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  1. PeterStarck

    Water Regulations

    Yes we fitted one on our bath because it was in the regs. but the BCO wasn't interested.
  2. PeterStarck

    First UFH Project

    IIRC it's 1.1kW for space heating when it's very cold outside, but it's not a large house. I don't know what I use for DHW.
  3. PeterStarck

    'Zoot’s Driveway Gate Project'

    Can't you get the prices off their website?
  4. As others have said, go for the largest that will fit. I fitted a 600mm long by 250mm diameter attenuator as that was the longest I could squeeze in on the supply side and it's silent.
  5. PeterStarck

    Building a Passivhaus for life

    @Eileen An excellent blog, great photographs. I guess you are very proud.
  6. PeterStarck

    Cess Pit Adventures

    If it's been working without serious problems for years I would keep it. I know it's not environmentally friendly but a lot cheaper. As Peter says just replace the pipes with plastic, fit a new inspection chamber and manhole covers then you could probably forget about it again.
  7. PeterStarck

    Cess Pit Adventures

    Thirty odd years ago I had an 18" McCulloch and boy am I glad I don't have to cut wood anymore. I am so grateful I never injured myself.
  8. PeterStarck

    Cess Pit Adventures

    Do you know if it is a true cess pit or septic tank and what happens to the stuff that drains out of it?
  9. @Eileen It is stunning, well done.
  10. Take a picture of the plaque and use it as your avatar .
  11. The builder is a regular contributor to the GBF. Whilst his build may have used materials and techniques that are unusual I don't see why there is so much criticism. Nobody builds their first self build and gets everything right. There are a myriad ways of building a good house, not just one, so I congratulate him on having a go and producing an interesting looking house. I would be very surprised if any of the houses featured have been signed off by building control so are in an unfinished state.
  12. Siting them on the roof is not the best place for maintenance such as cleaning insect screens.
  13. PeterStarck

    at what cost of mains supply is PV a real option

    What about CHP for the winter and PV for the summer.
  14. PeterStarck

    'Zoot’s Driveway Gate Project'

    IIRC you said there was a 10" drop from one side to the other so taking out 5" from one side and adding to the other doesn't need a digger. I've used a spade rather than a digger for most of my garden work, much less mess as a result. Go for it.