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marty34

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Re: building a house
« Reply #315 on: March 19, 2023, 07:21:29 AM »
How much is a shipping container now?
For building materials?


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Re: building a house
« Reply #316 on: March 19, 2023, 02:32:10 PM »
How much is a shipping container now?
For building materials?
You would get a decent second hand one for c3k, you would actually get a used curtain side trailer for less

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Re: building a house
« Reply #317 on: March 19, 2023, 05:19:26 PM »
How much is a shipping container now?
For building materials?
You would get a decent second hand one for c3k, you would actually get a used curtain side trailer for less

Thanks.

They're got a lot dearer this past year for some reason.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #318 on: May 15, 2023, 11:02:37 PM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

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Re: building a house
« Reply #319 on: May 15, 2023, 11:35:30 PM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

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Re: building a house
« Reply #320 on: May 16, 2023, 06:50:18 AM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

The mdf used by the joiner was moldy before he put it on.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #321 on: May 16, 2023, 08:09:57 AM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

The mdf used by the joiner was moldy before he put it on.

hmmmm  you might need a PIVU (positive input ventilation unit). Ventaxia do a good one, or nuaire drimaster. 250 mark, but there is a bit of work in the installation.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #322 on: May 16, 2023, 08:48:04 AM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

The mdf used by the joiner was moldy before he put it on.

I'd replace the MDF first before investing in ventilation. If it was mouldy it would spread, MDF can hold a lot of moisture and unlike natural timber wont doesn't dry out fully. If its a new build house It shouldn't need additional ventilation, should have been designed in. Is any of the paint on the walls bubbling or flaky in the area the MDF is mouldy, if not I don't think you have damp issues.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #323 on: May 16, 2023, 09:43:24 AM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

The mdf used by the joiner was moldy before he put it on.

I'd replace the MDF first before investing in ventilation. If it was mouldy it would spread, MDF can hold a lot of moisture and unlike natural timber wont doesn't dry out fully. If its a new build house It shouldn't need additional ventilation, should have been designed in. Is any of the paint on the walls bubbling or flaky in the area the MDF is mouldy, if not I don't think you have damp issues.

Theres nothing wrong with the house itself, the joiner used mdf that had mold on it already. Don't know if it was lying outside before he used it or whatever.
Was checking if I should get him to replace it or paint over it?

Worried just because one area it was used in was the laundry chute where clothes will pile up in.
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Re: building a house
« Reply #324 on: May 16, 2023, 11:01:20 AM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

The mdf used by the joiner was moldy before he put it on.

I'd replace the MDF first before investing in ventilation. If it was mouldy it would spread, MDF can hold a lot of moisture and unlike natural timber wont doesn't dry out fully. If its a new build house It shouldn't need additional ventilation, should have been designed in. Is any of the paint on the walls bubbling or flaky in the area the MDF is mouldy, if not I don't think you have damp issues.

Theres nothing wrong with the house itself, the joiner used mdf that had mold on it already. Don't know if it was lying outside before he used it or whatever.
Was checking if I should get him to replace it or paint over it?

Worried just because one area it was used in was the laundry chute where clothes will pile up in.

get him to replace the affected MDF as it could spread.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #325 on: May 16, 2023, 11:34:37 AM »
Mdf mold in a new build house.
Is it normal? Moldy mdf was used in a few places in the house. Should I be mentioning it or is it easy enough to clean off? Have already tried a little bleach and water with little success, should I just paint over it or get it replaced?

Sounds like you have a moisture issue which you need to address first. When did you first notice the mould?

The mdf used by the joiner was moldy before he put it on.

I'd replace the MDF first before investing in ventilation. If it was mouldy it would spread, MDF can hold a lot of moisture and unlike natural timber wont doesn't dry out fully. If its a new build house It shouldn't need additional ventilation, should have been designed in. Is any of the paint on the walls bubbling or flaky in the area the MDF is mouldy, if not I don't think you have damp issues.

Theres nothing wrong with the house itself, the joiner used mdf that had mold on it already. Don't know if it was lying outside before he used it or whatever.
Was checking if I should get him to replace it or paint over it?

Worried just because one area it was used in was the laundry chute where clothes will pile up in.

File under "no brainer".

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Re: building a house
« Reply #326 on: May 16, 2023, 12:08:37 PM »
Cheers!

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Re: building a house
« Reply #327 on: May 18, 2023, 01:15:38 PM »
Sorry folks another question I'm stumped with.

Anyone know how to finish the underside of concrete curved stairs? Plasterers say skim won't stick, painter had mentioned some sort of resin but now he reckons it won't stay on either and won't do it. Thought about getting a piece of wood cut to cover it but it's awkward because as I said the stairs are curved.

Any suggestions from anyone in this field?