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  1. you need to watch people so that I can talk about it
  2. I'm not sure if I would raise a complaint as I'd hedge my bet that it wouldnt resolve your issue. I would consider retrospective planning application. What are the details of the tiles you were advised to use and what did you actually use?
  3. Anyone watching this? I am really rather enjoying the series so far, but hell, that eye wateringly expensive London basement conversion was repulsive. They say the dictator who buys it to store illegally obtained funds will probably never live in it 😂
  4. Sorry this is not a solution, but I think your project looks great.
  5. In your planning objection make sure you ONLY put material planning concerns, i.e. don't mention the value of your own property or your personal current or future circumstances as it will be ignored, sadly. The reason for this is because as far as the planners are concerned you won't occupy your house forever, you might move house next week, they consider future inhabitants of your property too. The points you or someone you live with can push are: the 45 degree rule, overlooking/loss of privacy, loss of sunlight if this will actually be the case (check the light path/shadow studies), overbearing/overwhelming, loss of outlook (but not change/loss of views), potentially you can object on disabled persons access grounds if you are disabled, or any design/appearance/character changes from the street view, potential traffic generation/parking if this can be proven. Good luck and do try and only mention what are valid planning objection grounds.
  6. Good to know your advice everyone! I didn't think we would be allowed to change opening sizes much due to our planning application and because they have to fit the steel ordered, but I could always be proven wrong
  7. If anyone ever was wondering how unhinged their neighbours are, file a planning application.
  8. Any particular reason for this? We have detailed tender drawings but I'll give it further precaution if it's sensible. Thanks all, I guess I'll discuss further with the builder we choose as we negotiate our contract. But the quote is already double our budget and my OH is too stubborn to compromise on anything until literally forced 😐
  9. Thanks all! Maybe, we'll see. We did ask one company and they said yes, another company said no. It's very tricky.
  10. anyone know if glazing price rises is going to go down next year? we're wanting large aluminium sliding doors, 6.5 metres worth, and gable glazing but companies have all had several frequent price rises over the past few months, 4%, then 10% 2 weeks later, then maybe 2%. Surely this can't keep going? we don't need them installed until next summer but I'm wondering whether to lock in prices and order now before further increases or gamble defer ordering until next year. supplier recommendations welcome also! so far we have looked at express bifold, IDsystems, Origin windows and Kloeber....
  11. We're now having Dekton, i'm so excited about it, it's so beautiful and indestructible, it makes me salivate
  12. Thanks both. @Makeitstopjust had a look at brochure and I do like the Velux but they are more landscape in orientation and by the time we've got to the similar size it's still expensive. I think I'm looking at the same configuration as Luxlight, but I cant find any suppliers that do the same thing. @tonyshouse good thought but we're not builders, and we're in the middle of negotiating quotes. We could ask the builder but I'm conscious about not making our builder's quote become more complex. It could be we just bite the bullet and pay because it's the look we want but I agree it's not great value!
  13. We are looking at a few roof windows such as these for our loft conversion: The indicative size will be approx 2400mm x 1250mm in a portrait orientation. They're quite pricey though - this with blinds/opening comes to £7956 excluding VAT (and this price is probably going to keep increasing monthly - I know this is the nature of the game right now 🙄) Anyone know other good quality suppliers for the same thing that's more cost effective? Or can anyone vouch for the quality and should we bite the bullet?