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RCoughtrie
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30th Dec 06 at 13:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We have had this house in the family since I was about 5, we moved out of it when I was 8 as my mother had got a new job and a house came with it... we rented the house out until November last year to my uncle who moved out leaving the house in such a mess all the walls, ceilings, all electrics and plumbing had to be ripped out and re done !

So I agreed to chip in get it sorted up for me and Caroline to live in !... Thankfully I work in the construction industry and have good contacts with all sorts of trades

Well this is what it looks like coming down.



As you can see it looks like shit, but its taking shape quick.. got a deal done with the roofers/rough casters at my work and we got the roof re done removing the chimney pots and chimney core... with the full house still to be roughcast in white chips, even built a wee gate at the side.

Looking into the back garden its massive !



We put the fence up to keep the kids out and chose to chip the back and turf the rest

nice wee base for a garage already to go




Well like I said it all needed re done inside, being a painter and decorator means I could do it all myself... I hate plastering but it had to be done worse than stripping wall paper, some bits are still damp underneath as you will see.. Also got the gas all re done with new radiators

living room all skimmed



Hall


Hall Up stairs


B ROOM1



B ROOM 2



B ROOM 3



The kitchen is due to be fitted when we all agree what will be right how it looks atm





Still loads to do but the hard bits are all done
JadeM
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30th Dec 06 at 13:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well done, it looks like you've ripped it apart and started from scratch

How big is your garden, looks like you could build another house on there
Colin
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30th Dec 06 at 15:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fuck me you hav'nt half gutted it!!

Nice size garden.....could build a block of flats round the back
TNM
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30th Dec 06 at 15:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

room for a CS meet in the garden . . .
RCoughtrie
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we were gonna put a double garage up the back where the chips are... but would just waste space... just goning to mono the little grass bit at the front of the house to hold other cars
TNM
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30th Dec 06 at 16:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

room for me you and caz in that house
mav
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30th Dec 06 at 21:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

coming along nicely there, best way to do it, start from scratch again
Gregor
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31st Dec 06 at 14:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I love seeing freshly plastered rooms

Did you skim it all yourself ?
Lukemax
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31st Dec 06 at 15:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Crying out for a big extension that house is!
RCoughtrie
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always space for you timmy
TNM
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im touched
Ally
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Looks just like mine did, bare plaster, floorboards etc

Bit of advice - finish one room at a time if you can, its better in the long run and no matter how impatient u get sometimes done be tempted to do it all in one go!
Gregor
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quote:
Originally posted by escortgti.com
I love seeing freshly plastered rooms

Did you skim it all yourself ?
stuartmitchell
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14th Jan 07 at 18:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I would seriously consider building a small 2 bed house in that garden and selling it

Looks like the house is taking shape though
RCoughtrie
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nah i never skimmed it all myself i needed help to get it done fast...

Garden will be ace in the summer... so no small 2 bed house , gonna start first coating really soon then get all the wood work in... kitchen is all picked out, dont like it but that never counts when the wife does


stuartmitchell
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Back garden + good weather x Beer =

Valid point mate
JadeM
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quote:
Originally posted by RCoughtrie
nah i never skimmed it all myself i needed help to get it done fast...

Garden will be ace in the summer... so no small 2 bed house , gonna start first coating really soon then get all the wood work in... kitchen is all picked out, dont like it but that never counts when the wife does




What did kind of kitchen did she choose ?
shawboy
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16th Jan 07 at 10:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice one, youve done loads.
back garden looks like a 5 a-side pitch.

 
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