Hi everyone,We have just become proud owners of a
We have just become proud owners of a property, which requires a full restoration. We are very excited about the project , but there is a lot to learn and a lot to do. Which brings me to the following questions that I have for you wise and knowledgeable people:
1- We have decided to have a combined heating system of thermal, under-floor heating, and one wood-burner connected to the boiler.
a- Has anyone installed a similar combined system?
b- We are interested to find out if the wood burner connected to the boiler really reduces the gas bill significantly - considering the extra cost of the connection to a boiler.
c- We are looking for ways in which we could reduce the overall cost of the heating system, and in that are planning to lay the tubes for the under floor heating ourselves - is this a good idea, has anyone done so?
- Are there other jobs like the above that we ourselves can do to help the cost?.
2- We have heard from number of people (including in this forum) that building materials are cheaper to buy in the UK. Therefore, we are intending to buy from the UK: all parts of our heating system; insulation materials; bathroom stuff; paints; tiles; etc., !!!, and store them in a “self storage” , before transferring the materials to le Marche.
a- Are we going too far with our purchase from outside Italy.
b- How does the transportation work – are there companies with large vehicleswho can take care of such cargo?
c- More importantly, will there be any “tax” involved in moving these items from country to country?.
With many thanks and sorry if I have rambled along, this is my first posting and could not stop.