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  1. Hello, I am seeking advise regarding a house we just purchased. From the survey we knew that the chimney breasts in the loft have high damp readings and in the ground floor as well, but lower. Suggestions were that it may be caused by failed flashings or the lack of rain caps(although they only lack on one side but both are damp). I however took this picture in the rain and the chimneys look a lot damper than the rest of the wall. It looks like the pitch is draining into that side. I also think that at places the pointing has failed. Could it be penetrating damp because of the pointing? Can something be done so the water doesn't run that way? Thanks
  2. Hi Just attempting to fix our GSE integrated landscape trays onto the roof, we have a traditional diminishing slate roof at a 30 deg pitch. The provided aluminium side flashings for the tray are 150mm wide, and come in lengths that match the side length of the GSE tray. Which begs the question, how do you nail the slates on without puncturing the wide flashing? Most images I have found show the slates going within about 20-30-mm of the tray edge. To keep the bonding of the slates means using a slate then a half slate, but that would mean nailing through the aluminium flashing. Before I go ahead and fix all fourteen trays I thought it prudent to ask those with more experience than me! First dry day in a few and thwarted....
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