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Victorian Terrace Renovation: Week 1

July 12, 2017

Week 1 of the renovation was great fun, there is something very relieving about ripping out and getting rid of all the ugliness and letting lose a bit! The skip arrived and I was ready to fill it! The agenda was as follows:

 

1. Have the damp treated in the living room and kitchen

2. Finish ripping up the carpet and flooring

3. Remove kitchen units and tiles ready for the builders to move in

4. Remove the wall cladding (at which point it was revealed that everywhere would need plastering!)

5. Remove wallpaper, which again revealed that the old lathe and plaster was clinging on to dear life underneath with just the paper holding it together. So another expense to add to the list!

 

Week one was when it became apparent that my rather small budget of £10-15k was not going to cut it. The scope of works originally handed to the builders was growing by the minute. Originally the plan was just to have them change the kitchen and and the bathroom, whilst I got on with the decorating and gutting the place. This then changed to:

 

Full re-wiring, as I also discovered half the sockets didn't actually work and the wiring so dangerously old.

Change of heating system and boiler

Plastering all over and a whole new wall between the bedrooms

New ceiling in the kitchen

New roof over the old side extensions

New guttering

 

Other then that it was all in my capable hands!

 

 

 

The living room paneling is off (mostly!)

The landing and stairs carpet is up

The landing and stairs carpet is up

Bedroom 2 carpet is up and the wallpaper coming off...

Bedroom 1 carpet is up and the wallpaper coming off...

Bedroom 1 carpet is up and the wallpaper coming off...

The Kitchen during damp proofing

The Living room bay during damp proofing

The Living room bay during damp proofing

The Kitchen after it's damp proofing

The Living room bay window after the damp proofing

The Living room bay window

The Dining Room

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

 

Tiles removed revealing some mold and leaking for the extensions previously built.

 

 

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