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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. That’s why we’re into our fourth year of our self build !
  2. I’ve got a shower room with a curved wall, into which I want to install a walk in shower. As the curve won’t take a standard quadrant shower tray I’m thinking of using a square, 20mm thick, Jockoboard shower tray former and radiusing the corner opposite the waste outlet to form the quadrant. Has anyone done this and will it work?
  3. If 50mm is cheapest by volume I’d buy that and just build up the 150mm in three layers. I bought from Varleys and you don’t need an account, I just paid by credit card over the phone.
  4. That’s why the spare outlet on the MVHR system I will be used to ventilate the plant room containing my cylinder.
  5. I’m in the Avoid camp, sorry, Too many false starts and hiccups.
  6. I'm going to use your design in my new build. Just a quick question, what are the two multi coloured rectangles on the red hot input to the UFH? which cylinder is that/ make. model? I assume you've shopped around for all the kit, any recommendations on suppliers?
  7. We’ve had heavy driving rain and as a result water was been driven under a uPVC window. The window was originally sealed using silicone, which on closer inspection has hardened and come away from the concrete. Any suggestions on what I should replace it with?
  8. I realize that. I want a quality Gabion that will last.
  9. My garden slopes and as part of the post build landscaping I’d like to install a row of Gabion baskets to act as a retaining wall to a lawned area. In places the baskets will be 2 metres tall. I’ve looked online and there is a huge range of styles and suppliers. Can anyone revommmend any particular types of basket and a reputable supplier, quality and price is key.
  10. looks like a steel reinforced concrete cill. Nothing to worry about. treat the steel and repoint the blown area.
  11. Good luck to the new Landlords, I hope they make a decent living out of the place. I for one would visit if I were ever passing.
  12. The pre-mixed lime mortar comes in a plastic bag inside a builders one tonne bag. If you keep the plastic bag sealed the mortar will last for up to twelve months.
  13. I’ve used both the pre-mixed, came in a tonne bag and quick lime slaked on site to putty and mixed using local sand, as would have been the case when the wall was built. If it were me I’d go for a ore-mixed tonne bag, it just so easy to throw a few shovel fills into a mixed at the start of the day, to knock it up! I use a selection of pointing irons (by width), roughly point the lime into the joint, once the section is finished, knock the pointing back using a churn brush. Job done.
  14. Composite decking every time. It looks good is easily maintained and cleaned. If it were me I’d go for the reasonably priced option.
  15. Im about to order the ASHP kit and one question I was asked, do I want a UFH buffer tank with coil fitted? I asked why? Apparently it reduces the amount of Ferenix glycol required. As anyone come across this and is a wise move!