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  1. Now need to get an easement for a water pipe, was told it would all be fine when I offered on the land and before I got planning, now told the land owner is fine but the last field to cross to the mains the different owner wants £750 just on solicitor cost x2 as I could be doing this with another property owner who can sort his water out once and for all. So 1500 quid just on legal and I'm waiting to hear what the chartered surveyor is advising the landowner of the actual easement charge. What do you reckon will be the cost?. Will cross 400 yards of sloping arable field, that already has umpteen pipes in it from others who have historically had it laid over the years in somewhat of a Devon style ( various pipes and multiple take offs from other pipes) best guess welcome.
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    Does this seem legit?

    Last update for this particular system , complete rubbish it seems. I have had umpteen promises that a registered installer that is actually doing one of these projects will call me so I can verify their credentials and also the "group" doing the offer. No calls and just promises. I have also had confirmation from Ofgem to quote " I am able to advise on specifically queried investors and I can confirm that we have received no application for a company called “MIN-GRID UK LTD”. Two of the requirements for an Investor to apply to become a Registered Investor is that they must be a member of one of the two consumer Codes, these are RECC and HIES and they must have a model contract approved by the code before they apply to become a Registered Investor with Ofgem. " So all in all does look like a complete scam of sorts. I have asked for the URIR and contract Id numbers and of course was promised them from "head Office" of course they did not materialize and once I queried this as it should be the easiest thing to supply.....no more emails or response so you can draw your own conclusion. So be aware if you see this one advertised, I would leave well alone.
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    Does this seem legit?

    I will indeed, soon as I can speak to someone that confirms this is happening and not just the company selling it.
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    Anybody using Velox ?

    Still can't decide which system to use. Just fed up with all the "we're better, rebar/no rebar, no propping/shuttering needed, pir vs graphite, local support, and all the sales patter. What I'd like is guarantee in writing that they will send enough material , I wont have a blow out if layed correctly, they will hold my hand on the first and second pour, they will find me local tradesmen who have experience in the pumping, rendering and anything else that is specialised to the icf and not just give out some names that in reality when I speak to them they are either too expensive or not really convenient for my area. Like a holy grail that isn't to be found. I haven't got the luxury of using a contractor and so any mistakes in time or materials is going to cost me.
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    Does this seem legit?

    Keep promising a call from actual installers, still nada , when it looks too good to be true it normally is. Can only presume it's an easy scam
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    Interestingly or not Uponor don't manufacture the pipe now, they put me onto Wavin (supposedly a manufacturer), they don't make it now they buy it in, they put me onto Radius ...they do manufacture it but wont do longer lengths, hmmm enough time spent on the phone now to inquiries followed by technical followed by not this technical dept the other one and then followed by nope we can't do it. I'll use the quote I have, pay the premium, and shut up and use a lot of joins happy days ahead 👍
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    ty guys all info very appreciated
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    Farm is about 1500m mark, but he actually want to up his 25 to 32 as thats what im putting in , so kinda works as we use his wayleave and half the cost of the first 500m for trenching. Tried pipestock they were no good on any other lengths
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    Also is it worth signing up for an account with anyone to get the price down for stuff like this , got some bm accounts but their costings dont make it worth it to but all the fittings , thinking one of the plumbing or specialist places might be better if anyone has a recommendation?
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    The info I have from south west says I can have up to 32mm , looking to reduce at the house down to 25 to up the pressure after such a long run, least im hopeful this is how it'll work.
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    I'm struggling to actually find who the manufactures are, I worked out the 500m would weigh about 140kg so 2 of us should manage that but yup wouldn't want to go bigger unless hiring a cable drum trailer which I'm trying to avoid. I'm laying the first part with the farmer , he is laying 500 odd metres of a new line as he'd like 32mm aswell, so hopefully it'll be easier if we use his handler or anything else we need, thereafter I'll ask nicely for some help on some nice days. The Mrs read this post and yes agreed she isn't going to be doing it with on any! afternoon. If anyone can point me in the direction of the manufacturer I would be eternally grateful and will make some calls tomorrow.
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    32mm mdpe water pipe

    Has anyone got any contacts for buying longer lengths of this. My lay has just gone up from 1000m to 1950m, and I'd like to lay the pipe with the least amount of joins in it. I've one quote for for pipe in 500m lengths, £996 ex vat plus 100 delivery for 2 500m. For heaving it around 500 is going to be the max length but struggling to find anyone else that will quote over the norm lengths of 150m or less. Also by using at least 1 long length I can avoid a wayleave cost which started at free and turned into I'll speak to the solicitor to get a cost. I know using the plasson joins should be ok but less joins has got to be better if possible. I will be using stopcocks for each join just so I can section off and test each part if any leak does arise. So does anyone know anywhere, I have googled and spoken to most of the suppliers that do come up and just getting "nope either 100 max or some 150m max" Awaiting the breadth of knowledge that sits on this forum. Ta Nick
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    Icf blocks, like durisol, but not

    Yup I agree Ian with all of that, all of the guys I have dealt with from all 3 suppliers have been great. As for re-order, quality and support It's a learning curve I will definitely experience.
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    Icf blocks, like durisol, but not

    I'm in exactly the same boat, what to use, velox, durisol, isotex....at the moment isotex is coming out ahead, on cost and the product. Also no bba approval but at the moment the european ce should be fine. The quality does look better than the durisol, ex durisol employees selling the product as close as "copying" will allow but making improvements where needed, at least that how it seems to me. My quotes are coming at Isotex cheapest, Durisol waiting to see if they will match and also velox waiting to see if matched. Each ones sells their own "pros" for their product , it might "uk based" or "included overage" or "buy back, unused blocks" or "local support" I've listened to them all and still can't decide. I leading towards isotex as I said, my reasons are it looks and feels better as I was at swindon the other day, size is nice for self builder, hasn't got a gazillion ties to place and or cut for plastering afterwards. It's smoother and possibly will save me on rendering cost. Lastly all the"promised" support from all suppliers may not amount to anything unless more money changes hands, of course from my hands to theirs not the other way around and i'm sure it'll be my fault I need more product and so means I might as well go for the lowest quote and in my case the best quality ( my novice opinion) and any extra cost would/will happen with any of them.
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    Nail sealing foam strip

    It's what I was going to use for belt and braces approach if I do battens.