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    Incredible.
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    Lol. Boy oh boy.
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    Wtf. At what point did I say everything before was free??!! Seems a fairly hormonal place this board.
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    Couple reasons. I want to be less involved, plumber emmigrated, sparky was my father so wish to outsource that, builder was ok but id like too see what other options and costs are out there... this is my second renovation so my contact list needs some work.
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    Given the 8-12k guesstimate, whatever ratio fits that budget given that there was one main builder and then a second labourer over the course of 8 week's... Other ttades ive hired at daily rates hover around the 150 mark. Ill be skipping this quote, as nice as the fellow was we're just a...
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    I feel £300+ a day for several weeks work is excessive. Appreciate most dont get paid for holiday leave, but even with twenty days off and not considering a shortfall in work we are talking in excess of £70, 000 per annum. My opinion of course. But I'd like to point this topic back to the...
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    Going off my last project I got it all done for sub 20, including a garden that had 15 mature trees removed, granted I did a lot of the work myself (plastering, some brick work and carpentry), but ive had a quote for £1200 too reskim thr house, I honestly was expecting this to come in at around...
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    Brill, many thanks.
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    Bit of a double post here but not sure how too move thread, would appreciate your thoughts too the below: Hey ladies and gents, currently scouting for quotes and came across a builder I liked, said all the right words and got a good feel for what we wanted to do to the property. It's a 3...
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    What could this be?

    Here's a picture of the stairs http://oi48.tinypic.com/34fzl0p.jpg The 'buckle' is pretty much in line with where the first post is on the left of the photo.
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    What could this be?

    Not a bad idea. Though I know the people next door to ours are recent tenants. Do you think that the issues with the landing and doorway could be down to the wooden floor, or is it more like to have been caused by the house 'shifting'... I know that's a tricky answer to give. Just looking for...
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    What could this be?

    Ahhh. Just seen some other pictures. No ties rods. Though a house on the same street, about 4 down, does have tie rods....
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    What could this be?

    No cellar. I'm a little unfamiliar with tie rods but just had a quick Google - would there be any give away when looking at this externally?
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    What could this be?

    I'll try and get some photo's. I'm currently scouting for some builders to get some quotes. It's a semi detached. There are plenty of cracks in the plaster, but outside everything looks good. Parts are rendered, and in places it looks like they've been 'filled'. I guess this could just be...
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    What could this be?

    Same plane - as you come to the top of the stairs the door is on your right, the floor has a slight incline and the 'buckle' is to the left about 1.5 meters from the door...
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    What could this be?

    Hey there, I'm looking at buying a new house, circa 1900. Visually it looks in great condition externally, internally is another story and I'm a little concerned about the first floor. There's a buckle on the landing, perhaps only about 20mm, but you can feel it and a slight slant on the...
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    What the?!?

    Thank you! - Will order some. Guess I've got another horrid job of scrapping it all of again once it's dry. Bloomin' stuff.
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    What the?!?

    Should also add that the walls were painted, with this horrible thick like gloss paint.
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    What the?!?

    Ok, so to summarise: Skimmed two walls, noticed after 20-30 mins or so that the plaster was becoming uneven, like it wasn't bonding to the wall and started to sag. I kept working it, and eventually got a flat finish. So I was checking it last night and started to tap a few areas, noticed...
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    Dodgy electrician?

    All sorted now guys, cheers for the responses. Appreciated. Turns out, it was the kitchen strap. Wired to the upstairs lights. All fixed and sorted now.
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