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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. Ditto, I fixed my windows behind the brickwork, in the insulation zone and inner blockwork skin has a bigger hole so windows inserted from inside called check reveals (and I angled my reveals 👍).
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    Stained Oak

    What, the car rustproofing stuff????
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    Stained Oak

    Yup, that’s the one I used, and it’s not cheap,!,! two full coats, lasted 18months (on some bits). Waiting fir the rest to “burn off” then going “ oh natural”. When I used to live in Shropshire there was an old Manor House nearby that had oak windows and doors, never had any “modern” protection, all were a lovely silver colour and in great shape.
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    Stained Oak

    Same with my oak conservatory that faces South, nothing stops it discolouring so I have decided to let it go grey/natural, it will still outlive me 🤔. My front door that faces North and within a porch is as good as new after a few years. UV damage is my thoughts.
  5. Yes badly designed, a fix could be recess the hinge bracket into the seat !!! (But make sure the screws don’t go right through 😱) or you could bend it.
  6. Can’t remember who but someone on this forum was told the same about local slate so he got several samples and wrote the local quarry name on the back of a Spanish sample, passed
  7. Our water table is high, chap next door pt a pit in his garage and tried very hard to water proof it with a liner but it’s become an indoor/garage water feature 🤷‍♂️.
  8. Mine wanted to but I said no, sand cement parge/first coat then multi finish coat. Yes it’s windows, doors roof that is the biggest challenge re airtightness rather than the odd fixing.
  9. Simples
  10. Yup, join the club, the list is growing .
  11. Our bedrooms are a little cool at this time of year and I did consider a heater in the MVHR vent into the main bedroom (the others are rarely used so a little oil radiator for occasional visits would suffice). However I did toy with the idea of a wet heater running off the DHW tank (as it’s very near the MVHR unit) and could run on thermo syphon with simple gate valves to turn it off in summer. When sorting out my workshop I found a wet radiator (no idea where it came from but brand new) it has 15mm copper tails so plumbing would be easy and I could make an airtight box to mount it in, like I made my own manifold and silencer. (Sorry @djcdan if I hijacked your thread 🤭).
  12. Sorry Russ but you did put 150 🤔 which as we both said with re bar as stakes will be solid as a rock.