Russell griffiths

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    Disabled access

    There was a proper metal ramp with handrail for sale on flee bay i wonder if there could be a market to buy one and keep selling it on to other self builders.
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    Ground beam costs

    I think that price @Andrew is about right mine was about 120m 450x450 I had quotes of about £12000. I did mine myself for about £7000 its very labour intensive and I had 2 quotes for the piling and they did not want to quote for the ring beam as they said it was not a good money earner.
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    Garage floor internal gradient past the entrance threshold.

    Why not have a drain in the middle and slope it all to the centre.
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    Best way to hang posi joists into different materials

    as Long as you only need to plane the ends for a snug fit my roof rafters required a plumb cut on both ends that I didn’t have a saw deep enough to cut through in one pass.
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    Kwikstage scaffolding questions

    You need to be very careful that you set out so your standards don’t interfere with fitting your soffit and facia, my scaffolding came with a set of brackets that sit on the inside towards the wall to alllow you to build your scaffolding further out but still have a plank close to the wall. If instructing a scaffolding contractor you will you will need to specify your soffit depth to make sure that the inner standards do not get in the way. A quick drag with the digger soon sorts it out though if you build it so close.
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    Best way to hang posi joists into different materials

    What is the flange width they specified i had my i joists for my roof upgraded from 69mm to 96 mm as I asked for the deflection to be virtually eliminated.
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    I-Beam/I-Joist First Floor hanging Air tightness

    I would wait for people to confirm what I’m thinking, but I think you need aTONY TRAY. i havnt looked into it much but I’m thinking of doing something similar with my roof you basically get a strip say 600-750mm wide of your chosen air tight membrane and install this first horizontally around the building at the floor height, you then install all your hard ware and joists onto this leaving a flap hanging down below ceiling level and one poking up above first floor level, you then tape your other membranes to this strip as you finish your build. Im sure someone will have a sketch.
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    Get rid of those awful downlighters...

    Ok cool, I was envisaging a more office type thing, 600 x600 fitted into a false ceiling affair.
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    Get rid of those awful downlighters...

    Anybody got a pic of these flat panel lights your all talking about.
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    Timber cladding, recommendations

    Timber will be treated with something, don’t know what yet as I want to try and replicate that picture.
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    Timber cladding, recommendations

    Thanks for that, after the visit to the local saw mill I think I have discounted that idea. Not really what we are after, but I like to use local suppliers so I thought I would have a look.
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    Timber cladding, recommendations

    Thanks both of you, we have a distinct look we are after, the picture shows a house we have based all our thoughts on.
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    Timber cladding, recommendations

    Evening all has anybody got any recommendations for types of timber they used and who they got it from. Had some samples from MILLWORKS just getting samples ready so we can stain them up to do a comparison local sawmill is coming out dearer than some some of the speciality cladding places. Also so interested in any stains or finishes you used. Cheers russ.
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    Planning Consultant?

    What’s the plot worth to you, spending an extra couple of grand and ending up with a £200000 plot is a small price to pay.