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  1. The metsec system creates a problem with wall thickness as needs cross batten as well as large thermal bridging on mountings. might aswell just use less insulation if I was to create a large thermal bridge. EWI companies say you can just batten fix through insulation..but non state max insulation thickness which is obviously becomes an issue the thicker you get.
  2. CLOSED thread.------Moved this to correct area of forum..sorry
  3. Had this in wrong section so moved it. Single block wall with 150mm external pir insulation and cladding I need to clad exterior walls as part of planning stipulation. Has anyone any experience / knowledge of how to fix cladding battens through insulation in to wall? See attached quick sketch... I was thinking possibly using a standard exterior wall insulation fixing but replacing the plugs internal nail with a long screw that would pass through the batten and insulation plug in to the wall but the standard plugs only seem to be 8mm dia so screw would be about 4mm dia. ...not very strong! or alternative is helical bar fixing... Any wisdom out there? external insulation.pdf
  4. 190/215 aerated blocks is standard practice...its single storey with flat roof and 150mm of insulation.
  5. Had enough of Timber frame companies trying it on with cost and upfront design cost...so Looking at simple Single aerated block and external insulation. I need to clad exterior walls as part of planning stipulation. Has anyone any experience / knowledge of how to fix cladding battens through insulation in to wall? See attached quick sketch... I was thinking possibly using a standard exterior wall insulation fixing but replacing the plugs internal nail with a long screw that would pass through the batten and insulation plug in to the wall but the standard plugs only seem to be 8mm dia so screw would be about 4mm dia. ...not very strong! Any wisdom out there? external insulation.pdf
  6. The issue is that there is no asbestos or asbestos type material within the building or fabric of the building..its brick built with timber and steel roof ...is it possible the BC inspector can verify prior to demolition?
  7. I just found out that my desktop phase 1 does not cover another condition req post demolition. ‘Please provide documentation indicating what asbestos / asbestos containing material was present on site (e.g. a demolition / refurbishment survey report). Please provide further evidence or a statement explaining what was removed / that all asbestos was removed and by whom. Such a statement would ideally be provided by the removal firm. Should documentation relating to asbestos removal be unavailable or insufficient, post-demolition surface soil sampling of future landscaped or garden areas may be required.’ what a stitch up! Anyway, the building was a stable and never had any form of asbestos as part of construction...does anyone know if you have to use a registered surveyor, or is it possible to DIY report.
  8. Shits happened...So is it sensible to start a build now? Yes, lots of sub contractors willing to work cheap cash in hand but can you get the materials? can you get control inspector to site? what will happen to finances? will you be in serious negative equity? Any sensible market economists got a view?
  9. old stable block in Leeds getting knocked down. main farm was a small holding for pigs until 1970...the build was field shelter then stables until 2014. always been classed as agricultural...but even local builders have said LPA and specialist consultants seem to be in cahoots.
  10. Where I am they all have a reputation...they know you need a report so always find something to push to phase 2 then they skin you alive...been told different things when it comes to DIY reports so asking if anyone here has done them and had them accepted.
  11. Motorcyclist....spent alot of time ass to tarmac
  12. Need a desktop study for possible contamination as condition of planning. Do you need a Contamination specialist company or has anyone done there own using groundsure/envirosearch reports.
  13. windows aura plus in grey no sills or fitting.see attached pdf windows.pdf
  14. Just received a quote for rationel to supply windows and doors- 23m of glass total which includes a 4m bi-fold and quoted £17500...is this excessive?
  15. Adam, can I ask what frame windows you went for? what type of slab did u get. I am currently awaiting for price from scottframe but dealing with Manchester dept