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  1. It's more that the fig1 option more easily slots into the existing plumbing with where we'd be able to locate the buffer; however I'll have a chat with the plumber and see what he says about Fig4 and if we could make it work
  2. Thanks for this. I think given the locations and current pipe runs Figure 1 is easier for us to implement but will have a chat with the plumber tomorrow. So from those diagrams I take it the only additional things we need are a buffer tank (and expansion vessel of approriate size for the buffer tank). Are there additional pumps that are needed? I had read something about needing more pumps, but I may have been confusing myself! Given the size/requirements of my system what sort of sized buffer tank would people suggest? Does anyone have any suggested manufacturers of well insulated buffer tanks?
  3. Looking at the specs I think the lowest output from the boiler is 7.2kw
  4. Hi all - we're renovating a 1970's bungalow that we've installed a new slab (PIR 150mm insulation + liquid screed) within which we've run UFH. In total we've got 10 loops split into 7 zones with approximately 75L of water in the system and a heating demand of about 7.5kw according to the Wunda calculations. Currently we have the 24kw Worcester Bosch Greenstar 24i gas boiler directly connected to the UFH manifold. Having been reading various threads on here with interest it seems the suggested setup is to have a buffer tank to feed the UFH manifold to reduce short cycling of the boiler. GIven our system requirements what sort of size buffer would be recomended? I'm guessing 50L would be too low and we should be looking at 75-100L? Unfortunately we've got a short space of time to (easily) resolve this before plasterboard goes up everywhere, as ideally we'd mount any additional tank in the loft (where the boiler + 180L UVC are located). Does anyone have any links to a simple diagram/spec I can give to our plumber so he can understand what I'm asking for (and how it differs to the current basic setup), and any suggestions for (preferably compact/wall mountable) buffer tanks (and expansion tanks?) that I could use for this?
  5. We've gone for a combination of led-profile coving uplighting, downlighters for when we want a lot of light in the room and pendant lights hanging over the bedside tables. Although we've got no where near that number of downlights for a similar sized room. We ended up with 6 GU10 downlights providing more than enough light when we need a lot of light.
  6. I'm in the middle of a massive refurb of a 1970's bungalow. We've only kept the external walls and roof (and even that has had extensive repairs); all window/door positions and the slab have been relaid. Due to changing what we'd be doing (keeping and living in it vs selling) part way through we'd initially decided not to demolish and rebuild but now really wish we had done - would have been a lot quicker and would have solved a lot of our niggly annoyances with things we didn't resolve!
  7. I’d second Mayflower. They were very helpful when we chatted to them. We’re actually in the process of finalising a bridging loan as it worked out the simplest, quickest and while not the cheapest it wasn’t far off alternative finance options given our (pessimistic) timelines. (We’re also in the slightly unusual position that we’ve already self financed/completed 70% so a lot of the harder stuff is already done). We actually have ended up using propp.io (we’d started talking to them before we found Mayflower) and they’ve been great as well. Do bare in mind with a regulated bridging loan you’ve got a 12-month limit until you have to redeem so you have to be very confident in your timings.
  8. I'm just about to go Ubiquiti for networking/routing/wifi and HikVision (+ Hik NVR) for CCTV. I did consider Aruba and multiple others, but Ubiquiti gives me the extra features/power I want while still being reasonabily plug and play. I spend enough time fixing problems in my day job that I want my home network to just run once its setup
  9. Currently refurbishing a Bungalow and need to provide extract/ventilation to a couple of bathrooms and the kitchen. For all three its currently looking a lot easier to go straight up into the cold loft space and through the roof into a universal roof vent or similar. Because of the locations of all 3 we could just about get a <3m run from the extract terminal to a soffit location, but it would involve quite a few bends and a run that is just about 3m in length. Going straight up from all 3 locations involves no bends and is a lot shorter. Has anyone used or got a view on the Universal Roof Vents by Vent-Axia (https://www.vent-axia.com/range/universal-roof-vents) or Klober (https://klober.co.uk/product/pitched-roofing/pitched-roof-vents/universal-20k-tile-vent)? Ideally we'd be terminating 150mm rigid insulated ducting into the roof vents. I'm assuming a condensate trap to pick up any condensation that does form is needed - but my only worry is the kitchen extract, is it fesable to do something like this or am I mad for even considering it?
  10. If a 4G router doesn’t work out then having a look at Starlink (https://www.starlink.com/) - its a satellite broadband company run by Elon Musk/SpaceX based off of Satellite in low earth orbit (vs the more traditional geostationary orbit) so you get a connection as good as/better than fibre. At £89/mo + £500 setup its not cheap though! It’s also not available everywhere in the UK yet, they’re rolling it out to everywhere this year. I’ve signed up as I’m lucky to get 10mbps from Fibre, and less than 1mbps on 4G (if I can even get signal!).
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