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Redecorating Home : Is my order of full home decorating correct to you

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by MissBuilding1975, 18 Feb 2017.

  1. MissBuilding1975

    MissBuilding1975

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    Hi all,

    I am redecorating my whole home, which includes upgrading a very old central heating system. Redecorating from the ground up, so new flooring, new kitchen, new bathroom suite, doors, painting, plastering, electrics etc... the whole works. After much research, I have organised a list of orders to carry out each job and have my funds available to carry out the work from individuals & companies who specialise in each trade listed below for my job. I would like all your opinions on the basis of my order and if any changes should be made and why. Thank you all in advance.

    This is my order to carry out the works:

    1. Full Central Heating system

    2. Guttering Around the House & Garden

    3. Raising extension roof angle and install Ceiling Velux window (Back of house / Garden area)

    4. Garden Paving << Doing this early because only access through the garden is through the home. Don't want damage to be done inside the home.

    5. Remove doors, Remove door frames, Remove floors & skirting, Remove old kitchen and old bathroom suite

    6. Install door frames and install light replacements and new light installations (electrics)

    7. Plastering some Ceilings due to cracks

    8. Wall conditions prep walls (Plaster or fill) depending on severity

    9. New Kitchen Units (replacing old Kitchen) / tiling kitchen/ New Bathroom suite (replace old bathroom suite, same locations etc..)

    10. Painting

    11. Fix Floor boards and install laminate flooring/ skirting and carpet.

    12. Hang new Doors + Architraves

    I have a place to stay elsewhere whilst the work is carried out. I will be project managing the work day by day. I just need to finalise this list in order to inform the contractors and tradesman the dates of work to be carried out, I have been informed of estimation times it will take to complete each job, just need to prioritise my order. I do think my order is correct, though I would like your thoughts on it before I start the project. Bearing in mind that I have a front driveway so any tradesman may want to carry out cutting etc... which is fine.

    Would love all your thoughts on this, thank you in advance.
     
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  2. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    If you are having plumbing/electrics done. It would be much easier for both these trades if skirting boards are removed and access to the floor voids is easy.
    Also that furniture is removed.

    Plumber first fix, before electrics advised.
    But if you intend to have any downlights, make sure there are planned routes for pipework, that avoid the location of these lights.
     
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  4. MissBuilding1975

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    Ok, thank you @PrenticeBoyofDerry for your information, I will take that on board. other than what you have said above do you think the list order is OK once we change the order of the skirting.

    Thanks again
     
  5. kulhavanna

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    Hi Miss B,

    We're at the start of planning for big refurb of 1930s house that was last redecorated in the 70s

    Could you please share rough cost estimates for the works you've listed above? Also how long are you allowing for each job and the project overall?

    As I said we're at very early days so would really appreciate some guidance on budget and timing to get a better idea if we've got the funds to do it all in one Big Bang. We're also looking to do a bit of internal structural work i.e. moving bathroom to neighbouring single room and converting existing bathroom to utility with external door to back courtyard, closing off kitchen external door and adding at least one window in door gap.

    Good luck for your project You must be excited to get started. I'm feeling a bit of intrepidation at the moment but I'm hoping that will morph into excitement when our plans start to gel a bit more.
     
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