I'm not sure what this is. I saw this post a couple of days ago and have been keeping an eye on it. I'm concerned that with the high volume of ID requests on this forum recently, there is a risk of this post slipping down the list and into obscurity.
This has the potential to be far most interesting than most recent posts that just seem to be differentiating between Zygiellas and Steatodas...
I noticed this too when it was posted and assumed it's a Tegenaria species (house spider), but it isn't strongly marked for some reason, and so I wasn't sure. Maybe it's covered in dust? Or maybe my computer screen isn't up to the job. Anyway, in shape it's like a Tegenaria.
Hope you get an id - rather intriguing. If you don't have any luck here it might be worth running it past the British Arachnological Society too http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php?title=Contacts, or iSpot.
Did you follow this up out of interest? I can't seem to get onto Ispot and I really want to know what the experts think this spider is. I just don't think its a dusty teggie and could be a really interesting one...
Thanks for your reply. I know what you mean, the shape is right, body etc; but usually the Tegenaria s. has a brownish colour especially on the legs and some marking also.
This was absent and I was looking v closely. I've put an i/d request to the British Arachnos just to be sure.