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    Self-employed techie specialising in Lab and garage stuff. Biker, camera geek.
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  1. dpmiller

    Where to position your themostats?

    what happens if there are marked daily swings with your system, @TerryE? Say ambient is 15c one day, 7c the next or v/v, as we're seeing locally at the mo...
  2. I asked for- and received- quotes for both plain timber *and* and upgrade to posijoists from a number of TF companies. The upcharge varied between 2-3k depending on whether they were re-sizing for screed upstairs as well.
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    Chimney Question

    ...and looking in some more detail the system is 40mm to combustibles so we don't need such a gaping hole in the TF which will minimise the area that is a thermal issue.
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    Discount Offers of the Week

    cheap pex-al-pex, a touch cheaper still for a km. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Underfloor-heating-pipe-16mm-PEX-AL-PEX-200-meter/323543239742?hash=item4b54ae0c3e:g:TWIAAOSww7tb5wq-:rk:8:pf:0
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    Stick build or factory built TF

    @JamesP where does your 85k figure come from?
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    Timber Frame Stick Build

    What parking will you have when complete and will this satisfy the planners?
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    Down the big long lane...

    Weather pants today. But the guys worked on and the roof is now about 75% done. Roofwindows trimmed out, valleys mostly complete, ladders and cavity barriers on, porch overhang constructed. landing now has it's view Symmetry
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    Stick build or factory built TF

    how bad is access, and how are you planning to get all the other supplies in?
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    Willis Heater in an unvented system

    Funny that, innit? When we were talking about this last they seemed to be about eight quid or something?
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    Willis Heater in an unvented system

    Guess what I tripped over at the back of the BES catalogue: https://www.bes.co.uk/wall-mounted-rcd-mcb-enclosure-18840
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    certainly need a gap under for shrinkage.
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    timber or block build?
  13. dpmiller

    Down the big long lane...

    "Digger at sunset through patio doors"
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    Chimney Question

    working on that... looking at using Schiedel Swift Air to sort air supply too, but Swift air can be used two ways- https://www.schiedel.com/uk/products/ceramic-system-chimneys/swift-air/ look at recessed vs freestanding, either of which could sit within the external chimney area I have to play with.
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    Chimney Question

    Just re-reading this one and I've a query- is there any reason why the inner skin of this kind of buildup (my own is somewhat similar) can't use thermal blocks?