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Author My Flat...(Garden done page 6)
Chris x
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17th Nov 13 at 23:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Put an offer in on this on my 23rd birthday (February this year). Purchased it on my own (although GF will be living with me) and got the keys on the 30th of April this year.

Its a converted flat (ground floor). Three double size bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet. Have my own rear garden that backs on to a shared garden and my own front door. The house was built in 1903 and converted into 7 flats in 1962. The lady who lived in my flat had owned it since they were converted. She was 90 odd, rat shit everywhere, black mould from piss stains e.t.c. but it had character and potential! Its in a nice area and I payed 121k!

Anyway fast forward to now and im nearly ready to move in. Kitchen is nearly done, as is my main bedroom and bathroom. I have built a wall in the middle of the bathroom to make two bathrooms, also fitted a 2nd toilet.

It has also been completely rewired (it was all surface mounted) by my GF's Dad and all new pipes (which were previously surface mounted), boiler and the rads, which should turn up next week.

I'll start with the bathrooms, main bedroom and kitchen first. Will do the other rooms tomorrow, although they are only back to brick atm..

The floor plan:


Bathroom...
The bathroom could be entered from either the hallway or lounge/diner. However the toilet had a door across. I decided to fill in the doorway that was in the middle of the two, and have a bathroom with a toilet, and shower room with a toilet. The concrete floor also had no DPC so was rather damp. So the first task was to dig the floor up, and the outside to expose the soil pipe and fit plastic.

A few before pics:






Started to dig the floor out...










Bathroom false ceiling ripped out which revealed and surprised me with all this natural light and space (will be replaced with PVC next year once ive saved up)!




Once I had dug the hole for the 2nd soil pipe it didnt leave much left under the wall, so knocked it down...





New plastic for 2nd toilet...




Joined and concreted back up...


Trying my 11 ebay bath...




Where the shower will go...


My old man getting ready for some concreting!


Got a cement mix off ebay for 100


3ton later...







Building the dividing wall up...







My ST220 with half a ton of tiles in the back


Tiles, toilet and sink fitted (all finished now, I need to get some more pics)






Shower room...
Not a proper wet room. This is just the other side that was the bathroom. No room for a sink so I bought a toilet with a sink built in to the top.

New window, and plastered...









Kitchen! For some reason, the kitchen had a wall in the middle of it with a door, which went through another door way into the hall.

Before pics...
Into the kitchen and the wall/door on the left

Brick cupboard that was knocked down

Another cupboard with a cold water tank in (also knocked down as I now have a combi boiler)


Corner cupboards removed:




Rat shit:



Ceiling ripped down which revealed a fire place!


Old bit of news paper!


Wall before:




Wall after:



Unstitched a layer of bricks to hide another flats power cable (safer than chasing it in)


Other cupboard removed and back to brick!:




Bit of sound/heat insulation:


Plastered and painted...




Boiler fitted and floors treated for wood worm:


Rat!!





Cutting in done:


Floor MDF'd for now:


Started fitting the kitchen:


Waste for dish washer and washing machine:


Butler sink:


Gloss cream doors on:


More fitted:


Only 2 of us but I wanted one!




Wine cooler and appliances semi fitted (all stainless expect fridge freezer which matches butler sink):




Always read the label and dont lift with the handle




Thats the kitchen for now, solid oak work tops being fitted by a mate this week hopefully then I need to save up for tiles!


Main bedroom...
This is just a back to brick strip back. I have ripped the built in wardrobe out. Also found an old bricked up window (flat above me's hallway is now along there), so took a layer of bricks out and will have it as a feature. My plaster re did the fancy bits on the corner of the bricks. I need to woodworm treat the floorboards/joists, fit the new rads when they arrive this week and hopefully move in.

Before pics...





Back to brick...







Plastered and painted...











All other rooms are back to brick. Ill update with some before and afters tomorrow. Taken me hours to upload 500odd pics and type this

Will also get some more pics of the bathroom and shower room

The whole flat has been double layed with soundboard, ontop of the existing ceilings, so sould be fairly modernish from a sound point of view now!

Ive spent about 15k now, so what I do from now on will be allot slower as I have to save, but hey ho! Hope you like





[Edited on 16-11-2014 by Chris x]

[Edited on 26-07-2016 by Chris x]
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17th Nov 13 at 23:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

'Coming along nicely' comes to mind!
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18th Nov 13 at 00:06   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Come a long way! Great work. Id never keep that window, itd feel like a hidden entrance for ghosts or some movie shit where its hidden for a reason

Keep up the updates, love threads like this!


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MarkM
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18th Nov 13 at 07:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Proper job that!! Looks a huge flat.
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Ace thread
Some nice work there

[Edited on 18-11-2013 by _Allan_]
Chris x
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18th Nov 13 at 14:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers guys!

What window is that Haimsey?

I guess its the size of a medium size house, just on one level!
AndyCorsaSport
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18th Nov 13 at 14:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks great that! Excellent work. Lovely kitchen, cookers a bit ott
Marc
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18th Nov 13 at 15:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hell of a buy for the money!

Do you have any exterior shots?
Seany
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18th Nov 13 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Doing a proper job of it. Well done.
Some very strange shaped rooms though
Chris x
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18th Nov 13 at 23:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sooooo, bedroom 2:
Before:




After:




PVA'd






Bedroom 3:
Before:


Black piss stain:


After and PVA'd




Lounge/Diner:
Before:

Back boiler:




Replaced part of the floor as it was rot!







Fixed:


Bit of fucked ceiling & also removed all the built in coving so the sound board went right against the wall (took for ever doing the whole flat!)



Double thick sound board (22mm IIRC)


Bought a pub pool table


How it stands now as of this evening:



Hallway:
Before...




After:





Few more shower room...
Before:
Shower pipes chased and fixed in


Plastered, hole drilled for fan and cable laid to it...






More kitchen progress tonight...
40mm solid oak worktops oiled tonight and ready for fitting tomorrow


and a pic of the boiler hidden in the end cabinet:



think that brings it pretty much up to date
Chris x
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18th Nov 13 at 23:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Marc,

Old pic from google street view, doesnt do it any justice!
Chris x
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18th Nov 13 at 23:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Coupe of garden aswel:
Got pretty shitty as you can imagine from all the plaster/render stripping. Must have taken a few ton down the tip!
Before:


Had a party for my gf's 21st in July so tidied up and pressure washed...

Marc
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So much for the money. Looks like you have some really good sized rooms too. Lot of work but its going to look pretty amazing once finished!
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awesome work
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Ill be keeping an eye on this, looks like your doing a proper job on it. Was most of the plaster loose in the rooms that's why you have taken it off?

Keep up the work and keep the updates coming


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Chris x
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19th Nov 13 at 23:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers for the comments guys!
Chris x
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Few more of the bathroom...









and the worktops oiled 3 more times and cut. Ready for fixing and joining tomorrow!











[Edited on 19-11-2013 by Chris x]
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some nice work!
AndyCorsaSport
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Love the kitchen!
AlunJ
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Some good progress there, looks nice!
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Nice work mate
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Fair does your old mans abit of a Jack of all trades isnt he, bet thats cut down on labour costs. Looking great
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Great work very impressive
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really nice!

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