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Hovis

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Jun 2021

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    I wrapped the fascia's but not under the overhangs.

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    Top work TW - you're making me want to rip mine apart and start again.

    Would agree that it's not necessary to cut the birds mouths for such a shallow pitch. Had to google truss clip - I hadn't seen them before but they look like a nice way of doing it. I just used 4 x 100mm nails spiked through from both sides of the rafter toe nailed towards the centre but I guess with your top plate having steel in it that's not possible. Oakwood garden rooms use joist hangers upside to hold them down.

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    I had mine pumped from the street to the back of my garden, the line was about 50m. They moaned about the length when they got here, I think above 50m and they start to charge extra.

    Mine was 6m x 4m, 150mm thick. Your size I'd be tempted to DIY it if you have the time.

    For the sake of £25 or so for a sheet of steel mesh, I'd be tempted to chuck one in, it really does strengthen the concrete and helps prevent cracking

  • in LFGSS Cycling Club
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    I don't think I could even cycle as far as regents park anymore let alone sub 8 min laps.

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    Nice. One of these days I'll give mine some attention.

    Last time I was up there and I poked this thing off the rafters with a very very long stick.

    Maybe next year I'll muster the courage to bag it up and dispose.

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    So clean. I feel like I take a year off my life every time I enter our loft.

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    I stapled some leftover DPM to the inside of mine, everything seems fine. If you can try and finish all the faces the same so you minimise the chance of them shrinking out of shape.

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    Ta. I probably only noticed because it's the hot topic on my mind atm.

    Also as per usual, I like the colour.. What is it?

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    Question regarding the paint line between the sloped ceiling and the wall. I have a similar non straight edge situation as you, looks like you masked a straight edge, you happy with the end result? I can't think of better way and am inclined to copy.

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