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  1. I've picked a pair of Siemens Studioline ovens as much for how they look. Pyroltic cleaning was a must which ruled out a full steam, but one oven has pulse steam (whatever that does!)
  2. Thanks will keep this in mind, house is very non standard including doors, their 500 is the same width as the 300, with only a height increase. The tank could go in before the door set if required.
  3. I'll also let you know what way my 500litre order goes. We have plenty of space so could perhaps double up on insulation.
  4. Thanks both, looks like we are going with them. I'm hoping to get additional insulation factory added and may box the tank and fill with cellulose.
  5. Hi, Anyone any experience of WH UVC. Plumber is proposing 400 or 500 litre to be heated by Daikin ASHP. My house is eventually being completed after a lot of remedial work. Thanks
  6. @richiThanks, My water is medium hard when I check the NI water website with my postcode, I mainly want the softener to make the showers and glass panels easier to clean and to allow appliances to have an easier and hopefully longer life. I'm not sure if any residue even if it just wipes off would be acceptable! So I'm still trying to source a softener for my 5 shower house!! regards
  7. @ProDave I've been trying to find current regs to give to the electrician but can't find the the necessary document. The electrician is worried that unless there was a clear 50, some one is liable to hit a cable when putting up plasterboard. I've had serious trouble trying to source an electrician and don't want to annoy the one who has shown interest in doing the job. many thanks
  8. Thanks for that, are the regs UK wide? I'm in NI which is often well out of sync. My current 45 should be enough even when the battens have to be drilled to allow cables.
  9. The interior OSB of my house has been directly battened with 45mm battens at 400 centres, this is a problem for electricians who have priced the job who all want the house counter-battened to allow the required 50mm clearance for cables and to prevent a screw nicking a cable. Is 50mm clearance a definite? is there any way to avoid having to counter batten? thanks
  10. We are also considering a Leicht kitchen but cost is an issue, definately shop around and know exactly what you are comparing. I have been informed that kitchens ordered now will not be delivered until week 52. Any info on lead times? @ryder72
  11. This is an extremely interesting discussion, I have been trying to source a water softener for our build and found that all companies, even for softeners that have a sold scientific method of operation all seem to go with a fixed pitch, which includes a salesperson visit and who then will tell you what you wanted. Imagine trying to buy a washing machine with the same approach. I still haven't found a reliable source to supply a softener, I can submit a sample!
  12. I'm planning to install a Sunamp UniQ unit, I thought this time last year that I would need to have the heating and hot water sorted within weeks. A year later it could still be many weeks away🙁 I'm trying to grasp at positives and one is the advance of the Sunamp units available. I need to be able to supply 5 bathrooms (5 showers, 1 bath) with a request to never run out of hot water! and also underfloor heating. We should have a near passive house (at least that was the plan but we have no real idea of what we have or what we will end up with, just over 400 sqm, 5 beds). I think the ability to cool could be extremely useful. I would like to fit PV (but no 'grants') so may wait to fit later? and have all cabling in place to make later fitting simple. (large unshaded South facing roof) Sunamp have proposed a UniQ Dual (26 kWh) paired with a 11 kW Daikin split ASHP, with Economy 7. But; this system has no ability to cool which takes away some of the benefits of the ASHP (and then makes me think could I go Electric +PV only and save on the ASHP cost) @Nickfromwales do you know much about this proposed system? Is there a way to bypass the Sunamp and have a totally separate circuit to the ASHP specifically to allow cooling. This is for life, I've run out of board and there are no more moves left! so any system should be looked at with this in mind. I don't want to over complicate things as that is another requirement from my partner who will have to be able to manage when I can't. thanks for all opinions/advice
  13. Hi All, I'm trying to get the items required to bring our house together. Our water is not massively hard but hard enough to believe that a softener would be useful, even if only being able to keep bathrooms cleaner. We also are planning to fit a Quooker boiling tap. The softeners available locally seem to be limited and its difficult to know which one would work for our house. We have good incoming mains pressure to a 32mm connection (1 bath 5 showers). Some of the companies seem to attach a large amount of mysticism to their offerings, and most want to do a 'home survey'. I can't see the need for for fancy electronic APP controls that are offered on the higher capacity devices. I just want to buy a good reliable cheap to run unit, that my plumber can fit. has anyone any experience of the ecowater system? this seems to be the best offered locally. https://www.ecowater-softeners.co.uk/water-softener-large-home many thanks
  14. Look out for a spare set of rims with or without tyres, fit winter tyres to these and swap at the end of October. I have a 4wd estate and like it, tyres all wear evenly and no worries about getting stuck in snow or a field.
  15. thanks for the tip, I'm about to place a significant order with Reuter, (6.5 K less than local prices). I'll check whats on ebay first,