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  1. When you due to pour?
  2. LA3222

    Weep Vents

    Ok - useful to know. Thanks for your input, I have a better of idea of how this will ultimately look. Cheers
  3. LA3222

    Weep Vents

    That's good as they were the ones I had been looking at for their minimalist impact. Would the buff have worked for you or was the colouring wrong?
  4. LA3222

    Weep Vents

    @nod which type of weep vent did you use? As you say, they don't look great but I suppose it is something that will just have to be lived with!
  5. LA3222

    Weep Vents

    @nod any chance y0u could take a couple of pics of yours near/far so I can get a feel for what they will look like. Tried an online search and can only see horrendous looking ones where the entire perpend is open - looks gash!
  6. LA3222

    Weep Vents

    I have trawled this subsection and although it pops up now and then, it isn't clear what the requirements are with regards to weep vents in a rendered wall and how best to achieve it. From what I understand if you have traditional masonry Block work for both skins then you can omit them. However for those of us using TF for the internal skin they are still required. So, as I understand it, where you have a window you would have a cavity tray over it which then needs weep vents at max centres of 900mm? This could leave a load of ugly 'scars' all over the rendered surface. Is there an aesthetically pleasing way of achieving this? If not then how do you minimise the impact? Any particular way of doing it or brand of weep vent to use that is low profile? TIA Jamie
  7. LA3222

    Window Positioning

    In my minds eye I envisage the window sat partially on the SIP, partially in the cavity where it's attached to pinch batten. This has insulation around it aswell. I haven't spent much time in the windows thread so going to do some research. Hopefully I'm thinking along the right lines!
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    Window Positioning

    Thanks, you have confirmed what I suspected needs to happen. As far as frame shrinkage, it is SIP which iirc doesn't suffer from shrinkage like a timber stud does (I'm happy to be corrected if wrong!). I see a lot of these kind if issues in the forum with members and their architects - it doesn t neccesarily reflect competence/knowledge - it may be haste while they carry out the other myriad jobs they have. I think we tend to forget that when we commission an architect, we are probably one in a long line of customers and these things may well happy. Overall I'm happy with the service. Ultimately it is our responsibility to check/challenge where necessary hence my sanity check question to the forum. Thanks Jamie
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    Window Positioning

    Quick question regarding the positioning of Windows within the reveal. The pic below shows where my Architect has drawn it. From bits I have read here I was under the impression it should be mainly sat within the SIP frame, bridging slightly out over the cavity as such. I am sure I've read on here that people using TF normally use 50mm pinch batten around window openings to give something to fix to once the frame is up and also ensure it is directly located as the rest of the house goes up around them at a later stage? Some advice would be appreciated. Ta.
  10. I may be wrong, but from the TF companies I've looked the tolerances for the soleplate are all pretty much the same.
  11. I don't see why it's any different to a normal TF stud that comes in pre-manufactured panels. I may be missing something obvious though 🤷‍♂️
  12. I've engaged with a SE who knows their business regarding the insulated foundation design. They are waiting on loading from the house which will be provided by the SIP company who in turn are waiting on final CAD drawings from Architect. So all the ducks are lined up, just waiting for each bod to do their bit!
  13. Hi @dnb, you seem to be carrying out a project very similar to my own! I am going down the SIP route, approx 280m2 over two floors and am also just now going through the building regs process so I will keep an eye out for your posts. Good luck with the build.
  14. It may be useful if members could caveat *their* costs with when they purchased and total floor space as both these affect the prices mentioned. @Bitpipe you mention approx £3k for what sounds like a very large house (probably larger than my own) - I have had a quote back from the usual suspect that everyone seems to use and it came in at £4k for a 270m2 build. This was supply only of MVHR unit and ducting along with the basic vents etc which is more than I expected as I had been reading through the MVHR threads and coming up with a price of a couple of k in my head.
  15. Yeah I would agree it's not wholly accurate but I would say it is a useful tool to get you started. The information can be easily amended from what I have seen, so with a bit of work it should become a useful budgeting tool. Ultimately you get what you pay for - this costs a couple of hundred and I would say is good value for that price. A full on bespoke analysis by a QS can cost 10 times that - like everything with a self build it all comes down to cash and how much people want to part with.