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  1. Have you tried Trello? I find it very effective once you can a hang of all the tips/tricks as you can customise to your preference - create tasks ("lists"), sub-tasks ("cards"), checklists, tags, colour codes, due dates, etc. Available on both web and mobile app.
  2. Hi @reddal - would you mind PM-ing me the details? May need some rendered photos for our planning application. thanks!
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    Timber frame make-up for hut

    Fair point @Roundtuitbut our main build won't be starting until end of this year. We won't be doing all the work ourselves but will be sourcing materials. We live 100 miles from the site so the hut will actually be for us to stay in each time we are on site to save on hotel costs. Thought it's also a good opportunity to get to grips with a mini build. 😂
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    Site camera

    I'm using a Reolink Go with a sim card and solar panel attachment to keep it powered. So far so good in terms of battery life as it's almost always at 100% given the recent sunshine. Nothing fancy but does the job - can view it on my phone, sends push alerts whenever motion is detected (usually deer!) and automatically starts recording. Night viewing is decent too. Got it off ebay.
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    Timber frame make-up for hut

    Yes - def planning for a woodburner. Thanks for that link @joe90! What size hut are you going for and how are you planning to build? I'm most likely ordering the chassis from a local steel fabricator and getting timber from a local merchant to stick-build. Apart from condensation, another concern (valid?) is noise on the tin roof when raining. I researched a lot into the usual £££ hut makers (Plankbridge, Blackdown etc.) to look at their construction and also asked them about noise and they've said it's not a factor... I'm thinking of putting a bit more insulation into the roof to counter that.
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    Timber frame make-up for hut

    Hoping to keep the hut at the end of the build as it would sit nicely in the meadows (subject to PP). We've looked into the off-the-rack huts and they can be very nice and comfy! But fancy the challenge of piecing it together ourselves... Famous last words.
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    Timber frame make-up for hut

    Hi all, looking for some advice on insulation for the walls, roof & ceiling for our shepherd's hut side project that we're doing alongside the main build. The aim is to create a well-insulated and comfortable hut to live in while the build's going on. It's a small manageable size (probably 6m x 2.4m) and I'm aiming to do this cost-efficiently by sourcing parts separately from eBay etc. What sort of timber frame make-up / insulation detail should I go for? Current thinking for the walls (external to internal)... - Wriggly tin exterior - Breather membrane - 9mm OSB? - Timber stud with 90mm frametherm insulation - VCL - 35mm service cavity batten - Plasterboard wall Does this make sense? Is it overkill? Can I replicate this for the curved ceiling & floor? Thank you.
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    Somewhere to Live During the Build

    This is very impressive! What insulation have you got in your cabin?
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    District heating via ASHP/GSHP

    Definitely haven't ruled that out, but would like to do further research and consider all options!
  10. Does anyone have experience designing a district heating system with ASHP or GSHP? We will have a few different buildings on our site and I'm considering ASHP to supply heat to each individually via a network of insulated pipes. Not a fan of pellet/biomass as I would like a "fit it and forget it" system. Most examples I've seen are for GSHP, and the non-domestic RHI payment is also higher for GHSP vs ASHP (9.36p vs 2.75p). However, broadly speaking I have a preference for ASHP due to the lower installation cost and maintenance. Still in the process of modelling all our heating requirements to estimate likely costs and RHI payments. The RHI will drive considerations but will be balanced against the practical needs. I had a brief conversation with a building services engineer who said his experience with district heating has been disappointing - "expensive and higher heat loss and energy costs than expected". His recommendation as a variant of district heating is to distribute borehole water to local heat pumps. I'd appreciate if anyone could point me in the direction of any issues, problems, things to watch out for... Recommendations for a sensibly-priced M&E engineer also appreciated!
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    Water borehole

    Yup already done. There is a handful around us. Fingers crossed!
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    Water borehole

    In case anyone's interested, just got a quote from them and it's now £425 + VAT.
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    Water borehole

    Thank you! Stay tuned for lots of borehole-related questions... @gc100 How are you getting on with your decision?
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    Water borehole

    Would you mind PM-ing me your contact for the hydro survey? Thanks @JSHarris