General Discussion: Suck Your Mums 2014 House Renovation Thread


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Goldie
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3986 posts since 17/10/07

3 Jun 2014 22:15
Great work sym, you doing majority yourself?
MrPlatinum
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8902 posts since 24/2/04

4 Jun 2014 03:22
Doesn't look like anything at all could go wrong with that fire.
EVERS
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8063 posts since 2/7/06

4 Jun 2014 12:31
YLAup wrote: Previous owner must have been bonkers with all that pannelling and shrinking spaces.

very common in 60's 70's & 80's when victorian / edwardian was deeply unfashionable and "modern" was. it's sadder when it's all been ripped out and there's nothing left
timmbo
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3190 posts since 9/2/10

4 Jun 2014 15:27
MrP Laughing out loud
Sleuth
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5359 posts since 12/9/04

4 Jun 2014 18:25
Laughing out loud
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

4 Jun 2014 19:06
Smiling the other wood was further away than it looked in the photo, it was totally fine I promise.
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

23 Jun 2014 15:07
We've been cracking on with the garden as the weather has been so good and my shed/workshop is almost finished


This is going to be the storage area of the shed, the rest will be workshop Cool


This is an old Victorian front door that I 'reclaimed' from a skip in Canning Town. Have glued it and clamped it up and some of the joints were a little loose. Is now rock solid and will be the main door to the workshop.


Roof felt going on the shed
Noble Locks
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65508 posts since 10/7/03

posted 23 Jun 2014 15:11, edited 23 Jun 2014 15:11
That shed should be earning you 150 to 200 grand a year son. Rent it to me for 50 a year.
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

23 Jun 2014 15:18
Haha, It's got water and power…It's yours if you want itEye-wink
seenmy
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6060 posts since 17/6/06

23 Jun 2014 20:54
looks like it deserves a nicer roof than the felt though
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

23 Jun 2014 21:34
Not enough £££ for anything else unfortunately…it is the best roof felt you can buy though.
Goldie
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3986 posts since 17/10/07

23 Jun 2014 21:35
Shed looks great. You gonna kit it out as a proper little "Man's Escape"?
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

24 Jun 2014 08:11
It's gonna be my workshop to start out, so I'll have all my tools and my workbench down there. I'm making our kitchen so I'll be able to do it down there whilst work is still going on in the house.
seenmy
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6060 posts since 17/6/06

24 Jun 2014 13:43
reclaimed scaffold boards for the walls? what you building for the kitchen or you not at that stage yet?
sydneyking
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2977 posts since 26/9/09

24 Jun 2014 19:51
Make me a dining table whilst you're at it Eye-wink
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

25 Jun 2014 12:11
Seenmy: If you're talking about the shed the walls are going to be a combination of stained OSB and painted plywood. The kitchen is going to be Ikea carcasses and I'm going to make custom door and drawer fronts and might get some custom handles made as well.

Sydneyking: Tables are a pain in the arse mate! You're on your own there
suck your mum
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2358 posts since 7/4/04

22 Jul 2014 15:53
Because of the recent good weather we've been doing a lot of the garden work which was supposed to be done at the end of the project.

The patio was laid at the top and bottom of the garden. This shows the wall going up using bricks reclaimed from the removal of the 3 piers in the kitchen (saved me £1.50 a brick!)


Patio and wall complete




The garden was cleared and 8 tonnes of topsoil and rolls of turf delivered. When the turf goes down you have an instant garden and it is ridiculously satisfying!



The fireplace in Reception 2 had to come out. It started looking like this…


This was after 2 hours with the breaker..


This was where I gave up


Came in the next morning and my labourer had finished the job and started taking up the floorboards in this room so that we could make the floor level with the kitchen/diner



This gives a nice sense of the space even though the levels are different


Loft room just finished being plastered. Plasterer was a top guy and will be back next week to finish up inside once all the walls are sealed up then onto re-render the exterior of the house.




krisricey
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1580 posts since 24/3/12

22 Jul 2014 16:07
Gardens come along nicely mate, good job Ubercool
Ruben
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10388 posts since 2/7/03

22 Jul 2014 18:37
Ubercool
Goldie
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3986 posts since 17/10/07

22 Jul 2014 19:50
Ubercool

Feel your pain with the brick breaking, been grinding and chipping out breezeblock and concrete for the past 5 days to sink copper pipe into walls, horrible messy job.