Sandybay

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  1. I enquired about fitting GSE trays directly on to sarking, was told that was fine by the Solar energy store. As long as I had ply strip or batten underneath the sarking for secure hold for fixings, no mention of potential heat problems, would there be space for wires as well, anybody tried fixing this way with a slate roof?
  2. I enquired about fitting GSE trays directly on to sarking, was told that was fine by the Solar energy store. As long as I had ply strip or batten underneath the sarking for secure hold for fixings, no mention of potential heat problems, would there be space for wires as well, anybody tried fixing this way with a slate roof?
  3. Hi, Agreed Icf builders are thin on the ground, did you think of looking for one in Ireland there seems to be quite a few there.
  4. Hi, Thanks for the reply, Am. Looking at a smaller system myself so appreciate the information 👍
  5. I take it you are fitting a bigger solar system than 4kw? What does the CT clamp do? Thanks.
  6. Recently positioned a second hand static caravan on my site, in preparation for the arrival of the builder.... Had a manhole for sewer available, so positioned caravan over it, as it was easier for me to bring water and power to the caravan than the sewer.
  7. Thanks, So may not be worth the lager pv system, as you really need to be using all you are producing to get maximum value, as payback from grid is minimal, and an additional battery system would only mean more going to grid I guess?
  8. OK thanks, just looking into all potential options that offer the best future proof system, if that's possible 🤔
  9. Would it be possible to fit a 3.68kw system that could export to grid, and another 3.68kw system that just charged batteries? Or would it be possible to fit say a 6kw system, limit 3.68kw to grid, and fit a battery storage system for the remaining output? Do buildhub members find solar pv with battery storage offers a good return of investment over time? Thanks.
  10. Has anyone heard of this solar system? https://www.useallenergy.nl/contact/
  11. If you have a 6kw system and you are only aloud to export 3.6kw to the grid, What happens on the odd occasion when you are producing 6kw and not using any of that and grid is limited to 3.6?
  12. Fantastic result well done indeed 👏
  13. You can save a substantial amount sourcing your own materials, the biggest problem is transportation of the polycarbonate sheets due to there length, I had fish farm pipe available so just needed sheets and the special H joints. A good diy project with big savings available.
  14. A question of time?? At the moment I have a strip foundation in place for an Icf build (145sqm) Simple rectangle. Potential builder said it would take 4 men two weeks to build fist two courses of blocks put in services drainage and suspended subfloor of 200mm of concrete and steel mesh? Any thoughts??