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 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. My pipes run inside the house, do they need insulation?
  2. It’s about 15m run out to the ASHP and 15m return.
  3. how about something like this. Built using new timber and 120mm of insulation in the walls and roof. 50m2, lounge/kitchen, double bedroom, shower room and storage space over bedroom. Total cost £30k. If you use secondhand free stuff you could probably do it for half that price. ps local builders merchant are closing tonight and no online ordering or delivery to site.
  4. I’m going to install an ASHP, no idea which one, but around 6kw in size. What size pipe work do I need 15 or 22mm?
  5. Any idea how much acid is required per metre ?
  6. They’re inside, lots of black marks and water stains, so a light sand blast is in order.
  7. Our oak beams were installed during the wettest month of the year, consequently they need cleaning. Once clean, what is the best option for sealing them?
  8. Yes, switch on the pump and water comes out of the spout.
  9. I paid £1,182 for 24 months cover based on the Quantity Surveyors estimated rebuild cost of £425k. The current rebuild valuation is £519k, as a result the renewal quote has gone up to £1758 for 12 moths cover. Following a bit of shopping around Ive got the renewal down to £951.
  10. When I walk round our village at night it’s surprising how many are permanently in darkness, either being under used second homes or unoccupied investment properties.
  11. We all know Scottish self builders are loaded, so let’s milk them!
  12. Just what I was thinking. When I placed the order I stated standard plastic duct but they priced for the “pro” duct at £55 extra per roll, adding £490 to the total cost! I’m now sorting that out with them.
  13. Can anyone explain anti-static plastic ducting, what makes it anti-static?