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  1. Thank you for your replies. I was also looking into stormdry and adding 1 coat to protect the brickwork. Is this worth doing?
  2. Hi I am currently renovating a Victorian terrace and wanted some advice on brick cleaning and whether I should consider getting a professional brick cleaning company to come clean the front of the terrace although I do not want the color of the brick to change as it is already lighter than the neighboring terraces. Issues 1) Paint marks 2) What seems to be blackening near the cills on the first floor (can anyone enlighten me on what this is?) If anyone in East London is able to help, please let me know Thank you
  3. Thanks for your help. Just to provide an update for anyone in the future considering adding decorative ridge tiles in the future based on my experience: 1. I decided to replace the roof - espsilongreedy pointed out it had significant problems and was bowing so went for it. 2. I used Rockroofingproducts (John Ratcliffe) who supplied me with the decorative ridge tiles and helped with colour matching. The 105 degree ridge tile is what many other websites may refer to as a universal ridge but was the closest match to my roof. 3. I decided to go for a dry ridge which rockroofingproducts adjust the ridge tiles to accommodate to allow for the fixings. Lead time is generally 2 weeks so best to speak to the roofer and order in advance if you are considering them. attached is a picture.
  4. Hi all I was wondering if you could give me some advice on a door and window installation that I am doing as part of renovating my house. 1) Rear extension Door (cavity wall) Attached Picture: Fitter has put a strip on one side of the door frame. This is quite odd and I believe they have measured incorrectly and added a filler strip to cover the error. The fitter is saying the strip is necessary as the hinges on the inside would be too close to the wall that needs to be plastered. I believe the frame could have been made wider and the hinge could have been put in the same place by the door maker (or any place in fact). Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts? Note: Door opening inside was my request and I know usually it opens on outside. 2) Windows As seen in attached picture, the trim on the top is smaller. This is a Victorian house so the windows measure slightly differently however the fitter is saying he has aligned the window to the line in blue. I was wondering is this correct or should you usually adjust the size of the window and the trim should be the right size. Thank you for any input in advance
  5. thank you for all your help. Got the angle. I was wondering if any roofers could provide their opinion on putting decorative ridge tiles (Angle) along the ridge line of a roof with Concrete Interlocking Roof Tiles. Where I have seen them predominantly is on roofs made of slate. Where interlocking roof tiles are used, the ridge is usually segmental. Just want to make sure I'm not doing something silly? Thanks
  6. I've recently bought a new house (mid-terraced, Victorian). I wanted to put some decorative ridge tiles on the roof which I am replacing. However you have to order these online as many don't stock the these. When ordering there are different options: 1) GRC 450mm Universal [Suitable for pitches of 18 degrees - 37 degrees] 2) GRC 450mm - 75 degree, 90 degree, 105 degree and 115 degree. There's a lead time to order these so I want to avoid getting it wrong. I was wondering if the universal would be suitable (although I'm not sure what angle this would be) or whether I should try and get the specific angle? A picture of the roof type is attached below. Thank you in advance
  7. Hi all Hope you are all well. I've just bought my first house which is a refurbishment project I'm hoping for some advice on some roof work I am getting done. I've recently bought a new house (mid-terraced, Victorian). I wanted to put some decorative ridge tiles on the roof. However you have to order these online as many don't stock the these. When ordering there are different options: 1) GRC 450mm Universal [Suitable for pitches of 18 degrees - 37 degrees] 2) GRC 450mm - 75 degree, 90 degree, 105 degree and 115 degree. I was wondering if the universal would be suitable (although I'm not sure what angle this would be) or the specific angle? A picture of the roof type is attached below. Thank you in advance