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  1. Any hints @Nickfromwales? Merchant open tomorrow for essential purchases! Cheers
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    Piles are go!

    The title attracted my attention here - thought it was off subject until I started reading... 😀
  3. OK Nick - any particular spec of ply?
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    Tiling...many questions

    Too much like hard work. and laying it all twice isnt duplication? 😆
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    The Build - Stone work commences

    If this carries on then you are going to have a hell of a house. Er in doors is lusting after that stone - we havent had feellings like that in this house for years! 😁
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    Tiling...many questions

    Use a tile saw;147049;8907&_$ja=tsid:47485|cid:919846264|agid:48815789507|tid:pla-354389290963|crid:218975649757|nw:g|rnd:12231381057027809500|dvc:t|adp:1o1&utm_medium=paid_search&network=google_shopping&utm_campaign=919846264&adgroup=48815789507&utm_term=TTA011&matchtype=&ds_kid=92700024889514057&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI57qoxY2s3AIVyLHtCh1C5wiTEAQYASABEgLdZPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CI6FqseNrNwCFWkw0wodmOcICw You know it makes sense. Never let it be said that your mother raised a jibber!
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    Tiling...many questions

    threshold for the door?
  8. so this .... with @Nickfromwales - are you happy to use Ditra matting...... or do you always use ply? off to the site now for a few hours of tool time....
  9. OK, thought it would get more complex! The 22mm boards are glued and screwed & 600mm centres so @Nickfromwales would spread PVA glue on the floor with a 2/3mm trowel & stick some 9mm ply down (what type?) & then screw as well (10x1" screws? - any particular type?). I assume the ply then needs sealing before tiling? @nod would use Ditra stuck down with Ardex (this OK? - I assume a 6mm trowel would be OK? Since both of you are way more experienced than me I would be foolish not to use either of these techniques.... but which one????? Always so many choices.
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    Old school tricks? Worth it?

    thats 2/3 years gross salary for a lot of people. Would it add that amount to the house? Our professional fees have come to £4,496 so far - this excl plot purchase fees but includes all designs, planning, building control, drainage design etc About £18/m2.
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    Cavity fill lean mix and telescopic air ducts.

    B&B is a godsend when you've had no end of rain and you just want a floor in! I was thankful when ours went in.
  12. so against my natural tendency to pick up tools and do something I'm sat at home pricing up stuff and ordering - its murder but has to be done. Tiling is my next job - my trusty tiler is booked up to Nov / Dec and I can't wait that long so I will do it; he called around on Tuesday and suggested the following (floor is 22 egger board on 600mm joists): 6mm Hardi backer board stuck down with 'sticks like' & screwed. He said his experience of flexible adhesive and the backer board wasn't good so uses the 'sticks like' now. Has anyone else done this? Should I stick to normal flexi tile adhesive? (no pun intended here) What screws should I use? not great reviews of the hardi screws.... A friend has used Ditra matting (again stuck down with flexi adhesive) - its not massively different in price per m2 - is this a better option? Too many options nowadays .... Any words of wisdom would be good!
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    More photos and squatters

    I've had a few birds nest in the garage - will be boarded out next year - I will miss not seeing them.
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    Half way point

    Theres the rest of the house to go - dont get too downhearted yet!