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  1. Hi, hoping for some advice reassurance please. We are adding an extension to the back and side of our solid wall 1920s house. After much deliberation we have decided on a pitch roof, I prefer the look of this and also we won't need planning consent. The architect has designed a 15 degree pitch, but we do not have room fot the recommended 150mm upstand due to 2 upstairs windows, however the architect has reassured us that the reduced upstand is still with the guidelines. We have had a couple of builders take a look at the whole of our plans so we have some reassurance that what we are doing is ok before the architect completes the building reg drawings. One has suggested that we may encounter problems with a reduced upstand, albeit within guidelines and is suggesting that we incorporate a gully tray. Not sure what this is but tried to Google. Can this be done on solid walls? What are people's thoughts? Thanks in advance.
  2. I have approx. 50 sq m of floor tiling with no skirting, approx. 25-30 linear metres. This is ground floor including a WC and utility but not bathroom type wet environments, although she does like to mop the floors a lot. Sticking stuff to a wall whilst still being supported by the floor seems like something that just might be within my skill set but I have a few questions. 1) These are 600x600 9mm thick, concrete grey, porcelain tiles, am I likely to be able to a good enough cut edge to just cut the tiles into strips to use or should I only use the existing 4 finished edges? 2) I was thinking of using 100mm high. Sound right? 3) I’m going to need a cutter for these and as I have no other tiling to do, hiring may be more cost effective. What is a recommended cutter for large format tiles to get a good edge along the complete length every time? Butts not mitres at corners. 4) What’s the preferred technique? Just butter them and stick them on? Will use a reputable ready mix for this to save me the hassle of mixing on the job. I think I’ll need a 15-20mm depth in some spots so may need to use a bit more adhesive to fully fill the gap and paint the tops. I would use tile spacers under the strips and between them. I would try to match up with the floor grout lines even though that will be more work. 5) Grout or sealant in the gap between floor and upstand? I was going to grout.
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