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  1. That is a valid point although it’s going to be fully carpeted(excluding bathrooms) and I was under the impression UFH isn’t as efficient or good under carpet.
  2. Location is north Hampshire. 5 bathrooms consisting of 3 with just showers & 1 with just a bath and one with both a bath and a shower. Two of the bathrooms will be just spare unused room en-suites. All 5 with WC’s. There is also an additional cloakroom WC with just a WC so 6 WC’s in total. Likely usage to be 2/3 showers a day. Rarely use baths at all to be honest so wouldn’t include them in usage. One kitchen and one kitchenette. Including the pantry and utility room there are 4 sinks(excluding bathrooms). I have not done any heat loss calcs, never done that before. Just in the middle of getting SAP calcs tho.
  3. I have already decided that we will be having an ASHP installed into my conversion project of an old single skin building dating back to circa 1800’s but with a new timber framed second skin internally and new roof. A good level of insulation in both walls and roof along with triple glazed Velux rooflights and upgraded doubled glazed windows. Total floor space of 385sqm with the ground floor of 240sqm being served by UFH and the 145sqm upstairs being served by radiators. It’s a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom property housing 4 adults and 1+ children. My question is what size ASHP should I be aiming for and what size hot water cylinder for this kind of property? I was looking at the LG Therma V split system(low temp version) 12-16kW (as the outdoor unit had to be located approx 30m away from the property - apparently it can be located upto 50m away according to LG website). Would this serve this size property and potential demands?
  4. This is the Velux I was looking at. It’s the 3G version with the 67 pane which they call “Best Experience” because of its extra thermal & noise reduction values. I was going to add glazing bars to this.
  5. @Dudda Thank you, that’s really useful & interesting info you gave. Definitely food for thought.
  6. Are you sure that’s definitely 3G? Keylite work out a lot more whenever I add on 3G, electrics & conservation style but seems a poorer quality product from an aesthetic & U-Value point of view.
  7. The bolts do that the teeth plates for extra grip.
  8. For long lasting quality and superior finish who is the best? I’ve heard Keylite have to be thrown into the mix as well. I’ve researched this a lot online and speaking to various people with very mixed results. From what I gather(not 100% if this is all true or not though) Velux holds the market with approx 60% with Fakro and Keylite taking around 10%. I gather Velux used to have the patent(or exclusivity at least) on various aspects of their design and build but when a few of these expired Fakro and Keylite were created and decided to copy and create their own versions. It sounds like Velux’s handle and catch opening system is one of the last remaining patents they have left and the best one on the market. Both manufacture Conservation rooflights with the vertical glazing bars which is what I was specifically after but only Fakro do them in triple glazing option annoyingly. I’ve read that Fakro are far superior and more expensive but then I’ve read that Velux are now a lot more expensive and the much better luxury end product. Which is it? Both provide pretty decent warranty’s approx 10 years. I’ve read that both have issues with electrics, especially Velux. But they use slightly different technology with Fakro using Z Wave which can be more reliable for multiple windows on one remote etc. I guess my question is, based on your own experience, who is the best one to go with? I need conservation style rooflights with triple glazing and good thermal and acoustic insulation as well as electric opening/closing. Velux do what they call “Best Experience”(67 pane) triple glazing option for optimum thermal and noise reduction which is perfect. This doesn’t come in conservation style so I would have to add the glazing bars. Fakro do a P5 triple glazed conservation window at a slightly lower price. I cannot decide which to go for to be honest but want the one which going to last the longest and not have any issues or problems.
  9. @markc @PeterW @PeterTweeter Any thoughts on my latest photos showing what’s underneath and where the next load bearing stud wall is located for the joists in question?
  10. Is there anything obvious to suggest this wouldn't be allowed in a conservation area? It's the new 3 in 1 Velux rooflight that has the necessary glazing bars style setup.
  11. Does anyone know what the size limitations are for conservation area rooflights? Or can you have any size as long as they have the glazing bars? My planning permission for my conversion project does not stipulate a specific size and the granting doesn't have any conditions stipulating a certain size either so I'm guessing I have the flexibility but seeing as I want to comply with common conservation area rooflights I wanted to check if there was a law or guideline on the sizes allowed. I was looking at Velux 114cmx118cm SK06 size and adding the glazing bars to it.
  12. Conservation glazing bars are only vertical so never a problem with rain running off them.
  13. Instructions for fitting one here. Definitely not glued. It refers to dimpling at the edge which I guess is why this won't fit onto a triple glazed version. Surely just adding a little spacer behind this will allow it to fit on and be screwed neatly and easily?