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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. I looked at joining a few years ago, decided it wasn’t worth it. Save your money for the build, if you have a question, ask it here, it’s free!
  2. Reading the paper today I see that in some parts of coastal USA the latest mantra is elevation, elevation, elevation. Do you ever worry about climate change and it’s effect on your building location, construction style etc.
  3. I’m making the most of the good weather to get the outside of the house finished, the last thing I want to be doing is working outside in the cold and wet. My wife, reading this over my shoulder, has just reminded me that I’m feeling guilty of leaving the inside untouched! You can’t win.... By the way, Sunday is my day off.
  4. With the good weather I’m working hard on finishing the outside of the building, rendering, cladding, slates on the roof, gutters etc. This left me wondering how long does it take to complete the inside work, electrics, plumbing, plastering, flooring? I realise this is a bit of a “ how long is a peice of string” question, but please share your experience.
  5. A week later and the Cedral cladding is installed and all we need now is for the scaffold to come down so we can finish the rest of the roof.
  6. You might find it was built without foundations. In the old days it was quite common to dig down to anything reasonably solid and then start building using any local stone that was to hand.
  7. Wow, just read this thread and the review site, I’ve got to ask why would Sunamp jump into bed with such poorly rated bedfellows? If I were Sunamp I’d be looking for quality not quantity!
  8. The deal is done ive not got my Sunamp delivered yet, should I get it delivered before the crash?
  9. I’m about to fit plastic barge boards and gutters and having read about the dreaded squeak, I was wondering if it could be reduced in any way? How about fixing membrane to the end of each rafter before fixing the barge boards, would that reduce the squeak? Thoughts!
  10. You could call this lot and ask for a price
  11. My insulated raft foundation sits directly on rock, the engineer I used to design it didn’t raise the rock as a problem!
  12. Here’s what the administrators say... ”Bathroom retailer Bathstore has gone into administration, although it will continue to trade while a buyer is sought. BDO has been appointed as the administrator and says the firm is expecting to be able to satisfy "the majority" of outstanding customer orders, although installations will stop immediately.” if if you have any outstanding orders, best arrange delivery ASAP.
  13. I see that Bath Store have entered administration.
  14. One of my MVHR systems is going in a loft space and the design shows an inlet and outlet ducts routed through the slate roof. As I’ve never installed such a system before, could someone point me in the direction of the correct duct fittings I need to install in the slate roof? The roof is counter battened, not sure if that matters or not!?
  15. I know a bloke in the pub, mind you is it even worth the effort!