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    What needs to be taken into account when having an extension constructed near or atop a sewer?

    Asked by Cheryl on 16th Nov 2020

    I'm doing a new roof, the roofer is saying the roofer is saying one of rafters require to be replaced and another needs repairing, and these will double the cost? Is this the case? Thank you

    Asked by Christine on 11th Nov 2020

    What are the benefits and disadvantages of project managing a house extension? How can I tell whether I should do this or leave it to a professional? Does it depend on the type of extension that’s planned?

    Asked by June on 10th Nov 2020

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    How can I measure whether my boiler will be able to handle a house extension design?

    Asked by Robert on 3rd Nov 2020

    We have a 3.5m x 3.5m conservatory on the back of our house, that is useless in both the summer & winter months. The footings are 600mm deep, with a double skin dwarf wall of 12 courses of brick (block inner skin). My question is, can I remove the conservatory frame, glass and poly carb roof etc, and build an insulated timber frame, clad in hardiplank (or similar), with a tiled roof. It would have one big window on the front, and French doors in the same location as they are now. The internal doors into the house are external grade uPVC French doors. We just want a space that can be used more of the year than the useless conservatory can at the moment!!

    Asked by Dan on 31st Oct 2020

    I've just bought a property which I'm refurbing. It has a small extension which has been build and one of the 3 walls is a single skin wall. Is this allowed now? Do I need to rebuild it? How do I go about insulating it properly if not? Thanks in advance.

    Asked by Michael on 29th Oct 2020

    I am concerned about a possible leak from my chimney. The water seems to be leaking through the ceiling of the upstairs walls but it is not far from the point that the chimney flue passes by. Without actually getting up onto the roof, is there any other way I can check whats causing it?

    Asked by Charles on 23rd Oct 2020

    I've used 3;1 Sharp sand & cement for a 3 brick high (2 by 2) post, topped with the mix & a piece of slate, to support a slightly flexing joist at the foot of a staircase, in preparation for laying Victorian floor tiles. These will be on Hardie backer board over floorboards. My concern is whether the cement mix combo I've used will stand the test of time? Thanks

    Asked by Gaby on 23rd Oct 2020

    Hi, I think is a question for a builder...but maybe it's for roofers. We are looking to buy a Victorian end terrace which has been rendered. Our surveyor's report has noted some cracking as well as poor, patchy repair work to the render & has recommended that we get this repaired. Would you expect a better result from a complete overhaul of the render - remove and replace - or would repair work be adequate? And how much would you expect it to cost? Thanks!

    Asked by Katherine on 20th Oct 2020

    A friend told me about permitted development rights. if I want to have an extension added to the front of my house, will I need to have planning permission for this?

    Asked by Bill on 20th Oct 2020
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