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princeperch

Member since Nov 2010 • Last active Oct 2020
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    I'd also be asking them to waterproof the firewall bricks to the left and right of the chimney as best they can whilst the scaffolding is still up. Either using a screed over them or ideally a screed and then a clear waterproofing chemical such as Bostik Cementone Water Seal 5L (code 99144 at Toolstation).

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    Fair enough. I sometimes fantasize about moving north to have land and a whippet.

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    Well I didn't know you lived in my road? Which number ?

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    Values seem all over the place in E11 at the moment some people seem to be kite flying and getting away with it, and others seem to have almost underpriced to get an offer quickly.

    Our lovely neighbours in Chichester road have literally just sold their awesome flat and I was slightly surprised at the price they put it on at as I thought it would have been worth a fair bit more.

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    When I had my small extension done at the back of the house I used 3 large roof windows measuring 78*118cm. I could have used a continuous bit of glass/lantern but I lucked out and managed to get these three roof windows for a very good price (about £100 each including the flashing off eBay which was v v cheap) and what sealed the deal for me was the ease of cleaning stuff like bird shit off, just stand on a chair, flip the window and give them a wipe.

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    @E11_FTW I see disco ball dick head was out the front of his house trying to flog his balls today. He looked like a fucking twat I have to say.

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    They completely fucked up the measurements, I waited 5 months for them to be delivered and installed, then the bloke turns up, gets in a strop with me for no reason at all and then storm off.

    Hillary's then basically tell me they couldn't care less and offered me a 5 pc discount and said I'd have to wait 5-6 months for replacement shutters- they didn't even apologise.

    So I guess if you want to wait a year and be spoken to like a dog then go for it. Id have probably have forgiven them if head office gaf but they didnt and I would not like to chance how they'd sort out any problems within the warranty period.

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    I tried to buy some shutters from them once a few years back and they were fucking dreadful. Absolutely woeful. Buy from anywhere else, literally anywhere.

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    I had my front roof replaced when I had my loft done on my Victorian terrace and although the scaffolding was already here it was only something like 1.4k for the new roof using redland 49 tiles. Would have been another 1k I think for Chinese slate .

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    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/flat-2­7/connaught-works/251-old-ford-road/lond­on/e3-5ps/7671820

    The capital increases on z1/2 flats was pretty mental from 2012-2015.

    I sold my old flat for 185k more than I paid for it after about 3 years and it was in worse condition than when I purchased it as it needed a new kitchen and bathroom (which the people that purchased it put in).

    I don't think they've lost money on it but they won't have made much either when you consider they will have spent 30k on fees and improvements.

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