HerbJ

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  1. +1 to this. We also have Gaulhofer windows and incorporated the requirement to meet SBD and BR into my purchaase specification and contract. Insist that the supplier confirms their ability to meet the relevant standards and regulations and make it part of the contract
  2. @Weebles I have sent you a PM with some info on our contract name and details and the redirect name.
  3. Yes, that may well be the case. They seem to be trading under a similar name at a new address. When I entered their old website from my old correspondence , it redirected me to the new trading name, which is very similar. both for worktops/quartz/stone and for kitchens.......
  4. I'm surprised too. Their main business was quartz and stone worktops, mostly to the trade . They supplied fitted worktops to many other kitchen shops in Berkshire and Surrey.
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    RAL, and the Chartwell Mystery !!!

    Yvonne, my better half, was responsible for all interior design and colour selection. She bought a RAL Colour Wheel very early in the design process and carried it with her everywhere. She bought it on ebay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Ral-K7-Color-Fan-Deck-Swatches-Classic-213-Colour-Tones-Newest-Version-/192590016704 She used it all the time for every decision involving colour or colour matching. She also had a bag of samples, containing a decent sample of everything we had selected for finishes - tiles, wooden flooring, paint sample sheets, curtains, sofa covering, etc etc. Again, that was dragged around show rooms. She never relied on colours on the computer - she always sent off for actual colour samples for everything she was interested in selecting. She still using the Colour Wheel for fabrics for cushions and window seats. We moved in two years ago...
  6. No, you cannot build in the air space above a piece of land you do not own - that is trespass. Anchor Brewhouse Developments Ltd and Others v Berkley House (Docklands Developments) Ltd , the oversailing boom of a tower crane was held to be a trespass over the land over which it overhung. But not sure about the ownership of the two pieces of land? If the two pieces of adjacent land are in separate ownership, the new build could be stopped because of the trespass of any overhanging element of the new build on the adjacent land with the benefit of the covenant. They would not have to enforce the covenant, to take action for the trespass. This would be the easiest way to deal with the problem.... You can sell/lease the air space above a piece of land you own without giving up title to your land. Developers in New York have built massive residential and commercial developments above the railway lines/property in Manhattan - it makes sense where space is land is at a premium!
  7. Not sure of it breaches the covenant but if this separate plot of land is owned by someone else, it would be trespass. See the famous old case Truckell v Stock [1957] 1 All ER 74, [1957] 1 WLR 161, 168 EG 668 . Lord Denning's judgement in the Court of Appeal in the Court of Appeal is very short and clear. I used this case to have a troublesome neighbour's gas flue removed, when we were having problems with our flat Management Company in Torquay.
  8. We have the downstairs as one zone and this is set to 21 °C.it maintained within 0.5 °C 24 hours/day. We tried 22 °C for a few days but decided 21 °C was comfortable temperature, as when we are both the kitchen,/family room or lounge for a few hours the temperature rises quite quickly anyway. The 1st Floor bedrooms and bathrooms have individually UFH controlled zones.Normally, there are only two of us at home and we have the master bed and ensuite at 22 °C ( keeps my wife happy)and the rest of the settles at 19+ °C, without the UFH being activated. If we have visitors, we can adjust bedrooms to suit their comfort levels. We are currently away in Spain. I have set the downstairs at 18.5 °C and the upstairs is set at 17 °C but hasn't been necessary as the upstairs has settled above that though we don't have the MVHR on except for a daily 30 minute ventilation cycle.
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    Testing, testing

    By comparison, our 0.48 ACH figure equatd to 0.652 m³/m²/h.
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    Testing, testing

    Yep , beats us too... We got 0.48 ACH. Not bad for 337m2 house with 3 floors
  11. HerbJ

    Testing, testing

    Great result - keep going
  12. I hope the removal and completion goes well tomorrow. Enjoy the new house... Have a great holiday
  13. +1 @Cambs I have used Hatchbags for my last 3 cars.
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    Overlay board UFH

    I used a system using Fermacell for the overlay board for the 1st Floor UFH. I didn't need the amount of insulation you're contemplating and laid my system directly onto the OSB floor. i attach the data sheet for the system I used but I think that other similar systems are available. Flooring_Installation_Guide_11.09f.pdf ECO-10U Pt E.pdf
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    Quick check, please..... wallplate

    Do you have the same gap at the other end of the wall plate for that planned look?