The new 'new old house resto' thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ermintrude, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. yes! I'm all about the visuals ;)

    see, a bit of lateral thinking, five pages, some gin and we're getting there.
    I'm sooo looking forward to when i'm doing the kitchen worktop *dies*

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  2. i have a work mate but it's in the scary shed so i cut the door while resting it on my rickety garden chairs!

    'elf n safety, innit! :p
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  3. Will do tomorrow if you mean that ... Scaff planks still the plan?
    Might be a bit of a pig ...
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  4. Can see a look north incident report appearing in Saltaire.
  5. yes please! yup, but going to buy new unbanded ones. and a LOT of glue :)
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  6. i can't do much worse than a lot of the cowboys round here and any risks i take are always well calculated

    - then i ignore the calculations :D
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  7. Blimey !
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  8. Okydoky ... Are they cheap? About 35mm? L8rs
  9. i am clearly the exception... :)
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  10. cheap-ish but will save having to sand all the gubbins off. yes, if that's what scaffs are. I'd rather have solid cherry but it's a bit too pricey and i'm not keen on anything else. Solid wood and some osmo oil - perfect :)
  11. :eek:
  12. tomorrow i'll be working out @Dub and Dubber drawings, looking for bit's of timber the right size to get the door done and hopefully, filling the hole by the front door with concrete and trying not to step in it until it dries.

    ...and taking delivery of my first winter wood order :)
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  13. To be serious for a sec Ms Trude (if such a thing is possible on TLB) - is your pad listed or got some preservation order on it? Assume you can't just rip Titus's stuff apart?
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  14. it's grade 2 listed and there's certain internal features that i can't touch, thankfully most of those were covered up and my exposing them make the conservation team very happy. exterior seems to be their main concern with fines going out because of 30cm fencing on top of walls not being the correct style, or the wrong gate. that said, there's some dubious permissions being made on some serious alterations at the moment too. the goal posts seem to be constantly shifting :/
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  15. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Lucky conservation team.
  16. ha! :D
  17. 1st winter wood :thinking:
  18. Little concretey cat prints???

    Good luck with the first steps in getting stuff in order, it’s all in the right direction .... you’re a bit of a force of nature when you get going Lisa!
    I had to make adjustments on a couple of door on my place, but luckily craftsmanship in the 1960s being a little less ‘solid’ made it easier, and shifting door jams / using thicker ones did the trick.
    Crack on!
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  19. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    You go girl! :)
  20. Yeh well done erm you are a go gettum and a very clever gal, we men couldn’t do some of the stuff you do ,especially them coats n hats :thumbsup::)
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