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i need to convert my loft into a basic bedroom but theres a tank in the middle with pipes comming off it ----- is this a straightforward job to perhaps move it to a corner ? or is it an expensive job that it might be cheaper to move ?
- Ylindaspicer 26th Jan, 2012 Plumbing
How much does it cost on average for a days labour for a fitter to put in a flat pack kitchen?? Also how much should i be charged if the man has quoted me that it will take four days??? Any help would be much appreciated.
- Ymrsmccabe 23rd Feb, 2011 Kitchen Fitting
Hi - can someone please clarify for me the "regulations" about putting downlighters in kitchens and bathrooms because I am totally confused getting conflicting information that there is some kind of "special" more highly rated downlighter which we should now be using ! I am sure we have nothing "extra ordinary" in both our kitchen and bathroom but as I want to instal new downlighters in my mother's property in Kent I would appreciate the definitive view ! Also do I need a "registered electrician" to do this work now or is it still a DIY job ? There are currently no downlighters in my mother's house so I guess it would need new wiring - hence I may need a qualified electrician perhaps ? Very grateful for any info you can pass on. I don't want to fall foul of any legislation or regulations as the property is going to be rented out. Thank you.
- Ypmk_47 12th Sep, 2011 Electrical
I'm looking to double glaze an entire modern build 3 bedroom house. 12 windows total and 2 doors. Only standard upvc (frosted for the bathroom window).
I've had so many varied quotes, I'm not sure who to believe. Ranging from 3000- 10000. Could you clarify for me an estimate of what it should cost. (I know for a more specific cost, I'd need a buider to view the property).
- Yfranfirsttimebuyer 22nd Mar, 2011 Windows
Should I refit the toilet before or after tiling the floor?
- Ytoilet_75 17th Feb, 2011 Bathroom Fitting
I am having the insulation in my loft topped up for free by British Gas. They are putting an extra 8" in on top of the insulation that already sits in the loft and lies just below the joists. I assume that the joists will be covered with the fresh insulation but having totally cleared out my loft I want to board it out properly after British Gas have finished. Can the boarding go on top of the insulation or will the joists need raising?
- Ypolitechap 10th Oct, 2011 Loft Conversions
Our old shower is a Mira 8.78 advance ATL (I'd assume 8.78kw but the label doesn't actually say). We're looking for a new replacement electric shower and hope to replace it with a 9kw as we don't want the hassle (and extra cost) of fitting a 10mm cable. (This one we think http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/9kw-white-chrome-3298-16348.)
As this is the first time I've had to buy a shower I have no idea what is or how to check a fuse rating... how do I do this and how do I know if the new shower can just be put in without any other problems? Is there anything else I need to consider?
Thanks for your help!
I should add to recent answers that no I am not intending to do the work myself, however I need enough information to first buy the replacement shower. I do not want to purchase it only then to realise that I can't afford to install it!
Also if the old shower is an 8.78kw then surely I should already have a 10mm cable and RCD fitted? We have a separate switch in the old boiler room (next to the bsthroom) that turns the power to the shower off completely. The wire to which is over 1cm wide. Is that then a 10mm cable?
- Ykylie_15 19th Jan, 2012 Electrical
I want to put in lights in my garden but we don't have an external electrical socket. Wondering if it's acceptable to run outdoor lighting from an internal electricity source. What are the regulations for outdoor lighting?
- Ybrianwil 17th Feb, 2011 Electrical
does anyone know where i can get lime free cement. as i need to cement around the edge of a pond which is full of koi carps. ive been told there is one called prompt. but i cant find it...please someone must know.. thanks roy..
- Yn_p_m 24th Mar, 2011 Bricklaying
What are the reasons for the traditional approach to fitting a kitchen sink under a window?
Are there any reasons not to fit one elsewhere or is it just convention?
- Ylondonboy27 17th Feb, 2011 Kitchen Fitting
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