Ian Phillips

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  1. Looking good! I'm in West Sussex as well building a self build 😀 We started in July last year. Roughly where abouts are you? We are near a place called Southwater.
  2. Around £10,000 I would hope. It's quite rare with the double glazing apparently? We have been comfortable in it with 2 adults a 2 kids as well for 2.5 years! It's an ABI Trieste if you want some more info. I would imagine it would be worth somewhere near this in another couple of years as well.
  3. Where abouts roughly are you? I'm in West Sussex and have been living in a 2 bed static with double glazing and central heating. It's only 5 years old. We should be finished with it in a few months time, which might be a bit late for you? It comes complete with skirting and a covered outside space made from pallets! I'm sure I could throw in a utility shed as well! I think there is a national shortage on good statics at the moment as well! Whats your budget?
  4. We got ours from here: https://ccf-fibreglass.co.uk/products/electric-kiosk-housing-meter-box-cabinets-enclosure-grp
  5. Just a quick question, Is concrete or screed VAT free from source i.e the supplier. Or is it charged up front and then reclaimed with the other materials at the end? Have people had problems claiming back at the end? Cheers Ian
  6. Jewson do a service called the Build Aviator, its a couple of hundred quid but it works out all your costings including material quantities and prices and labour costs. Then just input onto a spreadsheet with the quotes you have got from the trades.
  7. No we haven’t ordered the windows or doors yet, thanks for the information though 👍.
  8. Thanks for the replies, I think I will be going down the MVHR route!
  9. I have a question about the ventilation in a new build house, I have been told by the electrician that separate room fans going through the wall are now not allowed and a new central fan is the way forward. This is basically a fan in the loft with the pipework coming from the kitchen, utility and bathrooms to the central fan and then venting through the roof. This seems a lot of work routing the pipework around joists etc. What has everyone else doing a recent new build done? I have seen single room vents with heat recovery units built in and these can be linked up via bluetooth to talk to each other, they also have humidity sensors as well. This seems a much easier option. I will attempt to post a link: https://www.blauberg.co.uk/en/blauberg-mini-air-decentralised-heat-recovery-unit-single-wall-mounted-d-mvhr-ventilator-smart-wifi-control Thanks
  10. Both of those look good, maybe get both and see which one fits the best when you do the job.
  11. @CarrerahillThe hot water cylinder will be on the first floor in the airing cupboard.
  12. Cheers for all the help and advice, looks like the main MDPE pipe will be coming up into the garage with a stopcock there. This can then hopefully run up next to the soil pipe in the corner of the garage to the other rooms. I also have a couple of CAT5E cables coming in from the front gate to the same position as its in the same trench albeit in ducting with a drawcord.
  13. After some opinions on where people would put the mains water stopcock coming into the house. Current thinking is in the utility room, but im open to any input! The services entrance into the house is through the garage. I have attached some plans to make it a bit easier to see. Cheers.
  14. Thanks for all the replies, I have decided to go for the 32mm size.