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Buying a property with extensions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geek84, 17 May 2019 at 11:43 AM.

  1. geek84

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    Hi Folks

    We are thinking of buying a property and a few of my friends have advised that we shouldn't buy a property which has been extended - i.e. extended kitchen, bathroom, living room etc. The main reason they give is that the standard of the extension would not be of the same high standard as of the other rooms which were constructed when the property was first built.


    What are your thoughts?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. EddieM

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    How on earth can anyone say?
     
  3. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    Here we go again, posts a pointless/stupid question.

    Give it a rest Geek.

    Andy
     
  4. Notch7

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    A forum wind up merchant.

    Youve already been rumbled (y)

    The funniest wind up I read was a thread on a coffee forum: somebody wanted to build a high wall to keep out cats.

    It went for about 10 pages
     
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    Thanks folks.
     
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  6. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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    Hogsht
     
  8. RayCaister

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    House built to "high standard" by Persimmon, extension built by local builder. I know which one my money is on.
     
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  9. donrkebab

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    My house was built by highly skilled tradesmen in pre 1900's, and in 1980 when I stripped the wall plaster the ceiling started to fall down. Because these highly skilled tradesmen had supported the ceiling joists off of the plaster thickness, about 5mm on each side. Incompetant bodging is nothing new, perhaps it's in their dna and they pass it on.
     
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    But that's decades longer than the current crop of houses will start to fall apart by themselves rather than from the actions of a diy numpty!
     
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    That's true, a few years ago I was looking around a new barratt house, and it seemed very flimsy. So on the first floor I jumped up and down and I thought the house was going to collapse, and the agent wasn't very happy with me, or was it because he was frightened the place was going to fall down. And the carpentry work:eek:, I could have done a better job blindfolded with a pick and shovel
     
  13. ban-all-sheds

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    Also look at his Ĺ“uvre here.
     
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    What's funny about it ? (the original post that is)

    Aren't wind-ups supposed to be funny?
     
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    You should ask your surveyor and solicitor to pay attention to the appropriate building control sign-offs and ensure they exist for the work. Given that building control standards have improved greatly its likely that the work will be to a higher standard.
    for example: today you would never get away with this design.
    [​IMG]

    Have a read of this to see how things have improved
    https://fet.uwe.ac.uk/conweb/house_ages/elements/print.htm
     
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