-01-22
    Woogs5426
    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...
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  4. The link is for a product that is able to pump...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 24-01-22
    The
    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...
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  5. Woogs5426 Hi i would say it’s definitely...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 23-01-22
    Woogs5426
    Hi
    i would say it’s definitely possible to create a utility room when your have chosen.

    questions:
    1. Concrete floor?
    2. Wooden floor!
    3. Plasterboard walls?
    4. Solid walls?
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  6. Hi LukeDND yes this would be possible subject...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 23-01-22
    Hi LukeDND

    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...
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  7. Alex good evening. we own a new build house,...

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 23-01-22
    Alex
    good evening.
    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...
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  8. Hello it would be good to show 2 drawings 1....

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 23-01-22
    Hello
    it would be good to show 2 drawings
    1. Existing layout
    2. New proposed layout with exact position of appliance. Name the new utility Room on the drawing

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  9. 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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  10. @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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  11. 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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  12. @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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. A memorable add 👌

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 20-12-21
    A memorable add 👌
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  16. 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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  17. Key King Locksmith ​​​​​​​great idea guys 🔥👍

    Posted by ToolTalk1, 04-10-21
    Key King Locksmith
    ​​​​​​​great idea guys 🔥👍
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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