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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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    Near Bude in Devon

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  1. In roof installation saving cost of tiles/slates,!!
  2. Why I would not have PV on my “cottage with character “ but will have it on my workshop. 👍
  3. I just remembered a few years ago friends came to stay over new year and after a few too many, during the night , a lady guest went to the bathroom and not wanting to disturb others left the light off, forgot where the loo was and burnt her bum on the electric radiator. ( I have since changed the element to a lower wattage) . A visit to the freezer to get a pack of cold peas to soothe the burn but didn’t realise the pack was open so spent time picking frozen peas from the bedclothes. A year to remember.
  4. I get that, when at a hotel years ago the ensuite had a sensor that triggered a very low glowing light in the bathroom to avoid this very problem (probably to save cleaning the floor as much 😱). I have the sensor and light and just like @Onoff it’s on my to do list 🤞
  5. To get the flexi pipes to my ASHP I core drilled 2 x 80mm holes and used pipe insulation with 75mm OD from the unit right through to the inside and sealed to the plaster skin with flexible silicone.
  6. I can understand lights on sensors being a good idea but being a Luddite I believe a lot is just more tech to go wrong. When I used to work in an office I was always the one to volunteer to go to the copier, make the tea, fetch the parcels so I could get off my ass as much as possible. Headline last year. “Sitting is the new smoking”
  7. You can get DIY kits far cheaper than that, I did not put PV on my build but am considering it now prices are rising as I can shift my DHW and slab heating to midday (when it should be sunny) with a timer on my ASHP. I also believe batteries are not there yet cost wise. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325162613134?hash=item4bb533b98e:g:tZoAAOSwiwZcG6G6
  8. I beg to differ, my ‘good’ plasterer does not do this, the tendency is to sweep the trowel upwards leaving thicker plaster at the bottom.
  9. I core drilled mine from the inside till the pilot drill penetrated the outside, then using the pilot hole finished from the outside which stops brick bits flaking off. (We did still have scaff up tho). Just sealed inside where the airtightness barrier should be.
  10. Yes I am on yellow clay, building Inspector said 1m deep and 700mm wide (for our 400mm wide walls), no ground survey 🤷‍♂️.
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