I have Nest cameras in a few rooms, not the bedroom obviously! It means if I'm travelling I have peace of mind that the place is safe and sound.
But with Nest cameras and Nest fire alarms, if the fire alarms trigger the notification sent to my phone will include what the nearest cameras to the alarms see.
I wonder if that can link up with 911eye (999eye in the UK) https://www.capita.com/our-work/saving-lives-live-streaming
To my knowledge none of the Nest stuff can be accessed by emergency services. I'm very happy with that given that the Police are one of the services. I would remove these cameras from my home if I thought they could access things, and instead just build my own system that they couldn't access.
Well if they do pivot and copy Ring's approach then you should set it all on fire.
Starting to realise I need to order all the things. Kinda need everything pre-Christmas to guarantee nothing holds us up on Jan 4th... worse is that Brexit threatens to make getting stuff in January difficult, so it's time to order things.
Was also looking at radiators, and my spreadsheet says £500... I'm wildly off. It looks more like £2k for a radiator approx 2m long that is attractive and will fit the rest of the kitchen.
Debating whether to make it a bench radiator so that it's possible to have breakfast at the dining table with a toasty bum. My only hesitation here is that the wood on the top of the bench is oak when the rest of the kitchen is walnut. First world problem obviously.
Oh... and also bought a dining table, a Case commissioned Dulwich extending table by Matthew Hilton, the small one in walnut. This I already have, it's gorgeous.
I dunno what your vibe is but I bought these TRVs for all my column radiators and they are fantastic. Such high quality. Plumbers were well impressed.
got our radiators from mr central heating (https://www.mrcentralheating.co.uk/) - they were the most reasonably priced at the time, may be worth a look. we went for these ones - £240 for the widest 1.8m in white
My parents have a cast iron radiator which you can sit on?
The radiator I have in mind is the Ancona from Radiator Company... and yup, a lot of the pics come with that TRV.
Either it's going to be that... or a Tado, but I may save that to a later date as I'm presently appreciating the Nest ability to get the house to a decent temperature before I even think about it.
The gist is this:
But I'm a little tempted by this
If you refer to the diagrams in an earlier comment, this is 2m of width, barely 60cm of height and within a window recess where the dining table sits neatly within.
If I go for a standard radiator it's probably most adaptable for future use of the room and the shelf under the window. The dining table would naturally seat 4.
If I go for a bench it's pretty opinionated about how the room must be used. The dining table could seat 6 without moving it.
But then... I'm 1, so a standard radiator seems to be the obvious choice and the one I'm likely to go for.
Calculator says £1.7k
Space to fill is 2m wide, 60cm high.
A radiator 1.7m wide and 45cm high with 10cm feet should be fine in the space and fill it nicely.
^ PLEASE TELL ME IF I'M WRONG BEFORE I ORDER IT!
£1,700 is a shit load of money. It's nice but not that much nicer than a £250 one from Mr Central Heating
tbf, don't think MCH have a column radiator in raw finish which is that wide. their widest is around 1.35m and that's c.£450-500
page 1 of this thread:
I am a function over form person.
I am a function over form person.
Yeah... the tension is between:
Function dictates the constraints, which avoids form winning by itself. Aesthetic still factors in though.
Can totally go for a cheaper radiator... I start my searches with "What is the right thing for this space?" and then iterate through variations.
The trap I find myself in is often I find the thing I 'want' - x, and then I find a more realistic compromise - y, which probably makes more sense, but I then jump through the gymnastics of, if I buy y instead of x is it going to marr my enjoyment of this space knowing that I wanted x. I suppose the real trick unless money is no object is to learn to look at y and feel smug about making the pragmatic choice. Easier said than done though.
Before you spend all that, have you looked at https://www.traderadiators.com/ ?
They have something very similar to the Ancona, but are much cheaper.
We got ours from them 5 years ago when we did our house, and I am still happy with them.
Think there was some radiator chat in the OYOH thread 5yrs ago - I went with recommended radiators off the back of that and they were great. Feel like it might have been these guys (or someone similar)...think we did the whole house for £2k
Those are nice... but when I filter I cannot get the width with the low height.
The space is barely 60cm high and feet are typically 10cm, the radiators on sale there in the range of widths I need are 50cm high.
The reason I've been researching made from existing sections is that I can't find something with a max height of 55cm (allowing for 10cm feet would be a 45cm high radiator) and between 170-180cm wide.
The standard sizes and stock ones don't fit, and the made from standard sections bump the price to double that of the standard ones. This is roughly what I'm looking at, but total price includes the feet, TRVs, etc.
And TBF... no-one is going to see this radiator... it's visible but hardly in your face.
So I'm very happy buying a stock one if I can find one 450mm max height and approx 1700-1750mm width... and that looks like a Victorian radiator (ideally just lacquered). It needs to produce 4500-5000 BTUs for the size of the room so is probably a three column rather than 2 column.
I'm not fixed on that one model, but it does live within those constraints and provides a starting point.
450H x 1686W, 7000+ BTUS - £590
450H x 1686W, 5700 BTUS - £325
TRVs (chrome)- £45
TRVs (nickel) - £50
Oh nice... back to the top of the list it goes, and only 20% above my original £500 guess for a radiator.
updated my post with other options. didn't check compatibility (e.g. on the TRVs) but assume these things are fairly standardised
The 2nd type of rad is what we went with after reccos on OYOH - worked great for us
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