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Author My first house. UPDATED - 10/10/15 - Valued
AndyCorsaSport
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16th Nov 13 at 22:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Put a thread up when I made the offer but can't be arsed searching it.

Bought this end of August, and got keys 25th October.

3 bed end of Terrace

(Disabled ramp has gone was looking forward to staggering down that pissed up! )








Took the "stone" fireplace out


Took kitchen out


Found newspaper under carpet upstairs


First thing I saw on it was this advert, which is the company I actually work for now


Front bedroom stripped


Spare room stripped


Wall in between kitchen dining room is coming out, rear door getting made into a window and French doors on dining room side.

Ordered kitchen, will be set out like so

40mm solid oak worktops arrive


Wall started


And out!


RSJ in


Today made the internal wall where the French doors will be




That's about it so far. Stripping the dining room living room hall up and down and 3 bedrooms of wallpaper was a cunt!!!

Doing the whole house though, to do:
Re-wire
New windows all round and French doors ( front is new anyway) these already on order
Re plasterboard living room and dining room ceilings and plaster in most rooms
Move boiler and put in more rads
Kitchen comes 9th December. Windows come next week.

Loving it so far, aiming to be in end of Jan ish. Going straight there from work and working till about 10 can't wait for it to be done.

[Edited on 28-12-2013 by AndyCorsaSport]

[Edited on 02-02-2014 by AndyCorsaSport]

[Edited on 24-05-2014 by AndyCorsaSport]

[Edited on 10-10-2015 by AndyCorsaSport]
Ben G
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16th Nov 13 at 23:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bloody hell, a lot of work done there! Nice job, can't wait to see it all sorted.

I personally would've put a huge bi-fold door across the back as I love them.
AndyCorsaSport
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Cheers ye loads to do

I like the bi folding doors but they ain't cheap, also if you meant most way across the back would mean re designing the kitchen layout and moving the gas meter which again isn't cheap! Have a budget to try and stick to

The archway thing is also getting blocked up and moving the door to the kitchen to the other side.
Marc
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17th Nov 13 at 11:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wallpaper strip page looks like mine. Absolute ball ache of a job!!!
AndyCorsaSport
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18th Nov 13 at 14:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it is indeed! Thankfully the mrs did most of it whilst I swung hammers about like a real man.
Graham88
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18th Nov 13 at 21:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This excites me. I want a project like this!
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Good stuff!

Loads of house projects going on atm, loving it.


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Chris x
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18th Nov 13 at 22:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome! Reminds me of mine!

Spent weeks stripping the wall a paper off mine, but then stripped it right back to brick in the end so was a waste of time!


[Edited on 18-11-2013 by Chris x]
AndyCorsaSport
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Cheers Chris. Yours looks cracking too, did you get your oak worktops off eBay? If not what did you pay? (U2u if you don't wana say)

Also what have you oiled them with, any more pics? Want mine quite dark "ish"
Chris x
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19th Nov 13 at 00:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks mate!

Got them from b&q with the kitchen. Think they were around 600-700 ish all together for 6 meters.

My mate who is fitting them is doing another mates kitchen at the weekend, and they got there oak work tops off ebay for 250ish I think for the same length. I let you know what he thinks of the quality when hes done it!



[Edited on 19-11-2013 by Chris x]
AndyCorsaSport
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19th Nov 13 at 12:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah I got mine off eBay also.

Got 4m of standard 620, and 3m breakfast bar of 960. All for 385 delivered. Don't know much about wood but looks good enough to me
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Doesnt look very dark
AndyCorsaSport
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Don't think it ever is untill stained?? Also it's wrapped in plastic reflecting light
Chris x
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Mine looked the same as the pics when it came out the packet.

However you could smell it had been oiled before packaging. Maybe yours hasn't?

Yours reminds me of the oak sample in b&q. Maybe that hadn't been oiled also.

Like you say, bit of oil should sort it!
Chris x
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19th Nov 13 at 21:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What are the time scales then? Hoping to be in before Xmas?

Kitchen ordered, if so where from?
AndyCorsaSport
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Guessing it hasn't been oiled no, time I'm hoping to be in end of January really, got a lot of mates helping me but my plasterer mate is in Thailand until 1st December so that's holding me up getting painting and decorating done really.

Bought the kitchen from Wren. Cream gloss, also got really pale cream 60x60 tiles for the floor. So should be really bright with dark ish oak tops.

When you aiming to be in yours? Also where did you get the wine cooler and how much? I really want one
Chris x
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At least you have a plasterer 'mate', spent a fair few k on mine and not really touched the surface

Once the kitchens done, and the rads are in next weekend it should be half decent and livable. Not ideal but I just want to get into the place!

Got my wine cooler from b&q! All part of the deal.

Got cabinets, work tops, end and separator panels and wine cooler/ ranger cooker for 4.5k.

What did you pay for yours, I guess your kitchen is bigger than mine, but has the same amount of units (ish)

[Edited on 19-11-2013 by Chris x]
AndyCorsaSport
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I have a mate for everything which is really helping!!

I will have 7 cupboards I think, one been a big corner one. And a set of 3 drawers.

Got the kitchen units, Bosch cooker, hob and hood extractor, black sink which is 1 and half bowl. Chrome mixer tap and then all end and seperator panels. And a draw tidy thing for knifes and forks. Paid 2250. Kitchen is 16sqm now it's opened up.
AndyCorsaSport
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Update. Been pretty busy with this and going good.

Made a few changes, blocked the arch bit in living room up, and put a new doorway into the kitchen the other side instead. Re wired for all lighting and sockets etc. re plaster boarded the downstairs ceilings. Had it plastered. Fit all windows, just have the bathroom one to do still.

Timber frame made to block the arch


Plaster boarded


Windows arrived



Bedroom one out


Thickness difference of old double glazing compared to new


Upstairs two done


Ceiling re boarded


Kitchen/dining too


Kitchen arrived


Started the rear, changing window and putting in French doors








French doors in (need to finish bit of brick work)


Both in (just top right window to change)


Living room plastered


Just waiting on him finishing that bit round door and window


Kitchen plastered




Last week did front window, was a bay before. Wanted it flat




And that's it for now! Off up today to start some painting. Some of upstairs is plastered too but no pics of that yet.
Ben G
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28th Dec 13 at 11:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No messing about here impressive stuff andy.

Is this all done by yourself/family/friends?
AndyCorsaSport
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28th Dec 13 at 12:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers

I've had two mates in, 1 to do plumbing and 1 to do plastering. All rest me and my dad have done, wall down windows brick work etc. we will be fitting the kitchen too.
Ben G
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Well you've done a bloody good job so far. Look forward to watching it progress even more
Chris x
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28th Dec 13 at 17:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good work! However I prefer the squares in the old windows.
AndyCorsaSport
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28th Dec 13 at 20:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers. I don't like the bars, prefer windows as clear as.
N16K
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31st Dec 13 at 20:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Chris x
Good work! However I prefer the squares in the old windows.


IMO looks much better now, however I would have done without the top openings on the ground floor, its all personal taste . Looking great so far, I take in metal entrance ramp was sold as scrap metal?

[Edited on 31-12-2013 by N16K]

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