We came in at £815 m2 at a very high spec Two and half years ago
I’m guessing our next one Which is due to start soon will be higher Due to price rices
But having services onsite will help your budget enormously
Most places I am using tile cills, but not in a couple of pleases. One of those is a 3.3m width by 1.3m high window that is made up of two frames coupled together, but a single cill running underneath. I'm wondering how to install this. This is heavy 100mm PVCu frames (Residence 9) with glass already in. Normal practice is to stick the cill to the frame prior to installation, but I'm not sure that makes sense. Possible approaches:
Couple the two frames together and stick the cill on prior to installation of the whole lot. Heavy and hard to handle
Attach one window frame to the cill and fit like that, then stick the second window frame to the cill during its installation
Somehow install just the cill (drill and screw?) and then install the two window frames afterwards, sticking them to the cill
Any tips gratefully received. I don't think the first option is practical given the weight and that it's just two of us installing the windows with their glass already in.
I just get the feeling of De ja vu with all this
Didn't the poets that be push is all towards diesel cars with promises of cheaper prices Well at least cheaper till we had all swapped from petrol to diesel powered cars
On our previous build the installation of solar panels had a Sap productive saving of 2-300 pounds per year While it may of helped to save the planet From a financial point it was and is for our next ones A no brainier
Switching between the larger suppliers seems one of the better options at the moment
I have a similar situation to you.
At the side and back of the house I use PIR lights.
At the front I use lights with dusk to dawn sensors in the individual bulbs.
8 lights at 8W for maybe 10 hours a day on average. Plus a little bit for running the sensors is around 0.8kWh a day, or 15p at current higher prices.So that is £55 of electricity a year. If you are on Octopus GO with cheap overnight electricity then you could get this down a lot.
I did think of other solutions such as timed switches and wifi switches but I liked the simplicity of this. The other thing I liked is that if any individual bulb fails I can just buy a new one for £8ish. Already one of the PIR lights has failed and had to be replaced. I tried really hard to avoid having LED lights with built in bulbs as they are too unreliable, this is especially problematic with multiple matching lights where you might not be able to match them in future if they break.