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  1. Hello all, New here, so be gentle! 🙂 I'm trying to set up for an EnerPHit project on our house here and am really struggling with the windows. Having found this site through searching for this type of issue I found a fantastic chart by @Visti to compare the prices vs Uw values for a multitude of suppliers. It's really interesting to see, however as it's now nearly 5 years old I wondered if anyone has created an updated version at all? After many months of wrestling I have a quote for some Rationel windows and it's alarming to say the least and I can't think that it's simply gone up by that much in 4-5 years. I have had a scout through more recent posts, but could find anything.
  2. Still trying to chose CH and DHW within all the constraints of my conversion and conservation area. Builder is recommending I have wet UFH to future proof. Has anyone got any experience of the Sime Murrelle Revolution 30 gas (it would have to be LP) and a small heat pump (which confusingly doesn't need to have an external box) so is recommended by the energy saving trust. I'm doing this to get through BC now with adequate heat. I want to have future options so think I need a thermal store to allow for possible solar thermal, may be woodburner and back boiler, GSHP if they become cheaper, or compost heat is I become a hippy. Does such a thing exist? `I've read you have to spec in advance. Am I correct?
  3. Or perhaps I should have written: Choosing the correct one isn't easy I need to embed threaded bar in non-cracked concrete. That's why SEs and others say 'You need a chemical anchor'. Have you looked at the range of them on offer? Which does what for whom under what circumstances isn't made clear at all. So it's off on yet another electromagnetic adventure: and apart from suppliers websites (which I automatically distrust) there's precious little to engage an interested but skeptical customer. True enough, I did find this . But the authorship of the site isn't made clear and there's a lengthy disclaimer. (at the bottom of the page). I trust that just about as much as I trust Donald. Screwy's , TS, and local BM sites and others aren't interested in anything other than sales. Fischer do a technical support site (just a phone number), but they only focus on .... you guessed it. Why does styrene matter (as in styrene-free) ? Is generic stuff just as good as branded ? Who or what is Vinylester? (yes it's is a resin produced by the esterification of an epoxy resin with an unsaturated monocarboxylic acid. but what the Hell is that? What's the difference between high performance and normal stuff? Why is there such a price range? Cheap = bad, expensive = good ? What's good enough (for my job)? Does anyone know of a site which simplifies this mess of advertising claims erm, (sorry) , information ?
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