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  1. Mr. Handyandy replied to the thread UPVC Front door lock?.

    If you push the door shut, does it stay there? If not, the striker plate needs a

    Jan 25, 2015 at 11:47 PM
  2. FatHands liked Devil's Advocate's post in the thread Building new Timber Floor.

    You're going to excavate 3' down? Have you considered having a solid floor instead - I suspect less work, less hassle, better insulated,...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 11:03 PM
  3. FatHands liked joinerjohn1's post in the thread Building new Timber Floor.

    If your house was built in 1900 and the joists were put in as you describe (with damp soil around them) they almost certainly wouldn't have...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 11:03 PM
  4. Jitender replied to the thread Repairing plaster coving.

    This looks like fibrous plaster coving used in Victorian/Edwardian houses. This style was made in situ using a horse, maybe even 2, as you...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:56 PM
  5. steven keyse liked R.W_Carpentry's post in the thread help with quote please.

    Obviously time estimation will come as you do work and see what you can achieve in a day, have a day rate worked out, that works for you in...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:50 PM
  6. steven keyse replied to the thread Painting MDF Wardrobes.

    I always pva edges and then give them a light sand and the when you undercoat it seems to not be so fury as the glue has binded the fibres...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:47 PM
  7. Robintadley liked tom.plum's post in the thread Boosting cold water pressure.

    another way is to fit accumulators, they will absorb the off peak higher pressure and store it, its a cheaper way than pumps and storage...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:44 PM
  8. Alun123 replied to the thread Locked in (faulty UPVC door mechanism).

    My recent experience with a Coldseal rear door jamming: trying to lift the handle prior to turning the key I could not turn the key to lock...

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:36 PM
  9. Natasha88 replied to the thread Repairing plaster coving.

    Thank you so much, will try that. No damp it's a very old house we are putting it down to movement.

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:29 PM
  10. FatHands liked seneca's post in the thread Led downlights - can they be covered with loft insulation?.

    An easier method is ceramic or earthenware flower pots. (not plastic of course!)

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:24 PM
  11. FatHands liked stateit's post in the thread EICR.

    PS... One reason a customer will know that work is notifiable is my 'Notification Fee' on their invoice... I don't do it for nothing....

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:23 PM