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Self Build & Subsequent Loft Conversion

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Engleberht, 24 Oct 2009.

  1. Engleberht

    Engleberht

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    As requested - posted in this section.

    This was my first self build five years back.

    http://our-pad.host-ed.net/

    A five bed detatched. Being a bricklayer/builder I obviously made good savings on labour - I laid every brick and block. Mixed all sand n cement on my own. All ground works and drains too. The only jobs I didn't do were plumbing and electrics. The project started over Christmas and went so well that we moved in the following September (only ten months). I gained much experience! The only things I lost were...some hair, one & a half stone in weight and my beloved dog - upon completion of the house a thunder storm scared her into the road [​IMG] (he giveth, he take'eth away)

    Total cost of build - £69,700. Land was cheap too, I bought two gardens and went straight for detailed planning.

    Last year I decided I wanted to convert the loft. Not having the money at the time of original build (the roof only cost £950) or insight/intuition first time round, I made it extremely difficult for myself....hence this thread - http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=137740
     
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  3. lancred

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    this is a class post. i always knew i should have been a builder.
     
  4. markdaniels

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    Fantastic job.
     
  5. Chri5

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    How good is that ! Did you design the look, size and shape or did you bounce ideas of an architect ?

    You should rightly smile every time you arrive home, hard work and some imagination pays obvious dividends.

    Enjoy !
     
  6. Engleberht

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    amazing

    your one talented guy
     
  9. GraftingTerry

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    agreed, always nice to see quality work like this.
     
  10. mgallagher

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    Very nice, love the attention to detail on the brickwork, wish I could lay bricks and build my own home.

    Well done
     
  11. Terry7556

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    hats off to you, thats quality :)
     
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