corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Off Day » House Day » My House Thread


New Topic

New Poll
  <<  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  >> Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author My House Thread
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
8th Nov 13 at 07:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Had to red do a couple yeah.
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 08:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Trial fitting bedroom fireplace tonight
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 10:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have a cast iron bath in my bathroom, looking a bit sorry for itself. Stupid bint that lived there was mixing paint in it. My dad thinks we should rip out and replace. One of my mates said it might be worth a few quid (a search suggests not) but it will be messy ripping out as it will shatter and there will be shards everywhere.

Someone at work said he removed one once and it was the worst task he did in a house. He suggested getting re enamaled would be cheaper than replacing.

Any thoughts? Bathroom will be getting done once I've finished upstairs.



Will be getting 6" white tiles on walls and black tiles on floor - Orange is going!
Robbo
Member

Registered: 6th Aug 02
Location: London
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 11:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Marc
If I ever catch who wallpapered 3 times in this room I'll thump them.
Soudns like the clown who oened my parents house before them!
Robbo
Member

Registered: 6th Aug 02
Location: London
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 11:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have you moved in yet or doing it up first?
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 12:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
have you moved in yet or doing it up first?

Doing it up. I can't believe someone lived there! Really slow progress as the skylights in the loft were leaking so that took a lot of effort. Was also yellow in there so took 4 coats of paint. Finally finished painting the other bedrooms and now need to fit the fireplace, fit skirting board and sort the floors. Keeping floorboards in front and fitting carpet in back bedroom.

Then move down stairs and start bathroom, kitchen and living and dining rooms.
Robbo
Member

Registered: 6th Aug 02
Location: London
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah think id do likewise then move in when its a bit more liveable. good work macrus
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
25th Nov 13 at 20:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Offered the fireplace up. Will be plastering around it. There won't be any exposed brick on the chimney breast. Tried it on the back bedroom hearth too but it is too big for there. I think I'm going to struggle to find a small one.




Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
7th Dec 13 at 22:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bit more progress :

Now the fire place is open needed to make the opening the same size as my fireplace. Decided to use blue bricks as I thought this would give a decent finish against the cast iron -






Off back tomorrow to do the arch.


Also, as you can see the old toilet seat was disgusting. Bathroom not started yet but I could stand the sight of it any longer, plus if I need to go, I'd not want to sit on that -





One the bathroom has been tiled I also have this Victorian flush to go on -


baza31
Member

Registered: 19th Apr 03
Location: yorkshire
User status: Offline
8th Dec 13 at 00:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ain't read all pages but is this listed? Do you like the Victorian style? If the fire surround is for show I would render and paint it a light colour and I'd also wire a light in it and make it a feature. Otherwise I'd of blanked it off.
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
8th Dec 13 at 10:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not listed, just going for Victorian style. Fireplace is getting blanked off, but leaving it open at the front so it looks like it is usable. Will probably put something in the opening.
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
8th Dec 13 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fireplace arch done. Behind all that black cement are pieces of broken up brick to fill the gaps. Once it has all set the concrete in the middle of the row of 4 bricks above will be knocked out then all the surrounding brick work can be pointed up. Then it will all be plastered over and the fireplace can be fitted.

Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
22nd Dec 13 at 18:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fireplace on -




Skirting board and door frames stained for back bedroom -



Will be fitting Torus throughout.
Ben G
Member

Registered: 12th Jan 07
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
23rd Dec 13 at 11:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Who the hell painted that bathroom?
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
23rd Dec 13 at 11:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

An art student lived here before
Robbo
Member

Registered: 6th Aug 02
Location: London
User status: Offline
23rd Dec 13 at 14:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks pretty swag.
Robbo
Member

Registered: 6th Aug 02
Location: London
User status: Offline
23rd Dec 13 at 14:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fireplace that is, bathroom walls are LOLtastic
Ben J
Member

Registered: 31st Jan 05
Location: Cheshire
User status: Offline
23rd Dec 13 at 17:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Blatantly got home pissed one night and decided to paint the bathroom!
Brett
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 16th Dec 02
Location: Manchester
User status: Offline
24th Dec 13 at 13:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How come it's over to one side?
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
24th Dec 13 at 13:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think it is because of the fireplace downstairs.
baza31
Member

Registered: 19th Apr 03
Location: yorkshire
User status: Offline
26th Dec 13 at 22:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks shit off centre IMO . If you was going to all that trouble why didn't you build it in centre? There will be a header in there somewhere
Gary
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Nov 06
Location: West Yorkshire
User status: Offline
27th Dec 13 at 11:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Be a fuck on to move it i reckon.

I'd just stud off the left side of the chimney to make it a bit wider, job done.
John
Member

Registered: 30th Jun 03
User status: Offline
27th Dec 13 at 12:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Leave it as it is and put some fire tools and logs beside it, will look like it was meant to be like that.
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
27th Dec 13 at 17:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The fireplace was already there! I didn't build anything!

http://media.rightmove.co.uk/62k/61465/40751360/61465_100095001500_IMG_07_0000.jpg
http://media.rightmove.co.uk/90k/89684/38072678/89684_2320095_IMG_04_0002.jpg
http://crmsharepoint.andrewsonline.co.uk/Public/16/5f00442d-8db9-4d18-ac70-791b31d2a23c

They are off set because there are 2 flues going up the breast, in some cases 3.

[Edited on 27-12-2013 by Marc]
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
29th Dec 13 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Todays work -

Plastered around fireplace:



Stripping wallpaper in dining room:

Following the theme of orange in the bathroom, it appears the dining room was once yellow!




Skirting board cut to length in back bedroom:



Must add the plastering is my dads work!

  <<  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  >>
New Topic

New Poll

  Related Threads Author Forum Replies Views Last Post
i need good music to download!!!!! sneddz General Chat 12 662
15th May 03 at 13:04
by Trotty
 
New house, new garden project and a bit of decorating :D drunkenfool House Day 182 9002
25th Mar 10 at 20:54
by drunkenfool
 
Get in!!! (now with pics) Robin House Day 66 3773
31st Jan 08 at 02:39
by Paul_J
 
My cars new house! chris_uk General Chat 19 1443
28th Jan 12 at 07:59
by john-d
 
House Extension Project Pop House Day 94 10719
17th Feb 15 at 18:15
by baza31
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Off Day » House Day » My House Thread 28 database queries in 0.0217881 seconds