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  1. Also bear in mind increase cost of lintels, though I did the costings and in terms of materials full fill with 150mm was the cheapest for the same U value
  2. They look like 70mm GAH2 hangers fixed to the joists. Edit: looks like i was wrong
  3. I am doing the electrical layouts for my house design, and i am now thinking about house alarms. The alarm that i have in my current house is wired PIR sensors in each room, with magnetic switches on doors. This is obviously old tech, but in modern alarms are wired PIR sensors still used? if so it would make sense to show them on the electrical plans as wiring them at first fix would be so much more easier than retrofitting. Or has the world of house alarms moved on significantly?
  4. i don't think that it is game over, you can build over it if you are careful, your local water company should have guidance much like the one below https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/siteassets/documents/build_over_guidance_notes.pdf
  5. This actually could be an option, or a variation of this, two Form 7a forms, one plot self build exception being mine for the plot we are going to build one plot self build exception being my wife's which we aren't going to build My wife is not named on the planning application. The key thing is that the form 7a says that for the exception you must occupy the premises as your sole or main residence for a period of 3 years from completion of the property. What if me and the wife don't want to live together! 😁 If the house is not completed for a long period then no cil would be payable. If we sold the plot in the future then we would transfer over the CIL liability (self build or not) timescales don't really work for that
  6. Though, the key wording below; From this, It appears that an authority doesn't have to accept it......
  7. That is my take of it too, and why i have resubmitted it as a phased development, specifically mentioning this in the DA statement and including a clear phasing plan. The problem seems to be that the council won't support / allow it to be submitted as a phased development, and i want to understand if / why they make that call, especially as they are theoretically suppose to support development.
  8. Nope, i want CIL exception on the house I am going to build and live in. I don't want to and very unlikely to build the second house myself. But I don't want to pay the CIL on the house I am not building when i start the house for me. No one else is building now, and the cil is a £20k hole in my budget. If someone comes along in future to build it and they aren't cil excempt then they will have to pay cil on it then. This is what I want to do (but Cornwall aren't my LPA) https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/planning-policy/adopted-plans/community-infrastructure-levy-cil/phased-development-and-community-infrastructure-levy-cil/
  9. Nope, i want CIL exception on the house I am going to build and live in. I don't want to and very unlikely to build the second house myself. But I don't want to pay the CIL on the house I am not building when i start the house for me. No one else is building now, and the cil is a £20k hole in my budget. If someone comes along in future to build it and they aren't cil excempt then they will have to pay cil on it then.
  10. I have planning granted for two houses, and have resubmitted as a phased application for the two houses, so that building one house doesn't trigger the cil on the other. The council have come back saying they won't support a phased development application. The case officer has said verbally because they may not get any cil. Is there any valid reason why a council would not allow a phased application?
  11. It's all getting a farce now!!! Planning has been submitted with revised drawings for about 4 weeks, the application is still not validated and the case officer keeps fobbing the architect of. The head of planning is now involved apologising for the delay and that the case officer will be touch next week (we have heard that before)... I am not counting my chickens. I have also chased up my drop kurb application with highways submitted months ago. They have replied that the to covid they won't be looking at applications until the new year!!!!! Feeling hacked off with it all!
  12. Has anyone used a offset residential mortgage to fund their build, like a self build mortgage, releasing in stages? I am looking to release some of the equity in my existing house to help fund the build of a new house. What i am thinking is that if there is a lump of money in an offset account (e.g £100k) then i would only be charged interest on the difference from the total borrowed, and over the course of the build the offset amount would go down. What am i missing and the down sides of this plan?
  13. i wouldn't be so sure, from what @tanneja has described the external wall build up is 150mm timber frame with PIR insulation in the cavity. PIR isn't good for sound insulation and it won't have the same level sound insulation as if it was a porous insulation (e.g. mineral wool), of course if mineral wool was used the U-value would significantly drop. In this case the glazing may actually not be the weakest link.
  14. What is the window build up and single figure Rw rating? I presume its road traffic you are trying to insulate against.
  15. If you can loose another 15mm of room space, double board would be better acoustically. Depend on what space is available. Increased cavity depth would also help