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Reading the paper today I see that in some parts of coastal USA the latest mantra is elevation, elevation, elevation.

 

Do you ever worry about climate change and it’s effect on your building location, construction style etc.

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Worry for myself, no.

It's our grandchildren's experience that concerns me. Maybe, just maybe the house standard to which most of us on BH build will  be more common when they think about self building?

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At over 100 metres above sea level I won't get worried.

 

But personally I would not even consider anything less than 10 metres ASL now.

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I find a lot of these new regulations ridiculous 

we are at 89m asl, but required a full flood risk survey, our house is built according to the findings in the report which are 700mm above ground level which is 1.2m above our lake level. 

If that lake was to rise 1m I would think 75% of the south east of England would be under water. 

 

Bloody ridiculous. 

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Not worried myself as we are 60 meters above sea level and our loch hasn't changed since the last ice age.

 

The self builders constructing the passive house in Portree moved to Skye because of the environmental concerns. There is a video that runs about forty minutes regarding their decision.

 

https://portreepassivhaus.uk/video-reports/

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we were 7-10m asl in the previous house, going to be 90m when built, will be nice to have a house near the beach. :ph34r:

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29 minutes ago, Thedreamer said:

loch hasn't changed since the last ice age.

It is rising at about 6mm a year asl.

I am sinking at about the same rate.

 

It is not so much the mean sea level, more to do with storm surges.  We had one a few years back, it was quite interesting to watch it, the harbour visibly filled up (smashed boats too because of waves).

 

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No not our Loch. Waterfall just increases in flow when water levels are higher.

 

Image result for kilt rock

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7 minutes ago, Thedreamer said:

No not our Loch

The UK mainland is tilting about 3mm/year because of the last ice age, which pushed Scotland downwards.

Then add in sea level rise because of ocean thermal expansion of about 3mm/year.

 

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16 minutes ago, Thedreamer said:

No not our Loch. Waterfall just increases in flow when water levels are higher.

 

Image result for kilt rock

 

Wow! Is that a real picture?

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1 minute ago, Onoff said:

 

Wow! Is that a real picture?

 

Yes the green field across the road is our croft. 

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5 minutes ago, SteamyTea said:

The UK mainland is tilting about 3mm/year because of the last ice age, which pushed Scotland downwards.

Then add in sea level rise because of ocean thermal expansion of about 3mm/year.

 

 

I see so the entire land mass is on the move because of tectonic plates?

 

At that rate not really an concern to us. But I can see how it would be an issue to other coastal plots.

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3 hours ago, ProDave said:

At over 100 metres above sea level I won't get worried.

 

But personally I would not even consider anything less than 10 metres ASL now.

one I am chasing is 110m  ASL

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1 hour ago, Thedreamer said:

 

Yes the green field across the road is our croft. 

so when you fitting the turbine to it? or even an over shot water wheel  LOL

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you would have no problem with SEPA --salmon cant run up that waterfall

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120m asl here...but in the bottom of a valley!

 

Posted before but the road at the bottom of my drive when it really rains:

 

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About 175m here.

 

Can sometimes be a bit windy, but not on a Scotland scale.

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8 hours ago, Thedreamer said:

 

I see so the entire land mass is on the move because of tectonic plates?

 

At that rate not really an concern to us. But I can see how it would be an issue to other coastal plots.

 

No, it's not tectonic movement as such, but the slow rebound from having the mass of ice removed from the end of the last ice age.  In effect, Scotland is "floating" up very slowly, relative to the South of England.

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3 hours ago, JSHarris said:

 

No, it's not tectonic movement as such, but the slow rebound from having the mass of ice removed from the end of the last ice age.  In effect, Scotland is "floating" up very slowly, relative to the South of England.

 

 

The best case I know of is the sea "dock" of Harlech Castle, which since the 12C has grown room for a golf course on land that has appeared as a result of the spring-back.

 

Are there any others eg new Islands in Scotland?


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