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    Fine and cheers - but always better to say it just in case 🙂 .
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    What i was proposing would keep the 1500mm between the stairwall and the island, as the 600mm full height units would relocate (Exterior wall) and larder would get smaller, and storage put under the quarter turn of the stairs.
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    Sticks out a mile. Snooker room and beer 🙂 .
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    "Auxiliary" spaces. Meaning spaces where you do not "live" - non-habitable or circulation or service spaces.
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    Our cottage is built facing south west and so traps every last bit of bad weather. And the back door 'gets it' . The last month or so has pushed it beyond its limits. Its developed a curve that would make Beckham proud. Awful innit? Question is how to mend it? The vertical lines are strips of timber are fixed with nails top and bottom. What a silly design for an external door. But then nobody asked me ...😑 My instinct is to knock the vertical strips of timber all out and make a replacement ply cover for the hole. But it wont take long before the ply starts to delaminate. I'm all out of imagination this morning ....... I need a simple quick temporary fix that'll last until the summer, please.
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    We had catflap in our old bungalow back door which we didn't want. I took the catflap out and fitted a piece if thin plywood on both sides, painted it and it was still fine when we demolished the bungalow fourteen years later.
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    You flatten it.make it come up in a wave form.
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    >Not sure I get this one, other than a joke ] OK. Explanation 🙂 . You have designed your house to incorporate an essentially 10m high void, which requires to be maintained. Cleaning skylights, painting every so often etc. To do that safely you either work from the ground (no good for painting) or find a safe way to work from height, or another solution. Ladders are not considered a safe option for other than the lightest jobs. I would not do anything heavier than empty gutters from a ladder (but I am cautious). Which leaves you with hiring a pro, hiring a means of accessing height safely, a scissor lift, or a portable scaffold tower. That is leaving aside all the outside maintenance - gutters, render etc. It is also leaving aside eg doing your ceilings (esp. cathedral ceilings), plasterboarding, insulating, wiring, and all the other stuff whilst building it. Significant nos of BHers get a scaffold tower during the building process. That seems the practical solution for building and continued maintenance - including safely cleaning your skylights every year or so. A good quality portable scafffold tower would cost approx 1-1.2k new or £500-600 secondhand. Mine was £400 from a BHer for a 5.7m German made tower, and has been used in 2 years for building a car port, rendering a gable end, doing cathedral ceilings, repainting an industrial unit, and is currently doing the ceilings in a small cafe at a gym that i have a small stake in. It is about to be borrowed by my b-i-l to do work on his fascia boards and gutters on his house. To hire one will be £70-100 a week. Mine can be built by 2 people in 90 minutes and dismantles to fit in my estate car. I think it will still fit once I have an extra 2m stage, May seem surprising, but worth considering. "Partial justification" was aimed at the 9m high skylights adding another job to the 27 we can already identify. F
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    Very I'd warn! Being skylights they'll be magnets for flies in the summer who will leave poo specks on the glass.
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    I've got the lesser manual model:
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    finally an actual justification for buying a Sunamp......................... .....................more shelving for your towels.
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    You need to be pretty airtight to make it worthwhile, but having lived with mvhr for 18 months, I think the 'heat recovery' part is possibly the lesser of the benefits. Having a controlled directional air flow through the house, constant fresh air into bedrooms and living rooms, and extract from kitchen/utility/bathrooms I think is just great. There's a gentle background noise to ours; just enough to tell when the the humidity sensor has detected our teenage daughters extended shower so I can shout up the stairs in a father-like manner. Our sons bedroom no longer smells like he's keeping ferrets in there. Stuff dries quickly; towels/tea towels, laundry dries over night in the utility room. If I had to live in a house without it now, I'd definitely miss it.
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