Lesgrandepotato

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  1. Log burner

    Don’t know how legit they are, but they are massively more efficient than the open fire for heat. We are using about 1/4 the amount of logs in a room twice the size in the evening. Normally only 4-6 logs a night now.
  2. Log burner

    I think part of the problem is if you are used to an open fire is desire to keep stoking and feeding it. We have our heating profile for the upstairs lounge without and evening boost as we use the stove. That said we have a smallish stove (6kw) in a decent room. 36sqm. We can run that without boiling ourselves for an hour or two with ease. Why? We like the flames and we live in a wood..
  3. Damn: I forgot it's Valentines Day - advice please

    We are having chips.
  4. Mood lighting etc

    The goal has to be that the automation is not intrusive and the mother in law can operate the lights whilst pissed.
  5. Mood lighting etc

    The design approach we’ve taken is to wire the house as normal ( excepting making sure we have neutrals available everywhere) we then have mk logic mini grid switches. At each key location there is an extra switch to be added on the faceplate as a retractive 1/2/3 click or hold switch. This will give the scenes applicable to the area. We also have door sensors, some coloured Phillips hue and and 8 way heating system to control. Plus the control for the thermal store and eventual hydro plant. I figured a hub was warranted... we have 17 lighting circuits in the open plan space and they need to operate in gourds to make it make sense and set the room to its best. In terms of wiring in, it’s just a tiny extra module in a 47mm back box.
  6. Mood lighting etc

    I’ve a similar problem, I’m solving it with a Fibaro home centre 2 setup. More on this on the next few weeks as I start getting it set up.
  7. That was close

    Chick pea curry for tea tonight. Significant gusting is expected :-)
  8. Luxdust or other sparkly tiles

    Does topps have them in their network? Maybe try a store see if they can order the remainder of the stock. 600 * 600 will you reflect that in the unit design? To get it all matched up?
  9. Gap to leave for integrated appliances?

    Bang on 600mm in my experience. The door will be about 597mm?
  10. back lit wall panel

    Cheap and easy!
  11. back lit wall panel

    They are just stud boxes plastered out with a 30mm led downlight. Then painted bright colours.
  12. back lit wall panel

    Our bathroom...
  13. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. 6

    Does anyone else wonder who these men are or what they are doing there?
  14. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. 3

    In the next episode recovering academic discovers months of self build stress have resulted in him imagining his last rolo could help him to finish the build and that these weird dreams aren’t helping?