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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello all, My wife and I are building our dream house in which we hope to live forever. :thumbup: Quick question about how a defect was repaired... There was a gap in between the shoe plate and the studs supporting the main beam for the great room/kitchen. The main beam is approximately 6"...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am new and have a terrible problem. My husband and I decided to build our first home. It is beautiful, just don't look too close. We have LOTS wrong with the house - unsafe deck, hundreds of nail-pops, uneven settling, cracks EVERYWHERE. Lucky for us (sarcasm) - the builder is out of...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I'm doing a lot of construction on a house I recently purchased. I mostly work on it mornings and weekends. My regular job is later in the day on weekdays. I always feel guilty about all the noise I'm making, especially during demolition. I know I would be annoyed with all the construction...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi I am a professional builder from UK - London http://www.robuild.co.uk and I will be testing my knowledge by answering questions - if I can. regards
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Carbon Monoxide Kills Understand the risks and learn how to protect your family. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer. It can infiltrate your home through the most apparently harmless devices, like your boiler or cooker. It is impossible to see or smell, yet it is easy to protect yourself...
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