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    Dry ridge system

    Thanks for your help with this. The roofers said there aren't ridge union pieces that fit that shape of ridge tile. Is this correct? If this is correct, then I'm assuming it should have been filled with mortar?
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    Dry ridge system

    Not what I wanted to hear, but thank you! Back to debating with the builder.
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    Dry ridge system

    These are all the photos the roofer took.
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    Dry ridge system

    We've just had a loft done - due to difficulties with the builder a different roofing company added some tile vents in the roof and noticed that the dry ridge system has been installed with no ridge union pieces. The original builder claims this is fine, I very much doubt he's telling the truth...
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    Solar Control Glass Cost

    It's not built yet, so I don't know what the temps are likely to be, but we'd like the result to be tolerable heat. The spec for the glass is this:
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    Solar Control Glass Cost

    Hi, I was hoping for some advice. We've got two south south west facing full hight loft windows. We're considering solar control glass as I know lofts have a habit of getting very hot and windows that size aren't going to help. I was hoping someone could advise on cost. I don't know if this...
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    Acrylic Paints - cracking and colouring

    On a time critical job, so hoping for a very swift response here! Due to us needing to prime, undercoat and top coat 7 doors in 2 days, and that not being possible with enamel paints, I decided it'd be a good idea to try acrylic paints, as they're gradually gaining popularity. So, knotting...
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    Gas hob adjacent to induction hob

    Hey all. We're putting in a new kitchen and are looking at having an induction hob with 4 plates for the vast majority of cooking, and then a single gas wok burner adjacent to it for those times that you want to use gas. I was wandering round the Ikea kitchen section recently, and noticed in...
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    Bathroom Extractor Fans - Regulation clarification

    <sarcasm>I guess you've never noticed that sarcasm doesn't come across particularly well in written text you halfwit!</sarcasm>
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    Bathroom Extractor Fans - Regulation clarification

    Of course Part P applies, that wasn't what you said, you said they're required. Anyway, this really doesn't matter, what I'm looking for is a clarification of the regulations. It doesn't matter what section they fall under.
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    Bathroom Extractor Fans - Regulation clarification

    As far as I'm aware, it's got nothing to do with Part P, it's required in Part F. But exactly what's required I'm not so sure.
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    Bathroom Extractor Fans - Regulation clarification

    I would like to pump humid air out, that's sensible in my opinion. I don't think anything else really matters.
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    Bathroom Extractor Fans - Regulation clarification

    There seems to be a lot of mixed information online about bathroom extractors, I was wondering if someone could help me clarify the situation. From what I can gather, the regulations state that in a bathroom there needs to be a circulation of air of at least 15l/s. I assume this is the...
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    Zoning and bypass

    We're re-doing our heating system. In a new downstairs extension we have a thermostat controlling UFH running off a manifold that's separated using a motorised valve. Upstairs we have 3 zones with thermostats controlled by actuators on a second manifold. In the 2 rooms and corridor in the house...
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    Plumbing towel rail into UFH circuit

    We're looking at fitting a towel rail in our bathroom as well as underfloor heating. I know some UFH companies talk about plumbing the towel rail into the circuit. It's a suspended floor, so the UFH will be running at ~60C. If I was to plumb into the UFH, I assume I should attach a new port...
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    Insulation between floors

    I was hoping someone could advise on what I should do for insulation between floors. This is a suspended timber floor, both sides of the floor are heated space, and we have underfloor heating attached to the underside of the floor boards. Please can someone enlighten me as to what the...
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    Energy Efficient Light Fittings

    My reply from BCO was as follows: "75% of fittings should be fitted with low energy lamps LED bulbs are acceptable." So it sounds like I've got the all clear. Whether that's regulation or an allowance he's made I'm not sure.
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    Energy Efficient Light Fittings

    Thanks for the extra info. I've dropped an email to my BCO explaining the situation, he's a pretty reasonable bloke so hopefully we can come to an agreement. I see no reason why I'd ever switch back to Halogens, now decent GU10 LEDs are just £5 a bulb for 460 lumens at 5.5 watts, it's...
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    Energy Efficient Light Fittings

    It does seem a little crazy. Most of the energy efficient fittings I've seen take CFLs, I'm planning on fitting lights that are twice as efficient as that, and I'm not allowed because of the regulations regarding efficiency. Maybe I'll have a chat with the BCO. With regards to workarounds...
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    Energy Efficient Light Fittings

    I've just been having a chat with my electrician about required work in our extension, and he said that 40% of new lighting has to be energy efficient fittings. I said can't I just stick in normal fittings and use energy efficient bulbs, and he said no, it has to be the fittings. Now...
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