Grosey

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  1. Grosey

    It's nearly dry!

    4000mm if I remember correctly.
  2. Grosey

    It's nearly dry!

    Hi, as above it is a Hormann door, just from a dealer local to me. Sectional insulated, I think it was about £1600 ex vat, fitted. This included the electric opener & 2 remote fobs.
  3. Grosey

    Standalone PIR detectors

    I have that screwfix one, wish I’d read the reviews. It’s as sh1te as everyone says!!!
  4. Just resurrecting this thread. I am now looking for such a company to handle my reclaim.
  5. Grosey

    Bio-ethanol fire

    Link below, I think I haggled about £100 off that price. https://www.easyfire.co.uk/lillian-3.html
  6. Grosey

    Bio-ethanol fire

    We put a bio ethanol fireplace in ours. Looks great, convenient, no smell, kicks out a fair bit more heat than expected and does heat the room up to borderline uncomfortable if the UFH has already been on. Probably does work out expensive as I just bought the ethanol from Amazon. However it’s only used as a feature when we have company. Dont believe any any of the fuel consumption claims, 1L lasts about 1hr30 in ours at full whack.
  7. My mortgage advisor has just informed me that F2F are no longer lending for SELF build projects ie where the borrower is using the money to build a house which they will live in themselves. They are now only lending to customers who are developing/building with a view to sell (and make a profit).
  8. Grosey

    Cheap stairs.

    That seems a fair enough cost, I guess mine was more of an actual custom request.
  9. Grosey

    Cheap stairs.

    If Stairbox can actually offer what you want through their online designer, I think you’ll struggle to find a better price. I enquired about a couple of simple “custom” changes. (We wanted a square instead of round curtail step) And it was £1000 for that change alone. However their off the shelf items are fantastic value compared to the competition.
  10. Grosey

    @NSS raises a good point: size matters

    Got stacks of F2F paperwork here if anyone wants to know something specific I can try and help out. When I discussed using F2F with my solicitor his first response was “give me a couple of days to speak to some other clients, I may be able to find you a better rate than F2F” he was essentially asking some of his other wealthier clients if they’d like to loan me the money - all drawn up through him. Apparently a reasonably common practice in farming / estate law. I once looked at buying buying a barn conversion off my uncle, and was looking at a form of private mortgage / rent to buy scheme between he and I. I discussed this with the same solicitor and he said it would be very easily done, I just agree terms with my uncle, then a charge is placed on the land registry title that Mr Smith is entitled to £xxx or owns a share in this property until the debt is repaid or something along those lines (lawyer speak). Similar in a a way I suppose to a standard mortgage, you can’t sell the house without paying back whoever you have borrowed from. Thats is a very basic of my understanding of it anyway, over to the many here that are more intelligent than I!
  11. Grosey

    Completion - SAPs, EPC, Airtightness

    Perfect thanks guys, have emailed the guy that did the original calculations for ease, hopefully he’s still in the same role. If not I’ll be in touch for recommendations.
  12. Grosey

    Completion - SAPs, EPC, Airtightness

    Perfect thank you, I’m assuming that the As built sap assessment will need to take place on site and not just from plans and information I provide?
  13. Grosey

    Completion - SAPs, EPC, Airtightness

    The house is built and finished. Just trying to obtain completion certificate.
  14. Hi, Could someone explain to me to me in layman’s terms what I need to do in relation to these documents in order to get completion certificate? SAPs calculation were done to obviously get Building regs, however I bought my plot with planning permission etc and just got underway so I skipped a lot of the education on these things. I’ve built the house as per the plans in terms of Insulation and windows. Do I now need the place to be certified as it’s built to ensure I have met the calculations or is this just assumed? How does an EPC fall in line with all this, and which ones are critical documents?