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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. Local builders merchant is charging 26p per sheet more than before COVID-19. I asked why? He said prices are rising across a wide range of building materials, “some at an alarming rate!” Is words, not mine.
  2. Ive had 4 pallets of plasterboard so far and I’m after another pallet. Having managed to get 2 pallet loads from CCF, I rang them to place an order. They tell me that due to Covid they no longer deliver to residential addresses! I pointed out they’d delivered here before, but it makes no difference. So if you want stuff from CCF don’t forget to add “Unit 1” to your self build address, that way you might just get a delivery!
  3. Just divert the rainwater from the roof to a different soak away, job done.
  4. Some photos of your set up might help.
  5. I was very sceptical about oxalis acids ability to clean up badly marked and black stained oak. One application was enough to get rid of the majority of the stains, two applications and a nylon bristled brush and the worst stains were gone. Give it a try, you have nothing to looose
  6. It worked for me the last time I used this approach. I’m sure the solicitor called them Statutory Declarations.
  7. I’ve lost around 8lb during lockdown down. Might be down to weeks of working on my own, starting by carrying 140 sheets of plasterboard into the house, then moving them around the various rooms. Also we’ve cooked from scratch using fresh Ingredients. Mind you, we’ve drunk more!
  8. I’d suggest you use metal box sections, the local fabrication company should be able to weld something together to match the size of your shed. A local search for metal fabricators would be a good starting point.
  9. Mate has a Range Rover, he can unlock it, open and close windows, set the air con, view the car security cameras etc all remotely.
  10. Looks like plastic conduit from the ceiling.
  11. Like putting the key down in the boot to pick up a box, closing the boot and the car locking itself automatically five minutes later, because that’s how it’s programmed by the manufacturer!
  12. I agree, however as the MVHR is about ventilation, probably best to address this as part of the risk assessment. If the risk is low then fine.
  13. I’d say open windows during the change over deep clean, then MVHR there after. Will you be cleaning the MVHR filters at each change over. Have you done a risk assessment?