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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’d placed an order for a front and back door before the latest lockdown. I’ve just chased up delivery to be told by the manufacturer the local installer has closed until after lockdown. It would be good if they have told me! Order cancelled, now to find a supplier who can! Visited the builders merchant to order a selection of red wood timber, que a sharp intake of breath - oh you’ll have to leave your list with me as it’s imported and I’m not sure if we can fore-fill the order, or how long it’ll be for delivery. Is this something others are experiencing?
  2. What about an instantaneous boiling water tap, the cheapest appear to be around £250 - £350 ?
  3. Having done some tests I had an hunch it was the pump at fault, it was second hand! A new pump fitted and everything is now running a dream.
  4. I see that channel 4 got lots of stick for even airing the series about some celeb building a seven bed mansion when others are loosing jobs etc. The shell is finished but no second series looking at the inside fit out.
  5. I always put joints where the sink goes. I biscuit cut slots in the joints and epoxy glue 2p coins in the joints for additional support.
  6. Over Christmas I was looking at Home Assistant. It looks like a simplest, open source, locally operated system. Is anyone using it and do they have any pet projects they could share?
  7. From the description of the flow rate, the plume being something people stop and look at, suggests it is discharging way in excess of 20m3. Maybe if all else fails a bit of local publicity would work, a piece in the local paper, radio, village/town Facebook page!?
  8. I’m about to purchase a 5.5m2 electric UFH mat. Can anyone recommend a reputable supplier at a reasonable price?
  9. How does this wide area wireless network work? Via the Internet or using cell technology? The reason I ask is that I’m on my second smart meter and neither worked due to there being no cell coverage.
  10. Looking at Octipus Agile, it would appear that I need a working smart meter. Is that correct?
  11. Is this borehole licences? In dry weather does the flow stop or reverse?
  12. I’m sure I read somewhere about a neighbour objection and when asked why they said they didn’t like the previous owners! People are often bored and some have nothing better to do. In my case I visited all me immediate neighbours with a copy of the plans and talked them through what was proposed and none objected.
  13. I realise two years is a long time in the computer home automation world. Have things changed with Home Assistant, are more of you using it?
  14. Just to clarify, is the accumulator fitted to the incoming cold, before it split to hot and cold feed?