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terlg

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Sep 2020
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    Bathroom fitters in north london - any recommendations?

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    Look excellent - what paint are you going to use for the frames/masonry?

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    I remember someone posting something about wood-filler some time ago but can't find it. I need to repair some sills. Cracked due to neglect but salvageable. What's the best filler for the cracks before painting?

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    cheers!

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    which company did you go with, if you don't mind me asking?

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    I'd have thought, unless the woodchip is literally peeling off, then using a scraper and steamer will end up disturbing the artex and potentially knock of it off. Depends on your risk appetite.

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    d) sounds good, i was looking at metal furrings/wall brackets which can be dot-dabbed to the wall to minimise drilling into the bricks as much as possible.

    Any recommendations for brickies which can work with lime mortars in North London - N5 area, would be most welcome.

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    Beginning the long journey of renovating a fairly untouched (since the 70s) victorian flat. left some demo/waste guys with the task of clearing it/stripping the old cracked plaster off the walls in some rooms. In the bathroom extension, they chipped off the cement render revealing (probably contributing to) some pretty awful brick work (double skin solid wall).

    Plan was to dot-dab insulated plasterboard on this wall to improve thermal comfort.

    Options in my mind - a) repoint/repair using lime based mortar, b) render in lime based render, c) render in sand and cement.

    Or, give up..

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    Is there a forum-tested paint dipper/stripper? Looking to have some original doors and shutters stripped of many, many years of paint

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    Nice! How did you go about repairing the cracked sills?

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