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  1. Hi All, University of Westminster student trying to promote self-build as a feasible way of delivering energy efficient homes and becoming less reliant upon the big five housebuilders! Please could you take the time to fill out my dissertation research questionnaire. It would be very much appreciated! https://goo.gl/forms/A9S0suFzzneP5QNx1
  2. Hi everyone! I'm at Concept Design stage ready to go to pre-planning on a self-build near Dunlop which is about 18 miles south of Glasgow. My plot is a good size 1.86 acres and comes with planning approval for a house from 2005 (previous owner made a start installing septic tank and access road). However I'm looking to change the design to something more eco friendly, air tight and low u values. I'm hoping East Ayrshire planning dept. will allow a 2 storey (they approved a 1.5 storey) since there are other 2 storey houses around the area. If not then I'll accept it and move on. Also I'm going to specify ground source heat pump or air source heat pump - not sure which direction to go at yet with underfloor heating on ground floor. Upper floor I've not decided - depends on how much heating I need. My main decision which I wouldn't mind hearing some views on is how airtight to go? If passivhaus is worth the additional cost and effort? Tight enough to need mechanical heating and ventilation or avoid that route? Also I've been looking at Scotframe Val U Therm SIP panels solution - has anyone else used these on a non-standard (Scotframe design)? I'm looking forward to learning and contributing on the forum!
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