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  1. gc100

    My Solar quote

    What kind of draw (16A/32A) for the EV car is needed?
  2. gc100

    My Solar quote

    Yes I agreed. Its totally unacceptable the current status.
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    My Solar quote

    Not to get into a discussion about saving the planet, but the reason we are in such a mess is because doing the right thing for the planet has never makes economic sense!! It we all tried more, even with a negative economic element it would make a difference.
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    My Solar quote

    Thanks thats very interesting. I'll look into this more. Much appreciated.
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    For use not not all about financial sense - in fact our whole build does'nt really make sense from a financial point of view ! For us the motivation for PV would be climate impact reduction and lower yearly bills (paid upfront by PV install), and just that smug feeling of generating our own power 🙂 .
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    Hi @JSHarris, where could I get more information about your hot water /PV setup - I'd like to get my head into the details to see if its still worth the effort of us without the FIT. Looking at that link you shared with a 6K systems we would generate 4010K a year (attached) Many thanks
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    So, I just got another quote at 4.5K for a 16 panel 305W system which seems pretty good. However I expect they are expecting a normal roof and not a wooden one so not sure how thats gonna work. This is their calculation attached.
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    My Solar quote

    Its a domestic install. The roof is treated timber so probably cheaper than solar I would think
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    I think the 20 panels is a 6K from the call on the phone before. I've emailed for clarification
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    So with the end of the feed in tarif we are trying to decide wether to both with PV on our new build/conversion. We realise its probably cheaper in the next 10 years to not bother, but we both work from home and we like the idea of just paying upfront for the electricity as part of the build and possible climate benefits. Also given the VAT raise, realistically are best opportunty in the coming years is during this build to get 5% rather than 20% down the line. So I contacted a local company and got this back: Now I think his calculates are very very optimistic so say the least. Does anyone know the actual calculation used for https://www.pvfitcalculator.energysavingtrust.org.uk/ which seems to take into account the fact PV get less efficient over time? Its annoying as that calculator only support up to 4K system. Any idea's how I can make a realistic calculation?
  11. gc100

    Wooden floors and Carpets

    Yes engineered not laminate I am refering too. I lived in France for many years and at least in the hot climate there they warped a reasonable amount particulary around the edges and quite often in the middle, so you could 'press down' on the floor before it met the underlay (they where floating floors).
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    Wooden floors and Carpets

    Hi all, thanks for the replies. I'd rather not have engineered boards as they never seem to last and wear as nice as solid wood. However I understand they can warp if not dried correctly.
  13. Hi, we are having UFH on our single story build/conversion. We are now considering what flooring we want in the house. For the bedrooms we would like carpets for a softer feel however I'm concerned about how this will effect the effectiveness of the UFH. Similarly we was thinking of wooden flooring in the hallway and kitchen/living area - again same question? Anyone know definitely facts about this aside from 'its not going to be as effective as tiles/polish concrete/etc '? Many thanks Wayne
  14. Hi all, just gone through this. Anyone got any further ideas? I'm just in the detailed design phase so don't want to miss anything! thanks
  15. gc100

    Water borehole

    Thanks for the information. Thats a good price - my quotes are coming in around 15K for similar depth.