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Author House Progress *Updated 23/09/07*
Matt.H
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Registered: 12th Mar 03
Location: Church Gresley, Derbyshire
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13th Jul 07 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Has been going thro for a while but finally got the keys last wednesday. Plenty to be gettin on with and have a few plans for it. Here are some pics as it was when i got the keys.

Porch


Living Room





Kitchen




Looking out the back door


Bedroom 1




Bedroom 2 (not much but a good size)


Bathroom


Update
Have been busy this week starting on the main bedroom. Cant really get stuck in as ive been on afters but is nearly ready for over boardng the ceiling and new plaster.




[Edited on 13-07-2007 by Matt.H]

[Edited on 23-09-2007 by Matt.H]
Russ
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14th Jul 07 at 05:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

needs a bit of modernisation but rooms look a good size! keep us updated
Ally
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Location: Pontypool Drives: a Skoda
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14th Jul 07 at 08:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well done, just keep plodding on with it

Living room is nice, are you gunna change it? I would prolly remove dado rail, or paint the bottom half a biscuity colour and rip that fookin brick work out!

Good first house thou!
Colin
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14th Jul 07 at 12:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks awrite for a 1st time buy, plenty to be getting on with too to put your own mark on the place
Colin
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14th Jul 07 at 12:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah get the fire place tae fuck...
Matt.H
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14th Jul 07 at 16:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers...yeah have been up there allday 2day. Bedroom 1 is nearly ready for plaster...just gotta chase 2 new back boxes in then its ready. Stud work is up to extend chimney breast. Have started on the landing aswell and also mum has been up and tidyied the front garden...aint mum's brilliant!

Just workin top to bottom at the mo. The brick work and fire place is being ripped out and summat nicer will be put there. tv will be on the wall...eventually. Also kitchen is half ripped out, new one going in its place.
Colin
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I would just get rid of the fireplace altogether, you'll probably find the radiators provide enough heat & its never on - id brick the bastard up
Matt.H
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17th Jul 07 at 21:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Small Update

Heres a couple of pics of bedroom 1 which is now ready for plaster. Double socket chased in and stud work up for extending the chimney breast. End of which is being left open to make storage space.



Colin
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Why are you extending the chimney breast?? Most get done away with these days.
Matt.H
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19th Jul 07 at 11:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im extending it cos downstairs its a full size one and looks allrite...upstairs its just the flue thats blocked in and is off centre on the wall. Just extending it the same as downstairs really...plus leaving one end open which will be made as storage.
foxyk8t
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19th Jul 07 at 13:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good luck with the decorating the place looks wicked! i bought my first place last year love best thing ive ever done
Matt.H
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23rd Sep 07 at 21:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

*Update*

Heres a few pics of the latest progress with the house.

Bedroom 1 plastered.







Kitchen Stripped.



Landing boarded and ready for plaster.


Token pic of the Golf.


Living Room.



Socket and relocated phone line.


Thats is all.

[Edited on 23-09-2007 by Matt.H]
mattk
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23rd Sep 07 at 23:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

getting the heating done?
Matt.H
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24th Sep 07 at 07:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah im thinkin about it whilst the kitchen is in the state it is. Thinking of puttin a combi in but need to look into it as i dont know much about them.
Gregor
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Registered: 28th Nov 03
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24th Sep 07 at 11:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice !

Are you doing the work ?
Matt.H
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24th Sep 07 at 12:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah have done most of it yeah. Mate is a joiner so helped me with the stud work n my bro is a plasterer...which is handy.
mattk
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quote:
Originally posted by Matt.H
Yeah im thinkin about it whilst the kitchen is in the state it is. Thinking of puttin a combi in but need to look into it as i dont know much about them.


Any questions, Just ask
Matt.H
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8th Jan 08 at 23:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Update on the pics front...will just post the link to all of the pics, is easier. They are in order just about as the work is being done. All work im doin my self so is tkin its time.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Matt.H/My%20House%20Before%20Decorating/?start=all

 
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