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    I went back a year on search and couldnít find a relevant thread so fuck it, I have made one.

    Given the very positive response and kind words about the living room transformation, I thought itíd be nice to see if anyone else is doing owt in their houses/needs any help or advice/is a nosey fucker and wants to see what other peopleís houses look like.

    So Iíll start with a huge photo dump of the renovations Iíve been doing on my 1890s mid terrace Victorian 3 storey townhouse in Lincoln (mostly not personally as I am shit at anything trade related)

    First, a bit of a flavour as to the state of the gaff when we bought it:









    Some during photos as weíve been doing work:





    And a couple of the rooms weíve just about finished:







    The bedroom is finished but itís full of stuff atm as weíre currently in the middle of finishing the dressing room, office, nursery, top floor landing and first floor landing. Should all be plastered and floors done by the end of this week, ready second fix electrics and for my FIL to come paint early March. Heís a really good P&D!

    We start the bathroom in 2 weeks too. Itís all gone a bit manic to try and get it all finished before baby arrives in May, so a lot of moving parts to try and keep on top of!

    This is where weíre at atm:







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    Thatís a project, and then some.

    Good work.

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    ĄDon't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    I went back a year on search and couldn’t find a relevant thread so fuck it, I have made one.

    Given the very positive response and kind words about the living room transformation, I thought it’d be nice to see if anyone else is doing owt in their houses/needs any help or advice/is a nosey fucker and wants to see what other people’s houses look like.

    So I’ll start with a huge photo dump of the renovations I’ve been doing on my 1890s mid terrace Victorian 3 storey townhouse in Lincoln (mostly not personally as I am shit at anything trade related)

    First, a bit of a flavour as to the state of the gaff when we bought it:









    Some during photos as we’ve been doing work:





    And a couple of the rooms we’ve just about finished:







    The bedroom is finished but it’s full of stuff atm as we’re currently in the middle of finishing the dressing room, office, nursery, top floor landing and first floor landing. Should all be plastered and floors done by the end of this week, ready second fix electrics and for my FIL to come paint early March. He’s a really good P&D!

    We start the bathroom in 2 weeks too. It’s all gone a bit manic to try and get it all finished before baby arrives in May, so a lot of moving parts to try and keep on top of!

    This is where we’re at atm:




    Looks like your doing an excellent job.

    Congratulations on the upcoming. I remember still laying flooring when our first started to arrive.


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    Looks top drawer to be fair.

    If youve nailed that lot yourself, I doff my cap to you.


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    Looks good but I would have a rethink on the "Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen Floral Wall"

    Just a personal opinion from someone who ordered paint and brushes from Amazon when Lockdown came on on March 2020 and who is still contemplating taking the cellophane wrapping off it in February 2021


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    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Looks top drawer to be fair.

    If youve nailed that lot yourself, I doff my cap to you.
    Absolutely have done fuck all myself. I can crowbar skirts off, strip wall paper and strip gloss but putting it back together is not my thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NooForest View Post
    Looks good but I would have a rethink on the "Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen Floral Wall"

    Just a personal opinion from someone who ordered paint and brushes from Amazon when Lockdown came on on March 2020 and who is still contemplating taking the cellophane wrapping off it in February 2021
    I love the mural! Think itís really dramatic, makes a big room feel even bigger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    I love the mural! Think itís really dramatic, makes a big room feel even bigger.
    That's all that matters Buddy. If you love it. End of discussion. I'm not living in it so my opinion is of no relevance


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    Nice work MXJ. Moved home a few weeks ago from a 3 bed to a 4 bed with garage and massive garden so I've just started doing stuff to this house.

    There's boxes and parts of furniture everywhere at the moment whilst we sort the kid's room... the previous occupant was the old couple's teenage son who smoked, so it was a mess.

    Had it plastered, then we decided we might as well get all the upstairs floors redone as they are a bit worn out, then I decided to get new radiators as well. So I pulled the skirts off, took the flooring out and now I need to pay someone far more competent to fix it all

    Luckily we have some good contacts for various tradespeople. It's certainly keeping me busy whilst there's not a lot else to do. Putting ikea furniture up and filling holes I can just about manage myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Nice work MXJ. Moved home a few weeks ago from a 3 bed to a 4 bed with garage and massive garden so I've just started doing stuff to this house.

    There's boxes and parts of furniture everywhere at the moment whilst we sort the kid's room... the previous occupant was the old couple's teenage son who smoked, so it was a mess.

    Had it plastered, then we decided we might as well get all the upstairs floors redone as they are a bit worn out, then I decided to get new radiators as well. So I pulled the skirts off, took the flooring out and now I need to pay someone far more competent to fix it all

    Luckily we have some good contacts for various tradespeople. It's certainly keeping me busy whilst there's not a lot else to do. Putting ikea furniture up and filling holes I can just about manage myself.
    Thatís it, isnít it! You canít do one thing without doing about 7 things, and you end up getting way over your head.


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    Nice work, M

    Unfortunately I've lost a lot of photos of all sorts including room renovations, including a completely new kitchen, that Bryn plastered when my SD card died.

    My best achievements though are motorbike renovations and some of them are in the tool thread.

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    Need some DIY advice

    Have a small damp patch in top corner of upstairs ceiling. Went in the loft today and couldnít find any water ingress but found the membrane under the tiles has been eaten away


    There is a birds nest just below my hand, could the ingress be coming below this ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughton,we have a problem View Post
    Need some DIY advice

    Have a small damp patch in top corner of upstairs ceiling. Went in the loft today and couldnít find any water ingress but found the membrane under the tiles has been eaten away

    There is a birds nest just below my hand, could the ingress be coming below this ?
    Has the damp patch got black mould on it?

    If it has itís more likely a condensation issue. Because the membrane (roofing felt?) is torn it will make that corner a cold spot. Any moisture in the air will do to the coldest spot in a room (remember single glaze windows).


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    Yes, it is black so that makes perfect sense. I assume it'll be a question of patching up the membrane to stop the cold getting in? That's me weekend sorted for next week then, got fuck all else to do anyway.


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    Just put ceiling spotlights in the bathroom, first time I've done this. Bit of a bastard with the fibreglass insulation above in a tightish space.

    Far too many Blue/white LEDs though , talk about "go into the light", it's like going on another planet


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    Get 3k warm white then.


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    She likes um so there staying mate.

    Put a new walk in shower in and new tiles so it does show it all up well, and I shouldn't miss the pan wennah goo forra piss now


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    Default Re: House Renovations & DIY Thread

    Great work MXJ, quite like the feeling of the living room.

    although, you got some big ass tile in your kitchen, 24 x 24in?


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    Enjoy the rest MJX.

    After we moved into our house 20-odd year ago, we did up every room, gutting many and doing a bit of rejigging on some bits. Was all lovely when finished.

    Then I got about 4 years rest until it was time to change one of the rooms, then another and then the endless cycle continues to this day.

    EXACT SAME BENEFITS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Enjoy the rest MJX.

    After we moved into our house 20-odd year ago, we did up every room, gutting many and doing a bit of rejigging on some bits. Was all lovely when finished.

    Then I got about 4 years rest until it was time to change one of the rooms, then another and then the endless cycle continues to this day.
    Feel ya agony mate


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    No peace yoof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Enjoy the rest MJX.

    After we moved into our house 20-odd year ago, we did up every room, gutting many and doing a bit of rejigging on some bits. Was all lovely when finished.

    Then I got about 4 years rest until it was time to change one of the rooms, then another and then the endless cycle continues to this day.
    True that. I’ve been here about 20 years and it’s all getting a bit ‘ready’ despite doing stuff periodically.
    Problem I have is because I do it all week at work I loathe working on my own house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    True that. I’ve been here about 20 years and it’s all getting a bit ‘ready’ despite doing stuff periodically.
    Problem I have is because I do it all week at work I loathe working on my own house.
    Get a Romanian in, dirt cheap and you won't have to worry about disposal costs.


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    Default Re: House Renovations & DIY Thread

    I have purchased a can of Everbuild Expanding foam.
    Having never used the stuff before I read the how to use and safety labels on the can, and now can't work up the courage to use the stuff!
    1 Is it really dangerous to use?
    2 If I use it to fill some areas where plaster has come away when I removed old skirtings, does it stay workable for a bit so I can smooth it over with a spatula?
    3 Can I use it indoors?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    I have purchased a can of Everbuild Expanding foam.
    Having never used the stuff before I read the how to use and safety labels on the can, and now can't work up the courage to use the stuff!
    1 Is it really dangerous to use?
    2 If I use it to fill some areas where plaster has come away when I removed old skirtings, does it stay workable for a bit so I can smooth it over with a spatula?
    3 Can I use it indoors?
    No it's not dangerous, You can work it a bit but it's a messy job , It will carry on expanding a little so don't fill the gap all the way only half to 2/3 full.
    Its messy so don't get on your hands or it will stain.
    Expanding foam is really for gaps around pipes etc but will fill in a few gaps. It doesn't go that far and you have to use it all up .

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