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TW

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Oct 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The expected return on premium bonds is ~1.25 gross.

    There are kids' saver accounts that have higher returns, pay gross interest, and are also risk-free, insofar as they would be FSCS protected.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Phone some of the lime retailers - they can probably put you in touch with someone that may be able to help, and they're always willing to chat if you're planning to DIY.

    The periodproperty.co.uk forum might also help.

  • in Current Projects
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    That's very generous of you - although it's likely going to be into next year before I start building, what with winter & newborns on the way soon.

    I'm doing a bit of wishful thinking on the height restrictions at the moment - I'm within 2m of the boundary, so I'm probably going to need some sort of planning at some point, but I'm hoping to do retrospective if needed.

  • in Current Projects
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    The weakest part for me is the 7mm gap.

    Luckily, that was a typo!

    It's a 70mm gap - I'm using 150mm rafters & 80mm Celotex.

  • in Current Projects
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    I think you know this

    More by accident than design...

    It's a very good point, though, and worth repeating.

    From the inside out, I'm planning

    • Plasterboard
    • Foil backing
    • Celotex GA4000
    • 11mm OSB
    • Tyvek housewrap breathable membrane
    • vertical then horizontal battens
    • cladding

    The roof is slightly different, and will have, after the Celotex

    • 7mm ventilated airgap
    • 11mm OSB
    • Vapour membrane
    • EPDM
    • 100mm to 150mm of growing roof (which include s lots of layers of lots of stuff, living & dead)

    There is a risk that the roof leaks / has condensation problems. This should /hopefully/ be mitigated by the ventilation and the insulating effect of the growing roof.

  • in Current Projects
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    Is the foil face to negate the need for a vapour barrier? I need to look into that.

    I'll have the external barrier too. Belt & braces, really, and quite possibly overkill.

    As I was passing the Timberclad yard, I popped in and had a look in the flesh at the model - they're not scared of a bit of EPDM and sealant.

    I could probably clad a small kennel with all of the samples that I have.

  • in Current Projects
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    I've planned off 400mm centres to fit plasterboard* easily - I don't mind needing to rip 40mm of OSB sheets to fit on the outside.

    * which will also be foil backed

    I've also become far too excited by this picture:

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Came home to find mine delivered.

    Cheers Scott!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Lognormal, surely?

    Those big data sets from strava must be quite useful for callibrating some of the pace predictor models - mcmillan etc...

  • in Current Projects
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    I'm not sure I have any pictures, but it did flower beautifully over the Summer.

    Now I just need to prune out the dead flowers, and cross my fingers that it doesn't die / rot over Autumn & Winter.

    Pics soon.

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