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Ocin
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1356 posts since 4/6/04

28 Nov 2020 21:03
This hole needs sealing back up again immediately or you’ll end up like Stranger Things. Looks ripe for a rodent
FrIEND
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13646 posts since 27/11/03

28 Nov 2020 21:10
Prob cause you have the raw building materials near the new door now.

Could put plasterboard up to cover breeze blocks and back of the other cupboard and put hardboard down on floor/cover under stairs.

The new door surround looks pretty decent so could prob get same chippy to do it (if he did that).

P.S. this is all guess work but cement/bricks do smell weird especially as it gets colder

P.p.s there’s prob a body buried in there too
YLAup
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5526 posts since 5/9/11

28 Nov 2020 21:20
Looks like the house from poltergeist or BBC's Ghost Watch
swede
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9265 posts since 21/3/09

28 Nov 2020 21:28
FrIEND wrote: Prob cause you have the raw building materials near the new door now.

Could put plasterboard up to cover breeze blocks and back of the other cupboard and put hardboard down on floor/cover under stairs.

The new door surround looks pretty decent so could prob get same chippy to do it (if he did that).

P.S. this is all guess work but cement/bricks do smell weird especially as it gets colder

P.p.s there’s prob a body buried in there too

Can’t I just seal the concrete/breeze blocks with some sort of paint/epoxy? Have had suggestions elsewhere to go forward with that
FrIEND
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13646 posts since 27/11/03

28 Nov 2020 21:28
YLAup wrote: or BBC's Ghost Watch

Laughing out loud
joeyjojo
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4417 posts since 24/8/06

28 Nov 2020 22:09
deuce wrote:
swede wrote: thoughts?
absolutely horrendous

Laughing out loud
Dee
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11810 posts since 22/11/07

28 Nov 2020 22:13
Could be from where the missing ceiling piece is, exposed materials/resin, air moving through? I would get someone in to tidy it up, cover the exposed crete wall too.
fudge.dredd
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1546 posts since 15/12/12

posted 29 Nov 2020 13:57, edited 29 Nov 2020 13:57
Looks like the portal to hell.

deuce
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13965 posts since 21/1/08

29 Nov 2020 15:54
@swede, put the whole thing in the bin mate
EssexBoyII
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6950 posts since 5/6/07

29 Nov 2020 17:03
YLAup wrote: Looks like the house from poltergeist or BBC's Ghost Watch

Especially with Swede’s pale boat floating around the gaff
Razorlight123
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4697 posts since 13/1/10

posted 3 Dec 2020 09:37, edited 3 Dec 2020 09:37
Any fuker here work in architecture

I'm in progress of purchasing a house. Looking to convert the garage of the house to kitchen and part of the ground floor to a 1 bed apartment for residential letting.

Just wanted to know from the outset if there will be any planning/reg issues?

If you're able to provide some foundation input, please drop a PM would be helpful!
ginner
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307 posts since 15/4/14

3 Dec 2020 16:06
Baton it, board it out with plasterboard or marine ply even. Paint it and fill those gaps or overboard them. It will then smell of paint. No need to seal blocks that are internal, you only do that when there is damp ingress etc. Can actually cause more problems than good.

Take that weird column out too. Wont make any difference.
Jesus
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6022 posts since 7/10/08

3 Dec 2020 17:21
Take that weird column out too. Wont make any difference.

Laughing out loud
toiler
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150 posts since 4/5/09

3 Dec 2020 17:25
Out of interest swede, do you know what firm built your flat?
Kadafi39
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1858 posts since 30/10/09

4 Dec 2020 13:00
Laughing out loud @illwill

The vertical support in the landing is something I have never seen either, might be something to do with the fact the property has been split in to 4 flats and a maisonette?

Might just be smelling stale because it is! There would have been very little air flow under there before you opened it up. With time it should subside, in the meantime stick a few strong air fresheners under there.
stoney
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17643 posts since 22/1/05

8 Dec 2020 18:22
Living on a building site can be a pain, but I personally love it. Seeing the changes every day. Steels up today.

Goldie
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4754 posts since 17/10/07

9 Dec 2020 17:30
Tend to find clients go through 3 phases when we work on big projects like extensions/renovations…starts off and they're all excited about getting their dream home, stuff gets ripped out and progress seems great. Then you get to the middle phase where the whole house is upside down, they're living in the box room, there's dust everywhere,they resent all the tradesmen and just want it all over. And finally the last phase where it all starts to near completion, but they're running out of money and are fed up of the mess so start to "make do" just to get a live-able house back.

Hope that flue is getting cut down Stoney Eye-wink
stoney
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17643 posts since 22/1/05

10 Dec 2020 06:37
Yeah it’s coming down as will be doing the loft. You a builder Goldie ?
sydneyking
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4883 posts since 26/9/09

10 Dec 2020 07:33
Goldie wrote: Tend to find clients go through 3 phases when we work on big projects like extensions/renovations…starts off and they're all excited about getting their dream home, stuff gets ripped out and progress seems great. Then you get to the middle phase where the whole house is upside down, they're living in the box room, there's dust everywhere,they resent all the tradesmen and just want it all over. And finally the last phase where it all starts to near completion, but they're running out of money and are fed up of the mess so start to "make do" just to get a live-able house back.

My brother is having a large extension done at the moment, the issue he seems to be having is with the tradesmen. They turn up do a couple of hours then disappear, they over order materials, they started to install a new kitchen, when my brother noticed it wasn’t level they blamed the room not being straight. It was a room they’d built. Not sure who’s meant to be overseeing it all but it seems my brother is having to deal with most of it.
stoney
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17643 posts since 22/1/05

10 Dec 2020 08:11
The builders and take on work when they can’t service it so will do bits and bibs at each job sometimes.