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Maybe if we just knock that wall down.

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Benway, 14 Aug 2017.

  1. Benway

    Benway

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    Not too many actually, unless discussing trades I've used along the way! My brickie is about the only one that hasn't let me down in one way or another!

    PS. FOUR! :)

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  2. pilsbury

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    Lord have mercy. You'd better like baking.
     
  3. securespark

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    I am not worthy....Bow down!!

    Fabulous job!!
     
  4. Benway

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    Island now complete (ish).

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  5. Benway

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    Sink.
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  6. JackTJ

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    Fantastic thread and even self build, congratulations!

    Did you connect the UFH manifold to your heating system yourself? What kind of boiler are you using?
     
  7. Benway

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    UFH was done by myself, got it from these guys https://www.wundatrade.co.uk/ Very helpful they were too. Connection was pretty easy, just need to create a new zone on the existing heating system.

    Boiler is a Baxi Duo-Tec 40kW combi. Not installed by myself!
     
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    Fantastic, I'm about to start a 5m x 4m two storey project which is very similar, still deciding between brick and block, timber frame or sips.

    Can I ask where you got the sliding door from/what brand it is and if you're happy with it? Does it feel cold when you are close to it?

    Also, how thick is the underfloor heating screed and which one did you use?
     
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    Looking absolutely beautiful.
     
  10. Benway

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    Hi.

    We considered other building methods but just went for brick and block in the end as there isn't actually much wall in our extension. Door is from Express Bi-folds. XP Glide model. https://www.expressbifolds.co.uk/our-products/sliding-doors/xp-glide/ Really happy with it, bloody heavy, but we knew it would be, then again you really only open & close it once a day if we actually get a warm sunny day.

    Floor is 50mm, cement based flowing screed. https://maxi.co.uk/screed-applications/maxiscreed/ One of the few things I was disappointed with considering the cost. Very flat but it cracked in a few places, and not just hairline cracks. Needed some epoxy crack filler to stabilise.

    Nearly coming to the end. I'll get some photos of the nearly finished project up soon!
     
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    Can you explain this picture a bit more please????
     
  12. EddieM

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    Don't worry about it, it was in the news as the aftermath of a catastrophic collapse.
     
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  14. pilsbury

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    Sorry to jump in but I too thought about these options when about to start mine. I was told SIPS is only worth doing if you’re doing a full house build. Small projects will work out more expensive. Brick and block is probably the cheapest and easiest option. Or in my case, block and block with K-rend.
     
  15. Benway

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    Boom! All legal!

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