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  1. Thanks for all the replies. The bedroom is not above garage, it is above the kitchen. I don’t really talk to the builder, normally will report the issue online and someone will come and fix it, but I could and do if they don’t act on the repairs or it needs an urgent response. Loft insulation looks ok, but I’m still to get a ladder to have a proper look. I was thinking of getting a company to survey the house and check for cold spots but it will cost around £400 which I could invest in a device that I will attach to my phone and do myself if really needed. I could do the fan test but it probably won’t be as cold now to come to a conclusion, however I will try the candle draught check as this will take no time. There is still over a year warranty left on the house from the builder so I believe I can always wait for the winter but ideally want this sorted before that. I will contact the builder and request a full survey and if they don't do it I’ll just hire a company and if there is something wrong will forward them the invoice.
  2. Hi everyone, not so long ago we bought a new build. We’ve lived in it for a full summer and a full winter now and I was wondering if I can get a bit of help regarding few little “issues”. Our ground floor is quite warm unlike the first floor and the bedrooms just won’t retain heat for long. Master bedroom is a south facing and very warm when sunny, but the spare bedroom is a north facing and is absolutely freezing during the winter. Main problem though is once we put the heating on both rooms get warm but about 2hrs later the spare bedroom goes to about 17-18C from probs around 22-23C (it could drop to 16C sometimes if too cold). This will be a nursery from next month and I’m trying to get it sorted before the winter. I’m thinking there is either no insulation or not across the whole wall, just doesn’t make sense to be so cold otherwise. It is a semi detached house and this is the outside wall, it’s meant to be full fill insulation, but not sure what this means exactly. We have draught excluders on every door and I’m putting insulating film on the windows next week to trial (of course a bit late but there could be some cold nights still) and see if this will improve heat retention. The builder at the moment is not much help and I can’t be bothered waiting for them. I’m trying to find out at what stage of the build the insulation goes into the cavity as the estate is still developing and there are a fair amount of houses I can see the ground floor is nearly done, however no insulation in the cavity yet and wondering of they put it in at all, so if someone knows when the insulation is supposed to go it will be helpful. Also any idea why it could be cold, what we need to look for or to check and/or some suggestions how to make the rooms warmer or retain the heat for longer. Thanks.
  3. Thanks for the reply. I’ll ask the roofers to check it out and correct it as recent storms make feel a bit anxious considering last time I had someone else's shed in the garden 😂.
  4. Hi everyone, almost a year ago I completed my first ever property purchase and it was a new build. Overall I am quite happy with the build but of course there have been some issues with the house. It is a semi detached and one of my concerns (not saying issues as I’m not sure if it is actually wrong) is the roof. At the back of the property there is a section in the middle where the roof tiles are elevating - this is right in the middle between the two houses, and one section on the side of the house where the tiles are lifting and looks like they are not sitting in properly. This was reported to the builder as there was a broken tile as well and they came and replaced it pretty quick and also found another one that needed replacing. However when I asked them about the the little “belly” at the back they said its because the wall separating the two houses is too high but once they have been authorised by the builder they will come and sort it out. This was in the beginning of the winter and I told them I don't want any kind of work done on the roof until the summer months. I will chase this up and get to come back soon and sort it but was wondering if someone can tell me if thats actually what the problem or if it’s a problem at all. I looked at the other houses but couldn’t see a similar problem on any of them.
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