Job Talk Need a job or got a job that needs doing? <p> You can use our job posts, always subject to our terms and conditions. Just to be clear though, we are not an employment agency. We cannot vouch for anyone you use or for jobs you take on. <p> You need to make your own checks. You accept that we are not in any way responsible for the work or the tradesmen or any introductions you choose to accept. Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:30 +0000 Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:30 +0000 Screwfix Community Forum /forums/job-talk.2020/ Loft Boarding/ Insulation Advice For Storage Tue, 29 Dec 2020 19:00:41 +0000 /threads/loft-boarding-insulation-advice-for-storage.233364/ /threads/loft-boarding-insulation-advice-for-storage.233364/ (Chetan Parmar) Chetan Parmar
Some advise would be helpful. I'm looking for a very cost effective solution (cheapest) as the will eventually be properly converted. I only need to board out to allow for storage for the next 2-3years.

I'm looking to avoid the need for Loft Legs and fix boards directly to the joists. I will have some insulation between the joists but only to 100mm. I am then considering installing the existing insulation to the rood rafters...

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I'm looking for a multi skilled tradesman/builder to work near Colchester? Tue, 15 Dec 2020 20:34:23 +0000 /threads/im-looking-for-a-multi-skilled-tradesman-builder-to-work-near-colchester.232255/ /threads/im-looking-for-a-multi-skilled-tradesman-builder-to-work-near-colchester.232255/ (daf asdf) daf asdf 2 Fellow tradespeople.....I need some advice!! Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:27:37 +0000 /threads/fellow-tradespeople-i-need-some-advice.186820/ /threads/fellow-tradespeople-i-need-some-advice.186820/ (Missk) Missk 1. Received an e-mail asking if we could quote for some decorating/repairs.
2. Met with client to understand more about what their needs were, take measurements etc.
3. Quoted for said work.
4. E-mail received from prospective clients requesting a revised, cheaper quote be sent as they were prepared to do some of the specified work themselves.
5. Revised quote sent to client with 'their' work...

Fellow tradespeople.....I need some advice!!]]>
Contractor Connections Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:49:52 +0000 /threads/contractor-connections.231724/ /threads/contractor-connections.231724/ (xxajxx2) xxajxx2
Any help would or advice would be great, thanks.]]>
Window lock Sun, 11 Oct 2020 20:36:55 +0000 /threads/window-lock.230579/ /threads/window-lock.230579/ (Gene windle) Gene windle View attachment 48273 View attachment 48273 I’ve recently bought a house, it has a downstairs shower room with a window. The window is locked and I don’t have the key. What’s the best way of getting it open as it’s causing damp. I have included a picture.]]> 2 How to advertise a job? Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:59:59 +0000 /threads/how-to-advertise-a-job.230362/ /threads/how-to-advertise-a-job.230362/ (Geoff Tudor) Geoff Tudor I've been doing property maintenance now for about 20 years, I've got a lot busier and want to take on a multi-trader. I don't know where to advertise, whether to offer day rate etc.
If anyone's got any advise, it'd be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Cutting a lock? Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:32:13 +0000 /threads/cutting-a-lock.229647/ /threads/cutting-a-lock.229647/ (dvddvd) dvddvd Hows the easiest way to get it off?
Only trouble is I'm 100 miles away

Sorry wrong forum! Job talk and Just talk look the same without glasses]]>
What to do about the roof? Thu, 06 Aug 2020 07:44:40 +0000 /threads/what-to-do-about-the-roof.226905/ /threads/what-to-do-about-the-roof.226905/ (WhiteHawk) WhiteHawk
"Extra support in the form of bracing has been added to the perlin. The bracing is not at a degree that will give adequate support.

"Where the perlins meet the party wall, they are placed on original (1900s) brick corbelling. This brickwork has broken away in places and timber posts have been added for extra support"

I am sorry I do not have photos but this was the description. Is anyone able to give a ballpark figure? We are...

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Roofer just done my bonding gutter. Issues? Sat, 11 Jul 2020 22:40:25 +0000 /threads/roofer-just-done-my-bonding-gutter-issues.227097/ /threads/roofer-just-done-my-bonding-gutter-issues.227097/ (Shane-tj) Shane-tj
I have got a roofer in to do the job, the job has now been done but I can still see daylight through the tiles where the two houses meet. This doesn’t seem right to me. If I can see out surely rain can get in?

I’m no roofer, but I’ve had a look online at people doing the job, and...

Roofer just done my bonding gutter. Issues?]]>
B&Q checkout. Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:29:25 +0000 /threads/b-q-checkout.226479/ /threads/b-q-checkout.226479/ (Astramax) Astramax ........................................Ok, I'll get my coat. :p]]> 5 Damp marks on internal walls between terraced houses Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:59:12 +0000 /threads/damp-marks-on-internal-walls-between-terraced-houses.225934/ /threads/damp-marks-on-internal-walls-between-terraced-houses.225934/ (WillSE25) WillSE25
Just after a bit of advice on the way forward and if it needs anyone to look at it.

On the internal wall between us and our neighbour, there are damp marks. It's a mid-terrace from the early 1900s. There doesn't seem to be any particular pattern as to when it gets worse, but we first noticed after we had plastering done when we moved in two years ago. They're halfway up the wall, so doesn't look like rising damp, and run in a line along the wall and in the storage space under the...

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Yale Lock P1 Door Slamming Sat, 02 May 2020 17:55:37 +0000 /threads/yale-lock-p1-door-slamming.223882/ /threads/yale-lock-p1-door-slamming.223882/ (Jay777) Jay777
I have Yale P1 lock installed but I am having issue that it needs to be slammed to fully close the door! I’m worried especially the door has stained glass and don’t want it to be damaged over time.

The key in main body appear to be fine and can be fully turned and the latch retracts easily when you play with the lock handle.

But when you want to close the door without having to use the lock handle, it needs to be slammed.

The gap between main lock and secondary body in...

Yale Lock P1 Door Slamming]]>
Replace Garage Windows or Brick Up Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:51:21 +0000 /threads/replace-garage-windows-or-brick-up.223773/ /threads/replace-garage-windows-or-brick-up.223773/ (Modcons) Modcons First post so be gentle.
Trying to determine most cost effective solution (for my elderly mother) to either replace 2 rotten wooden garage windows of 1800x1120 or brick up openings. I can buy the replacement UPVC windows for £130 each but she would have to pay to have fitted.
Any advice appreciated.
Central heating eng/electrician needed in Hall Green, West Mids, B28. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:46:38 +0000 /threads/central-heating-eng-electrician-needed-in-hall-green-west-mids-b28.219955/ /threads/central-heating-eng-electrician-needed-in-hall-green-west-mids-b28.219955/ (PFSC) PFSC
Looking for a heating engineer that's good with electrics!

We've a problem with our central heating. The control box - or 'Wiring Centre' as it's properly named - for the twin Grundfos pumps has gone pop. This box came as part of the Grundfos Pump Plan kit, but Grundfos stopped supplying the control box a few years ago.

The box has a PCB inside it, with a small relay, a couple or three resistors, and a 2.5 quick blow fuse. The pumps, stats, and boiler are all wired into this....

Central heating eng/electrician needed in Hall Green, West Mids, B28.]]>
12 internal doors need fitting Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:41:22 +0000 /threads/12-internal-doors-need-fitting.219694/ /threads/12-internal-doors-need-fitting.219694/ (Longey) Longey
looking at solid core oak veneered type,

can anyone advise of which ones to buy ?

also looking for recommendations on a joiner to fit them LEEDS area ,
what should i be paying ? labour only

thanks in Advance]]>
Unknown Brown adhesive on new build floor? Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:38:09 +0000 /threads/unknown-brown-adhesive-on-new-build-floor.219689/ /threads/unknown-brown-adhesive-on-new-build-floor.219689/ (Wayne C) Wayne C
Unknown Brown adhesive on new build floor?]]>
Retraining as a joiner / carpenter Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:42:44 +0000 /threads/retraining-as-a-joiner-carpenter.219066/ /threads/retraining-as-a-joiner-carpenter.219066/ (ConnorM) ConnorM
I’ve been thinking of retraining as a joiner / carpenter after admiring it from afar and doing some joinery work in my house renovation

I’ve been looking into it and slightly gutted the only way I’ll go about getting any experience / a job is a few years as an apprentice after doing level 1 / 2 city and guilds. I’ve got a mortgage and no hope of paying that on a £3.90 p/h appreciate wage! I do however appreciate you’ve gotta put the graft in

Just wanted your opinions if 27 is...

Retraining as a joiner / carpenter]]>
Water damaged plasterboard Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:11:58 +0000 /threads/water-damaged-plasterboard.219062/ /threads/water-damaged-plasterboard.219062/ (JaxiMazz) JaxiMazz The hole is about 30mm wide and 40mm height, I'm kind of leaning towards patching in a piece of plasterboard since I'll probably have to remove around 100x100mm to get to good board...

Water damaged plasterboard]]>
Sos builder or tradesman that help in the community Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:46:53 +0000 /threads/sos-builder-or-tradesman-that-help-in-the-community.218026/ /threads/sos-builder-or-tradesman-that-help-in-the-community.218026/ (Bubbalee) Bubbalee So does anyone know of a group of builders or team of builders in the local area of Surrey that are kind...

Sos builder or tradesman that help in the community]]>
Fitting heated towel rai Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:57:04 +0000 /threads/fitting-heated-towel-rai.216656/ /threads/fitting-heated-towel-rai.216656/ (Kieran_13) Kieran_13
I’ve finally just about finished my diy bathroom attempt and al in all I’m very surprised at how well my timing etc has turned out.

thing is, I’m now scared about drilling the tiles to fit the heated towel rail as I’ve already damaged one part of a tile trying to do so and it’s fairly annoying.

question is what are people’s thoughts on me using some grab adhesive or silicone to fit the fixing brackets and then 24h later slotting the heated towel rail on the the brackets ?...

Fitting heated towel rai]]>