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  1. No, I need to get this checked. We're in quarantine at the moment so I can't go up there until after Christmas.
  2. Its tiny though. And I can't get any pipes across the floor to the bathroom at the other end of the house due to a huge steel cutting it in half - the floorboards are laid directly onto the steel and there is no gap..
  3. That's what I thought. But the tank would have to go visibly on the bathroom wall then as there is nowhere above? you can see how little space there is so it'd have to be something tiny (if you look closely you can just see the top corner of the room above the extractor fan). This is the bathroom above, which has even less space (stacked directly above this one), and I've attached picture of the bedroom in the loft, to show you how little eaves space there is, and obviously already finished with radiator and no real access - eaves about 5m across the house from the bathroom on the wrong side.
  4. I wonder if I'm misunderstanding this. Is the suggestion that I mount a tank on the wall in the bathroom to give more pressure to an electric shower? And then I'd need a pump too? Can anyone point me in the direction of the sort of thing I need as I can't find anything but maybe I'm googling the wrong thing. I've googled coffin tank but that looks like something that needs to be hidden in the loft which wouldn't work. The only possibility I have would be to install something visible high up on the bathroom wall, but that would need to more akin to an old fashioned toilet cystern as the bathroom is tiny and has barely any space to put anything extra in there. And obviously would have to look ok as well as this is quite a high end house in terms of style. Just to give some perspective, this is the bathroom so you can see how small it is and how little extra space there is.
  5. No ceiling above the shower in the loft conversion. The room only has about a 2m high ceiling height and the shower head is pretty much right up at the ceiling already. Might be able to manage a cold water tank above the main bathroom shower, though the extractor is there already and the other wall has a window. But wouldn't that just look hideous? Its a pretty tiny bathroom - only 1.7mx2m so not much room for extra bits and bobs.
  6. Not really big enough for a tank without ripping out all the walls, and anyway, nowhere to run the pipes across as the eaves are on the other side of the house. Eaves are at the front and the bathrooms are both at the back under the dormer. There's a massive steel across the floor of the dormer side that the exposed loft floorboards are laid directly onto. It'd be a massive job to drill through to run pipes. I think its a no go really.
  7. Sadly we don't have space for an uvc or a header tank as the loft is already converted into a bedroom and there's nowhere higher to go.
  8. As I say, very rudimentary, I timed how long it took to fill a 1l jug from the kitchen cold tap (so just over the rising main) using a stopwatch. 1l in 6 seconds.
  9. We're converting our old family home into an HMO to let out as 4 rooms. It will have 2 bathrooms - 1 shared between 3 rooms, and one bedroom with an en-suite. When I say 'convert' it really doesn't involve a whole lot of building work because the house was all renovated for us to live in and mostly everything is in place - the bathrooms are all built and fitted already. But I'm aware that my tenants may want to use both showers at the same time, and obviously want to make sure that they can do that with reasonable water pressure to do so. At present the house has a combi boiler - when we lived there we'd never use two showers at the same time so it really wasn't an issue. There is precious little space for an unvented cylinder as the loft is converted to a room and there is no airing cupboard or header tanks or anything like that. I had hoped that perhaps we could fit an electric shower (a top quality one like a mira sport which promises 30% extra flow) in the main bathroom (mostly to ensure we'd always have a working shower if the boiler packed up, which would be supported by the shower on the bath tap if the electric shower packed up) and rely on the thermostatic mixer off the combi perhaps with a flow restrictor for the loft en-suite, plus flow restrictors on all the taps. But from my rather rudimentary tests, our water flow rate is only about 10l per minute and I'm not sure this would be enough? Will this work? Or do I need to upgrade the mains? Any other suggestions? Thanks (anyone who read my previous thread, please disregard it as our plans have now changed, hence the new question).
  10. I don't want to keep harping on, but a system boiler really isn't an option, there really is no space, including in the bedrooms. So, now i've said that again, can we maybe move on to the other options? Such as storage combis?
  11. I see you live in the Highlands! This is a London semi detached house where space is at a premium. It will be rented as an HMO with en-suite bathrooms in the bedrooms. There is no airing cupboard. The loft has been converted to bedrooms. There really is no space for a tank, even if you can't fathom it.
  12. Yes, but as I said, we don't have anywhere to put a hot water cylinder so its out of the question. Hence looking for alternatives.