Hi All,This is my first post but I'
Hi All,This is my first post but I've been following the site and forums for about 18 months and already discovered a wealth of information, so thanks..!We've recently purchased a small log cabin near Fivizanno in northern Tuscany, after 18 months of planning and looking. We want to fully re-wire the house and install a pellet boiler with 8 radiators (100m2 across 2 floors). We've so far been quoted an absolutely crazy figure of 22k euros to complete the work,which involves zero chasing out of the walls as the house is a log cabin - all wiring and pipework will be fixed to the existing wall and then covered by insulated board so the job is very simple. So the first question is, does anyone know of (preferably english speaking) an electrician and plumber in the Aulla/La Spezia kind of area?The second question is around plumbing. I'm a competant DIYer and have fitted many bathrooms, kitchens etc over the last 20 years so intend on completing as much of the work as I legally can. I'm contemplating taking most of the pipework and fittings from the UK (as I already have most of what I need) to save on cost but appreciate the change in pipework size may have an impact. Has anyone plumped an entire house with UK pipework (ie 22mm & 15mm for copper and 32/40mm for waste) and then just used an adapter at the cold water feed to the house? I also understand that the supply pressure is generally higher in Italy, but I don't see this having a major impact considering the small change in pipe diameter.If anyone has any suggestions or can help with local tradesmen I'd really appreciate it.Many thanks in advance.Alex