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2 Storey Side Extension with Lift!

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Chris0655, 9 Apr 2017.

  1. endecotp

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    Condensation requires that warm moist air reaches a cold surface. Where do you think the warm moist air and cold surface are in that case?
     
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    The warm moist air is in the media room, and the beam B2 and possibly the joists could act as a thermal bridge and present a cold surface. Albeit underneath carpet and underlay. Am I overthinking this ?!
     
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    Give serious consideration to how you will escape the lift if it fails with you in it. You have a phone fitted which i presume is connected to an outside line, but i would strongly suggest making an arrangement with an emergency egress service provider and making arrangements for them to be able to access the house.

    The type of hydraulic lift you have can be prone to occasional failure so its well worth thinking ahead. You really don't want to be trapped in it for any length of time.
     
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  5. Chris0655

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    Thanks for your good advice. I have given it a lot of thought already. And made arrangements so that there is always someone who can provide emergency access to the lift should I get trapped in there after a power cut or mechanical failure. Fortunately, because the lift is based over 4 staggered floors, each of half a storey travel, there is always access to a lift door from within the lift, no matter what position the lift is stuck in.

    Having said all that, I would be interested if there is a particular service provider you would recommend that can provide emergency egress if needed. I must say that my experience with the out of hours helpline from the lift installer has not been good so far.
     
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    Where in the country are you?
     
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    South London
     
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    Is the beam resting on the inner leaf of the external wall?
    If so the bridge is only from the cold air in the unheated space underneath. You could address that by placing insulation below the beam, though that obviously impacts the ceiling height below.
    I don't know how much of an issue this would be in practice.
     
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    That's correct. The beam does rest on the inner leaf of the external wall. And I think I am overthinking this, and in reality it's not going to be an issue.
     
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    quite a few in that area but no one that i know well enough to recommend i'm afraid.
     
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    This is one heck of a project! very James Bond having a lift in your home haha!
     
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