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  1. Is there anything to stop a house having two electricity supplies/meters from different companies and switching between them 🙂 One supply on E7 only used at night. One with cheap daytime rate only used in the daytime. Two standing charges and problems with your address on the databases? Switching needs to be synchronised to a zero crossing (or use a UPS?) to avoid loss of power during changeover? I'm guessing there are regulatory problems?
  2. I think they recommend bends are limited to 45/135 degrees so the flow is always within 45 degrees of vertical. That's not a lot of room. Most hot flue pipes are 150mm diameter and combustible materials need to be three diameters away... Diagrams here are from Approved Doc J.. https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/rules-for-wood-burning-stoves#:~:text=The key rule for all,from combustibles in any direction. So some sort of twin wall insulated flue will have to be used. Others are more familiar with the rules for those. @pocster perhaps.
  3. +1 Ours are also through the soffit. In my case the soffit are ground floor level.
  4. The Architect can't finish and submit the drawing pack but he can certainly send the SE a draft set. The SE can't do anything until he has at least some idea of whats being proposed.
  5. The thermal mass would be very high (slow response time) but opinions differ on that.
  6. I'm not aware of any issues with AAV and MVHR. I think that's fine.
  7. So "your" 160m sewer will be going past other houses currently not on mains sewerage? Perhaps see if other people in the road can be persuaded to write asking there are any plans to provide "first time mains sewerage connections" in the road? Edit to add: https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/developer-services/sewer-services-and-connections/first-time-sewerage/
  8. The main issue with very shallow traps is that it's easier for the water to be siphoned out by water flowing elsewhere (eg when you flush the loo). An AAV can stop that if it's a problem.
  9. Cheaper source for the metal one.. https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/exposed-bath-trap-low-level-chrome-201911 And an ultra shallow.. https://www.ukbathrooms.com/products/clearwater-ultra-shallow-seal-p-trap.html
  10. I'm not sure how reliable those are. Think they have a valve rather than a water trap. There are more conventional shallow traps like this one but check thread sizes match your waste etc https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wirquin-31000006-Siphon-Space-Basin/dp/B00JISJZOC/ref=asc_df_B00JISJZOC/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310135442117&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15151511845223287408&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006818&hvtargid=pla-523958478630&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 Also some metal are pretty shallow... price not so.. https://www.marflow.co.uk/product/basin-trap-shallow-p/
  11. See if he can remember which yard in Kent it was.. https://uknamedbricks.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
  12. Google found ... https://www.brocross.com/Bricks/Penmorfa/Pages/initials.htm W D C : W D Cornish https://www.brocross.com/Bricks/Penmorfa/Pages/england5b.htm "W. D. Cornish, Enfield. Middx. started around 1990's along with several other brickworks in the area. His Bush Hill Park works flourished until the price of land increased & his works was the last to close in the Enfield area in 1936. Info by Martyn Fretwell and photographed in a Kent reclamation yard."
  13. We have a mixture of wet ufh systems in our house. Some rooms are stone over ufh in screed. Others are Engineered wood on battens with UFH in a foil covered insulation system between. I quite like the faster response time of the latter.
  14. Sorry if this is obvious but you still need the insulation below the floor. I've not used them but there are systems like this.. https://ambienteufh.co.uk/tiling-over-underfloor-heating/