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  1. thanks for the help, you its originally ground floor and we are converting into the loft. The loft has now got velux windows and several are to the fire escape spec. I will clarify with the BC officer but looks likely they aren't required which is helpful!
  2. Many thanks for the recommendations
  3. Hi folks, can anyone clarify the requirements for the doors in a loft conversion please I'm struggling a bit to clarify them (Scotland). Our loft conversion (1st floor) will have a bathroom and living-room in it - the building warrants show no spec for fire doors and they have been signed of, I assumed I would need fire doors but would rather not if they can be avoided as I would like to get custom made doors to suit our old cottage. Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated!
  4. Hi folks just wondering what everyone's preferred methods are of painting new plaster is. Normally I put on a pretty thin coat of dulux matt white emulsion then lay it on a bit heavier for subsequent coats. Our new bathroom was plastered on Monday and I would like to paint it with a suitable bathroom paint such as the dulux one, however theirs seems to be getting some mixed reviews and really don't want to ruin the amazing job the plasterer has done! I also feel I couldn't go straight onto the plaster with the bathroom paint?! Any advice appreciated.
  5. sorry maybe wasn't totally clear but will most likely need to use ip65+ but most of my first choice light fittings were ip44 or less so was just trying to clarify
  6. Thanks folks appreciated all the comments, that youtube video is actually very good (for me)! Can anyone confirm where I am best locating the fan isolator switch, i understand above door frame height?!
  7. Thank folks appreciate the help on this one, looks like the only option is as a few people mention to work from the centre out and fill the gap with a plain tile at the edge. One corner and most on 2 side walls are hidden by a freestanding bath and a shower so I will discuss also starting from one corner and working diagonally to the other that way the 2 visible sides are perfect!!!
  8. Hi folks, does anyone have a pic or link to the current / up to date regs for bathroom lighting. I can't seem to find two articles that agree! I'm fitting lights to a loft bathroom and tight for space and not keen on some lighting styles that comply with ip.... so trying to find out for certain what and where I can fit! Many thanks!
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    Bathroom fan options

    On a couple of other forums (sparky related) quite a few installers seem to be complaining about the quality of the moldings and the ability to assemble / de-assemble without breaking the cover retaining tabs, also the grill contacting the fan upon installation and modification is required. I think if yours are in you have nothing to worry about!!
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    Bathroom fan options

    thank you, its combing with a slate vent like below with a 110mm exit and onlt a 200mm or so roof thickness into a loft bathroom of 3x2m. I did see the 30 but wasn't sure i liked the large collar - appreciate form of function probably needed in this case to be sensible though!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Klober-Slate-Vent-Roof-Tile-Vents-Roofing-Ventilation-Klober-Tile-Vent-/253585187835
  11. Hi folks just wondering if anyone has any fan recommendations? I think I'm looking at an Airflow Icon eco 15 as it moves the required 15l/s+ required for B/C. Just wondered if anyone has any other recommendations, my research tells me that Vent Axia is no longer what it used to be quality wise - certainly at this domestic / resindential end of the market! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AIRFLOW-ICON-ECO-15-EXTRACTOR-FAN-72683501-BRAND-NEW-230v-2600-sold/181020693942?hash=item2a25ac95b6:g:VCUAAOSwoudW3YOZ
  12. Hi folks, we are keen to use these tiles in our bathroom: https://www.toppstiles.co.uk/berkeley/berkeley-charcoal-border-tile The tiles are basically 45cm long and the room is exactly 3m so doesn't divide evenly. Is there so trick or tile magic to get the borders to fit without an awkward cut and the design to butting correctly at one point in the room? Any help appreciated!
  13. Thanks yes I saw that it has it on one edge but I've got a few protrusions to work round and there will be a couple of vertical laps to do as well. That's great I'll check that out, I was hoping to get it done over the weekend though - one of protects tapes looks very like a normal foil tape, could a foil tape be used?
  14. Hi folks, what options do I have for sealing Barriair vapour membrane at the edges, struggling to get the official Protect tape locally! http://www.protectmembranes.com/protect-barriair-avcl/p/13