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HMO To Do's
Adrian J posted a topic in General property discussionHope all is well with everyone? Currently working on converting a property into our first HMO, our background is single lets. I have a few questions/queries for people. What heating system would you suggest (bills included). What water heating / shower system do people use? (8 bed HMO) Mixer Vrs Electric Finally what do you use for noise reduction in rooms, both on the floor and walls? Thanks in advance, Adrian
A thermostat in every room ? HMO advice requested
Tara Star posted a topic in HMO AdviceDear Hubbers HI, I'm a HMO newbie and grateful for your advice. I've got a 6 bed HMO , 2 storey in the works . All bills will be included. I've got myself a bit confused with the type of thermostat arrangement to set up. Should I just have a single thermostat in a communal area , one on each floor or one in each room ( super pricey to set up) I'd really appreciate advice on how to keep bills down whilst making sure everyone is comfortable . Having a thermostat in each room seems like the most comprehensive solution but its the most costly. Any advice on an easy -to -use brand which has worked for you and thermostat strategy would be gratefully received. I appreciate your time Hubbers!
Boiler spec? Is a boiler a boiler?
Peter Cross posted a topic in Refurbs & DevelopingCan anyone offer advice on boiler specification when installing a new combi? As part of a refurb on a 2bed flat I am intending on replacing the rather antiquated boiler, and removing the hot water tank and associated parts. A plumbing & heating engineer (recommended by a friend) has priced to install a new Worcester (32 CDi Compact) Combi boiler, which all seems fine, however, following subsequent conversations with another plumber it seems that Worcester are the Rolls Royce of boilers and he recommends something much more keenly priced for a rental property. Now, I have many years of experience in restoring classic vehicles and can appreciate inherent differences in build quality / engineering standards and hence longevity, and the sensory pleasures to be had on a sunny day; in listening to a well tuned engine, feeling how the chassis and suspension work beneath you on country roads, and smiling as the beautifully designed interior provides a comfortable place from which to absorb these experiences. But is a boiler a boiler? What will a £1000 boiler give me that a £600 won't? Improved reliability? Will it last 20 years? Smaller service costs and longer intervals? Will it be a pleasure to listen to? All thoughts and advice appreciated. Thanks Peter