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  1. Slade2

    Council Tax Banding

    The irony is that ours was £36 for a year, some people paid it some do not but I do know people that where like `lol, nope, just stick all my garden waste in the general waste now` so, yeah lets just landfill all our grass
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    Do you power off your PC?

    I was working this out the other day, mine was left on all the time previous but now I turn it off. I dont use it in the morning so for the 24 hours it was on it was probably only being used for perhaps 6 or 7 if I was to round that up to 10 thats 14 hours a day that its not being used. It...
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    Heat loss advice

    Not wanting to highjack this thread but you can register on .gov website if you work from home and get a tax allowance for working from home its not a massive amount of money but you can back date it if you have been working from home since the start of the pandemic for example.
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    Wall Woes: a tale of sheer incompetence

    Oh, that videos hurts my eyes. Firstly you are just making the problem worse by using any form of sand and cement mix, its a solid brick wall. The stuff you have been using isnt going to be doing your wall any good. The cement in the mix will like you said set really hard in fact you will...
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    Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

    I would let them know what they can expect to have to pay more than they where paying before. If you can find out their previous supplier and their new supplier and know their usage or unit rates then you might be able to work out a ball park figure for them to budget any increase for. I have...
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    The nervous wait to exchange....

    I do believe that some councils where actually offering to install cables under the ground as an incentive for people to have electric cars that lived in terraces street with no off street parking this is really the only way.
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    Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

    Apart from leaving my PC on (its 10 years old and doesn't like being turn on and off) I really cant see where we can shave any usage potentially apart from using the washer and dryer a bit less. All of our household lighting is now LED. There are 5 of us in this house. I suppose swapping out...
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    Energy Suppliers (strictly no referrals)

    This is mental, I said in another thread that I am currently paying 12.6p for electric and about 2.4p for gas. Those prices if I wanted to fix now will pretty much double. I am already paying £135 a month so having to pay £260 a month is going to be a massive issue for us. I think I am due...
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    The nervous wait to exchange....

    I seem to remember reading an article a while ago where some dude was in the local paper because he just went in the loft and used a saw to cut all of the trusses to make a bigger room. The next time it rained the roof caved in. I just remember the picture of the dude in the paper with a...
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    Standing Charge

    I think I said before but I fixed at 12.6p for electric and 2.6p for gas, I am looking at the cheapest fix deal being around 20p which when I am using almost 1000k/w a month is going to cost me big time. Any idea what could be using so much power, we have a normal three bedroom house, although...
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    Any window fitters/builders in here - how to fit trickle vents to roof lantern windows?

    The external cover piece is to stop driving rain from getting in. Can you move it up and just drill some holes from the inside to the outside and use the cover to then cover it again but higher up? If you do when drilling drill slightly down from the inside to the outside and that will also...
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    Any window fitters/builders in here - how to fit trickle vents to roof lantern windows?

    Take the external cover piece off and check? either way your are not going to be getting much moisture out of that vent even if its all the way through at a funny angle. If you are replacing the glass why not look into adding a fan that runs off the light switch. Do you have any other...
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    outdoor enclosure

    have a look on some old maps for the foot print of your house. Or you can trust me your details and I`ll have a look for you. I cant see from the picture if the house to the left has the kitchen sticking out. I think to be honest though where it is now is always going to be considered on the...
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    outdoor enclosure

    I wonder if that has planning permission? :P - the person living with your neighbour sounds like a douche bag to be honest. You would have not had any issue with that if he had not made the complaint. I dont like there out of character over the top car port either.
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    External Wall Insulation - who's done it, and would you recommend it?

    Obviously the idea is to increase the thermal efficiency of the building. It works and happens to be one of the most cost effective ways to improve the amount of heat your building will retain. Its better on certain types of house anything that doesn't have a cavity for example will benefit...
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    Why are tradesmen so expensive

    I am in the trade and its going crazy at the moment, if its not just lake of decent tradespeople, then its them getting pinged on the app or its material demands so when you factor in all of those its leading to serious delays on jobs. There is a massive upshot in demand for decent tradesmen...
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    DIY-zone. Who has replaced their guttering?

    its doable from a decent ladder with a stand off that allows you to be standing on the ladder in the area you need to work in and be comfortable when working from there for a bit of time. Remember working at height using a ladder is not supposed to be for extensive periods of time but accidents...
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    DIY-zone. Who has replaced their guttering?

    If your sofits are not asbestos they are more than likely just wood. You can get the PVC stuff and just clad over the wood as long as the wood is not rotten then you should be good to go, the alternative is when you are taking down the gutters to do give it all a good scrap off/sand in down and...
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    The nervous wait to exchange....

    if you pay for the survey its yours and the sellers are none the wiser to the report. You could get the report and find out that the situation isn't really all that bad, decide to revise your offer down a few quid and see if the seller wants to byte. Or it could turn out to be a complete bag...
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    Roof Felt Melting in the Sun During Installation

    In my experience with the roofing companies I work with they want to be onsite and starting work by 7am this time of year because like you said by lunchtime you cant walk on the parts of the roof you just laid but by then they have done 5 hours of work so will come back the following day most of...
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