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  1. Bella83

    Rendering below floor level?

    It's standard practice here to do that. We always do French drain at base of wall, well lined, decent aggregate and a pipe. You could say that (things are often not done well) about anything in construction.. the idea when suggesting them (or at least the hope!) is that they will be done...
  2. Bella83

    Rendering below floor level?

    Hi Leiela, Whereabouts are you? Your house will have been built in lime and it's quite possible, given the age, that it's been rendered either in cement or a lime and cement hybrid, which was quite common in the late 1800s. If it is, it is often a lot harder than cement and can take a lot of...
  3. Bella83

    Evening!

    No you can't do that. I haven't got any, so I'd have to steal some too.. and that could just look a bit suspicious. Although mumsnet does have some gems on it.. loved the "do you dunk your penis?" thread.
  4. Bella83

    Evening!

    Depends.. how good do you look in a dress? If it's better than me, then no, you can fek off :chica:
  5. Bella83

    Evening!

    Cheers Jess.. I thought my dog was just happy to see me :cry:
  6. Bella83

    Evening!

    Wouldn't it be better to send something that went pretty manky in the post.. like tomatoes, without any padding? Spuds are pretty durable. Talking about manky.. I'm working on a tiny farm cottage at the minute. One of the cats had brought a dead mouse to the door. I pointed it out to the guy I...
  7. Bella83

    Wall prep after removing loose plaster

    Hi Christine, Nice to see another girl on the tools! From the sash window and the fact that there is damp, it would suggest a solid walled, traditionally built house. There is probably a crack in the (likely cement) render externally, or in the pointing if it isn't rendered. Ideally you'd...
  8. Bella83

    Evening!

    that's only cos i'm being polite. I'm not tooooo rude until you know me better.
  9. Bella83

    Evening!

    We can have our own girls club.
  10. Bella83

    Evening!

    Thanks for all the perv love guys.. but it's like my mate says, a pair of t*ts on a building site stands out more than a hi vis. I just look alright cos I'm a novelty and I haven't got any facial hair (that you can see!).
  11. Bella83

    Evening!

    Where is that? Asking for a friend.... :inocente:
  12. Bella83

    Evening!

    that's some power behind that torrent!!
  13. Bella83

    Evening!

    is that what we're calling it now?!:oops:
  14. Bella83

    Evening!

    Ha! I don't take offence easily. At least not unless it's intentional and the like. But I'm more likely to offer a virtual kick in the balls than get upset about it. I always thought guys were less bitchy than girls til i worked on a building site :LOL:
  15. Bella83

    Evening!

    Hi, I do- don't tend to do a lot of it, but I'm playing with some for my living room, and some pargeting. Will post pics if it doesn't screw up :oops:
  16. Bella83

    Evening!

    Where are you booked on? I think I'm lucky as it's what I've started with, although going from a day skimming to a day hotmixing hemp and chucking it on walls is a bit of a wake up call to the arms- they've got lazy! I tend to do quite a lot of external work- repointing, shelter coats and the...
  17. Bella83

    Evening!

    I thought it was time to register, seeing as I keep getting pop ups telling me I can't nose at any more posts until I register. I'm Bel, I've come into this fools' game late in life. Working across the UK, specialising in repairs to traditional buildings using hot lime mortars and plasters...
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