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The washing machine in a first floor flat was opened when full and the water drained through quickly (within 10 minutes) to the ground floor flat. There was no visible damage at the time and it was believed that all the water had dropped down. A month later and there are now damp patches appearing on the ceiling in the ground floor flat. Does this mean that there is still water there which needs to be drained or could this be the ceiling drying out?
- Yhoody100 26th Nov, 2013 Flooring
I have a gasco slim line fire fitted and the wall above is scalding hot. I rang gasco and they said this was normal. They also told me that I couldn't wallpaper the wall. Is this correct?
- Yspoo 25th Nov, 2013 Chimneys & Fireplaces
Had same issues with other windows and my door fitter hit the surround with a mallet as they had just moved over time. Question - if I want to do the same for the window with small gap (looks slightly warped), where would I hit the pvc?
- Ycheryl_333 25th Nov, 2013 Windows
I am renting a flat which is situated on the 12th floor. The window hinge has broken but not completely. It is a tilt and turn metal window.
The landlord has said it will cost £800-900 to have it repaired.
Could you pl advise - in my opinion it's wear and tear, I didn't touch it and contractor should be able to replace from inside.
- Yprab_19 25th Nov, 2013 Windows
I am having a 6m x 3.8m rear single storey extension with pitched roof. The width is 6m and the depth is 3.8m. I would like to know how many and what size roof windows would look good. I am considering either three 78 x 118 or two 114 x 118. What would you suggest?
- Yt0ny 25th Nov, 2013 Extensions
Having son's bedroom done along with a utility room - 2 windows and a back door.
Are these products and producers good?
- Yandy_lambert 25th Nov, 2013 Windows
In the property we have recently moved into the bay windows are letting damp in at their bottom corners.
In these locations there is a sill / flashing that is tied back to the pointing and sealed with sealant (which has cracked). On other properties these pieces of flashing are not visible. To me it looks like this part of the window should be going into the wall to get a proper seal.
Can this be repaired and if so how would we do it?
- Yhargy 25th Nov, 2013 Windows
Hi. Can you put a soil stack at the front of a house? We are considering (as part of a larger job) moving our bathroom from the back to the front of the house. The soil stack is currently on the side of the house so needs to be moved anyway as we are planning to extend to the side. Are there rules against having the stack at the front, or is it just an appearance thing? Thanks
- Ycazbing 25th Nov, 2013 Plumbing
i want to install a log burning stove. The house is 1960's, it has an open hole and looking up into the hole, I can see brick on all sides. It pulls smoke up, the chimney looks sound and has a pot. I want to know if I need a flexible flue pipe installed or can I install the stove without but using the cast iron flue pipe so far up.
- Ylisaann01782 24th Nov, 2013 Chimneys & Fireplaces
I'm planning on building a wooden cabin in Scotland and I'm wondering if a) i would need to own the land I'm building on, seeing as a lot of land in Scotland is owned by nobody. b) would I need planning permission to do so c) could I source my own wood or would I have to buy it?
It would ideally be built in the middle of nowhere so it wouldn't be in the way and there won't be and electricity or landline phone service (maybe self generated electricity but not on the grid). Also if I do need to buy some land, where would be the best place to get it?
- Yarthurdarcy 24th Nov, 2013 Conversions - General
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