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    Garden room Flat roof Span

    Engineered joist from pas quills - they will calc for a full span - might have to be 350 centres & use a strong back midway.
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    Advice re starting lime plastering

    Hard work, heavy material, very satisfying when you get it right. Good luck.
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    Damp Walls? I'm

    All rots are due to a moisture laden atmosphere. The mycelium present is the fungus looking for more food, usually a carbon, most usually wood. The spores for rot are in our atmosphere continually, swirling around on the winds. When they make contact with a suitable environment they flourish...
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    Covering Artex ceiling with EasyFill

    Leave it as is. Buy a wide brim hat. Resist any urge to look up. There, advice I’d say………… But more seriously, buy some lovely smooth flat plasterboards, any size you like except for plank. fix them over the curly swirly artex, carefully tape the joints……..then use a smidgin of joint filler...
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    Plasterboard not 1200!?

    If it were beer, food, drugs, money or fanny there’d be not complaint………..dress a stud or two with a bit of batten as & when centres begin to run out……….that’s sound advice right there.
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    DO we always have to replaster fully after efflorescence?

    find the stop it at source dry it out brush salt off - brush again _ and again then replaster as usual
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    Christmas hits that were actually decent?

    Bob Dylan - must be santa
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    Has the plasterer botched this job?

    We used to use a cleaned out 40gal barrel from pickle factory, no whisk, nope……just my grandads old walking cane………the barrel had two rope handles and our labourer used to carry on his shoulder up a flimsy ladder to the third floor of the bungalow …….the finest of skim delivered with a smile, on...
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    Someone going over your work.

    If you work for the guy who is going over your effort, remember it’s his name on the van, he shoulders the blame if it is wrong. If you are of equal standing, ask yourself “is my work shite”….. if it is - do better.
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    Has the plasterer botched this job?

    My spider senses began to tingle when I saw those pics……..hmmmm……..I’m not sure a proper spread did that work……..nope, not proper at all……..I vote Jess, but not on Monday, not after a weekend of spicy food….no sir…….
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    Show me the money.

    This will prevail for awhile as we have a skills shortage. Developers will get around it by de-skilling building operations, for example icf walling - no mortar, one bloke sets out and your gran could build the wall. Tape and joint will replace skimming - easily learnt, less skill. Bathroom...
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    Biggest Boom since the 1940s

    Concrete fence post on 18wks lead time! Even aggregates are in short supply.
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    Biggest Boom since the 1940s

    Materials are gonna be in short supply, deliveries gonna take longer coz of shortage of drivers, packaging shortages are gonna cause hold ups to all trades............mark my words........
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    1st dig a big hole. Line one side with Gabon’s. Buy some steps.
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    RSJ Calculation

    Flitch beam might be easier. Still got to get a calc’ to “prove” it though. Be easier to re-work in the future as well.
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    Is it just me?!

    A bloke asked me once how many bags I had to do a 50m ceiling........eleven says I..........two days later he caught me and called me t**t....said he’d got 6 bags left from that ceiling job.........”so do I”, I said........
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    Speed skim.

    Who is fat max eh? Anyone ever seen him?..........
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    Hi, I really need help!!

    If it is indeed a massive house - it might have another staircase. Seal off the defective 20ft one and simply use the other. Simple.
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    S&C Render Advise

    Paint them pink —-be the first. Neat job, but all the above will happen eventually, blackjack is a must.
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    Determining the dormer render finish

    1st class advice here. Do what @themucky1 said - take all the rest into account. Nice house btw.
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    Awful rendering job - what can be done?

    If the lime render has been “rushed” - hard to do given setting times - then we might suspect that a white cement has been added to speed up setting times. This could be detrimental to the efficacy of the lime render, lead to shrinkage cracks and give the visual effect you display. You might be...
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    Aches & pains This site is also useful
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    Speed skim.

    Using Speed skim is like your first shag, awkward and uncomfortable to begin with but you know you want to persevere.........after a time it becomes like your favourite shag position, the one that really gets you off all the time, every will eventually view a plastering job like...
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    Aches & pains

    I did the rotator cuff one after my osteopath kinda said it is what it is. Went from unable to put my jacket on to absolutely no pain at all coupled with more range of movement. Did hips today.......feeling good!
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    Aches & pains
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    Aches & pains

    Found this guy on the tooby thing smashwerx.....good info on self fixes for stuff that gets out of line & painful.
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    whats gone wrog

    You’ll never miss an opportunity if you are prepared.
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    Got to be up there surely???ouch...

    Two wrongs never made a right. Admire your courage for taking it on. Good luck.
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    whats gone wrog

    I always have a semi........just in case.
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    Should we be disappointed with this job?

    Yes, you could be disappointed, or, you could do a little touch up work yourself and live,love,laugh and be happily positive. Life is really too short.
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    Plastering over distemper!!!!!

    Overboard is they way to go.
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    Best way to plaster over Clay Brick

    Quicker and maybe easier to dry line it
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    Best way to plaster over Clay Brick

    Wet them, slurry coat maybe, scratch coat, leave it awhile, then float it all nice in sand cement, then skim it. The beginning will be the place you start. A journey of a million miles starts with a single step.
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    Best way to plaster over Clay Brick

    You must first ascertain the beginning. Once found that will be the best place to start. .......... Just render & set it.
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    Best plasterer in UK

    Thank you everyone for all your kind words..........finally recognition for all that I’ve done. Mum’s gonna be so proud.
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    My 2rd brick laying job

    Get it rendered
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    DIY Sonja

    Ahhhh......loafers, button down Ben Sherman, Levi 501’s, the great smell of brut, and the eternal optimism of youth........a quick look in the mirror, and ..‘.oh yeah gonna get in tonight”. Sadly, the proverb “ sometimes to travel in hope is better than to arrive” was oft’ the case. a popular...
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    Would you?

    Try to get a dental’ll have to wait. Reciprocate. The dentist is probably only going to do one refurb. The builder on the other hand............
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    Underground Room

    Stepoc blocks then dry line the interior. Or in the. States have a half basement, less dig but steps up to ground floor. But def stepoc
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    How to quantify pebble dash

    Would depend on thickness. In my experience you sweep quite a lot up. If I say “that’s the perfect amount”...........and when post that you’ve got 5 bags left...........I’ll post....”so have I
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    Pebbledash to smooth finish

    Paint each individual pebble a different colour..........set a trend!.
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    Would you do it again?.

    No. I have just got back from the chiropractor.......rotator cuff damage...........all them naffing ceilings