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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

    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

    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

    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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    Dot & Dab or just plaster?

    Hi All, We've got an extension that I'm doing with my brother & some other assistance. Our walls are 100mm cavity, with a brick outer, 100mm rockwool full fill cavity and 100mm Thermalite Hi-Strength 7 blocks for the inner skin. We were planning on doing dot & dab, however, we've currently...
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    Underfloor Heating Setup

    Hello all, I've received several underfloor heating quotes recently, with the intention of just using them for information and then sourcing the parts and installing myself. I can do it much cheaper that way. I have one question however. Downstairs is a single zone screed floor with an...
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    Underground shed...?

    Hi All, We've got a fairly small garden, but really need a shed for bike/tool storage etc. I was going to build a shed using our valuable garden space, but then had a cunning plan! Why not build underground. This is more sensible in our garden then in many places, as the garden has a...
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