Des Dixon

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 22nd December 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 3

Des Dixon

18:43 PM, 4th January 2016
About 4 years ago

Installing a single Broadband/TV connection for flats

Hi All,

Excellent, thanks for the advice.

Does something similar apply for Virgin?... Read More

Des Dixon

17:21 PM, 28th December 2015
About 4 years ago

New flat conversion - electric or gas?

Hi All,

Many thanks for your helpful comments and sorry for the delay in replying.

The flats in question are between 30 and 37 sq.m.

For hot water for the kitchen and shower room sink I was thinking of a 'simple' Triton Hand Wash 3kw: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Triton-Showers-BQ3A3034I-T30i-Handwash/dp/B00EUZ653M

However, it does look a bit naff when compared to the Strom Instant Electric Hot Water tap! This looks nice for the kitchen, do they do one for the bathroom?

With respect to heating, I was not going to go down the storage heater route due to the well known issues with them running out of adequate heat by the evening. Given this and the fact that the flats will be insulated to modern building regulations standards, I was simply thinking of installing something along the lines of the following Dimplex EPX1250 Electronic Panel Heater - 1.25kW: http://www.dealec.co.uk/acatalog/dimplex-epx1250-electronic-panel-heater.html

Obviously, sizing the kw to the size of the room (1 in the living room/kitchen, 1 in the bathroom and an electronic towel rail in the shower room).

Initially, I would like to install pre-pay meters on a standard tariff but am happy to change this later if there is a good long-term tenant.

Thoughts?... Read More

Des Dixon

20:36 PM, 22nd December 2015
About 4 years ago

New flat conversion - electric or gas?

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Patterson" at "22/12/2015 - 08:23":

Hi Neil,

The initial capital outlay saving would be circa £8000 for the 4 flats which would not have gas, plus, on-going gas safety inspection costs each year.

I'm not sure how much more the bills would be with electric - yes, electric will cost more than gas but there will only be one bill if I go electric only and as mentioned previously, the flats will be insulated to modern standards.... Read More