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  • mind the gap
    started a topic Suggestion for renaming this forum

    Suggestion for renaming this forum

    Now that HIPs are no longer obligatory, perhaps this thread could concentrate on those measures which are, and be re-named 'EPCs/Energy Efficiency Matters'.

    It's a serious suggestion and I hope the Editor will consider it.

  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Since when has my view had any merit in yours?
    One might ask equally, since when have you cared what others think of your views? You give the impression that you made your mind up about everything many years ago and your resistance to allowing yourself (or others) to change it has become something of a point of principle with you. It is not a sign of weakness to admit you might be wrong about something, or to find common ground, or give credit where it is due. Try it!

    Constructive viewpoints/suggestions are always of interest, irrespective of who offers them.

    I have emailed a list of threads to the Editor and the Moderator which seem to fit this new forum. Perhaps they will help demonstrate the kinds of things which could usefully be posted here.

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  • jeffrey
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    Since when has my view had any merit in yours?

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Still awaiting the mad rush- no flocking sign of it, so far.
    Still awaiting the appearance of your manners, too (although I suspect it will be a long wait!)

    So in your view, there is no point in the existence of this forum and it may as well be scrapped?

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    OK- so let such people flock hither and post.
    Still awaiting the mad rush- no flocking sign of it, so far.

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    That does indeed make a pleasant change.
    Keep it up.
    Fnarr, fnarr.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    I have no objection
    That does indeed make a pleasant change

    Keep it up.

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  • jeffrey
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    OK- so let such people flock hither and post. I have no objection, you'll be delighted to know!

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    ...i.e. for all who share your fascination with such things. Quiet, isn't it?
    Interesting. I never had you down as a snob, before now!

    Bizarre as it may seem to you, some people do indeed find the design and improvement of properties/homes more fascinating than the minutiae of legal documents and case history - it takes all sorts. Please stop whingeing!

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  • jeffrey
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    ...i.e. for all who share your fascination with such things. Quiet, isn't it?

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  • mind the gap
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    Forum duly re-titled - thanks!

    Energy-saving technology tips?

    Bring on your plumbing problems!

    Berate your builder!

    Share your Saniflo experiences!

    The Great Shower Curtain Debate - this way.

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by baldelectrician View Post
    How about EPC's and Home Condition Reports

    HCR's seem to be still on the go for all the sellers in Scotland, which is probably a good thing
    But very few LZ members can assist with any Scottish-law-related matters.

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  • baldelectrician
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    How about EPC's and Home Condition Reports

    HCR's seem to be still on the go for all the sellers in Scotland, which is probably a good thing

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Take it however (and wherever) you like it.
    Thank you. Always the gentleman.

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  • jeffrey
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    Take it however (and wherever) you like it.

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