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    Plastering Gable - Covering Wall Plate

    Not a self build. It is a complicated setup and a bit too complicated to explain. An old stone wall building with a small partial corner extension. Essentially the wall plate is exposed and that needs protection now. The wall plate sits on top of a concrete bed which was set on top of the...
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    Plastering Gable - Covering Wall Plate

    It is not a f**k up, it is a situation Not every situation is the same. Some older cases are different
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    Plastering Gable - Covering Wall Plate

    The situation is what the situation is, finding the best solution to the situation is my only focus now
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    Plastering Gable - Covering Wall Plate

    Thanks for the advice. Will do that. Will also tuck the DPC in over the timber and will probably nail around DPC rather than through the bits of angle mesh to avoid puncturing DPC. Somebody else offline suggested cutting off and using the end of a Mortar Plasticiser gallon which would make...
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    Plastering Gable - Covering Wall Plate

    Any advice for protecting an exposed timber wall plate end prior to plastering a gable? Would sticking on some DPC to the wall plate end be sufficient with some expanded metal (or riblath) then nailed over the DPC on to the block? Any other alternatives? I had considered boxing it off with the...
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    What would you do here

    I have gone with a 3m length of 125mm x 50mm recycled plastic in the web. Board bolted onto the beam through the plastic using bolts with countersunk heads to avoid popping afterwards. DPC inside the board to prevent any weeping from RSJ but unsure how to return this underneath, but that is...
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    What would you do here

    I have thought about the timber, but I would be concerned about it rotting in time, therefore I want to use plastic instead if possible. In 10 years time if the timber gave way, there would be nothing to hold the board and the render may not self support itself leading to cracking. My theory...
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    What would you do here

    I considered that, but I would wonder, how stable blocks are when cemented into an RSJ? I am considering putting recycled plastic onto the web of the RSJ, instead of timber (which may rot in behind the plaster). I will screw cement board onto the plastic, to plaster onto.
  9. Self Build

    What would you do here

    I have an external, exposed beam over a sunroom that I want to box in to plaster/render. Apologies that it is partially hidden with the scaffolding What did you do in the end to box in your beam before rendering??
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