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Trying to age a 70’s house by building a bay window on the frony

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  1. Parrotface

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    Hi all,

    We just bought a house that’s the only modern one in the road. It’s basically a horrid 70’s job.
    I want to ‘age’ it... I’m thinking of a bay window made out if block work and rendered.

    couple of questions for you pros.

    a) building application needed?
    B) straightforward job?
    C) cost?

    I’m effectively removing the upvc and building on the front... rendered window and then put some brick tiles on it to again give it more authenticity...

    Any thoughts please let me know.
    Cheers
    Mark
     
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    Why did you buy it? Some pictures of your house and the others in the road might help.
     
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    A few stained brown planks and that will age it 500 years :cautious:

    Adding a bay may WTF it rather than "age" it.
     
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    A porch with pillars.
     
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    Cover the roof with hay...
     
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    Planning permission definitely required- construction forward of the principal elevation. Building regs as well. Straighforward after that (though beware of buried services in the front garden), £2000 upwards depending on how fancy a roof you want on it and what sort of deal you can get on the windows.
    If you live in a street with lots of proper bay windows then you'd be best going for quite a decorative roof (lots of mouldings) rather than just a flattie (there's one on my street, it looks rubbish, I'll attach a pic in the morning). You can get GRP moulded pre-insulated ready to go bay rooves, think they're about £500.
    EDIT This assumes you've already got a window in the room the same width as the bay will be. If you haven't then add another grand for new lintel and associated making good
     
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    I'd say upwards of £5k. Easy.
     
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    £10k.

    Anyone for £15k?

    Last call...
     
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    £12,500 plus mahogany and aluminium frames.
     
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    £12500 aluminium/mahogany for woody...gone once...
     
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    Thanks guys- sorry for late reply...VE Day and birthday...

    here’s a pic of the front. I hate how it looks right now! You can see the neo Georgian bay window - yuk!
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    Get rid of the fake bar glazing and the front door with fake fanlight and the fake pillars . And the fake shutters . Then consider cladding the top half with cedral cement board ( there is an article on here about it. Ah, the bay- maybe it could be bricked up off a small footing to the underside, it would look better then. Proper bricks not slips.
     
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    I was thinking upper half brick slips, lower half block work and screeded and then painted white (maintenance wise long term makes sense as I intend to leave the house in a casket and we all get to a ton in the family genes so want ease of maintenance) As next door to the right is fully white (looks like a Victorian cottage, and left is a fully brick Victorian detached cottage it ties the two in to our house, rather than it looking like an imposter!
     
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    What's your budget, is the dormer at the front original? Even without the dormer it's all out of proportion.
     
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    You mean a double height bay , over the bedroom window too ? I was thinking leaving the existing as is and bricking up under it . The cladding of 1st floor would add horizontal lines to "widen" the face.
     
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