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I agree with hampshire carpenter
If You have the luxury of a 2nd fix nail gun then you can tack the mitres with this or you can buy mitre fix which holds the mitre perfect
If the walls have been plastered then make sure they are dry first otherwise they won't stick
Cleverley Builders 9th Sep, 2011
It seems a bit high depending on the cost of the bathroom suite. We have just completed a bathroom refit for less. Where abouts do you live.
Cleverley Builders 30th Jan, 2012
It would take 2 carpenters 1 day at 180 per man and 60 waste removal
420 plus vat 84 - 504.00 plus material
Cleverley Builders 9th Oct, 2011
it depends on who owns the drain you or wessex water.
If its you you can lintel over the pipe, if its wessex water you will need to contact them.
If you need any more help contact me
Cleverley Builders 11th Jan, 2012
In my opinion the best way for a quick repare would be to lift the tiles around the problem area, cut the batons back out the way and replace the damaged felt with a breathable felt. Then fix back the batons and relay the tiles.
Cleverley Builders 25th Apr, 2012
depending on your area but as long as you dont rebuild the wall to much out of character no ones going to mind as long as its not a listed
you can fit new doors and windows like for like but you will need FENSA registered installers for re-sale purposes
it is quicker to dot and dab the wall and skim over as there is less drying times involved
Cleverley Builders 25th May, 2011
the best way to fix this (without looking) is expanding foam down the joint then mastic, mortar is sand mixed with cement this will always crack as the door is always in use, a good tradesman would rake the joint then expanding foam then mastic/silicone over or if over 12mm a timber/plastic bead would be idea cost from 30-60 depending on how far away they have to travel or if you are handy then your local diy shop can sort you the tools you need remember to wear gloves with exspanding foam and easy on the trigger as it can get messy any excess should be left to cure hard then cut back with a sharp knife best of luck
kind regards Gary Cleverley
Cleverley Builders 26th May, 2011
Is it usual to request for a 50% deposit before any work has been completed, especially when the company is not VAT registered ?
you should agree a 20% deposit and 3 stage payments as the works progress. Also work to a schedule
Cleverley Builders 3rd Aug, 2011
The felt(I assume it's felt) inside the roof area of my 4 bed house, although the forth bed is a newish extension, is hanging of in places. Is this going to be a big
It sounds like your felt has perished. You may need to replace soon, ie refelt & batten, you may be able to reuse your tiles.
Cleverley Builders 18th Aug, 2011
you can buy a spiked roller to break up the surface of the paper then use a steam stripper, the spiked roller allows the steam to penatrate the paper
Cleverley Builders 23rd Aug, 2011
try cleaning the fitting you may have grit in the washer which may have been disturbed when fitted
Cleverley Builders 12th Dec, 2011
We have carried repairs simular to your problem, if you are in the Bristol area please contact me otherwise get in touch with the Federation of Master Builders.
Cleverley Builders 12th Jan, 2012
build the stud and insert electrics 1 day
plaster walls 3 hours
hang doors 1 day
so around three days give or take
Cleverley Builders 25th May, 2011
can anyone advise how to fit stand pipes for a free standing bath. My builder/plumber is struggling to understand how the plumbing works - over or under floor tiles? Thank you
couple of ways build a false wall next to the bath to run services in or get the right tap gear for the bath
go to plumb city and look at the displays theres options but its your choice how to do it without seeing the layout or the room thats all i can say
Cleverley Builders 7th Jun, 2011
If the mortor pointing has become porus or missing then there is a possibility of water ingress running under the tiles and into your property. You need to remove the ridge tiles clean off the old mortor bed and relay on new mortor.
Cleverley Builders 3rd Aug, 2011
we recently had some brand new fitted wardrobes put i the bedroom. after a few months we found the clothed to have gone mouldy. the builder will not come back.
If its on a external wall u may need to vent it a good quality builder would return and view the problem and sort it if it needs vents then all he need do is charge for the vents
Good luck Gary
Cleverley Builders 13th Sep, 2011
we paid our builder for our new windows but the joiner he uses will not make the windows as he says the builder has not paid him. What can we do?
if you still owe money to the builder for other work hes doing use that to pay for the windows and deduct it off ur builders final bill
dont pay any more money to the builder untill hes up to date with the work
Cleverley Builders 28th Oct, 2011
try masonry silicone
Cleverley Builders 17th Nov, 2011
SANDTEX HAS A SAND BASE FINISH ie ROUGH
Cleverley Builders 21st Nov, 2011
i have discovered 2 cracks in my shower cubicle floor. its plastic. is it possible to repair or do i need to change the base? what kind of cost would i be looking at to change the base?
Depends how big the base is and the style you need, will the tiles stay the same
working on a 750x750 basic shower tray around 200-500 fitted inc encloser
Cleverley Builders 15th Dec, 2011
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