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Next project, this time the house as it looooooong overdue, let the ---- taking start, evens its Tel........ ;o))))

3 bed converting to 5 bed, may or may not do the rear extension depends on costings, shed to be built in a Shu Sugi Ban way with a living roof.

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That's gonna look nice in a row of old Ex Council houses.
You not using Bob the Builder for a turn-key solution?
 

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If you need to know how to run power to a shed, there are a couple of posts on it here....
 
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How much is your contingency budget?

We had 20% but on finding a massive surface water drain when excavating for our foundations it all got spent before we laid any bricks!
 

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make sure that your architect is a Pink Floyd fan. he /she will then be totally laid back anfd not push for stupid things liek 12V lighting with all them ELV PSUs failing within a year.
 
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And beware the "ambulance chasing" Party Wall Surveyors ..........
 
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If you need to know how to run power to a shed, there are a couple of posts on it here....
Power has already been run, 10mm 3 core SWA clipped along the fence (to be buried later with the posters with the sarcastic comments) ;o))))
 
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And beware the "ambulance chasing" Party Wall Surveyors ..........
Already had them as the neighbour put in an application a while back, will await the builders, door and window companies letters.......
 
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That's gonna look nice in a row of old Ex Council houses.
You not using Bob the Builder for a turn-key solution?
Oi, 1906 Edwardian terraced house in a sought after location.
 
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How much is your contingency budget?

We had 20% but on finding a massive surface water drain when excavating for our foundations it all got spent before we laid any bricks!
Foundations should be fine when the neighbours extended I chipped in to extend that side to my property, the rear extension is the crunch point as it does not add any value to the house the conversion from 3 to 5 bedroom does and I don't think I can afford both, without the rear £150k may cover it.
 

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Good luck with the project. Out of interest how are you going to work it with the builders? Fixed contract, you pay for materials direct and cover wages etc. Always intrigued to see how people manage these things. What ever happens they always go over budget.
 
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make sure that your architect is a Pink Floyd fan. he /she will then be totally laid back anfd not push for stupid things liek 12V lighting with all them ELV PSUs failing within a year.
Funnily enough I met Gilmor a few times and one of the Mums at the kids school was Roger Waters girlfriend.
 
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Good luck with the project. Out of interest how are you going to work it with the builders? Fixed contract, you pay for materials direct and cover wages etc. Always intrigued to see how people manage these things. What ever happens they always go over budget.
The last project I did was for a fixed price, it went up with "issues" as walls where crumbling etc etc

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327EC099-39D8-4CF3-833F-B2C05FDB50D7.jpeg F0F35FEE-4230-44BE-BB17-1677F5C1034E.jpeg 0CAAA693-0738-4D45-9261-D65CCF337200.jpeg 1D64729F-5659-468F-9E5A-B6F82864B7BA.jpeg I’m just putting a loft conversion on a house I’ve recently brought to do up and sell. Ive been doing the whole thing on my tod with a skilled labourer and the final figure will be about 20k including en-suite. Pricing it using Spons it would of cost in the region 0f 38K.

I’m also just waiting to exchange on a bungalow which I’m doing a loft conversion, adding two bedrooms and a side extension for extra living space and and utility room.

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View attachment 49585 View attachment 49586 View attachment 49587 View attachment 49588 I’m just putting a loft conversion on a house I’ve recently brought to do up and sell. Ive been doing the whole thing on my tod with a skilled labourer and the final figure will be about 20k including en-suite. Pricing it using Spons it would of cost in the region 0f 38K.

I’m also just waiting to exchange on a bungalow which I’m doing a loft conversion, adding two bedrooms and a side extension for extra living space and and utility room.

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A friend in Bournemouth did a conversion on his bungalow ended up really nice as he added two bedrooms and a bathroom, the neighbours loved him as his was the first property to get planning.

That bungalow looks great especially if you can build above the garage.
 
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Good luck with your project; have you done the summer house yet?
Not yet, will wait until the planning has been approved even though I don't need it for the shed.
 

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Not yet, will wait until the planning has been approved even though I don't need it for the shed.
I'm after some plans for me BBQ thing in my new build. Seems like their all don't wanna tell, bit like what size cable for me hot tub or summer house. :)
 

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A friend in Bournemouth did a conversion on his bungalow ended up really nice as he added two bedrooms and a bathroom, the neighbours loved him as his was the first property to get planning.

That bungalow looks great especially if you can build above the garage.
I bidded them in the Bollox for it as well....was originally up for 275k which weren’t a bad price anyway and ended up getting it for 245K. One down the same road but 3 bed, done up (not very well done either) just went for 340K recently. I’m refurbing the inside, whacking two bedrooms in the loft making it 4 bed, 2 bathroom and doing the extension with a budget of 75K. Will want 365K for it when done.
 

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Nice. I take it that the 'issues' were factored in to the fixed price?
 
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Nice. I take it that the 'issues' were factored in to the fixed price?
Nope as it was "extra" work.

Other issue was having to run in a new mains water pipe etc etc.
 
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Looks fabulous the after pictures.
Thanks, the photo of the three builders is the kitchen/dining area in the photos.
 
I like to watch "The Big Build" and it's amazing what they find when they start pulling the plaster off. Timber framed houses seem especially bad.

I often wonder what the neighbours in identical houses think after seeing that.
 
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