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  • Cheers.

    Other than paint there is no viable way to resolve this that I can see. The extractor is above the shower in the 2nd warmest corner. We open the window when showering, leave the fan on for a good period after and keep the door open. The bath is in the cold corner so putting a heater in the cold corner would either require electrics or a bathroom refit. (Can you even put an electric heater above bath taps?!). Wall should have cavity wall insulation.

    The only other thing I can think of is trying to add some more/better insulation in the joists above in the roof. But I'm skeptical that would make enough of an improvement in thermal efficiency.

    I guess another extractor could be added in the cold corner. Or some kind of super extractor (but the current one is an inline jobbie not a little fan in the window).

    (cold corner = 2 external walls North and West)

  • Insulated wall lining is my final idea :)

    You can get additives that you add to paint, rather than buying a specific mould resistant paint off the shelf. Might be worth a shot especially if you've got some of your original paint kicking about to touch up the worst spots...

  • Could you floor to ceiling tile the whole bathroom? Then you can just wipe down the tiles frequently?

  • I probably should have said its paint for the ceiling. The whole bathroom is floor to ceiling tiles.

    But good point about wiping down more frequently tho.

  • There are extractors and extractors. Extraction volume in cubic metres per hour can vary as much as 5x between models. Installing a high end Airflow extractor made a huge difference at our place.

  • +1, fitting a more powerful extractor to our en-suite resolved the mould problem with no other changes.

  • I guess my main concern is that you're spending a lot of money in the hope that the company will still be around in 5 years time to still buy parts.

    I'll probably end up buying it after I've had a few drinks.

  • Front doors? Does anyone have any recommendations? It's for a victorian terrace, I've never had to buy a door before so no idea what I should be looking at, I'm kind of expecting to pay a couple of grand for something decent but I'm puling this figure from zero knowledge.

  • I am going to commit murder, after 5 hours on hold yesterday got someone to pick up, they responded to... 4 of the 5 enquiries and disappeared again.

    back into the hole I go.

  • Cheers. I'll check it out.

    IIRC it's a relatively inexpensive one from Screwfix.

    (I know this because I thought it was broken but then my OH discovered I'd turned off the switch in the loft with my arse by accident when climbing the steps)

  • Could you recommend a model? Just started looking into replacing our old one? Thanks

  • Hang in there buddy. This morning I've shifted into a state of zen, after tenaciously pushing for completion this week it dawned on me... out of the EA, mortgage advisor, both solicitors and seller I'm the only one not getting paid. My new strategy is for those who are financially benefitting to do some work.

  • Exchanged yesterday - it all feels rather real now!

  • Hang in there buddy. This morning I've shifted into a state of zen, after tenaciously pushing for completion this week it dawned on me... out of the EA, mortgage advisor, both solicitors and seller I'm the only one not getting paid. My new strategy is for those who are financially benefitting to do some work.

    As much as this pains me I got to the point that unless I did anything nothing would be done.

  • Mine's a inline loft thingy.

    What sort of specs am I looking for? Mine is has an extraction Rate of 110 m³/hr

    (for my ref)
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/manrose-in-li­ne-centrifugal-shower-fan-kit-chrome-100­mm/41379

    Manrose
    MANROSE IN-LINE CENTRIFUGAL SHOWER FAN KIT CHROME 100MM (41379)


    Brand Manrose
    Building Regulations Will comply with Building Regulation Part F if installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and by a competent person.
    Colour Chrome
    Ducting Kit Hose Length 3 m
    Extraction Rate 110 m³/hr
    Extractor Fan Control Type Timer
    Fan Diameter 100 mm
    Fixings Supplied Fixings Supplied
    Hole Diameter 115 mm
    Insulation Type Double-Insulated
    IP Rating IPX4
    Manufacturer Guarantee 2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
    Model No SCF200TC
    Mount Type In-Line Loft or Ceiling-Mounted
    Noise Level at 3m 45 dBA
    Pack Size 1
    Parent Colour Silver
    Pieces in Pack/Case 1
    Power Output (Watts/Kw) 25 W
    Power Voltage Supply 240 V
    Product Diameter 100 mm
    Product Height 195 mm
    Product Type In-Line Centrifugal Shower Fan Kit
    Product Width 140 mm
    Projection From Wall 10 mm
    Spigot Diameter 99 mm
    Switch Type Timer
    Timer Adjustable Timer: Max. 20min


    1 Attachment

  • Does it do a suitable job?

  • is there a dyson one?

  • Can also get those from aliexpress (maybe these are or aren't them?)

  • is there a dyson one?

    haha not this shit again!!!

  • Yeah that was my concern, no point all parts being replaceable if they go down the swanny. And as they're cash negative rn it could happen if they're only selling a £700 hoover in the biggest recession ever...

  • Yeah some friends got them from China. Who knows if they are the same .

    Another brand apeing Armac Martin heavily

    https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/prod­uct/altro-collared-t-bar-cabinet-handle-­96mm-centres-satin-stainless-steel-80944­8

    Can't imagine the finish is anywhere near the original but it's literally a 10th of the price

  • I'm being a bit glib but essentially realised I can't do their job for them, despite chasing everyday for over a week with no progress. I'll likely muster up the enthusiasm to chase next week but both solicitors seem adamant they're waiting on each other. Considering getting in touch directly with the seller if it continues to drag on.

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