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    Planning Permission and Permitted Development

    Hi Everyone thank you all again for your help! Tony/Jeds my concern was that the planning permission itself could somehow be used by the LPA as a means of suspending any and all PD rights regardless of whether we went ahead with building as per the PP or not. I'm now assuming that this is...
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    Planning Permission and Permitted Development

    Found it! :) Should we apply for a lawful development certificate before we get planning permission? Alternatively, if planning permission removes PD rights do PD rights disappear from the date the decision is issued even if we decide not to build as per the planning permission?
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    Planning Permission and Permitted Development

    Hi RJM Thanks for your post. Can PD rights be removed simply by granting planning permission? Reading the planning portal it mentions situations where PD rights are removed eg Article 4 directions etc but nothing that allows a LPA to remove an individual property's PD rights simply because...
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    Planning Permission and Permitted Development

    Hi Tony Thanks for your reply. So would we have to build the approved roof and then remove it once completed (relying on permitted development rights)? Thanks again. :)
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    Planning Permission and Permitted Development

    Hi Everyone We're waiting on planning permission but we fear we may not get what we want. Basically we want a 2-storey side extension maintaining the same roof line as the existing roof over the side extension. We'd then build a hip to gable to do a loft conversion (separately under permitted...
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    New Cental Heating

    That's the one! Thank u so much! :)
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    New Cental Heating

    I'm sorry but I don't understand. I only asked for help/advice on a forum? I've reread the post and it seems polite to me. If your comment is in reference to the gas man we asked to quote for a job it's really not fair for you to say I have attitude. The man shouted at me and my heavily...
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    New Cental Heating

    Anyone? Plz...? :(
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    New Cental Heating

    Hi All We've fitted new CH pipes (JG layflat speedfit) for a brand new CH system. Checked for leaks and all ok but still no boiler nor radiators fitted. But I have a few questions we'd be really grateful for help with. 1. What's the best inhibitor to use with the Layflat pipes? 2. Do we...
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    To PVA Or not?

    Hi Everyone We have 3 really good walls in a bedroom that we've stripped wallpaper off (some hairline cracks and very smooth). Going on advice in an older thread I'm going to lightly skim these with Gyproc ProMix Lite, rub them down lightly then prime (BIN Primer?) then paint. Does this...
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    Level Access Shower Flooring prep - Please help :)

    I'm far from a pro but I thought that the backer boards (set in adhesive and screwed) would work like a decoupling layer/membrane? If so Ditra etc should not be needed.
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    Tiling Wet room - backer boards, decoupling... - please help

    Hi All First time posting on the tiling section but I don't think it'll be the last! I've given myself a new project and have started researching how best to go about it - to fit a new bathroom/wet room. The walls and flooring of the wet room will be tiled. We will also fit electric...
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    Return loop

    Hi Rodney Thanks for your post. We are having 8 showers but it would be helpful to know what you mean by "homework". 1. We have checked the water and gas supplies and both have been confirmed as sufficient. 2. We have calculated peak usage/demand on both 9 l/min and 6 l/min (we are...
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    Return loop

    Hi Charnwood Thanks for your reply. Are there any potential negatives I've overlooked in not having a return loop (other than the cold water issue). Thanks again! Zigs :)
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    Return loop

    Hi everyone! Been getting some help in the other forums and thought I'd turn my sights on plumbing next! We are building 8 showers in changing rooms. I've been told that we should consider having a return loop with pump for almost instant hot water. But, truth be told, we aren't worried...
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    Gym Lockers

    Thanks John. The metal ones are great but for the quantity we need, making them would save a tonne of £s! Not having to mortice them would save a lot of time! :) I was thinking of this type of hinge: http://www.outdoorcraftsmansupply.com/easy_on_concealed_hinges.aspx We could always...
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    Gym Lockers

    Hi I'm thinking of making some lockers for a gym. I was thinking of using poplar ply (8mm so that when butt and screw the lockers together it will give 16mm). The locker doors would be varnished 8mm poplar ply. The main reason for poplar is its light weight. Also i thought that varnished...
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    Water heaters advice needed...Please :)

    Hi Lee and thanks for your help...btw what's the breeam route?
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    Water heaters advice needed...Please :)

    Update. Just spoke to the National Grid. They said they need to do a live or dead check on the supply which they will hopefully do on Friday afternoon. If pipe is live we then need to call (and pay) British Gas to connect a new meter. If its not live we need to pay £480 for a quote to fit a...
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    Water heaters advice needed...Please :)

    Agile Thanks again for your help. If they refuse to reconnect the meter, does that mean that we can't have gas or that they will want to charge for a brand new installation? This seems really unfair...anyone we can complain to like ombudsman or won't get anywhere with that? It's your...
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