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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 see in the news that the housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years' Is this a good or bad thing and what effect will it have on the self build market?
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    Low Water Flow and Pressure

    How would you go about sizing such an item?
  3. Our new build build is at the top of the hill, the rest of the village is below us. Our water pressure and flow is quite low, the standing pressure is about 2bar, however when we open the kitchen tap in our temporary home the amount of water from the bathroom tap drops to a trickle. As part of the site preparation we installed a new 63mm alkatheme supply to the site. How are we best addressing this issue? A pump maybe? Or a tank and a Pump?
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    Staple gun - recommendations wanted

    Just ordered the Stanley staplers, £15.49 inc delivery.
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    Temporary Path

    I use strips of old carpet, laid over the grass. Works a treat. Ps, the man made stuff is best! I use six inch nails to hold it in place.
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    Staple gun - recommendations wanted

    Is for general stapling of membranes and other stuff, like fixing the ufh spreader plates in place.
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    To chase or not to chase?..

    Whilst our planning application was in process there were three changes of staff, i’d chase them as it may be sat on someone desk in the “to do” pile!
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    Kitchen tap flow restrictor

    I usually fit a service valve below the tap and close this until I have the desired flow rate.
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    Positive placement nailer

    Google said... Positive placement nailers use either the nail itself (to find the hole in the hardware) or a probe attached to the tip of the nosepiece. The article in which I found this was dealing with fixing joist hangers.
  10. I need a staple gun for my new build. In the past I’ve had a hand operated one which didn’t preform well. Can anyone recommend a make/ model which they’ve found to be reliable and easy to use?
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    Which CCTV system?

    My build starts this week. So I need to actually buy the CCTV system. Has CCTV technology changed/ moved on, in the last 14 months? i see lots of ads for stand alone, plug in, WiFi cameras linked to apps. Are they any good?
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    Where to find spares

    How sustainable of the both! There was an item on our local talk radio on the increase in interest in repair clubs from people sick of throwing things away for the want of a simple repair. I recently visited my local dump with a 15 year old computer case, I’d striped it of things I could reuse, and the skip of electrical goods was full. A sad state! Shame on Stuart Turner and Triton Showers!
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    Where to find spares

    Maybe the moral of this story is not to buy Stuart Turner shower pumps as they don’t provide adequate Support for spare parts.
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    Where to find spares

    As of January 2015, individual spare parts are no longer available for Monsoon, Showermate, Techflo, Flomate and Wasteflo product brands. However, a new and simplified set of Service Kits are available and these can be purchased on-line at
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    "It's Christmas!"

    I feel for you! We’ve also got a basement and digging it out went from an estimated 4 weeks to 12 weeks. Luckily we have a large sloping site so we were able to loose the excess spoil on site and I did all the labouring so as to keep costs down.