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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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  1.  
    My hallway has the mosaics as below

    I'd ideally like to keep them but the floor has 'sank' in various places (by the newel you can just make it out) as just laid on ash. Is this DIY'able?

    If I were to dig it all up, insulate (2" PIR) and run UFH in a 3" screed will the mosaics be good to go?

    How much would I expect to pay to get an average hallway relaid?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2014
     
    too much!

    DIY the tiles are worth a fortune!

    Very Very nice floor
  2.  
    Do you think I should just patch repair the sunken section and just run a rad in that area as opposed to digging it all up, insulating etc?

    I always look at things in terms of cost/benefit and not sure it is worth it
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2014
     
    Yes
  3.  
    well, that was going to be the last bit of the house project but was considering putting UFH now while I do the other room
    • CommentAuthorringi
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2014
     
    Don't touch them or get the experts in.

    Also I don't think 2" PIR is enough if you have UFH.
    • CommentAuthorbillt
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2014
     
    Yes, keep them especially as they look to be in good condition.

    FYI we had a section of floor about 1.8M x 4M tiled with tiles of that type 2 years ago and it cost £3,400 for a simpler 2 colour design - we couldn't afford a more complex multi-colour design.
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2014
     
    The front dr theshold and outside quarries are rare and wonderful too. So often all these have been hacked around. Don't spoil it!
  4.  
    You'll be impressed with the fireplace mosaics as well then!

    The house was lived in by a 95yr old woman, two double sockets and no heating to the whole property!
  5.  
    4yrs on these tiles have had it. Cracked, sunken and so forth.

    I have to take them up to at least redo the screed, No way I could relay these myself.

    So what are my options? Dig it all up? Lay 75mm PIR, 50mm screed with UFH then some kind of patterned linoleum or ceramics?
  6.  
    Posted By: Victorianecosome kind of patterned linoleum
    :sad::sad::cry:


    Posted By: Victorianecoor ceramics
    :smile::smile:
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      CommentAuthorfostertom
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2018
     
    If it's truly knackered, no point in trying for ersatz copy - do something new and equally good.
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