Plumbing Design – Part II

This is the Part II roll up of a couple of earlier blog posts and Buildhub forum topics which provide the groundwork and context. Plumbing Design – Part I Heating…

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Harveys Water Softeners

If you have a Combi boiler, or SunAmp, or pretty much any device with a built in Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) and live in any region which has hard water…

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Plumbing Design – Part I

I have been doing the design validation of my plumbing solution partly so I am comfortable that it is feasible and partly to write this up so that others have…

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A Little Aside On Radiance

I've sort of covered this topic buried in various Buildhub threads, but since I need to use this info for my heating calcs, I thought useful to cover this in…

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Modelling Thermal Lag

I was really unhappy with my discussion of this on my last blog entry, so I want to get a better quantitative understanding of how this would impact my house…

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Traffic Survey Blues

The latest turn in our planning journey has occurred.  As part of pre-planning we send an early draft of our submission tried to consult with LPA Highways department and got…

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The Thermal Design – Part I

Janet and I want an energy efficient house, but what does that mean in practice? The whole concept is still largely rejected by the UK building industry. In our initial…

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Our Design Drivers

We've live in a 300 year-old farmhouse with lots of beams, wobbly walls and character -- and the odd draught. It's a large family house and, after 30 years living…

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