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  1. We're looking at the 6w downlights mentioned as they look fantastic in your build.. Did you opt for the warm or pure white version?
  2. My partner has requested a specific tile for the ensuite but I'm looking at multi panel for our main bathroom so will certainly check out Jewson's pricing as it does seem to vary a lot for the panels.
  3. I previously posted about using a wet room former in our ensuite but have since remembered that my 22mm egger is well and truly glued down to the joists and removal will be a stretch too far. In light of this I'm planning a 1600x800/900mm tray and hope the floor levels with tiling etc result in a fairly flush finish into the tray. Room is 1700mm x 3600mm and 100mm will be boxed out at one end to contain shower valve etc much like @Crofter design. I've read various threads about what to use under tiles and just want to check I've not missed anything before ordering materials in... Floor build up: 22mm P5 glued and screwed on 400mm cc posi joist. 6mm ply (and under tray?) glued and screwed at 150mm cc's Electric UFH mat (eBay) covered with self levelling (latex?) Tiles Walls: Shower area will be water resistant PB or cement board (brand?) ? both to be tanked fully as per @Nickfromwales excellent thread. Then fully tiled. Rest of walls to be water resistant PB and skim finish. In theory a fully tanked shower area will be fine with the water resistant PB but many seem to use cement board so I need to make a decision here. I can see the logic in cement board but if it's getting wet something else has gone wrong?! Have I missed anything important? Many thanks
  4. That makes sense, I need to take a look in the treatment plant and see . I still need to drop the 32mm into 110mm for the drainage field though and this could double as an inspection point if needed. That is unless a fitting that converts 32mm MDPE to 110mm exists which I doubt.
  5. I'm now at this stage but I have a 32mm MDPE feed to the sampling chamber as we have a pumped outlet. My thinking is just drill a hole in a normal inspection chamber sidewall to locate the MDPE and provide a easy to access sample point then use normal T connectors to branch the 110mm pipe out across the distribution field. Can anyone see an issue with this?
  6. Interesting. Another idea I've just had would be to tee into the supply/extracts just before they go into the distribution boxes as they are likely to be a much larger bore at this stage - possibly even the same with careful planning? That would be a simple enough join and keeps the distribution box for the smaller bore semi rigid duct.
  7. It would certainly be easier if using concealed runs to just double up for the large room. Unfortunately as we are having exposed ducting in this space it isn't possible so I need to find a way to join a 75/68mm distribution box to a 150mm duct without somehow upsetting the flow rates or causing noise. Not really sure that is possible unless I could take 2 outlets from the distribution box and branch them into the 150mm. More research required I think.
  8. Apologies if this is a silly question but I can't find anything regarding the use of differing duct sizes on the site. The majority of rooms in our house require a single run of concealed 75mm semi rigid duct to satisfy building reg extract rates whilst keeping velocity low enough to minimise noise - at least in theory. Our kitchen/lounge/diner is larger and has a vaulted ceiling with a volume of 214m3 which is considerably more than anywhere else in the build. My calculations show the room needing 150mm diameter (or similar) ducts. This isn't an issue as we plan to use exposed galvanised in this space however I'm a little unsure if it is OK to mix duct sizes on a system or will it cause problems? Flow velocity at the outlets can be balanced in theory to within 1/2ms of other but the smaller rooms have an ACH of 2-3 whereas the largest room is 0.4. Is having such a varying range for this also an issue? Many thanks
  9. Superb, that has saved me several hours! Many thanks
  10. Almost finished my first fix wiring and need to throw in the cat6. There are several instances where it would be handy to deviate from the traditional cabling safe zones but I'm struggling to find a definitive answer on whether this is allowed for network cable? Where possible I'll stick the the usual rules but if I can bend them for a few cables it would make life a bit easier! Anyone done similar?
  11. Aren't these only needed with an external blockwork skin? As mentioned you don't want to close the timber frame cavity else the ventilation is gone.
  12. Sorry I can't help but I would be very keen to hear your overall cost per m3 if and when you can work it out. I wanted Cellulose but could only find authorised warmcell installers with a price much higher than I could afford so it sounds like you are on the right track splitting the process.
  13. Sorry to hijack an old thread but the quote above seems pretty relevant... If tiling on glued 22mm P5 do I need to ply first and if so what thickness would you recommend? Planning on a former tray for the shower so just working out heights etc. Thanks!