I have a gas-fired central heating system with 16 radiators. On the ground floor are eight radiators (including one in the conservatory); on the first floor there are seven; and one in the attic room. The new radiator in the sitting room has been underperforming (warm at the top, cool at bottom). Its predecessor wasn’t…Read more
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Q. I am buying a newly built home in an estate. The house is covered by the new building regulations, which I understand require inspection and sign off by an Assigned Certifier. I felt that I could save money by not getting someone to inspect the house for me. However, my friend, who works on a…Read more
Answer to Readers Question published in Irish Times 25th August 2016 There were problems with staining on the walls of our house, most likely caused by our neighbour’s chimney (chimney only served his fireplaces and flues). We were advised to employ a building surveyor to investigate. The fee was over €300 for visit, photographs and report…Read more
Noel Larkin answers a readers question published in the Irish Times July 7th 2016 Q My late mother’s house is about 100 years old and she spent significant sums of money on dry lining and insulating it over the past number of years. However after replacing the wooden floor in the sittingroom I noticed staining on…Read more
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