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  1. Knowing Thanet i have FTFY
  2. If you think about it @pete its a stroke of genius fix the light fitting to the inside of door then it has a double use as both internal and external lighting depending on if it is shut or open, adding lightness and efficiency all in one go.
  3. 🤣 That 100% to regs, tis not a problem
  4. @ChrisJ i don't think anyone is talking about electric heating, what we are saying is there is no point in looking at anyway of saving money until you look at the building fabric.
  5. @ChrisJ you never want to use electric for heating if you can help it, apart from maybe underfloor in bathrooms if they're tiled. What i was trying to put across is there is no point IMHO trying to claw back money installing solar if your house is leaking like a sieve and i can sort of promise you it will be. Buy or hire a thermal imaging camera and some insulating foam and mastic, you will be surprised what you can do. If you have suspended floors you would be better insulating under them than installing solar obvs IMHO
  6. @ChrisJ before you even think about solar, spend money on insulation, windows etc, I had the worlds most uninsulated house, during a complete refurb we have added insulation everywhere, every external wall has 100mm, underfloor 120mm, new windows, roof etc, you will not believe the difference. But, this is the best money you will spend, get a lot of cans of insulating expanding foam (you're going to need to invest in a multi tool to cut it back which are about £150, you don't have to but its a PITA doing it otherwise) and a thermal imaging camera (you can hire them) will save you more money, look after the planet way more than solar. When i done mine even after all the insulation the amount of cold spots you will find will blow your mind, warning it can become rather obsessive. This is a 1960s house and we haven't had the heating on upstairs at all since doing this and rarely have the downstairs heating on apart from the kitchen and utility underfloor heating which warms the whole house.
  7. Kimbers, be very careful with equity release, you may not want to leave your kids anything but with that you may well, easily and very quickly leave them with a massive debt.
  8. If you think about it, it makes total sense for pension planning point of view and frankly 85 is way old enough (sorry again @pete)
  9. So, been looking after the MIL for at least 15 years worse in the last 5 years as she is house bound and 92 so we have to do everything and she has 3 care visits a day, oh and no life, now this brings me on to my solution (sorry @pete) Everyone gets to live to 85 and two days (to get over the hangover of your birthday), then we just take them somewhere nice and give them a very lethal injection with a pleasant Gin and Tonic. You know it is coming you can plan your birthday, live like you want because you know the date your aren't going to be here. This will solve pretty much all the pension schemes and NHS issues. vote for me 🤣
  10. Depends where you want to vent the flue pipe, same place or relocate. Take it from me it isn’t a formality around here
  11. @Bibsgive me a call at some point or we can discuss next week in the pub. I have worked in a few and basically completely refurbished personally one Grade II listed and one Grade II* building, the difference between the two was completely insane. The Grade II* one was an absolute nightmare, same borough, same conservation officer. Be very careful and get to know the conservation officer, intimately in possible 😂 Sorry Barry he is completely right about installing a new flue, been there seen it, felt the pain and done it
  12. I sold my wife's 435 Grand Coupe through Motorway. Absolutely painless experience, they send you a link which shows you what photos to take, then they ring you to discuss history and agree a price, etc. they put it online to 7000 dealers at 10am until 3pm on a certain day. It sold for over the price i had set. 3 days later a bloke turned up (ex manager of the Libertines strangely) , checked it over then waited until the funds were in my account then took it away. 4k more than We Buy Any Car. Obviously you can always say no i thought it was excellent
  13. you say expensive but look! Discount Code for January 2022: PETER HUTCHIN JOINERY LTD: 97.5% off to any TLF Gold Member with extra 1.25% to anybody who's name starts with a "D". If you have sat next to me ever for more than 10 minutes that equates to another 16%. We thank you for your custom. So let me know what you owe me.
  14. Fine and dandy Sparkles, fine and dandy 😂 I have found drinking helps, so thank you for your advice over the years
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