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by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

karl66 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:22 pm
That's coming on Dave, the light will be the cherry on the cake.
I see your going all modern with spotlights!...should look lovely .
karl.
The electrician is not going to be happy. He cut all the holes out of the original ceiling, now they have removed it.
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Roof been insulated with celotex type insulation, and believe it or not, they fibreglassed the roof on Thursday. We were in the centre of the low pressure and was a bit like the eye of a hurricane, sunny and calm, but could see the rain bearing clouds, to the south and east, but they stayed away. La...
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Arundo donax
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Arundo donax

Wasn't hardy for me in NW Kent either. Just didn't seem to take off, but I do have to contend with summer droughts quite often.
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 67

New member greetings

Hi Bryan, and welcome to HTUK. Although I'm down in The Thames Estuary, I have been near your neck of the woods in the past. I used to do training courses at Haughton Hall at Shifnal. Lovely part of the country.
by Dave Brown
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

That looks a good solid job dave...nice to see it all bolted up properly aswell. You don't need to remind me of the rain,its been killing us lately . It's a family run company called Deaves, that installed my mahogany windows and conservatory 32 years ago. The fact that a family run company 32 year...
by Dave Brown
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Bit of a disaster over the weekend. With the high winds and torrential rain, the tarp got damaged and let water in. First I knew about it was power tripped off on Sunday lunchtime :-o As I'm an ex-computer engineer, know how to fault find the electrics. so was up and running again in about 20 mins. ...
by Dave Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

I can understand the joist upgrade 6x2 sounds about right looking at the spans. You can sometimes reduce joist depth by using a steel frame. Is it your choice to use fiberglass as a covering?, this time of year is not ideal as the substrate has to be almost moisture free to be 100% successful. As a...
by Dave Brown
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Nice, that will be awesome when fitted Dave. Hoping so, it's been quite a bit more work than originally thought. The plan was to strip the boarding off and upgrade the insulation to Celotex while beefing up the supporting beams to take the lantern. What they found when the boarding came off, was 4 ...
by Dave Brown
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Charlie, I live in one of the dries parts of the country, and have only had 116.91mm in the last 5 weeks :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: . Our average yearly rainfall is 530mm, so we've had 22% of yearly, in only 5 weeks. Karl, Pic of the Lantern in Deaves Showroom. 2019-08-11 Lantern Roof.JPG Jason, at lea...
by Dave Brown
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Conservatory replacement causing overwintering issues

Think the weight is a determining factor Also my patio windows in the lounge are 3m wide and wanted just 2 panels. That caused problems. I asked the glazing company to leave the old windows as was going to use them to build a glass roof over the Arid Bed, but I couldn't lift them, and the frame to s...