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  1. Hi, does anyone have any experience installing this stuff? Recticel Powerdeck F Insulation for Bonded Warm Roof Systems Specifically I am wondering if it is just as easy as regular rigid insulation to cut or does the glass fibre make it more difficult? If you have cut it then what would you recommend using? Cheers
  2. Sure... it was sold at the beginning of the year though!
  3. I can't remember! A couple of metres maybe? It's been sold now so I can't check. The attic room wasn't classed as a bedroom because the stair was too steep anyway, so it wasn't really a consideration.
  4. Thanks to everyone who helped me with this. It has been a while now but I forgot to come back and post photos of how it turned out. In the end I used CLS and for the top and bottom rails and routered out a channel in these to fit the spacer moulding I had found. The newel posts were just a big chunk of timber from a diy shed (67x72mm I think). The spindles were £40 from eBay. The CLS and newels were about £17 I think and the spacer moulding about £16. It was all pretty stable in the end and passed the survey no trouble.
  5. Can you get any services in just now? The long wait times and delays those bring seem to be a constant theme of self-building.
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/08/solar-panel-users-excess-power-scheme New update re the situation after March this year.
  7. I am hoping to buy a plot in 2019. Obviously I will then be moving into the completed house before Christmas.
  8. Yes that is worrying alright. I have no love for our present Westminster Govt and no faith that they will be anything other than bastards on the side of corporate greed. Battery storage is starting to appeal more and more....
  9. Yes, it does sound like it would be best to hang on and see how this plays out, though I can't see it paying anywhere near as much as FITs.
  10. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/18/solar-power-energy-firms-government
  11. I bought some cheap Cromar 3 off ebay for a loft renovation I did recently. From memory it was £27 or £28 for a 50m roll. I think that is about half price. It was seconds, but out of the 50m roll, only about 2m had to be ditched, the rest was fine. As JSHarris says, tape adhesion was a bit of an issue as I tried to use duct tape without success - it worked ok for a couple of weeks, then started to come away so you need the proper stuff.
  12. I also found Velux had crap instructions and flimsy plastic bits that snapped if you looked strongly at them. I did find that Velux were very good at sending out replacement parts though - FOC and very quickly.
  13. I hate it when untreated wood goes grey too. They always say on Grand Designs "and it will weather off to a beautiful silvery grey" but in reality it just goes manky and looks like a garden shed.
  14. There is a lot of difference between old single-skin containers and some of the newer twin walled ones. I rent one of each at the moment - the twin walled one is dry (good rubber seals on the doors help with that too) so it has furniture and personal items in, and the rusty old single skin one isn't (it suffers from condensation on the inside of the roof), so it has tools inside.
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