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    We have got damp around our chimney breast what could it be? It appears to be working its way up from the floor.

    Asked by Debbie on 27th Sep 2019

    looking for someone to come look at an oven that has no heat - fan appears to be working. It could be the element. Thanks

    Asked by Lynn on 29th Aug 2019

    Can anyone cut a whole in a panel of glass on my back door then fit a cat flap? Not sure what tradesman to ask for this

    Asked by Megan on 11th Aug 2019

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    I have some building experience – was suspicious of Damp Proof Courses from a structural viewpoint, but I’d like to be sure if this is the case. I’ve has some experience with building work in the past and have heard about various issues with using DPC’s. I know they are typically just black plastic sheets between brick/stonework a few courses up from the foundation, to stop the damp rising from the ground up, but I don’t know how much of a problem this really is. I’ve been told about they can cause a wall that is in construction to be knocked over with a small bump. It worries me that the wall integrity is affected by these sheets. It worries me how easy they can cause a wall to be shifted – I don’t want to use them if they are an additional risk. Does anyone know any more about whether DPC’s compromise the integrity of the walls? Have you had any issues that they have caused? Are they worthwhile for the sake of just avoiding damp?

    Asked by Abdul on 8th Mar 2019

    Hello, Due to some major renovation work we have planned for our home, we will need a waste removal service to get rid of the junk being cleared out. We would ideally like to hire a skip for the waste with removal service after the renovation is finished. Does anyone have any estimates of the costs for hiring a waste removal service? Do most waste removal companies provide skips as part of the service? Are there any other costs involved?

    Asked by angie on 2nd Mar 2019

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