We’re converting our garage into a kitchen ourselves. Its a solid 1930′s building with a reasonably good concrete slab floor. I’ve heard I can put insulation on top and then screed and tile – anyone got any knowledge of this method? Thanks.
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I am installing a massive log burning stove, chosen because I like it, but it needs a metre slab to stand on due to size! Can I use a steel-tube type of chimney for such a monster? Am thinking this would be tied to external wall to roof level – but beyond that height am not sure how to support it. If I can’t do this I’ll have to trade down as I can’t afford to build brick chimney. Any advice welcome.
The house at the back of my garden has recently built a wall all the way across the back of my garden which is made from gravel boards and posts. I am really concerned about this as it may be 6 foot on his side however my garden is lower than his and I think this stands nearly 7 foot on mine.
I wanted to create a play area for my little girl at the end of the garden but I m really worried that this is totally unsafe. The concrete walls stand high and the slabs are not alined and also at the highest point on the 3rd section it doesnt look like the boards are sat in their posts. When this wall was being built I also watched 3 guys put this together and it was clear that they was only sinking the posts approx 1 foot into the ground.
My question is does anyone thinkg this is safe and who can I contact for someone to inspect this? Anyone please help, many thanks
Converting 1930′s garage to kitchen but I need to take out 8 metre wall which supports pitched roof. I don’t want any posts within the 8 metre space but can I support such a span by building load bearing pillars externally and placing massive RSJ ? I will appoint a Structural Engineer but want to know what I can and can’t do first as am sick of being told “rubbish”! thanks.