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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 unopposed 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 lived in one for three years so far, he reckons it will be another two years before the house is finished.
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  1. The form says the maximum export should be limited to 3.68KW per phase utilising a Type approved EREC G100 device what is a Type approved EREC G100 device?
  2. My self build is coming along nicely, however it’s been a few years since I decided to include solar panels. I’ve now got all the kit on site and need to get it installed in the next few months. Can one of you knowledgable people remind me of the official paperwork I need to submit and the whom? It’s being installed by myself and wired up by the qualified electrician.
  3. Has anyone imported doors from Italy, they oriduc3 some stunning internal and exterior doors.
  4. I need a front and back door. I’ve looked online but I’m struggling as the openings are none standard sizes. Also we’d like something modern, solid, laminated etc. Ideally we’d also like to see an actual door, feel the quality etc, before we buy. Anyone in Lancashire or Cumbria got any suggestions where to go and see real doors?
  5. Thanks for all the great suggestions. LPG and 12v lights etc sounds like a workable solution.
  6. Here’s a bit of a challenge! I’ve been asked to prepare a design brief for an off grid toilet block on a Scout camp. I’m thinking a concrete raft, block walls, pitched roof, containing 4 self contained toilets with wash sink in each. As it’s off grid I’m struggling to come up with a design for the hot water. Anyone got any suggestions?
  7. I built a one bedroomed timber framed, latch clad tiny house for £30,000.
  8. According to the Eddi manual I can extend the signal cable using twisted pair telephone cable or CAT5. Just a thought, should the cable be the shielded type? Also any tips on installation and separation distance from power cables.
  9. We’re looking at flooring for the bedroom and can’t decide between real wood or laminate. We’ve got real wood floors in our current house and they show every mark. Would we be better with laminate or are there any of the modern real wood (engineered timber) floors worth considering?
  10. I’m using up off cuts! luckily my partner and I sleeps like logs! so no problem getting up in the night. The thing that wakes me is the light going on, hence the PIR activated small LED bathroom lights, they give out just enough light to show you the way to the loo and sink and that’s it.
  11. We’re having two bedrooms with en-suite and two that are close to the family bathroom. We're having an en-suite because And so is the guest bedroom. Our en-suite is large enough to accommodate a full suite and separate shower. It’s also soundproofed the wall with 120mm of Kingspan between it and the master bedroom. We’re installing 2 very small LED floor level lights, activated by a motion sensor, that give just enough light to be able to see and find the loo etc without having to switch on main overhead lights.
  12. I’m not too concerned with freezing, if it’s that cold everything outside will be frozen and as you say, “ if the pipes have the right fall ......”
  13. All of my rainwater drains are under grass or paths, so I’ll be keeping the pipes fairly shallow at the house end, probably starting at 150mm deep. The longest drainage pipe will be 6m long.
  14. Thanks all for the input. I’m going to pipe my downspouts directly into The 65mm twin wall pipe and run these to a dry brick constructed soak away chamber. I’ll cover each one with a small paving slab, if I then have problems with silt I can uncover the slab and clean the chamber. With the amount of rainwater we’re getting, sometimes in huge deluges, I’m considering a French drain around the house to keep the foundations dry. Is this something anyone else has done?
  15. We’re on a septic tank so waste and rain water are separate. Do I need to use 100mm orange/brown rigid pipe or can I connect the downspout direct to 65mm twin wall flexible, routed to a rock filled soak away? I only ask as I have a load of twin wall left over from another job and it needs using up.