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andos

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Jun 2019
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    @TW thanks for the reply.

    The outside ground level has been built up over time and the council own the pavement that is now there.

    The property is ~1790 so its solid wall and the wall are very very thick so installing another air-brick might be a big task, although possibly the only option.

    I'm going to get in touch with the council as other properties on the street have drainage channels to stop water ingress - not sure why our house wasn't done at the same time.

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    Has anyone had to deal with ground level air vents/bricks?

    I have one of the front of my house which is right at ground level. Heavy rain today so I went out to look and there is almost definitely water ingress as the pavement is slopped towards the house front. We have a subfloor so I could take a look to see how bad it is (if at all).

    Just wondering what the ideal solution to stopping water ingress but keeping the flow of air coming in.

    House is very old and the brick work is not the sort you can chip away at easily to move the air brick up off the ground. The ground level is a pavement managed by the local council so I cannot dig the ground out either...

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    Anything gas-y would ideally be done by a Gas Safe engineer. I'd take their lead on all this stuff and see what they recommend after you explain the situation.

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    @ThePeginator - did lol.

    You're absolutely right you could do this cheaper. I guess I have to factor in my time of organising someone to do all of this whilst juggling everything else (other renovations, small child, work etc etc) - the convenience of these things is most appealing which is why I guess people pay through the arse.

    @chrisbmx116 I'll give Jon Grant a call and see what his thoughts are. His work is real nice. I'm in Scotland so shipping is a ball breaker for most things. (Just paid £150 for worktops to be shipped from Essex!!)

    Thanks all. I'll report back on the final solution.

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    @chrisbmx116 custom from where? I would have through getting a quality joiner to build a shelving unit from ply with whatever coating + doors and fixtures would be £1k+ - which is around the price tag our combination would work out as?

    @Soul it is pricey for some combinations - I just can't find anything that seems different. Where can I get some bookshelves from that is not Ikea and hopefully not shit?

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    Has anyone had shelving from Tylko before? Need to get some shelving to cater for a few books - want something different (not Ikea) but not wall mounted.

    Their stuff looks nice enough. Keen to hear from anyone who has it.

    https://tylko.com

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    Awesome! Thanks so much. PM-ing

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    Loft Extensions. We're looking to extend our two bedrooms in the roof over the back of our kitchen, take a chunk from each bedroom and add a bathroom in the middle of the two.

    Who do I need to "engage" first to get the ball rolling. It is an architect / building firm that do this stuff, or should I try and draw up some plans myself and submit for the pre-approval process?

    I've never done anything like this - it wouldn't be until start of next year that work (if approved was to start) but I'd like to start talking to people to understand the full scope of it and whether its even feasible.

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    Oh wow @rhowe that is quite an undertaking. It's something I would really want to do but everything you have describes makes me think its not a right now project.

    The house we're in is over 200 years old and I do worry what I might uncover if I got started. We want to stay in this place for the next 10 years so maybe its a future project.

    Did you notice any significant increase in warmth once you'd finished everything?

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    Has anyone fitted insulation under floorboards? I have a suspended floor with exposed floorboards, we don't get drafts through the floorboards as its pretty good condition T&G. But I feel like insulating the floor may make a difference.

    Be good to hear if anyone has done it, if it was as hard as I think it could be and whether it made a difference. Thanks

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