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  1. JayneH

    Is it possible to give this existing staircase a 'facelift'? - with pic

    Thanks! Oh that wood panelling is coming straight off too and the whole hall re-plastering if needs be! It's probably hiding a few damp patches I reckon but nothing that can't be sorted. I would want the stairs carpeting after so we'll see how we get on :)
  2. JayneH

    Is it possible to give this existing staircase a 'facelift'? - with pic

    Hi, We are in the process of buying this house and one of the first things I'd like to do is address the hallway. It's a victorian property and so I'd really like this horrible 1960s staircase sorted out so we have something that suits the property. Rather than rip it out and buy a new one, I...
  3. JayneH

    Replacement RSJ needed or not?

    Thank you all for your replies. tony - yes that's basically it! We've paid a surveyor £750 to do a full buildings survey but as is usually the case, these reports only ever give the surveyors 'suspicions' as they won't actually lift carpets or move furniture (seems ludicrous to me but there you...
  4. JayneH

    Replacement RSJ needed or not?

    Hi all, Newbie here hoping for some advice! We are in the process of purchasing a house, and our buildings survey has thrown up a potentially serious issue. In 1976 the previous owner (now deceased) extended the front of the property. All has been fine but when we viewed my Husband noticed a...
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