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  1. Have put some zinc phosphate primer on it
  2. Problem I have is a timing issue ground worker that is doing concrete needs to get it done ASAP as going to another job. for 8 weeks so what I take from this is that if they are encased in concrete from foundation to FFL then I should be OK as they will not be exposed to the earth. is that correct?
  3. So if some of the steel is a 1 metre below ground and encased in concrete this should be ok as it will be protected from the ground?
  4. Hi I have just had the steel dropped off for some supporting parts of my house. There is 10 steel posts going in and will be attached to the foundation and also some beams between them. The person doing the steel has not painted it and there is some surface rust on it. Does this matter as most of it will be internal. thanks
  5. Hi I wanted my render and timber cladding to go all the way to the ground is this possible? Or will I have to come out of the ground in brick and start my rendering and cladding above DPC? thanks
  6. What would be the best way to get rid of the thermal bridge?
  7. Hi I have my slab make up back and from reading the forums it does not match what other people are doing. I plan to use 100mm Celotex ga4000 underneath the sub-floor for the insulation as per the drawing. On top of the slab I plan to put more insulation on top of the sub floor about 50 mm, then lay the underfloor heating with a screed of about 60 mm Does this sound correct as a lot of the reading I have done on the forum suggest the slab then the insulation. thanks
  8. Hi Was wondering if anyone has used https://www.expressbifolds.co.uk/ and what they though of their product after it was fitted. They look very nice windows and doors but had never herd of them until watching grand design. The product price seems to be around the same as the competition Rational, Nordan etc Thanks
  9. The reason for the utility being there was for the dogs to keep them away from main living area. Good point on the 2 en-suites and making them a master bathroom
  10. Hi, Would like your thoughts on the attached floor plan especially the size of the bedrooms and where the kitchen should be. At the minute it is in the center with a wall but was thinking about removing the wall and making it all open plan. Any comments would be gratefully received as what to get it right. GROUND_AND_FIRST_PLANS_WITH_SURFACE_WATER_DRAINAGE_SHOWN.pdf
  11. thanks for the reply's looks like I will spend the extra
  12. Hi Need some advise My Architect has specified 70mm thk. Kingspan Kooltherm K103 which has a U-Value of 0.17. I was think about using 150mm with a U-value of 0.1 but is it worth the extra money. It is about double the price for the 150 mm I am having under floor heating down stairs thanks
  13. Hi there is 7.5 acres. Yes it will be quite but not to farm from amenities. Want to start a smallholding there
  14. Hi, Yes not cheap by the way the mortgage is areas as there was only one lender in Scotland that would do advance payment and they would not lend due to location.