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    TRV as a Zone Valve....any reason why not?

    Hi Madrab, Apologies, I dont understand what you mean? Why would I need a radiator that is always on? As it happens when the heating kicks in downstairs, I will always have heat going to the downstairs W/C which doesn't have any thermostatic control. Not sure if this is what you mean?
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    TRV as a Zone Valve....any reason why not?

    Hi Oldbutnotdead Thanks for the response. I looked at the 'smart TRVs' but figured that they were quite expensive for what they are. Also the main reason for not choosing them is that I can't fit one to the kick plate heater. My plan is to use an inline TRV body (as you suggest) with an under...
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    TRV as a Zone Valve....any reason why not?

    @kidgreen61 You're right, this would be a simple option. However, I've never been convinced over the accuracy of a TRV, especially when the sensor is next to the radiator. Controlling the radiators from a thermostat within the room is more accurate in my opinion, plus the Kick plate heater does...
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    TRV as a Zone Valve....any reason why not?

    Hi, I have been building my own Home Automation system and have now managed to get what is essentially a DIY 'Hive' system up and running. My house has 2 zones at the moment made up by using Honeywell type Zone Valves. I'm planning on making more zones for my downstairs rooms to improve...
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    When to build on Foundations

    Hi, Looking for some advice regarding building on new foundations. I'm building a garage and on one side of the Garage, the foundation will be ~2m deep. The builder intends to complete the Founds and blockwork in just over a week. Is this sufficient time for the Concrete to cure enough for the...
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    Garage wall thickness

    Thats good going! How much did it cost you to do the founds & Concrete slab? I wouldn't have thought I'd get above the DPC for under £1400. I wouldn't expect the Roof trusses and Tiles to be cheap either. The Garage will be 4.6m wide, so more like a 1 1/2 rather than a double.
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    Garage wall thickness

    I'm looking to do it myself. I've built a few walls before and laboured for builders who done an extension for me. It will take me a lot longer, but see it as a project so not to worried about that. I will be getting someone to do the rendering (Wet Dash) though.
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    Garage wall thickness

    Thanks for all the replies. I was hoping that 140mm block would be sufficient to avoid having piers, but wasn't sure of the regs. It will be going to planning and building control, but am just planning in in my head at the moment to get an idea of what can or can't do. The 'garage' will...
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    Garage wall thickness

    Hi, I'm hoping someone might know the answer to this question.... I am looking to build a garage which will be adjoining on to the side of my House. The Front and Rear walls (Load Bearing for the Roof) will be 200mm thick whereas the side wall is spec'd at 100mm with 440 x 215mm piers at 2m...
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    Damp Advice

    So, I think I'll crack on with my plan then. Inject the Chemical Damp course where I think there is none. Cut the slabs closest to the house and install a French Drain Hopefully that will help reduce any Damp that is there Once again, thanks for the responses. I have learnt a lot using this...
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    Damp Advice

    Hope this helps with understanding the layout? Oh, and I have removed all the polystyrene tiles!
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    Damp Advice

    Apologies bobasd, you'll have to forgive my ignorance to some of your terms. When you say about 'serious attempts have been made to do something about the damp' are you referring to the black tar stuff? If so, I assume this has been done at the build stage (1970s) as its all over the underside...
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    Damp Advice

    hi bobasd, Thanks for the response. To try and answer your questions.... The Black Stuff under the wall plate is the DPC (Plastic roll stuff) The Joist is solid, no sign of rot on that. There is a small area (~3") of wall plate that has gone soft, which was where the pile of debris was that...
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    Damp Advice

    Hi, I'm hoping someone can advise whats the best way to approach a small damp problem I have. And tell me if what I'm planning is correct. First of all the dampness seems to be just in one corner of the room. There are 3 things I've noticed that could be causing it. 1) Under the floor there...
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    What Lintel?

    Hi Thanks for the replies, The span of the Window will be 1750mm. Above this (from what I can make out, there are about 3 Roof Trusses that are sitting on the outer wall. So my plan will be to use Scaff Board & Acros to support these while I cut and fit the Lintel. I'm assuming a 2000mm...
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