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  1. Good morning! I'm new to this group but it looks like a wealth of knowledge so I'm hoping to be able to glean some of it! My partner, who is a recently retired builder, and I are looking to buy our first house together and want a project! The house we are interested in is a new build but unfinished. What puts me off is a large old style steel electricity pylon (PV 70 it says?) that overshadow the house, although it is outside the boundary. The cables run over the land. There is also a wooden pole carrying HV cables i think, which is in the garden. I am trying to find out more about the feasibility of removing the steel pylon and putting the cables underground, but I haven't had much success yet! We don't know whether to put an offer in on the house or not because of this issue. My gut feeling is that it would be too expensive to get rid of the pylon. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this? I'd be very grateful for thoughts. Thank you.
  2. Good evening all, After (too many) hours of research, we have finally decided to bite the bullet and allow for power and cat 6 to each window for electric blinds. Does anyone have a view on where the spur fuse box should sit? Should this be up high by the blind, or adjacent to the socket that we are taking pwoer from? Views as always greatly appreciated. Steve
  3. My planning says that we must have a sprinkler system because of the distance from our nearest fire hydrant and because a fire engine would not be able to access the house due to the driveway and the restrictions placed on that. Please can someone explain to me how they work, in simple terms, how do they get the water, how do they know when to run, are they all linked so if the one in the snug goes off will the one in the master bedroom 20m away also go off. Do they need electricity. Do they ever fail, we will have a wood burning stove and sometimes the smoke 'leaks', will that set it off. If they go off, will insurance cover any damage done, assuming it is an accident and not a fire, which is obviously covered. TIA Jill
  4. We have a new outline proposal for a housing estate nearby, and I will be making some comments - supporting principle but pointing out inadequate quality features in the scheme. This is a clip from the "Illustrative Master Plan". We all know how "illustrative plans" proposed at Outline without full compliance, somehow turn into the final plan and the non compliances can get forgotten about at Detailed. 1 - Is it normal to bury large 'lecky cables under a Balancing Pond in a housing estate? (These are *big* - they may be 33kV ,and serve thousands of people)? 2 - That looks a little close to the houses, assuming the brown road is about 5m wide. The scheme is not dissimilar to another one taken through planning nearby; not sure how the cables ended up there.
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