Triassic

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    I'm a self builder from South Cumbria. I've had a plot for three years (as of May 2016). Planning went through unapposed and without comment from anyone, a first for the local area according to the architect. Because of the tight access we started by building a cabin in the garden in which to live, a static caravan as too big to get into site and I'd heard horror stories from another self builder living in the village, he, his wife and two kids have live in one for three years so far, he recons it will be another two years before the house is finished.
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  1. I cost me the price of the ufh pipe (around£600) and a day of my time to install it. I zip tied it to the steel mesh prior to pouring the concrete. I used a free ufh layout package to work out the optimum pipe layout and length required.
  2. I for one just wish that volume house builders would build the majority of new housing stock to a decent standard.
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    Am I being too fussy?

    Thinking i was doing the right thing and keeping it local, I used the local electrician from Our Village, never again, very poor quality of Work.
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    Are Solar Panels worth it now?

    I got this one today about ASHPs, the web site layout is exactly the same as the one I mentioned regarding solar panels. Same claims about government incentives and cash back etc. http://heatpumpfunding.co.uk/
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    Diesel or Petrol?

    I see that reasearch suggests hybrids are achieving around 49mpg. Not great is it! Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152853
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    Are Solar Panels worth it now?

    The original poste4 asked if solar panels are worth it? according to the latest advertisement on my Facebook feed the answer is YES! New Grid Trade Tariffs Available Through Solar Panel Funding Just Made Solar Even More Profitable. With Absolutely No Upfront Costs, Homeowners Could Receive Up To £18,160 In Incentives & Savings. 💷 Up to £6,464 Paid directly to your bank account (TAX FREE) 💷 Up to £11,695.50 In electricity savings WOW... where do I sign up?
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    Oh bugger, tiles lifting.

    Google is your friend here, search for resin inject hollow tiles.
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    Sunamp prices

    I see they’ve got a deal with a Chinese company, maybe we’ll see the Sunamp going into mass production, which should see prices tumble.
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    Frametherm

    I found fitting PaiR the worst job, it sounds like you’ve got yours cut to size, which is good. Now don’t forget to use expanding foam to fill and gaps!!
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    Sunamp prices

    That’s interesting, I’ve just order mine from a firm called a Total Energy Systems based in Swansea. I dealt with the owner Nick, might be worth a call, I’ll add his contact details when I get home. info@te-sys.co.uk i placed an order with him because his was the only company who’d actually installed the Sunamp units. He’s very knowledgable and more than willing to review your requirements and make suggestions as to what you need.
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    Spend a Penny

    You must have had one hell of a hot curry the night before!
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    Spend a Penny

    I had a second hand bog, so built a timber framed loo out of old timbet and clad it in OSB and old weatherboard. I positioned it next to a convenient inspection chamber. Total cost nil.....
  13. Pity you couldn’t have the sever pipe route preplanned, their archilogival trench could have followed the same route, save you digging later!
  14. I agree, I also hate those large square push button flushes, such a corporate bog look!
  15. An insulated raft is the way to go. The services don’t have to go under the slab, they could be kept to the edges with th3 right house layout. This learned report from the Museum of London might help https://www.mola.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/Mitigation of construction impact A4.pdf