21st April 2017, 09:09
21st April 2017, 09:13
Ideally walls should have a vertical dpc at door position, take oppotunity to thermally break at same time, do not dridge horizontal dpc at floor level
If you think like damp"how will i get in here" then you wil be fine.
21st April 2017, 09:15
Recommend Thistle Bonding Coat base and then finishing coat (multi-finish best).
21st April 2017, 09:18
When you put the front door a little back, in line with the garage door, the whole front of the house will look more 'collected' (don't know a better word in English). Besides that: you can put a LED light in the ceiling in front of the door and it gives you a little (rain) shelter when you try to get out your keys! Give it a try with Photoshop.
Edit: I just looked at the windows. I see that these are a little recessed as well!
Last edited by thieuster; 21st April 2017 at 09:21.
21st April 2017, 09:20
Do you have an existing ceiling mounted light outside the original front door can't tell from the pic, if not maybe worth considering adding one in.
21st April 2017, 09:25
Thanks for the quick replies all, seems like it would be OK then.
That's a great point and one I'd not even thought of (setting it back a little). My photoshop skills are none existent but will play around - but thanks for pointing this out, as I say its a great point.
Originally Posted by thieuster
We do yes (its ceiling mounted on a sensor). However, I'd think of having some uplights on the side walls as well.
Originally Posted by geran
21st April 2017, 19:44
Edit ignore me - just reread the OP
22nd April 2017, 07:24
You'd need to dig the path out too at least a foot or so below DPC to get a new sub floor in (depending on th floor)
22nd April 2017, 08:10
We've been wondering what to do there to be honest. We're having a new patio laid on the back in Indian stone and had considered just using the remains ones we'll have replacing the existing slabs and pebbles. Ideally we want a new proper floor but can't decide on what and the slabs seem an easy option. The current concrete slabs would be replaced all the way up to the end of the path so gives a bit of continuity.
Originally Posted by manganr
22nd April 2017, 09:37
You will need a "proper floor" dug out concreted with a dpm & insulation then you could slab if required. Probably best to seal the Indian sandstone otherwise it would be hard to clean.
Originally Posted by senwar
I wouldn't recommend jet washing the hallway😂
22nd April 2017, 09:38
Sealing the stone will change its colour though.
22nd April 2017, 12:52
Ok thanks for the info - and if I knew jet washing would break all the hall tiles I'd do it (I hate them lol - bloody gloss white, nightmare!)
Originally Posted by Coronet king
22nd April 2017, 13:36
are you going to remove the internal door once the new door is in?
if so, you have already had the answer above, once done, a long mirror running length ways on one wall or both will brighten that area right up, maybe a small picture of your mum in there as well, she would be ever so happy about it, when she turned up.
22nd April 2017, 18:49
No, leaving it as is for now. So it becomes just a porch area. Which basically means somewhere for the mrs to put yet another bloody christmas tree in December!
Originally Posted by soundood