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« Reply #255 on: August 06, 2022, 08:37:02 PM »
Cheers lads. Should have said its a new build so digging up the garden is no hassle as there is no garden yet. Thing holding me back was the cost of the tank itself.

Are heat pumps a viable option yet?

Air source heat pumps in conjunction with solar panels and plenty of insulation and air tightness is a viable option

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« Reply #256 on: August 08, 2022, 07:09:20 AM »
Cheers lads. Should have said its a new build so digging up the garden is no hassle as there is no garden yet. Thing holding me back was the cost of the tank itself.

Are heat pumps a viable option yet?

Air source heat pumps in conjunction with solar panels and plenty of insulation and air tightness is a viable option

The problem with heat pumps (and likewise with electric cars) is the capacity is not there on the grid to deal with all of this. There is a big push for these things but the infrastructure is far from ready and there isnít much sign of it being upgraded to meet the demand of every house having an electric car/heat pump.

I was talking to a building contractor recently and he said NIE near shite themselves when they apply for new electricity supply to developments incase there are heat pumps and electric charging points in the houses.

If you do go with a heat pump, insulation and air tightness are absolutely key. Youíd be better to spend your money there than fancy designs etc as they are much more difficult and expensive to retro fit down the line.

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« Reply #257 on: August 08, 2022, 09:13:25 AM »
With the change in the building regulations any new homes July this year are going to need either PV panels or air/ground source heat pumps to pass.

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« Reply #258 on: August 08, 2022, 11:06:56 AM »
With the change in the building regulations any new homes July this year are going to need either PV panels or air/ground source heat pumps to pass.

Is that in the North Hereiam?

Was there a change recently in the south where you have to put in electric heating systems? Not sure if I picked it up wrong from a southern friend. But he was saying all new houses werenít allowed oil/ gas/ solid fuel systems? (Iím in the north)
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« Reply #259 on: August 08, 2022, 12:55:17 PM »
With the change in the building regulations any new homes July this year are going to need either PV panels or air/ground source heat pumps to pass.

Is that in the North Hereiam?

Was there a change recently in the south where you have to put in electric heating systems? Not sure if I picked it up wrong from a southern friend. But he was saying all new houses werenít allowed oil/ gas/ solid fuel systems? (Iím in the north)

Yea this is in the North

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« Reply #260 on: August 18, 2022, 01:23:19 PM »
What are anyone's experience with A2W heat pumps?
I have read such mixed views on them. I would really like to go that route but struggling to justify the extra expense v an oil burner.
What are the running costs like?
I am based in the north btw
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« Reply #261 on: August 18, 2022, 02:44:35 PM »
What are anyone's experience with A2W heat pumps?
I have read such mixed views on them. I would really like to go that route but struggling to justify the extra expense v an oil burner.
What are the running costs like?
I am based in the north btw

From where? If I listen to the oul fella i'd would have built a cave as there would be nothing to go wrong  :D

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« Reply #262 on: August 18, 2022, 07:48:27 PM »
What are anyone's experience with A2W heat pumps?
I have read such mixed views on them. I would really like to go that route but struggling to justify the extra expense v an oil burner.
What are the running costs like?
I am based in the north btw

From where? If I listen to the oul fella i'd would have built a cave as there would be nothing to go wrong  :D
I have heard alot of people talk about huge electric bills with the ASHP , for me the whole point s thattheyare cheaper to run than oil. 
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« Reply #263 on: August 18, 2022, 07:51:35 PM »
They are very very sore on electric I've heard. The cost of electric probably negating any benefit to them. Plus the initial outlay is expensive. I'm putting oil in.

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« Reply #264 on: August 18, 2022, 07:53:08 PM »
What are anyone's experience with A2W heat pumps?
I have read such mixed views on them. I would really like to go that route but struggling to justify the extra expense v an oil burner.
What are the running costs like?
I am based in the north btw

From where? If I listen to the oul fella i'd would have built a cave as there would be nothing to go wrong  :D
Sounds like my missus. Doesn't matter what car manufacturer is mentioned but she has heard from such and suchs cousin they they had bother with said brand of car therefore they must be a terrible car and aren't to be touched.

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« Reply #265 on: August 18, 2022, 08:46:40 PM »
What are anyone's experience with A2W heat pumps?
I have read such mixed views on them. I would really like to go that route but struggling to justify the extra expense v an oil burner.
What are the running costs like?
I am based in the north btw

From where? If I listen to the oul fella i'd would have built a cave as there would be nothing to go wrong  :D
Sounds like my missus. Doesn't matter what car manufacturer is mentioned but she has heard from such and suchs cousin they they had bother with said brand of car therefore they must be a terrible car and aren't to be touched.
;D sounds familiar
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« Reply #266 on: September 27, 2022, 09:56:26 PM »
Anyone got a land mortgage to buy a site? Not looking to build just yet (given the current circumstances) but have the opportunity to buy the site we want now.

And while on the subject, a general rule of thumb would have been £90sqft for a self build (Iím led to believe to get u in). Anyone able to advise what it is today given the price rises over the last few years?

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« Reply #267 on: September 27, 2022, 10:50:51 PM »
Anyone got a land mortgage to buy a site? Not looking to build just yet (given the current circumstances) but have the opportunity to buy the site we want now.

And while on the subject, a general rule of thumb would have been £90sqft for a self build (Iím led to believe to get u in). Anyone able to advise what it is today given the price rises over the last few years?

I'll PM you.