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DIY Two Storey Extension

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by acurachris, 8 May 2019.

  1. martin hill

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    You know you going to need an expensive landscaped garden and outdoor dining area now to sit back and admire the build from the garden lol.
     
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    Incredible work, would have loved to do some labouring for you just to improve my knowledge but guess I was a bit late to the website.

    Well done!
     
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  4. martin hill

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    Hi There what scaffold company did you use ? cheers
     
  5. builditandtheywillcome

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    This is such an impressive solo build, you should be really proud, have you been working while doing this or going at it full time?
     
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    What an amazing job you’ve done - give yourself a good pat on the back for all your hard graft and your skills!

    Many thanks for documenting the build with all the pictures...it’s really helpful for all us other DIYers!
     
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  7. acurachris

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I still have more to finish and hope to finish the downstairs floor screed by Friday so will get some pics up.

    Can't afford the garden now, broke! :LOL:

    It was Stretford Scaffolding (are you in Manchester?).

    I have been working as well, so just crack on after work and at weekends.... I think my kids still know who i am!
     
  8. martin hill

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    Yes in salford.
     
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    Outtanding! Such a high quality finish in all aspects! I bet a lot of builders aspire to have this level of finish. (can you inbox me as i am not able to do so to you???)
     
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  11. acurachris

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    Thanks. I'm not actually sure how you message people on here! o_O
     
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    Most builders are perfectly capable of doing a really good job, it's just there's more money in doing a quick job and moving on to the next. Putting experience aside I bet if you took the hours that have gone into this and translated it into an acceptable price for a builder it would be a huge number.

    One of the real benefits of doing this sort of thing yourself is that you get to spend the time required to make sure it's right and when you're finished it's exactly what you want with no compromise because you were out and the builder just bodged x y or z. And when you've spent months doing the same thing over and over and you're sick to death of it at least you can console yourself with the knowledge that if you'd just got a builder in you'd be thousands down and they would have done all sorts that you're not really happy with. And when you're finally finished, get an estate agent to value the house with and without the extension and compare what you've built to what you've spent.

    OP, what you've done looks really good, really impressed that you've done it all yourself, especially not succumbing to the temptation of finding a labourer to lift all those bricks up!
     
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    ! wow, really impressive! Considering you had never completed brickwork previously, this looks incredibly professional!
     
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    Amazing!!! Well done, it looks great!!!

    Have you screeded the floor yet,
     
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    Absolutely in awe -- you have done a cracking job of it. This is something your kids will be able to tell their kids about in years to come.
     
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    Did you do this all urself? are you in the trade?
     
  17. acurachris

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    Yeah the floor has been screeded (that was hard work! :eek:) .... i'll post some more pictures soon.

    I'm not in the trade, just a computer network guy! I did it all except digging the foundation trenches and piling.
     
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