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AK
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25th Nov 13 at 11:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice, loads of work
Robbo
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This is insane!!! Love the way you are just obliterating every room and building it back up forms cratch

One question tho, why did you go for a flat (ground floor of all things, where youre so at other peioples mercy) and not go for a house? seems youre doing so much work here that you could have done a house and been set up for life
Chris x
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27th Apr 14 at 18:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Soooo, having more plastering done in the next few weeks so I thought I should update this before hand!

Finally moved in on the 13th of December!!!

Did this before hand...

Kitchen tap fitted:





Wood worm treated, absolute shite job!!!





Rads fitted and piped up! Never done anything like that before, was quite easy TBH!









Moved in (6mm ply fitted to stop draft and to even the floors up:






She painted the pine furniture up...



Temp lounge as the main one is full of shit!


Got some carpet off cuts for now whilst the rest of it is waiting to be plastered...


Mrs wanted some cats!



Built a shed base a few weeks aqo, dug out a tree and far to much soil! Ended up being about 12-16" deep and 2 ton of concrete! Could build house on it!







1 ton of ballast in the back








And finally...got a bit carried away on my 24th birthday in February...New house and all that


Hence getting all the plastering done now and getting it finished in time before it arrives!


My new shed is due tomorrow so the plan is to empty the main lounge of all the shit, pool table e.t.c. into the shed, and move all the stuff from the dining room and temp lounge into the main lounge freeing up the those two rooms and hallway for plastering.

Will get the main lounge done once the other rooms are done




[Edited on 27-04-2014 by Chris x]
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27th Apr 14 at 20:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking fantastic - well done.

Congrats on the little one too
Russ
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27th Apr 14 at 20:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good work x 2
Chris x
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28th Apr 14 at 07:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers guys!
Chris x
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quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
This is insane!!! Love the way you are just obliterating every room and building it back up forms cratch

One question tho, why did you go for a flat (ground floor of all things, where youre so at other peioples mercy) and not go for a house? seems youre doing so much work here that you could have done a house and been set up for life


As I was still on my starting wage I could really afford any more than 140k on my own. But set my budget at 125k as I didnt want to pay stamp duty. Even for 140k down my way will get you a shit small house in a shit area with a small garden than I have now without a driveway. With this, its big, two bathrooms, driveway, half decent size garden + the shared one and I still have my own front door. Would 100% rather have a house though
Nismo
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28th Apr 14 at 13:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome progress!
deano87
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28th Apr 14 at 19:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Excellent work.

Shame about the baby

Jokes.
Chris x
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5th May 14 at 21:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

B&Q shed buit. Shocking quality but will do for now...







Full of shit already!


Cleared up the main lounge and ready to have all the other rooms/hallways plastered







Bricked up a bit of wall that I accidentally knocked down



Made a start in the shower room:




2nd bedroom/Nursery now ready for plastering:


Made a start on the lounge - will move table/tank/boards/rad out tomorrow after work:


Feels like im going backwards! Not forwards


[Edited on 05-05-2014 by Chris x]
Nismo
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5th May 14 at 21:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats some funky pipework for the shower tray, why didn't you just use a bit of flex?
Chris x
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5th May 14 at 21:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ermmm dunno!

I needed it a bit higher to raise it slightly so thought that would be the best way!

I guess flex would have been easier but I needed the trap to be fixed in place from underneath, so when I dropped the tray on top it was in the correct place and I could screw it up from the top!
Marc
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6th May 14 at 07:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How does it work with the garden then? Does everyone in the building have a garden of some description or was this a bonus of yours?
Chris x
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6th May 14 at 08:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine and the other ground floor flat have gardens, which go onto the shared garden. All the flats above me have access to the shared garden from the side of the house which is a bit of a mission, so it never gets used! Bit of a result for me
Chris x
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11th May 14 at 18:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Rooms emptied out (temp carpet & boards off):











2nd room/Nursery partially plastered yesterday:



Also gave the shower room 3 coats of paint yesterday:









Plasterer will be back a week tomorrow for the week, to finish the bedroom, hallways and dining room/3rd bedroom.

Still amazed at plastering and how much difference/bigger it looks. Nice and echoy now its sealed up/no gaps in the soundboard.

Haimsey
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11th May 14 at 19:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cracking progress!
I couldn't live with that many rooms going on at once.

Keep the updates coming


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Marc
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Floorboards throughout or some carpet too?
Robbo
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris x
quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
This is insane!!! Love the way you are just obliterating every room and building it back up forms cratch

One question tho, why did you go for a flat (ground floor of all things, where youre so at other peioples mercy) and not go for a house? seems youre doing so much work here that you could have done a house and been set up for life


As I was still on my starting wage I could really afford any more than 140k on my own. But set my budget at 125k as I didnt want to pay stamp duty. Even for 140k down my way will get you a shit small house in a shit area with a small garden than I have now without a driveway. With this, its big, two bathrooms, driveway, half decent size garden + the shared one and I still have my own front door. Would 100% rather have a house though
fair enough, looking superb. Congrats on the little one too!
Chris x
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19th May 14 at 07:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Marc
Floorboards throughout or some carpet too?
Kitchen & Bathrooms tiled, hallway and dining room engineered wood and all other rooms carpeted!
Chris x
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19th May 14 at 07:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Two coats of matt white anti mould/stain paint applied!

Towel rail, lights and toilet fitted (toilet is only temp until its tiled)...












Plasterer starts again tomorrow
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That toilet is interesting!


Marcy Marc

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AndyKent
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Is that a W+W?

Never seen one outside of a manufacturers display!
Tomnova16
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19th May 14 at 22:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Reminds me of a prison toilet I saw on storage hunters


http://www.lemass.co.uk/ for all your automotive/bodyshop needs
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Chris x
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W+W?

Because it had a sink in the top of it Tom?
ShEp
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2nd Jun 14 at 10:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bought that shed last year, it's utter dog shit. water gets in the top of the door.

Quality of work on the flat looks top notch, can't wait to get my own place bought and get started on it

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