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  • Had my loft boarded over and a ladder and light fitted. Loads of storage space up there now.

  • Surely £10k for a garage within the M25 is taking the piss.

    This one in Wandsworth is £85k and doesn't look dissimilar to the ones in your block. This one all the way out in Ham is £25k. Sydenham here for £34k.

  • Quite often the ones in blocks have to be sold to an existing resident and can't be sold externally, this means the prices are much lower as there's a limited supply of possibly buyers.

  • Also, tbf the ones in Dammit's block would need work to even get to the standard of the Sydenham ones.

  • It's what the local estate agent recommended.

    And as Aaron says, both of these garages are the snuggle toothed cousins of the Sydenham one.

  • Loads of storage space up there now.

    That depends if you have as many wheelsets as @Brommers

  • Fair enough. I mean it's great if you can get them for that price but I can't imagine the sellers letting them go for it.

    Looking forward to finding out!

  • how much did this run you. thinking about doing this myself

  • About £2.5k for 25SqM of board with loftzone, new hatch (there wasn't one before), ladder and electric light. You could probably get it done for about £1.5k if you tweaked the options

    I got it done by these https://www.idealloftladders.co.uk/quote­-builder who I'd recommend. The website gives you a good idea of the different cost options.

  • @Sheppz you doing VR mockups now?

  • Well thats deeply unsettling.

  • Where can I get rid of a Microwave in SE23? Related: would anyone like a somewhat functional microwave?

  • Put it on the kerb on the main road.
    Alternatively, there's a recycle point on Sydenham hill near Lammas green or just down but before the wood house.

  • Are you Lewisham or Southwark? If Southwark they will take it and recycle it at the centre off the OKR. You just need to book the slot.

  • Ah - so they haven't tidied up since I posted it yesterday? ;-)

  • sorry, I only read my own posts

  • My new house has a double garage and so far all I'm putting in it is a dryer. 😂 #notlondon

  • Alternatively, there's a recycle point on Sydenham hill near Lammas green or just down but before the wood house.

    Ah, this is useful, can I just drop it in a bin/similar?

  • Shed talk.
    Base going in this weekend. 4.2m x 2.3m
    Materials arrive on Friday
    Ordered shed this morning from Beast Sheds.
    They quoted 6-8 weeks from order to deliver/install. Fine
    Then they rang back and said they had a cancellation and can do next Tuesday.
    I say sure.
    Now worried everything is going to go wrong.

  • Welcome to living the dream :)

  • Pulled the trigger on the exterior work (rendering/pointing/sills/painting), the fireplace/chimney breast (making good the brick work, plastering over, coving around the breast and leaving a space for a more traditional fireplace) and the front door restoration (full works - strip back and repaint, new hardware, restoration of all stained glass, leaded lights and fan lights, adding safety/security glass and new custom brass step nose).

    Have quotes for the loft bathroom and to gut and redecorate my daughter's future bedroom (with a new airing cupboard as that's where the HW tank is), but will wait a bit for those.

  • I've been looking at these. Which model did you go for?

    It would be great hear what you think of it when it goes up in 6days(!)

  • I went for a 13 x 7' pent H with the double wide doors and 1x extra height. 4 security windows.

    I've seen one in real life at a friend's house and the quality of hers was excellent. Properly sturdy. Hope it turns out well.

  • I'm surprised you didn't decide to build one yourself

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