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« Reply #165 on: July 08, 2019, 08:12:46 PM »

yeah we did that at the last house !!

got the builder coming out soon because we still need hardcore outside to get the ground levels up to the preinstalled grids so may not be too bad, we should have kept that old wooden one !!
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« Reply #166 on: July 08, 2019, 08:19:02 PM »

Try not to spend too much time looking at that Tesla app.... Grin
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« Reply #167 on: July 09, 2019, 05:55:05 AM »

A great step forward Russ. Starting to look forward to the walk around finished video. fingers crossed!.
Fabulous.
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« Reply #168 on: July 19, 2019, 09:00:33 PM »

As its 50 years since the Lunar Landing (allegedly !) its also one giant step for us as we are moving into Station Brae over the weekend 10/11th August !

Just a few minor things to do for the Building Control 'people' and that's it, then the work will start on the garden, etc, but thats the wife domain !

Once again when we move in. Self Build and Design Mag want a story, like we did at Long Rig 10 years ago so more drivel from me then !

Anyway latest photos are on the website and a couple here, one of the Control Centre !

www.stationbrae.uk


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« Reply #169 on: July 19, 2019, 09:06:46 PM »

Looking very stylish Russ  extrahappy
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« Reply #170 on: July 19, 2019, 09:09:02 PM »

cheers mannie, pity I'm not stylish tho !!

how's yours coming on ?
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« Reply #171 on: July 20, 2019, 06:10:26 AM »

Great news Russ, good luck for a trouble free move! :genuflect8


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« Reply #172 on: July 20, 2019, 08:33:52 AM »

Excellent  job Russ,
         Well done, you are almost there. genuflect
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« Reply #173 on: August 08, 2019, 10:48:23 AM »

Well we start moving in tomorrow !

Building Control visited yesterday and only 4 minor points to sort (including having a chain around the 47kg gas bottles to stop them falling over in the wind!!) but anyway all will be sorted.

Just got one question for anyone who might know.

We were planning to look at Equity Release because the cost sort of increased and as I'm 65 it was an option we wanted to look at.

Anyway to cut a long boring story short, because the builders weren't NHBC registered we are having trouble getting acceptance. I wondered how many bespoke self builds actually had that, looking at a lot of the TV related self builds, some of them are actually built by the owners (not a reputable builder like we had) and as it seems a lot of Mortgages specify NHBC (for what its worth) how does everyone else manage ?


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« Reply #174 on: August 08, 2019, 01:51:59 PM »

congratulations!

The chain on the gas bottles is a wise move, I woke one morning after gales to find our LPG bottles hanging at 45 degrees held in place by the gas line securing bracket  Shocked since then we have replaced the setup with more sunstantial supports and a nice BIG chain tied back to the solid stone wall anchor points  angel
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« Reply #175 on: August 08, 2019, 02:49:08 PM »

hello,

Anyway to cut a long boring story short, because the builders weren't NHBC registered we are having trouble getting acceptance. I wondered how many bespoke self builds actually had that, looking at a lot of the TV related self builds, some of them are actually built by the owners (not a reputable builder like we had) and as it seems a lot of Mortgages specify NHBC (for what its worth) how does everyone else manage ?

 - would an independent structural warranty not cover this? maybe 1-3k though.
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« Reply #176 on: August 08, 2019, 04:26:22 PM »

Have you checked with a mortgage brokers regarding your particular set of needs?
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« Reply #177 on: August 19, 2019, 12:50:24 PM »

Think we have that covered now.

We moved in a week ago and eventually getting everything out of boxes !!

Now I have another question.

We had the visit from Building Control last week and just had 4 minor things to sort out which were done at the weekend and photos sent to him.

Now he's asking for a 'Quick Start Guide' for the house ??!!

The example he sent was one from a Developer for some other house and its massive and obviously produced by a profession out fit.

Has anyone had to do that for a Self Build on here ?

Trying to figure out if I can do it ir have to pay someone to do it, seems totally over the top to me, if we are both hit by a bus then whoever gets the house has all the instruction leaflets. What happened to the millions of houses without all that malarkey !!

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Just got a much simpler one from the Council to follow, just 2 pages !
Why they didn't send that in the first place I don't know would have save me panicking !!
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« Reply #178 on: August 19, 2019, 01:06:43 PM »

What a beautiful house - nice work
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« Reply #179 on: August 19, 2019, 05:25:05 PM »

It's an operating and maintenance manual.

So keep all the instructions for equipment in it, and write a summary of maintenance
So if you sell up the new owner can make the house work
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