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Posted by John Stumbles on October 14, 2007, 11:24 pm
 
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 01:57:46 -0700, Jonathan wrote:


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/digitaltoast/times_RICS_graphic_smaller.jpg

Well what do you expect from a newspaper artist?


But that's not £761 *just* to lag the tank or £2,240 *just* for TRVs is
it? As you should know if you'd spent a few minutes following the link
(in the "Building" page you link to) to the spreadsheet which gives the
quoted figures.

Most of the figures may seem unreasonably high but they say "All costs
sourced from the BCIS Housing Repair Cost Guide 2006" so presumably they're
the costs a RICS member would charge for a job, i.e. including a
substantial cut for the surveyor on top of the tradespeople's labour.

So for example the £2,240 figure is made up of:

 Digital programmer                £785
 Delayed start thermostat             £275
 Thermostatic radiator valves    6off at £97    £582
 Booster Pump (Assumed).            £450
 Uplift to Current Costs 7.08%            £148

In the case of, for example, the cost for TRVs their figure is perhaps
closer to a realistic installed figure than your parts-only price.


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John Stumbles

I'm less competitive than you

Posted by John Stumbles on October 15, 2007, 8:29 am
 
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 01:57:46 -0700, Jonathan wrote:


From the Reading Freecycle Cafe list:

Alan Parker wrote:

---8<--- cut&pastery snipped ---8<---

Now I know wise minds think alike (etc :-) but so alike it's word-for word
throughout each posting?

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John Stumbles

Who's *really* behind all these conspiracy theories?

Posted by Ed Sirett on October 15, 2007, 6:58 pm
 On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 08:29:45 +0000, John Stumbles wrote:


More useful in this whole thread would IMHO be:

What is the maximum outlay for a solar assisted water heating at current
gas/oil prices.

It might _just_ be possible that a diy approach is just about possible if
you value your time as nothing and make some/all of the equipment yourself.

Professionally installed we are off by a multiple at present.


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Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
The FAQ for uk.diy is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk  
Gas fitting FAQ  http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/GasFitting.html
Sealed CH FAQ http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/SealedCH.html
Choosing a Boiler FAQ http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/BoilerChoice.html

Posted by Huge on October 16, 2007, 8:41 am
 


Hear, hear.


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Posted by Jim on October 16, 2007, 10:14 pm
 

    Personally, I'm not sure I would trust someone else to do this sort of
thing to my home. I think very few people would. Most alt energy things I've
seen are insane, bordering on scams, and definitely waaaaay overpriced.



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