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  1. Oz07

    parquet flooring damage

    Not yet no. Will it help as in because you will see any subfloor crack?
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    parquet flooring damage

    pocket cut out in border and heating pipe drop in that location also makes me think leak and dried out. No obvious cracks in walls to suggest subsidense.
  3. Anyone like to have a guess why the below parquet floor was damaged. I thought possibly water damage with the associated radiator pipework being close by. Am I missing anything or does this sound likely?
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    Rafter tails being a pain in the Botticelli

    As for widths all 15mm smaller and foamed into place.
  5. Checked in tonight expecting to see one of these threads. Wasn't suprised! I think you have to posses a good understanding of how your system works to control the houses temperature. There's a few in here that have cracked it sure they will be along to help. Bit of experimentation and you should find a way.
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    Always seems prevelant in spring. Usually goes in newbuilds after 2 or 3 years. Worse if fairy has been used as opposed to plasticiser. Also if rainwater has got in as has been said. Chill it's not permanent!
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    Smug to Mug

    Am I right in that OP gave builder a previous quote to price against and current builder only quoted against this as instructed. Builders are not qs'. He likely didn't employ one to help him quote because he was only asked to quote specifically against what was supplied. If this is the jist of things then I think a wake up call is needed. The contractor is losing all the cream where he was potentially going to make his money because op failed to do due diligence and get a proper spec. 1500 per m2 for a fully managed project isn't expensive. Sorry for the rant, might be wrong with above assumptions, just wanted to give balance. As to way forward like you say, sale of existing asap and rent. Will feel better with recharged warchest
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    Probate & IHT

    Definitely don't touch it then. Put it to market with as high a valuation as you get. Wait for it to stagnate. You may get one or two really cheeky offers from cash buyers once they see it stagnate. 20-25% or more below asking. Hopefully at this point you're back in the game?
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    Probate & IHT

    What was the outcome then? it makes it messy if other parties involved as your time becomes more important to factor. Could be a good job to make use of spare time and/or work on in inclement weather or quiet periods in self employed work. You want a decent margin as said above. Contrary to above depending on the property and location bringing it upto a decent standard could make it more saleable. Appreciated people like to put own stamp on and professional landlords usually ok with refurbishing, then again not everyone wants a project.
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    Downpipe, capacity and spacing.

    High flow will reduce. As has been said use manufacturer websites
  11. Over a hundred quid a month to supply heat and leccy to a passive house? IT - what does that mean your broadband bill?
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    Fixing to beam

    I haven't seen it but if you send your sizes to a truss company they should be able to quote you
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    Fixing to beam

    Correct if you have ceiling joists. The question them becomes though why do you even need a steel. Timber ridge board 25mm thick.
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    Fixing to beam

    A ridge beam won't add any height if you keep ridge at same level. Then you could cut rafters over top of beam then either drop some collar ties below this or expose if you choose an engineered timber product might look nice. Raised tie trusses might not solve the problem if you want big vaulted ceiling area nevermind price. Think ceiling tie can only be 1/3up from bearing wall plate level and still stop wall spread