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Damp Mystery Italian Style & Nasty Little Leak – ASB #22

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Adrian Ling’s bathroom has stained skirting board, swelling and vinyl flooring with bubbling. Willem from Belgium recently bought his first house in Italy and has lots of issues he needs to tackle including humidity and ugly black mould. Charles Mitchell asks, do fire bricks contain asbestos? David Jones has a nasty leak in …

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Who Should Project Manage an Extension? ASB #21

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Chris Evans is buying a house and wants to fit a new bathroom. He’s watched our videos and wants to make sure the bathroom is waterproof. David Kilvington has a new combi boiler (ATAG 36kw) installed in his utility room and noticed that if he uses any of the downstairs appliances (taps, washing …

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Loft Conversions & Tiling onto Tiles ASB #20

Loft Conversions & Tiling onto Tiles ASB #20

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Bhajan Pabla has syphon problems in with his toilet that’s not functioning properly. Jake Mariner wants to do a loft conversion on a budget. Phil Bishop wants to know if it’s possible to tile onto tiles. Rob Field is refitting a shower enclosure and trying to decide on the fittings. #AskSkillBuilder #FixIt #DIY

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Tricky Joists & Wonky Ceiling – ASB #19

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send A full range of Built-In, timber to timber, long leg and face fix joist hangers, all designed and manufactured in house. https://tecoproducts.co.uk #AskSkillBuilder

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Driveway Sealers & Things Beyond Repair – ASB #18

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Alastair is about to get a new block driveway and asks should he seal the drive and what block paving sealant would we recommend. Everbuild and Sika are two options. Everbuild Path and Paving Sealers: https://www.everbuild.co.uk The Sika range includes elastic sealing and bonding solutions, joint sealants for facades or resistant sealants for …

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Cracked Ceiling, Leaks & Water Hammer – ASB #17

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send ADS Retaining Wall Drainage Installation – https://youtu.be/HofDuHYNaH8 Chris Hanson’s garden slopes a bit and he’s going to have it excavated and build retaining walls and asks if he needs a perforated pipe for drainage with gravel behind each wall. Hazem Zohny is doing a complete renovation of his bathroom with Abacus Elements Board …

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Damp in the Extension & Solo Building – ASB #16

Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Alex Porter is trying to fix a leaky tap and replace the cartridge. Bandy has an outbuilding attached to the side of his house that suffers from damp and mould during the winter. Bill Booth is building an extension and wants to reduce thermal bridging. Neil Lennon is trying to overhaul his sanitary …

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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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