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Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Adam182, 23 Feb 2018.

  1. Adam182

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    Thankyou, you will be surprised what you can achieve, just make sure to do plenty of research online, if you need any advice feel free to PM me.

    Thankyou, I will add a photo soon. It's basically a recessed extractor and the vent pipe runs between the floor joists until it exits the external wall, luckily the joists ran in the right direction for this.

    Thankyou, the building inspector has been round a few times but the only thing that he has been required for were the windows so I could get a certificate that they were installed correctly. I also have the certificates for the electric work/plumbing if they ever required them.

    With it being a renovation and not a new build there seems to be a alot fewer regulations to adhere to..
     
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  3. Leofric

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    I don't want to appear critical but I can't understand what is happening with the drainage - on the photos of the rear of the house there appears to be a rainwater pipe heading into a soil pipe (although the pipes are not yet connected on the photo ) !
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    Fantastic job, you have a great eye for detail as well as the big picture, maybe transferable skills from your “day job”?

    One question, regarding the removal of the toilet floor off the intermediate landing. Did the three joists that were cut back require additional support, or fixings, where they meet the intermediate landing. I can see where they are connected to the new bathroom floor joists above but it’s not clear whether anything further was needed on the other side of the existing joist they sit on.

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  5. Adam182

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    Ah haha well spotted, that is merely a temporary thing as that is now the new location for the soil pipe (it best suited the new bathroom layout being there rather than around the corner originally), and the gutter downpipe will be located elsewhere.

    The soil pipe vent will eventually be placed in the position of the old cast guttering you mention and the whole gutter system will be completely replaced.

    Thankyou! You are probably right, I can also put alot of it down to my OCD :/. Animation certainly does rely on the finer details and a lot of patience.

    If I am understanding your question correctly, those three remaining joists actually more or less ended right after where they sit on that wooden beam (they end at the back of one of the staircase risers)

    I bolted the joist that is against the wall, to the wall, and then built a frame underneath the beam which also doubled up as reinforcement for the vertical support underneath. (the vertical support seemed pathetically small, considering the amount of load it must be under)

    I've quickly looked through my photo stash and found these that might show what I did better than how I've explained.

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  6. Leofric

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    All I would say is trimmers and trimming joists in floors are usually doubled up.
     
  7. Adam182

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    I'll keep my eye out for any movement this far down the line rather than ripping the lot out to add a second trimmer.

    If I'm ever crazy enough (I arn't) to take on a project like this again I will be sure to heed your advice.
     
  8. Adam182

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    Must be time for an update!!

    Bringing us up to now, late February 2019.

    Moved in last week, 625 days since purchase, what a journey and monumental learning experience it has been. Its a great feeling when visitors come round and are blown away with the overall finish throughout, its still not perfect in my eyes but ill go far as to give it 85%. Its an ever greater feeling thinking of all the money I have saved.

    Apologies in advance, its going to get a bit photo heavy...

    Most notable work is -

    Carpets Fitted
    All tiling/grouting complete (Cooker Alcove/Bathroom/Understairs Toilet)
    Front and rear door steps tiled
    Understairs toilet/sink fitted
    Bathroom floor fitted
    Bathroom suite fitted
    All doors hanged (notching all the casings/doors for the hinges was beyond tedious after the first door)
    Custom door created for understairs toilet (frankensteined two doors together)
    Oak window boards cut/oiled/fitted (Bay window was a challenge)
    Hanging AV unit cupboards fitted (modified IKEA kitchen cupboards)
    Oak worktop office desk created/oiled
    New PC put together and wall mounted
    Server connected and completed
    CCTV cameras installed outside (24/7 recording)
    Nest doorbell fitted
    All televisions wall mounted throughout
    All pipework underneath floor lagged with Armaflex
    Dolby Atmos soundsystem completed (a simply phenomenal audio experience, highly recommended)
    And a bunch of other small annoying jobs that seemingly took forever!

    I will start with a few misc photos, I'm especially happy with the Oak bay window board :)

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    Here is the finish for the speakers, definitely worth it to run conduit right upto the edge of the pasterboard

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    Heres the finished photos...

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    Understairs Toilet -

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    Kitchen -

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    Side Bedroom -

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    Oh man...

    I learnt all my early DIY skills from my father so when I bought my first house I did my total refurb to the same standards. Sadly I slowly realised that Dads skillset was not all it should have been. My house turned out OK but seeing what you have achieved in a shorter time than I, I sigh and think 'if only I'd had the guts to strip the whole place...'

    Well done, you have every reason to feel proud of your first...
     
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    What a cracking job. From back to brick to sharp as you like. You like white then?! I do hope you’ve not got kids or a dog...... dirty fingers or the dogs coat after a walk is giving me palpitations just thinking about it.
     
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    :confused::cry::eek: Oh those memories...

    I got as far as buying wall tiles for the hall where the dogs would walk between us and the wall t see who was at the door, but then got divorced instead and the dogs went with her:rolleyes::D

    Same thing with the step kids, no more mucky fingers;), muddy bikes(y):whistle: The next set of step kids were 10 years older:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Looks amazing mate...give yourself a well-earned pat on the back.

    Now you need to get it on the market and start looking for your next project house to buy :D
     
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    Absolutely brilliant work, saved a few quid doing all this i bet :)
     
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    A MAZ ING
     
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