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  1. We've got a decision in principle from Ecology and they are asking for details of our solicitors. I've asked them what they need the solicitors to do (we've bought the land already and are in Scotland). But all they said is 'independent legal advice'. Can anyone advise please as to what the solicitors would need to do ? I've given Ecology my costings, which has a fair few estimates. They came back and asked for a detailed schedule of works. I asked them how much detail they need / format etc. But they didn't give me much to go on. Any input into this would be really helpful.
  2. Just got a knock back from them earlier today : (
  3. Thanks. it's a bit pesky that they need to know the SAP ratings before talking to you properly. Am going to give them another call tomorrow to try and find out if they would at least lend on the materials.
  4. Hello Scotland. I'm outside Edinburgh in Balerno. Just got planning after ten months. The next hurdle is a mortgage - was hoping to do ICF, Zinc and Larch cladding. But having spoken to Buildstore they are coming back with just the Halifax. Who won't lend a sensible amount of money. Maybe it's based on being self employed rather than the rona... Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
  5. Quoted £662 for gas and £777 for lecy. Here's hoping it is more or less that.
  6. I'm trying to work out what my utilities connection costs are going to be. Any reference points would be appreciated. The road next to my plot has water, gas and electric and is about ten metres away. I'm in the Edinburgh area.
  7. Hi, Does anyone have any recommendations / suggestions for a mortgage broker ? I had an initial chat with Buildstore and gave them high level details of the build, income etc. I've not heard anything from them since , which was over three weeks ago. I've chased them three times now.
  8. Cheers Alister. I might take you up on that. Waiting for a quote back from them.
  9. Does anyone have any recommendations for an ICF builder in Scotland (I'm in the Edinburgh district) at all ? I've been speaking to Frazer in Econekt. But other than that I haven't been able to find anyone else yet.
  10. I'm trying to work out how deep the sewer pipe adjacent to my plot is. Can anyone provide some advice as to how best to find this out ? My first thought was going to be to buy the Scottish water plans through National one call. But will they even contain info on how deep the pipes are buried ? ? I'll pop over to the site later and see if I can find open up any manholes. What other options do I have ? Is there a way to scan for the sewers / depths from the ground ?
  11. I've done some rough costing myself. But there are still a lot of unknowns- groundwork, roof etc. Am hoping the QS can give me estimates for Labour and not just materials. Is this something that a QS would do ?