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    Can we use an in wall extractor instead of an over hob extractor hood?

    Thanks both for clarifying. Much appreciated.
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    Can we use an in wall extractor instead of an over hob extractor hood?

    Hi We are putting a kitchen in a new extension. We don’t want a typical hob extractor over the hob. Can we use a fan extractor in a wall, like you get in bathrooms, that vents to the outside and still comply with ventilation building regs? If so can the fan be located in any external wall in...
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    Leaking seals on low loss header - where can I get new seals from?

    Update: Spirotech replied to my email saying they have posted me 4 x EPDM washers today (free of charge). Fair play Spirotech and thanks @oldbuffer for pointing me in the right direction.
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    Leaking seals on low loss header - where can I get new seals from?

    Thanks for that. I have just sent an email to Spirotech asking them about the washers and where to get them. I appreciate your help.
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    Leaking seals on low loss header - where can I get new seals from?

    Hi All in 2017 we did an extension and moved the hot water tank. As part of the changes the heating engineer installed a low loss header. This LLH is now leaking from all 4 connections. I managed to get them to come out and look after numerous calls and they tightened the connections and said...
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    New outbuilding, cavity wall or single block and celotex, what would you do?

    Thanks for everyone's input. The building inspector came out today to start the process of building regs sign off so we will end up with a fully compliant solution which is the main concern I had.
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    New outbuilding, cavity wall or single block and celotex, what would you do?

    Thanks. What we are doing is knocking the old kitchen and utility within the house into one large kitchen and extending that as a separate project. We are then building a new utility room/building one metre away from the house opposite the back door. The outbuilding will have a central heating...
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    New outbuilding, cavity wall or single block and celotex, what would you do?

    I thought we were fine not doing building regs as this is what the architect said (we are having a kitchen extension done on the main house which needed plans) but you have made me think twice. I have just asked the builder to get the inspector out this week to do a building notice inspection as...
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    New outbuilding, cavity wall or single block and celotex, what would you do?

    I totally agree. This is why I want to be sure what my builder is proposing is acceptable under building regs as I was expecting cavity walls with insulation. I want the building to be safe and usable as a utility room. This is not being done on the cheap so if cavity walls are the best way to...
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    New outbuilding, cavity wall or single block and celotex, what would you do?

    Thanks very much for the reply. I should have said 'plasterboard then skim' is the builders plan. If I heat the room using electric heating independent of the house in some form does that remove the need for building regs? We do plan to put in kitchen units but most will be tall full height...
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    New outbuilding, cavity wall or single block and celotex, what would you do?

    Hi All I am having a new outbuilding built next to the house to use as a utility room with central heating off of the house. It is about 2.5m x 3m so below the size requiring building regs. The builder is suggesting that instead of building a cavity wall with blocks and quilted insulation...
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    Pyronix enforcer with two bell boxes but only one triggers on alarm

    Hi All I have just swapped my old enforcer for the v11 with wifi and app. The new kit came with a new bell box so I have learnt the old and new bell boxes to the new panel (both are wireless). When I trigger an alarm only one bell rings. Both trigger on their own if I tamper with them. Do I...
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    Pyronix enforcer panel upgrade, do I need to unlearn inputs before using on new panel

    Hi I have an older version of enforcer (2016 installation) which I do not have the engineers code for and it does not have wifi. I have now purchased the latest V11 panel and just need some guidance on uninstalling the old panel if you can help please. My uninstall questions are - 1) Is...
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    Pyronix Enforcer input type help

    Thanks @Bigsosij . I changed the exit mode to timed and the hall to final exit and it now allows timed entry and exit. Cheers.
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    Pyronix Enforcer input type help

    Thanks for the replies. I have not ‘set each zones exit mode’ so must have overlooked this! Where in the engineers menu is this? Will try this when I go back to my mums and see if that is where the issue lies. Thanks.
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    Pyronix Enforcer input type help

    Hi just installed Enforcer V10 for my mum and all good except getting the PIR that is in the entrance hall to do 20 second count down in both exit and entry. Changed the input type to Entry Route or Final Exit but neither do timed entry and exit? I have created 3 areas for all set, bedtime...
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    Permitted development - house footprint car

    I think you’ll find the max porch size is 3 square metres floor area assuming this is the front of the house. That will limit how far you can practically build off of the front wall to end up with a usable width porch. If the bay window is within your planned porch area and does not start at...
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    Link-detached single-story extension permitted development

    Assuming the black outline of the house is the original unmodified house then yellow and green should be good subject to max depth for rear extensions under PD and height at boundaries and not more than 50% of width of existing house. Blue one looks like it will be way more than half the width...
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    Can I enlarge existing PD extension to max PD?

    UPDATE from OP: (for any future readers benefit) Although I have yet to complete the LDC to ensure my plans are PD, I have found that the 2015 act that covers PD was amended in 2017 to include the following which I believe states 'adding to a PD side extensions to make it a bigger (but still PD...
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