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  1. We also want something like this. Somewhere to stand out of the rain whilst unlocking theme front door..... the attachment points are my concern. I also love @vivienz Pinterest one. Will follow this with interest.
  2. settings - passwords & accounts - add account select google from the list sign into the google account and you create it in the mail app. once it is set up you see the account in the list under passwords and accounts. Click the account. Should be a gmail heading with the email address used. This then allows you to name it So you can identify it easily from the other mail accounts. I have 6 mail accounts - separates bits of my life so I can easily organise myself. Sounds crazy but it works. Keeps the house build stuff away from the school communication etc.
  3. We have done a mix of contractor and DIY second fix. Here's the breakdown. Stud walls - extra ones needed additional to those supplied by timber frame company: DIY Sound insulation in stud walls / ceilings: DIY Plasterboarding: Sub contractor Plastering: Sub contractor MVHR fit: DIY Internal doors / door frames: DIY Window boards: DIY Stairs: DIY (got a chippie friend in for some initial advice, thereafter doing it ourselves, including fitting landing glass and finishes - still to do) Second fix plumbing: Sub contractor Second fix electrics: sub contractor Kitchen fit: sub contractor Tiling: sub contractor (glad we did this particularly as a much better job over a huge floor area) Painting: DIY Skirting: DIY Wood flooring / carpet fitting: sub contractor Wallpapering: DIY And its not over yet.......(started in Jan, still not finished inside or out) So a real mix. Saved a lot of money. Worth noting that this has cost us a lot in time but has actually been fun. Learned a lot along the way too. And our finishes in some places would not be good enough for some people probably......
  4. Thanks @JSHarris Good to hear - we’ll see how it goes. The pipes look pretty big so maybe we’ll be ok.
  5. I have got home today to find the plumber has fitted a Harveys dual flow water softener. The only specification in his quote was that it would be a water softener. We requested the mid range Harvey’s model so it would be big enough. He has gone with the trade range (Harvey’s Dualflow) which I have no problem with except he’s picked the base model, the aptly named dualflow, and on their website it states this is suitable for two bathrooms. We have four bathrooms. Any thoughts on whether this is fit for purpose or should be swapped for the larger capacity models. Aqua or big blue?
  6. Like @oranjeboom BPC only supplies one silencer and based on the responses here I reckon we’ll be using it, fitting horizontally 😀 I guess you can retrofit one?
  7. We have a Vent Axia MVHR and are currently fitting the unit and associated metal ducts. The drawing from BPC specifies the silencer to be mounted vertically. No space for that in current position. Can this silencer be mounted horizontally please?
  8. We have 900mm on the stairs landing. This is governed by the newel posts supplied. It’s overlooking the stairs. but for the galleried landing we are going for 1100mm to be sure. Work in progress.....
  9. Mmm. Interesting. Thank you for noting this. Think we could have an issue with the “landing” definition. Might do 1.1 just to be sure. Supplied newels (Stairbox) are plenty long enough......
  10. Ours is over the entrance hall - quite a fall. Kids are teenagers. But that’s not an argument for making it lower!! No access issues as it’s along a straight section to a bedroom. Will try at 1m and see what it looks like.....
  11. We are installing the newel posts for our landing balustrade. Need to cut them down to level. We see that building regs require the handrail at a minimum 900mm above the floor. But commercial premises require 1100mm. We are interested in knowing if anyone has installed banister / balustrades (on landings, not on stairs) higher than 900mm in a residential setting. Any views on optimum height? Thanks
  12. I haven't installed a thermometer in my larder so can't give any detail (yet). We aren't living in the house (yet). But we are using the larder for some food stuffs, wine and storage for other stuff and it is significantly cooler than the house. It was delightfully cool during the brief heat wave in Aug. Ours is insulated but not heavily. Had a top vent and bottom vent to the outside. Is on a separate slab so no underfloor heating contamination via the slab. Has a passive door between it and the kitchen. It doesn't feel damp in there, but it is cool. And the key is it is north facing and literally never sees any sunshine. It is also under trees. I reckon its going to be brilliant. And exactly what I was aiming for. And a thermometer is on my Christmas list so will report progress.
  13. Thanks @Nickfromwales. Parts ordered. Thanks @epsilonGreedy. Will lag the MDPE pipe anyway and keep fingers crossed for another mild winter. We had no problems in the caravan last winter but this will now supply the house where, hopefully, toilets will be flushing regularly enough to keep the water flowing.....
  14. We have an outside tap (temporary) situated not far from our boundary boxes. Our house 32mm MDPE supply is ready to connect. It can’t get to the boundary boxes (yet) as there is a caravan in the way. What advice please for connecting, potentially to this outside tap (a 15mm copper pipe)? And what should we lag the MDPE with - it’s going to probably be overground for these 5m all winter. Thanks
  15. Weebles

    Do you like my spreadsheet?

    4 coats as that's what the Dulux trade person told me. 2 wash coats with the cheap stuff and then 2 top coats with the more expensive stuff. Sprayed the wash coats, rolled the top coats. Everything is brilliant white. Very hard to see where you are have done after 2 coats though.... I can't imagine we'll be bothered about touching it up - it'll be like the Forth bridge....