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  1. I’m preparing NoMorePly cement boards to be microcemented over as part of a bathroom renovation. FST has been recommended on here to fill the screw heads / boards joins. I’m struggling to get hold of any locally and the delivery cost online is as much as the product. Can anyone recommend a suitable alternative? Would Toupret fine surface filler work ?
  2. I previously posted about using a wet room former in our ensuite but have since remembered that my 22mm egger is well and truly glued down to the joists and removal will be a stretch too far. In light of this I'm planning a 1600x800/900mm tray and hope the floor levels with tiling etc result in a fairly flush finish into the tray. Room is 1700mm x 3600mm and 100mm will be boxed out at one end to contain shower valve etc much like @Crofter design. I've read various threads about what to use under tiles and just want to check I've not missed anything before ordering materials in... Floor build up: 22mm P5 glued and screwed on 400mm cc posi joist. 6mm ply (and under tray?) glued and screwed at 150mm cc's Electric UFH mat (eBay) covered with self levelling (latex?) Tiles Walls: Shower area will be water resistant PB or cement board (brand?) ? both to be tanked fully as per @Nickfromwales excellent thread. Then fully tiled. Rest of walls to be water resistant PB and skim finish. In theory a fully tanked shower area will be fine with the water resistant PB but many seem to use cement board so I need to make a decision here. I can see the logic in cement board but if it's getting wet something else has gone wrong?! Have I missed anything important? Many thanks
  3. Slowly the specification for our roof is emerging from the mist that seems to swirl around at that level. It has been suggested ( in the words of the architect, ' ... or similar...') that we use 11 mm OSB3 and 6 mm cement board. That's easy I thought, look up what it costs on Tinternet and buy some. Well Stanley, here's Another Nice Mess (steep learning curve) I've Gotten Myself Into. Partly caused by the usefully ambiguous architect's phrase 'or similar' 2 hours in to digging around on YT, Google and other murky bits of the Internet I realise; OSB3 is water resistant - but what does that mean (it needs covering during boarding if it rains) OSB3 ' ...or similar...' could mean what? cement board can also be waterproof or water resistant : have you seen how many types of cement board there are! Which should I get? I have learned the hard way that architect's specify top-performance stuff. OK, fair enough. Could you help me specify something sensible in terms of 11mm OSB3 or something with the same performance, and suggest a sensible 6mm cement board, please? Yours, Semi - Irritated of Lancaster.
  4. I'll shortly be buying some cement board to use in place of plasterboard behind the woodburner, but it's got me thinking, what's the consensus on using this stuff for its intended purpose? In every house I've lived in tiling has always been done directly onto normal PB, even around baths etc. Not great when the time came to change the tiles, but other than that no problems at all. But I guess the stuff exists for a reason...?
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