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chrismanc

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Apr 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    In terms of adding value when selling:

    1. Roof insulation in the loft rooms (they're freezing in winter, stifling in summer)
      Not worth it
    2. Radiators in the loft rooms (inefficient without the above, but might make it more bearable for a lower price
      Not worth it
    3. A decent sized family bathroom in place of one of the bedrooms
      Maybe worth it, depending on whats sold in the area, and what it'd cost all in with re-plumbing, maintaining water pressure etc
    4. A renovated small bathroom in the place of the current ugly tatty small bathroom
      Will probably add value if you can keep costs sensible
    5. Stairs that no longer creak
      Can this be done by nailing existing planks? or will it require something more drastic?
    6. New windows (it's a corner house with two sets of double bays)
      If they are nice original bays, just paint them and make the existing look nice

    Id caveat all the above- it depends what the market is like when you come to sell, and what buyers in the area are looking for . Looking at recent sold prices and listings online will give you an idea of what local buyers are after, and what improvements have realised higher sale prices on recent sales

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I have some dynaudio audience 52s and a Cyrus 2 amp and psx I'd like to sell. Any interest here? Will post pics etc if so

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    Was just about to ask the same. Looks very much like a span house. @Dammit my house is of similar construction, though it does not look as nice. Cons: top floor gets very hot in summer . Not much internal insulation, noise travels freely internally. I'm betting electrics and plumbing will need modernisation going off those pics you posted. Mostly fixable, but it's all additional costs that add up to pretty big numbers all in

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    yep- you'd likely end up with the waste in the room itself, boxed in. That would make the shower area tricky, and get in the way of the bath if thats a must have.

    A shower tray will equate to far less faff and cost- and can still give a clean minimal modern look . From memory a wet room added around £2k in costs to my bathroom plans

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    do you really need the bath? it may feel a bit cramped with it all in, and i cant really see being in a 1.3m bath being particularly relaxing personally. You'd have to think about what would happen with the waste from the toilet too.

    Wet rooms are not the cheapest solution as i have recently found out. drainage, membranes etc all add up quickly over the cost of a standard shower tray layout

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    This is possible, but unsure how open the builders would be to having me on site all day.....

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    I may do vinyl in the kitchen I stead of wood, as the floor there will be screreed and level

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    I may take you up on that, but I need just over 100sqm all in . Hence wanting to cut some costs.....

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    Looking at various 22mm think solid planks atm. Seen some junckers stuff, both new and reclaimed for decent prices

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    No particular floor in mind yet. I've had quotes for engineered wood on top on a ply sub floor. X2 material and X2 labour adds up. So I wondered if I could lay 22mm t&g boards, preferably hardwood, straight onto the joints to reduce some cost

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