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I’VE just had a new porch fitted and to accommodate the sloping roof they had to take off some of the decorative cladding tiles. What do you think would be the best solution to make this waterproof and also retain the tiles?
YOU need to contact the company that installed the new roof to fix the tiles they took off. When I hear such stories as this about poor workmanship it makes me mad.
WE live in a 1950s’ bungalow which had a double-glazed PVC extension in the 1970s, joining the house and garage. We are still experiencing really bad condensation on the walls, particularly in the winter. Any thoughts? Ann Bennett
THE conservatory wall is cold because it’s external, plastic and has no insulation, which is why condensation is forming. You need to insulate the wall from the cold, either on the inside or the outside. A radiator on the problem wall will help when it’s turned on, but the condensation will still form when it’s off.
I’VE painted wooden skirting boards and the natural yellow is still showing through. I’ve undercoated and glossed them five times and it’s still coming through. What can I do to stop this happening?
I WOULD just apply a coat of Zinsser B-I-N Primer-Sealer Stain Killer. This will solve the problem.
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