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  1. hi Roz see my post"building with own funds" in self build funding
  2. Hi Patrick yes i am interested looks very good and 50 yr warranty. I have my own HGV lorry and I'm ready to order ASAP so happy to share haulage.
  3. Hi Roz have you found a lender that will do this ? as I am having problems with lenders refusing to remortgaging on completion to pay back private or business debt or loan . I would be interested to know if your lender will do this.
  4. Hi Patrick thanks for this , I have guys in Poland who were valued employees pre brexit so this is very interesting. Ill take a look and get back to you. A
  5. Hi I am also doing a steel portal frame class q now . I am an experienced timber framer and builder and the design has been a head ache to say the least. If I was to start again I would drop the whole wall structure behind the steels by 100mm subject to the planners approval. I paid my SE a LOT to design the steel work required and there is a lot of steel to go in with our TF panels acting as infill essentially. (we are in a high wind and snow zone ) I intent to drop the whole building and prep the existing steels whilst the groundworks are being done. I am also breaking out the slab and renewing. It is important to remember the planners want a conversion but with so little structure it is difficult to think of it as one. I have also had issues with lenders on mortgaging this property to add to the complexity of the build.
  6. Hi Nickw . I'm also a Mid Devoner and building a class Q so good luck and feel free to ask for advice or contacts. I may be able to help as we are builders and developers down here and my wife is house designer, 3d render, interior buyer etc. A great wealth of knowledge and experience on this site from people who really care and have passion for what they are building/have built.
  7. Ok Thanks guys I have to use the original pad foundations for the frame and these are well below proposed dpc so I think i will just have to lap up to the steel.
  8. Hi I am doing a class Q ( conversion of steel portal frame building to residential) and I am looking for advice on achieving a suitable DPC detail where the steel penetrates the DPC DPM at slab level. from my research so far it look as if commercial buildings just lap a DPC or tanking system up to the steel but wondered if anyone has experience in this area. Id like better solution as capillary action will surely let dame rise up the steel. Any thoughts appreciated. G
  9. Yes I've tried that method I have rang and followed up with translated email but nothing. I think ill have to get a flight over buy it and then collect it when its in stock.
  10. Hi I am looking to use a product from Bacacier called Landrybac on my roof . I had a good price from them when i was over in the summer but my french is not good and I want to buy from a merchant near a ferry port but not finding it easy to communicate. Has anyone purchased materials in the EU and are there any other items worth buying at better prices while I am there with my HGV. I know it will be hassle but I'm looking for a softer roof than standing seem /Tata urban and I know the french have use this product in mountains for years so it should be good in the snow and wind here. it is also much cheaper!! I have my own truck and would probably be back hauling to keep costs down. Bacacier are a big company but no contacts in the UK yet. Any advice would be great. A
  11. I have asked my electrician for a master light switch by the front and back door that shuts down all lighting apart from the external lights. My idea is when all the light are left on I just hit one switch to turn them off when we leave the house. Simple to wire. Does anyone have any other ideas that would be useful to incorporate in to a design? My wife is insisting that we are also having 2 dishwashers side by side, not sure on that one. We live on a farm so dust is always a problem especially on skirting boards I'm thinking a tapered or flush skirting board would be better. I have ruled out a laundry shoot and built in hoover points, but I am sure there are other simple ideas out there that make life easier and or more environmentally friendly.
  12. the other opting is to trim down your flashing kits or use a thinner but better product where youve not got the desired allowance from key lite. I would find a solution other than to strip and refelt batten ideally.
  13. Hi i would suggest that all the openings will be incorrect so adding a spacer as shown to all openings and making a cover strip / flashing to fit would be my first solution. You cant really cut the double or sistered rafter. cutting out hangers and removing square twists will leave a mess and most likely a hole in the membrane. You could use the laminated system but this is a large span with a decent load so it would need to be calculate and approved by your SE. They may be happy for you to shorten your trimmers by 50 mm and sister a rafter up butt jointed glued and bolted but would be better to use 2 x 25mm ply or graded timber substantially lapped and jointed. I would say a good roofer will sort it externally with just packing from inside if the veluxes can be spaced equally.
  14. 5mm ply soffit can sag if not supported properly, and yes if it is sagging it will look v bad. If using a ply go to 9 or 12mm for a better finish.