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instead the skirting goes straight against the wall. As the adjacent wall still needs to have the skirting fitted I can't understand how he will be able cut the skirting flush as he has not cut the existing board with a right angle???
My mate is a chippy so I would assume he knows what he is doing but it don't look right. I might add I know nothing of wood work so I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Is there some new way of fitting skirting board I've not heard about?
And if not any advice how to fix it with out tearing the skirting board off again?
- Yrjarman 4th Jan, 2012 Flooring
can anyone give me a rough idea of a single storey extension cost to the rear of a semi-detached house 3 metres out and 5 metres across, double doors to garden, two sets of windows, Merseyside area please?
- Yjackz 11th May, 2011 Extensions
A friend has received 2 quotes to have a load bearing wall opening made wider from 1.4m to 2m, the wall is double skinned with a bathroom above on one side and bedroom other side, at present there is a catnic lintel supporting
floor joist and the 1st floor wall!!
One quote is using a steel rsj and the other quote is to use concrete lintels. Are concrete lintels strong enough to support the huge amount of weight?
* cheers for the replies :-) just want to add an SE report was done, steel was preferred but lintel could be used.
The 2 quotes submitted had a big difference in price, the steel done by my cousin fully qualified brickie seemed reasonable, where as the lintle from someone unknown
was cheap... almost to cheap, which my cousin laugh at!!!
My friend wants to go cheap, but i have doubts, could anyone shed a rough price guide so I can push her in right direction!
- Ytc-property 17th Feb, 2011 Bricklaying
Any ideas roughly how long it would take a carpenter to fit new skirting boards throughout a flat that's just had the old ones removed and laminate laid? 65metres should be sufficient and a ready primed/MDF skirting will be fine. Walls are in good condition, and it's a modernish flat, so reasonably square with mostly long runs.
Thank you for that reply, Roc, but it coud apply to almost every question posted on this forum, and doesn't really help me much. I'm presuming that the carpenter is competent and experienced.
- Yjkh_74 13th Jan, 2012 Carpentry & Joinery
- Ywookie 4th Jan, 2012 Restoration & Refurbishment
- Yhonda_58 1st Apr, 2011 Bricklaying
Its the peaked type artex of unknown age and fairly heavily painted (but probably not pre 90's). Ceiling is sloped and lowered near the window. I have been quoted £200 for a 11.5m2 room is this a decent priced for skimming?
- Ybusyengineer 25th Jan, 2012 Plastering
We're not sure how long it has been like this as we just moved in. The property is a smallish Victorian semi. Should we look at replacing the ceiling or get it skimmed?
- Ybobthebuilder_46 22nd Feb, 2011 Plastering
I wanted to remove the chimney breast from the cellar in my terraced property.
I dont want to remove the chimney all the way just in one room. Can anyone advise me how I should go about it. Do I need to apply for planning.
The chimney is not shared with next door.
- Ymamalik1 20th Apr, 2011 Chimneys & Fireplaces
to cut a long story short, quoted £8000 for imprinted concrete garden..untold problems, i held back £4000 until they put things right, still isnt right, this is over 18 months, its been dug up twice, i have been threatend by
one of the partners, am i within my rights to offer them £2000 to leave it as it is and to be over and done with, even though i have a corner which is completely different to the rest of the garden?
****Thank you all for your constructive adivise, i have contacted the company and they said they were going to come and look at it, Guess what, they didnt come!, i will keep you all updated as things happen, THANKS AGAIN ***
- Ybluesox 29th Apr, 2011 Driveways
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