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  1. I know this has been raised in other threads but I’m not sure I understand where the sealant goes correctly. Basically we have a leak between the glass and the chrome trim. I can see there is an outer bead of silicone on the outside of the glass screen and trim right at the bottom along the shower tray. It also looks like there is sealant between the trim and the wall. These elements sound correct, so how do we stop it, I don’t want to get the plumber round until I understand how it should be done as it sounds like these are messed up even more by return visits! The leak point is where the arrow is.
  2. If it is a kink how do you stop these pipes kinking? There is nothing obvious when you take it off so it must be something occurring at the very last inch of putting the flush plate on, again nothing when you remove it, it must be a very marginal snag/kink if it’s that, takes about 5 flushes before the flush buttons no longer work, works instantly again once you remove flush plate and press the buttons. He also thinks it’s very strange & has never come across an issue like this, he had been hypothesising that it’s because the plastered wall is slightly bowed & maybe that is somehow causing an issue. I might try it tightened up to some packers to see if the cistern is just set too close to the plate, from what I can tell the cistern is directly behind 12mm plasterboard on a un tiled wall, it’s not obvious there is a gap, thus if this is the case could it be as simple as the 20mm distance to flush plate hasn’t been met (of course no one would admit this & I can’t remember what the build up behind looked like so this is just my theory).
  3. Should add it’s a pneumatic flush https://www.roperrhodes.co.uk/u/products/downloads/TR9009_In-Wall-Cistern_TDS_V1_190503_110312.pdf
  4. We had a roper Rhodes in wall cistern installed in 3 bathrooms, one of the 3 just won’t work when the flush plate is on (been like this since water turned on) all the parts have been replaced and it still stops flushing after maximum 5 flushes, seems to get stuck, it works perfectly when the flush plate is hanging off the wall, anyone heard of such issues?! Think we’ve had the plumber round 5 times now, I was wondering if it could be the proximity of cistern to the wall which would obviously involve cutting walls out, any other ideas as to why something so strange would happen? All the other toilets work perfectly but the cisterns are set deeper in the stud walls elsewhere & the plumber really has no clue.
  5. Hah it’s a joke, I also made many written/ phone complaints stating that it was a scam & there must be some kind of contract where they get more payments if they issue less vouchers however I noticed they also had to hit a 40% approval target each month as the figures were weirdly consistent for what has been processed, either that or it’s made up. I’m certain it’s intentionally obstructive. I have been requesting my complaint goes to an ombudsman for compensation as currently living without heating/hot water however even the complaints process doesn’t seem to exist so never once had a response. Anyway after 5 months they issued the voucher a few days ago a week before install commenced as I’d given up and booked in installer anyway but I don’t feel it’s the end of my complaint (though I will stay silent whilst this next bit goes ahead).
  6. Note we did try a roller to start & that was even worse...
  7. @Jtb probably a bit late, but here is the spray finish after painting on and sanding the intumescent paint which was horrific to use. It’s just about acceptable with the spray on compatible decorative coat which we must of applied 5 times, thank god we went for white windows though!
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    BT cable

    Thanks everyone, I will just get an old school master socket I prefer the look, not too worried about telephone line, we’re from the generation that’s only ever had a mobile phone, doubt we’ll use the cat 6 sockets in the rooms either it was only a back up in case WiFi sucked or we found a reason to play some online games by which point everything will be coming in from the sky wirelessly anyway I suspect 😆
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    BT cable

    @ProDave They fitted a bt master socket at the other end, obviously I did wonder whether another bt master socket on the jointed section would be the easiest way to conceal 😂
  10. Hello, Bt came out and jointed their cable to our cat 6 runs in the middle of the house. Only issue is they just left the jointed cable completely exposed & so long we cannot roll it up to fit it in the box with a cover plate on. Any other type of cover plate I can get to hide this jointed cable in? It was just a typical single switch type box would need something deeper than a typical cover plate. Didn’t even think to check he’d finished off that area where the cable comes in properly before he left because the internet was working & the bt box in the middle of the house looked completely fine!
  11. Thanks @AliG so this cost is for a totally new garage. 12.5k Estimate from builder was just to add a pitch to existing basic flat roof garage, so build up gables off existing single skin & piers, standard trusses, new guttering/fascias, add a few metres of connecting roof water drains, redo the lintels over the garage doors/windows & one replacement window pane not even a window, patch floor, rewire very existing basic electrics. Obviously some demolition of roof and central wall & resulting waste. Nothing else included so no base or doors or internal finishing and just an estimate from the main contractor... I did do a materials estimate and around 4.5k in materials as maybe the tiles were more costly than expected. Labour is hard to get at a reasonable price round here so I’m not sure the cost will come in much better unless we do a lot ourselves but does make me think it will still be a crap structure that maybe we should redo it properly at some point and the double garage was originally a single garage extended that they couldn’t be bothered to even set at the same floor height..
  12. This is an interesting post, we have been quoted 12.5k from our builder renovating house to add a pitch roof to an existing detached double garage, it will need new lintels over the two windows and two single garage doors, additional bricks to gables,new guttering, anthracite down pipes and fascias, gables built in brick, upgrade of existing sockets, we’re going to try and reuse electric garage doors, new pane in window, composite slate tiles and trusses. Removing roof and central wall plus patching the floor. Oh and it’s only an estimate... @AliG sounds a bit steep given there’s nothing for any internal finishes it’s going to be built up from existing piers and no insulation! Surely the materials alone wont even come to 2k...
  13. @DevilDamoJust on this we are adding a pitched roof to a 26sqm existing flat roof garage within 1m of boundary we have planning permission. New section of gables will be made of masonry detached building with tiled roof. Does this need building control, they will take your money for any application round here even if it’s genuinely not needed so need something legit to reference if it comes up. Thanks very much if you know where this is referenced without grey areas!
  14. Here’s our bungalow conversion no increase in footprint (we took down the conservatory), same foundations using timber frame above, we still destroyed a lot of it. Hardly groundbreaking design but we are happy. The planners are conservative round here & even outside a conservation area they tried to get us to use ugly brick slips (fortunately the NMA worked). By all means it’s not perfect probably would of only got that if we’d have rebuilt & done everything ourselves and spent ALOT more time thinking everything through but ok for a first go. Timeframes worked for us this route & we lucked out when we accidentally bought something known as an empty property so wasn’t an obvious route for rebuild on VAT. The footprint is 110sqm so was an expensive foundation to replace round here. FYI these photos are 1 year apart before we’d got planning or even spoken to builders.
  15. Hmm will think about it at the weekend it was actually a parent that did the tiling (a professional), so this could of all turned out better if we had just discussed it more about everything that’s involved in planning, just bad at comms with said parent too 😂. Does also mean we can go to the struggle of correcting without so much extra cost but I think we will have to live with the alignments as that may well be taking it too far and will mean attempting to get two tiles up in conjunction with trying to save the trim (taking the one below up not likely as much damaging). Thanks for all the thoughts. Anyway it’s a learning curve we certainly have learnt how so many things could be improved along the way, first time doing anything other than replacing a boiler we’ve been that lucky with previous houses!