Olly P

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  1. What glue did you use to fix the decoupler mat to the screed? I have about 200sqm to do. And also, the boiler is installed but not fired yet as there is no rads coupled up yet, the screed is call retinol and went down semi dry (it is sand and cement with an additive and fibres). I've sheeted the screed from day one so as no plaster or drywall paint etc would contaminate it, hopefully making my job slightly easier. Do I need to prep the floor in any other way before I start?
  2. See below. I used a local upvc trade supplier who I bought the alu doors and glazing off. The 2x sliding doors and glazing cost around £8k in total.
  3. That looks really good. The horizontal beam at 1st floor level, the top of the steel needs to sit flush with the 1st floor so you can sit the glazing or door frame etc onto it. As the steel beam was smaller than the floor joists I built stud work underneath with insulation and a membrane to fix the top rail of the downstairs sliding doors to ( the downstairs doors are 2.4m high). Then I finished the outside with a 400mm fascia board that tucked behind the upstairs doors cill and used some soffit board between the fascia bottom and the downstairs doors. Hope that makes sense! I got all the Ali trims from factory that made the doors and glazing so they were all the same RAL.
  4. Hi all sorry for the late reply. I fabricated the steelwork on site myself as I found it too difficult to get the frame measurements mm perfect. All steel work is 152 152 I beams and I insulated them with PIR on the inside. Essentially it is 2 sets of sliding doors with two triangular pieces of glazing above. I fitted a 70mm box section between the upper sliding doors and the triangular glazing ( filled the box section with PIR) to stop any wind deflection- works well. When designing the steelwork frames the best advise I can give is to think about every stage. Think about the timber rafter sizes, where the steel ridge will land and the connection specified, what size insulated plasterboard will be fitted and where the soffit will finish on the outside. I couldn't be 100% sure of all of this so I built the frame onsite in stages I.e posts out of the ground then horizontal in at 1st floor level then when blockwork complete the apex above.
  5. Well Here's the finished article apart from the juliet balcony balustrade were need to order.
  6. Apologies if this has been covered before but I couldnt find anything when searching. I now have electricity supply connected and I have the postal address and been issued an MPAN. What is the preferred provider and tariff for building site?
  7. How on earth do I work out what size guttering i need?! There is 3 different sizes 115mm 125mm 150mm Our roof size is around 380sqm dormer bungalow. Around 450sqm floor space inside.
  8. Looks fantastic! I'll take a look at drain depot now. Did you use the prefab outlets or the wrap around type?
  9. Has anyone had any experience with Rainclear guttering? I initially wanted Lindab but it seems that lead times are weeks and also Rain Clear stuff looks almost identical but cheaper. In fact around the same price as plastic! https://www.rainclear.co.uk/guttering/galvanised-steel-gutters/guttering-fittings.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAh4j-BRCsARIsAGeV12AiR9rLsFDortdXEzDYTFVd5J1DW3XhqApECD-HqZOVM7rDnFBmQocaAhLhEALw_wcB
  10. The build up of our dormers are 6x2 stud Osb Breather membrane Timber battern 12mm Resistant multi rend render board Traditional 7mm limestone White wet dash render Do I need to apply EML or riblath to the boards before scratch coat and dash ?
  11. Thanks, yes the stone corners (quions) are made to order from a local limestone quarry. They were expensive but because i got the rest of the stone for free I could justify it. I think that it wouldn't of looked as good without them and I had the quions put into the corner of the house which is rendered too.
  12. Thanks Simon. I found some 70x70mm so I've put that in above the sliding doors.
  13. Thanks I got 95% of the limestone free off marketplace and people I knew taking walls and outbuildings down etc and giving it away. We guess at least 100 tonnes I collected up before we started the build
  14. Hi Simon Did you find out what size RHS steel you used? We are currently fitting the sliding doors upstairs and downstairs, frames are in, glazing on Monday. After that I need to install a horizontal steel 4.8m long at least 50 x50 SHS that will support the two triangular ali frames and glass above it. I will see about putting a horizontal in too to reduce the risk of sagging.