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    Retired small time builder with a lust to make, mend, build or invent anything worthwhile. I have waited over 20 years to build my retirement abode and finally with the help of like minded individuals will succeed.
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  1. Those two contradict one another. If it were a passive house heating should be minimal whatever the source OR the ASHP has not been designed properly or installed properly.
  2. Yes, in a word. If it fails it could effect you house/garden.
  3. This is a building regulation so compulsory. This depends on the house design and where the stairs fit into the space (but it’s what I did). I like #2 as it makes a better “statement”, 🤷‍♂️
  4. Don’t listen to @SteamyTea he is allergic to cats and dogs, I have a dog indoors (and have done fir may years) with no humidity problems. No, and ASHP produces hot/warm water for use in underfloor heating or radiators, and an air to air heat pump produces warm air (like a fan heater) to blow into the house/room, they also can blow cool air like an air conditioner.
  5. Ok, but it’s still a case of telling subs exactly what you want.
  6. Just a case of telling subs EXACTLY what you want, no assumptions. ( I think it’s to avoid the shower door by the look of it. )
  7. I sent planning docs as those specify “new build” as apposed to building regs that could apply to anything.
  8. Tip, don’t shift it twice, get the digger in, decide on the height and size of the flat section (middle of the garden?) then shift excess to where it needs to go. The ground will settle after a while and you can fettle with paths, wall, banks at your leisure.
  9. IMO you do not need to go back to planning, they are only really interested in how it looks from the outside, building regs are about if it will be safe. It’s a shame you didn’t get what you wanted.
  10. It appears your ground is fairly free draining. Banks can be sloped and planted, I created a rockery on mine which helps retain soil pockets. Even the “flat” section will be best with a little slope for rain to run off. To negate getting rid of or importing soil if you can keep it all just by relocating it you will save money and effort.
  11. Having a previous house with sloping garden I understand the issue of flat area for kids (and adults), I created a patio area with banking above for flowers and it worked well, the patio area (crazy paving because it was cheap back then) was usable even when the lawn was wet/muddy.
  12. How about a large circular flat area in the middle laid to lawn or patio (or 50/50) then the four corners of the garden slope up and down to existing fences with planting in them. If you create retaining walls around the garden that’s removing fences, foundations, concrete etc etc s lot of work.
  13. That’s a lot of soil to shift and yes would need retaining at both ends. Are you looking to retain all lawn?, if not then what about terracing with plants and bushes? Retain small areas of lawn to sit.
  14. joe90


    Can your repairer point to what May have caused the fault?
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