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  1. Hi All, What would I generally pay per m2 for square rooms and flat ceilings price per m2 labour only for skimming please? Walls already boarded in most places. Also, price per sqm to dot and dab square rooms Liverpool area Thanks C
  2. Hi all, I'm looking around for ideas regarding the internal treatment/finishing of my kitchen extension. It's a conventional block/insulation/block construction, and I need to know my internal dimensions after finishing so the kitchen design can be finalized. I know traditionally dot n dab is favoured for speed, however I'd like to look at alternatives as there will be kitchen units hung on one side (and a utility/WC on the other end) - Ideally I'd like to maximize internal space, yet ensure the wall is suitable for hanging. Would a layer of OSB under the plasterboard pass muster for increased strength for fixing? Can I fix the OSB direct to the blockwork (assuming it's plumb)? Or would a bond and skim approach be suitable? Would this be likely to be more labour intensive? One side is obviously existing structure, so I imagine I'll be having to hack the old render off to get a decent base, then make it plumb (it kicks out a bit at the bottom). I could do this with battens behind the OSB (if I use that route).. Are there any other approaches I could consider?
  3. Evening all, Skimmer booked for upstairs for 2 weeks time and I still have a lot to do before he turns up, gulp. In the bathrooms and ensuites I have used moisture resistant boards http://www.resistant.co.uk/tilebacker-moisture/ and my query is about these. Some will be tiled over (showers and around bath) and some will be skimmed and some walls will be partly tiled (straight onto the board) with the rest skimmed. Should I fill in the gaps between the boards? We are not talking of wide gaps here - at most 3mm (with odd cock ups perhaps closer to 5mm - these are very rare), with most boards butted together fairly tightly. I'd hate to think of any water getting behind these boards through these gaps and then tracking down to the ceilings below. I am happy to tank them - I'd rather a 100% solution - peace of mind is better than worry and since I do it all myself the cost isn't a massive consideration. If the general advice is tank - then what products should I stick to? Thanks in advance.
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