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The Old Mould Problem Returns – ASB #15

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Adrian Reynolds has black mold around his window reveals. He’s tried cleaning with bleach, used a dehumidifier and seeks pearls of wisdom to help get rid of it. Chris Stephenson would like to install a designer ceiling extractor over an island but is worried about fiddling with joists. Ryan Thorpe is a 21-year-old …

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Flaky Paint & Treating Woodworm – ASB #14

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Greg has a strange patch on his wall and wonders what is causing this on an outside wall that’s not long been replastered and painted. James Swinyard is renovating a house and has stripped it out completely to rewire it and upgrade the heating and plumbing systems and has found traces of woodworm. …

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Boilers, Darkness & Should We Help? – ASB #13

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Adrian Ripa has spotted some weird gas pipework at a restaurant in London where he’s done some work. Tom Barry has had his annual combi boiler service from British Gas which took less than 15 mins. The next day he had low pressure and wonders if the work carried out was worth it. …

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The Fox in the Box & Rendering Advice – ASB #12

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Justin Sider is having lots of problems with foxes pooping in his garden and making loud noises at night that make his dogs bark. Fox poop is also a popular moisturise with Cocker Spaniels and hard to remove unless you have some tomato ketchup to hand. Tim Overall has a path in need …

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Level Decking, Cracked Lead & Damp Walls – ASB #11

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Gary Maydew noticed that there were white marks on his lead flashing. Jimmy the builder has asked why are so many new plasterboard ceilings cracking after being plastered? Jim Cain moved to Cambridge from Atlanta, Georgia, and has a home in Ely with water pressure issues. Les Richards wants to install composite decking …

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Who Needs a Waste Carrier Licence? – ASB #10

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Chris Peacock has a broken fence falling onto a public footpath which is about two metres lower than his lawn. Dave Madden has been asked if he has a waste carriers licence and wonders if he needs one. He looked into it more and was shocked to read about a roofer Stewart Gosling …

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Leaking Porch & The Mystery Cesspit – ASB #9

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Vitaseal 600 TRS Expanding Foam Tape: https://passivehousesystems.co.uk/product/vitaseal-expanding-foam-tape/ Surrey Outlet Flange 1″ (22mm): https://www.toolstation.com/surrey-outlet-flange/p86467 Don Morrow has found a cesspit while digging foundations and wants to know if he can just fill it in. Alex Hiscox is having a rainwater leak problem with a newly built UPVC porch. Matt Gillham has purchased a fully-enclosed …

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Cracks & The Loft Conversion From Hell – ASB #8

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Why is There a Nasty Smell? ASB #7

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send This is the Kieren Messenger episode. He sneaks two questions into this edition of ASB and sends some lovely video clips showing his huge problem in the extension of the Messenger household. Ali P has a huge amount of questions on doing a full renovation in his house. Leo Carswell has a neglected …

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The Money Pit & Weekly Leak News – ASB #6

Send us your pictures and videos: https://skill-builder.uk/send Roger’s comes back to the rescue with our weekly Ask Skill Builder show and Episode 6. We take a look through your emails, Facebook messages and YouTube comments and Roger does his best to steer you in the right direction. John Collins is considering buying a ‘doer upper’ that needs an epic effort …

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