I d go with AntJones. Maybe ththese guys havent got the whole picture. Hack off old plaster .Insert the membrane dot and dad and skim the whole job can be done in 3 days.
Day 1 Hack off old plaster
Day 2 install membrane and plasterboard
Day 3 skim away jobs a gooden
Well thats the fire opened up not as bad as i thought it was going to be. The old back boiler is still in there got as much of the soot out as possible need to vacuum cleaner now to remove the rest of it
The Moral of this Tale
You have a damp problem so you get a damp proof company out to solve your problem.
They take the plaster back to brick inject a damp course replaster. Jobs a gooden BUT they dont do anything to solve the sauce of the problem.
MMmmmmm I think there s money in this
I ve taken the plunge and decided to go about resolving the problem myself. I ve got the walls stripped back to brick. I ve taken photos which I will put online .
My plan now is to go with a membrane. Was hoping to be able to plaster board and skim. Hopefully there will be enough depth to do...
here s an update.
Contacted sovereign who believe that something is going on below the skirting boards and get the company back.
Phoned the company on the landline nothing looks like its disconnected tried the mobile . just goes thru to the answer machine. tRIED NUMBERS NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE...
My neighbour is ok he had his corrsponding wall damp proofed a couple of years prior and the neighbour on the other side are ok the last time i asked them but I know that they have a problem at th back of the house in their kitchen your kitchens back each other and mine is ok
I passed on taking the sovereign 30 year guarantee as i had to pay for it ( thats not a guarantee, to me) . I did call them back to take a look after about 7 months as I thought there was a lot a salt build up
Is it normal to get deposits of salt during the drying out period . For me I wouldnt of thought so as This is what you are trying to solve in the first place after going to all the trouble of striping the wall bak to brick using salt inhibitors tanking backing coat .
I had some damp proofing done on a 1930s terrace house that I let. The firm used are Sovereign approved and used there system. I was warned that it could take upto 18 months for the work to dry out sometimes longer and not to be concerned about salt deposits on the walls this was nothing...
I ve been asked to block up a fireplace and skim the wall.
I was was going to brick up the opening then apply a backing coat of hardwall.
Then i would skim the wall job done. Ooh nearly forgot to tell you i would of course leave a hole and cover with a vent.
Does this sound the correct way...
These are the biggest ceilings i done so thought it was about time a got myself some proper hop ups I can get hop up no problem but they are all300mm I was hoping someone would point me in the direction of 600 mm i ve used crate before but they no good for ceilings for me anyhow.
I ve got 8 ceilings to do this week starting on tuesday.
Think its time i invested in a proper hop up. But who stocks them. Do any of the nationals like b & q or wickes stock them I checked the likes of tool station. They all just seem to stock those cheap flimsey looking things...
Hi I need a bit of advice .
I ve got a bathroom to skim, including ceiling. The ceiling is in sound good condition but its been painted its not emulsion looks like it could be gloss to me or is it that bathroom paint that is on the market. the property is an old terrace house
if it is gloss...
Falconry - not at all mate I just prefer hawk to handboard and its quicker to type.
I m in the north east stockton This place gives me that sinking feeling but im still here so guess i know how to float. After 30 years of working ive still never had a job here.
as the header says I m wanting to breaking into plastering. I have been at college since last year and am just waiting to take my level 2 exam. I have advance quickly thru the course learning and picking up all that has been put in front of me. I have had more exposure than most get to skimming...
If you ve done your cscs you have covered the H & S anything more that you need to know will be covered by your tutor. Dont waste money buying books theyre of little use to you as all will be cover and you will be given handouts during your tutorials. Other than that reaD all the forums...
Just a quick question on when to use tanking slurry.
Different people give different explanations as where to install the slurry. Some say onto the substructure and others insist that it goes on top of the scratch coat.
For me. Surely it goes on to the substructure in ordeerr to protect the...
I will soon be finishing my Cskills plastering Diploma Level 2 & am looking for more experience out on jobs.
I am looking for someone who can show me the ropes so that I can build up my speed while achieving the required finish needed with nice clean angles and knowing when and when not to...