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  1. Would this work? Never tried it myself but may help? Most of the alternatives are acid based so not very friendly to use.
  2. I think you mean a peg board wall. Something like this?Peg board
  3. Cheers Dave, I think I'm just being over protective of my fancy new windows. Not so bothered by colours as the frames are standard white on the interior, so they should be an ok match.
  4. Has anybody had inframe blinds installed on their Auraplus windows? Were looking at luxaflex, perfect fit and intu blinds. But these all seem to use the gap between the windows and frame to fit. Looking at the windows there doesn't seem enough space for this, so does anybody have any experience of this or any recommendations for blinds?
  5. Came across this report with a few case studies for older properties installing various kinds of heat pump. Haven't yet read it but may be of interest to somebody, it has some fancy looking graphs and stuff. I think it's a government funded thing to make the case that retrofit isn't as difficult as some would have you believe.
  6. I'm going to use a similar process for retrofitting them to my window reveals, but fix them with something like this to solidly attach them to the masonry. Saves on using plugs.
  7. Cheers Mikey, that looks just like what I was after. Plus I've found a few others now that I know the correct name.
  8. I need some advice before I tell the boss that she can (or cant if I cant do it) have the wood floor shes after. To get access to the area below the house we have an access hatch in the floor in the hall. Its about 60x36cm. SO I need to see if there is a way to build in a hatch that I can secure, to stop the kids trying to go explore and that is safe for little toes to walk over it. I was thinking of having metal angle bars to create a frame that I'll fill with the flooring but am struggling to think of how to attach a locking mechanism and figure out what sort of hinges I'll need. Any ideas or guidance on where to look as screwfix and toolstation don't seem to have what I think I need.
  9. I'm moving the windows forward to the edge of the existing wall, then I'll look to slightly overlap the ewi and use these to manage the joint. That in my mind will minimise thermal bridging. Ideally I'd move them into the ewi but it looks like there maybe a bigger gap than I'd like between windows installed and ewi going on.
  10. Cheers for the advice everyone, I'll get thinking about how to best take the reveal plaster off. I guess it would be a good opportunity to fit cavity closers if they haven't already.
  11. Standard, brick with cavity. Will eventually put ewi on.
  12. Hi, I'm looking at installing aluclad windows and just wondering if they all need straps when installing them rather than fixing them through the frame? I know rationel ones do. As they will be replacing existing uPVC ones will I need to remove all of the existing plaster and cills for the straps then make good again after if we go for these? Or is there another way to do this?
  13. Is this the River Calder in Cumbria? Where about along it are you looking at? I'm only asking as they're a lot of restrictions around new builds in the area especially if you're close to Sellafield.
  14. Have a look here it's knaufs detail for using rockwool type insulation at the rafter level with PIR it sets out the thicknesses needed for various u values. May not lose as much space as you think. Plus as you can get it to fit straight in between the rafters it should save on a lot of cutting.
  15. Cheers @nod I hadn't thought I'd need to notify for the change, glad I mentioned here now. I've got in touch with celotex for them to do a u value and condensation assessment of the new build up, hopefully it'll be ok. I knew about jewsons but not the TP service so I'll get them to have a look. I think I was just having a bit of a moan and woe is me day for most of the other stuff though.
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