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  1. In practice, the boards are generally just laid wherever they fall. We’ve never had issues with movement on an unsupported end as long as glued well. Any squeaks/noises are generally down to not enough glue/nail missing joists. Having said that, most of the joists we work on are 400cc.
  2. It probably needs a slurry primer to help the mortar grip.
  3. Personally I’ve never had any problems with tile adhesive bonding over skim or straight onto board. Like you, I’ve never gone for anything too fancy/heavy! Having said that, marking out a shower area not to tile will save somewhere around 6m2 ok skim, and depending how your paying your skimmer, every little helps!
  4. Just to add, anywhere you are tiling doesn’t require skim. It actually reduces the weight carrying capacity of the plasterboard.
  5. I’d also recommend marsh industries. Been in a year so far with no problems! The only time a power cut might be a real issue is if you need a pumped outlet due to gradients etc.
  6. Depends how much tolerance/flex there is in the steel. You don’t necessarily want the doors tight up to it
  7. Pretty spot on advice there. Where abouts in the country is he?
  8. Try sticky stuff remover https://www.screwfix.com/p/zep-commercial-sticky-stuff-remover-1ltr/8648X?tc=NT9&ds_kid=92700046638549236&ds_rl=1243318&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxJqHBhC4ARIsAChq4avrQjxXiT01WaLU70SQfMyoTEYlkbPb_fTa1dp9dA45S6XLjSNZ7igaAliKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  9. I get it for £9.95 from my local BM so I’d say you have done pretty well!
  10. It’s not just timber, insulation has already got price increases. I believe one brand has stated 8% in feb, an unknown amount in March, and 6% in April!
  11. https://www.screwfix.com/p/flomasta-pipe-thread-seal-50g/4373j or this stuff. It doesn’t even need doing up tight as once it goes off has a good mechanical strength
  12. Is it viable to put the stairs on the opposite wall and walk under the stairs to the garage? Just like Narnia!
  13. I vote for the LED battens too!
  14. I too followed all advice, ie, screed was dried for over 7 months, flooring was acclimatised, temperatures slowly brought up once commissioned. I don’t know if it’s anything to do with the herringbone pattern?
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