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  1. The ground varies. It is chalky with clay in places and the odd bit of sand. Insulation was mentioned but he seemed to think his Civil Engineering boss used some sort of sleeve for ease of use.
  2. In chatting to our, excellent, brickie he was telling us that the regulations state that underground pipes need wrapping in something like fibreglass insulation material. Does anyone know what this might be called. Mr Google does not seem to know.
  3. What about something like kitchen carpet? It could, possibly, be glued down as it is in kitchens and would not absorb much water and so become heavy. Flotex is great and comes in designs that mimic oak plank flooring so would not look out of place.
  4. We have nearly 1 metre of head and the flow never stops.
  5. Thanks I have looked at the existing thread but they all talk about using a turbine. We are thinking of different ways as the water flow is about 1 litre per second so we were told by a visiting Anglian Water bod.
  6. What about hydro power? We have a spring running through our property that is fed by a leaking bore hole to the North of us. It is quite fast flowing and we are thinking that it might make a good source of hydro power.
  7. Friends moved into a house with ASHP fitted. They called out an engineer for some problems they were having and it was he who recommended running the immersion heater on a fortnightly basis.
  8. We have been looking into ASHP. Should the domestic hot water temperature not be raised to 60 deg at least once per fortnight? This is what we have been told as it is to prevent legionnaires disease.
  9. This way may work? 3607 BR01E - PLAN & ELEVATIONS (1).pdf
  10. file:///C:/Users/patpr/Downloads/3607%20BR01E%20-%20PLAN%20&%20ELEVATIONS%20(1).pdf Thank you @SteamyTea I just tried right clicking in the bottom right corner, as shown on your link, and it has worked! I would have trouble even going in and finding "settings" to be honest Let's hope the link works now!
  11. If anyone is desperately interested in seeing the plans I can forward them as an attachment in an email
  12. Have no idea if it has a snipping tool or not I should, however be able to right click on things I want to copy. It is one of those sliding pads where I am used to have two distinct buttons. It all works fine except when I try to right click for any reason when it just does nothing. I have a techy friend who might come look at the weekend to see if it is me or not. I am finding my around all the other little changes such as rolling the screen around etc but just cannot get anything to happen when I right click.
  13. We are still struggling with the title of this thread. I decided to go for the idea of a dressing room as a buffer between the en suite and the bedroom. There have been lots of plans flying back and forth and we are not there yet. Because the shower now has to be against an outside wall, to accommodate the dressing room, there is a problem with the window in the en suite. On one plan he removed it and put in a velux roof light. Now he has put it back but it is wooden and I do not want a shower next to a wooden window. I am close to giving up and not having an ensuite at all which was my first thought. So many people have shown surprise at the omission of an en suite that I got into discussion with the AT again. My thoughts are that removing the window means we have to have a velux window on an otherwise pristine roof (though we are not having thoughts of solar panels so that might change my perception). Should I go for the practicalities of the best configuration of the ensuite and dressing room to make sleeping better or for the aesthetic value of the window in the right place (to me ) and no velux window? I have tried to copy plans but am struggling with a new laptop that does not do a "right click" to copy and paste !
  14. It is not just the big boys. We have just heard that one of the houses on a small development near us is going on the market. The owner's reason for selling is the poor quality of finish inside. This build was managed by the builder himself so he cannot blame anyone buy himself. How the house owner is going to sell now that the cat is out of the bag I do not know. I don't suppose the other owners are impressed at his whistle blowing!