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  1. Hi All, I am please to inform that after months of discussion with the planners we have managed to get the planning permission. There are some alterations to the original design although we are somewhat happy!! I have some questions if someone can help please: For the extension are we able to use the insulated raft foundation as this is clay soil and we do have trees nearby? For the existing house how best to insulate it? We want underfloor heating (how much insulation should we get for the original property? For loft how best to insulate it? Rockwool between rafters and kingspan board on? and how much insulation will be enough? Do we install MVHR system? Do we install solar panels (in-roof ones if we can get planning for these)? Thanks in advance. Shah
  2. This is good. We are also looking into MVHR but not sure just yet. Damp must be dealt with properly although after the treatment I think you could use any product?
  3. Great thanks for the link. Will check it out. Will that be enough insulation? Are you going to use k-rend?
  4. Yes the plot is quite big at the back. Around 120 foot but if we extend to the side then we lose the access to the back hence the conundrum. Also this is a conservation area so not sure how they planners will see this. There is a skylight in the bigger ensuite.
  5. We are also embarking on a big project but reading this topic making me scared!! I hope you get it done on time but what I will say is in construction and the current situation delays are pretty normal. what plaster is this. Any information please? how much external insulation are you going to use?
  6. Yes good point. I could workout what to do with this area in the middle So could effectively swap the two although it may not be as quite next to the kitchen... Any feedback on the ensuite for the Bedroom at the front? Loft design? Thanks
  7. Got some redesign done. Please let me know what do you think. Ground floor has two designs (which one do you guys think is better). Is there a way to improve on this design? Thanks, Shah.
  8. Hi All, I have embarked on a new project. Please help me in redesigning the bungalow. The bungalow is in a conservation area so any outside changes will have to be agreed/approved (will apply for planning permission). We are looking to convert the loft as well as redesign the current layout. I have attached the current layout below. Total area is about 125sqm. The aim is to have 2 main bedroom (with ensuite if possible) and 1 study/bedroom on the ground floor. Kitchen (plus utility/plant room) and two receptions. 2 bedroom and a bathroom in the loft. This is quite an initial stage so looking for some ideas and what should be added i.e. should I look at MVHR system, underfloor heating any thoughts on other modern electricals/gadgets to add or not to add, wood flooring or tiling etc etc. Thanks, Shah.
  9. Thanks @Onoff So far so good. Got a quote back from a builder and £2500 per bathroom. This include stripping the old bathroom out, re-plastering, tiling to the wall and floor tiling with wet room (waterproofing etc), installing shower, wall-hung toilet and basin. Does that sound reasonable (London area). Thanks,
  10. Ah Yes. Cool. Any pointers on concealed showers or is that not good? Is this the same as listing for your shower model was ended? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Rainfall-Square-Twin-Head-Exposed-Thermostatic-Bar-Shower-Mixer-Chrome-54/232674611695?var=532155236037&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190212102350%26meid%3D48370791d06f43a1972ba71707e98bf6%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D332130829568%26itm%3D532155236037&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985
  11. Great, thanks Ferdinand. Any help on selecting the thermostatic shower?
  12. Is the upstairs bathroom a wet room or does it have a shower tray like you have on the ground floor? if wet room then same tiles used where the shower will be? Thanks.
  13. Right. Read through your blog @Ferdinand very helpful information. I have almost finalised on tiles, shower screens. I have been looking at the following but probably looking for help to find a cheaper solution: I quite like the Grohe Fresh retrofit solution. https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/grohe-solido-euro-arena-complete-wall-hung-suite-600mm-basin-cosmo-smart-tap?campaign=googlebase&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5-mwhqna5QIVF-DtCh3ZNwqIEAQYBCABEgJwM_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds As I need to get two sets so costs will add up quickly. Any other recommendations appreciated. Also any pointers for getting a thermostatic shower? anything to look out for and what is better concealed or not concealed? Thanks, Shah.
  14. This has been painful to decide. I would certainly go with matt finish but finding a tile which is non-slip and easy to clean is proving very difficult. Hence I started looking at alternatives. if the shower tray top like wedi can be used for the shower area and a matt immediately on tiles where one could dry feet to keep the slipping hazard to minimum...?
  15. Upstairs shower will be enter at the end so was thinking of 1.4m for screen. Could increase that to 1.7m. Downstairs it will be 3 walls and screen at the entrance so will be closed totally. Any recommendation for where to buy these screens? Thanks a lot
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