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Old 04-23-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Do any of you work on your own house(i don't just mean decorating) i have just brought this house and we had to tear down the garage(a leaking sewer pipe under mined the foundations of the wall) and rebuild it from scratch, i have changed the flat roof in to a pitch one and used 2nd hand slates on the roof to match the main roof, the next plan is to re-roof the main house when funds allow.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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Nice job.

I do everything on my own house. But there's never enough time. I've already cleared 1/4 acre and there's still snow on the ground here in spots.

Making more room for stuff.

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cool roof there, especially with the 2nd hand tiles.
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Nice looking crib there, Dave. You do all the brick work on the garage yourself?
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Very cool house, Dave. Congrats.
Nice brick work.

I've never seen staging like that before.....
Looks heavy

Shoulda made the garage bigger, mate.....
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Nice work/house. The roof was a given, but the brickwork too. Are the bricks recycled or did you find some that match that closely? Looks like you forgot the soldier course above the window though.

Nice sunroom too. Or do you call that a conservatory or something over there?
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I've done a little... new windows, siding, complete trim inside, new kitchen cabs and tops...
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Nice looking crib there, Dave. You do all the brick work on the garage yourself?
Hi seeyou, no each to are own trade, a mason friend of mine did the brick work.

[QUOTE=tcleve4911;1188834]Very cool house, Dave. Congrats.
Nice brick work.


I've never seen staging like that before.....
Looks heavy

Shoulda made the garage bigger, mate.....[/QUOTE
Thanks Tclever, the scaffold stagging i brought for another job but it comes in handy, its very heavy but a solid platform, it just locks together,kwikstage its called.
The garage is big enough for my MG lol and its a 1/3 bigger than it was.
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Nice work/house. The roof was a given, but the brickwork too. Are the bricks recycled or did you find some that match that closely? Looks like you forgot the soldier course above the window though.

Nice sunroom too. Or do you call that a conservatory or something over there?
Hi Mr Miller, yeah we saved the bricks for the front but the side are new but a great match,your right should of had a soldier course above the window and above the garage door but i can live with it, its lime mortar pointed to match the rest of the house that finishes it off, got loads to do on it mind!
yeah its a sunroom but they do call them conservatorys over here
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Great work LoneFramer, i've got some work here for you lol
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Yea, I do a little work....

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Great work LoneFramer, i've got some work here for you lol
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Here's a few of the bathroom work. Added the cornice/crown, replaced the vanity and hung a few cabs. Stripped off the Marlite panels, rocked with 3/8, finished and painted myself, as well as painting the rest of the 1st floor.
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i do be so busy working on my brothers houses i never have a chance to work on my own very sad really , and nice work there dave and loneframer
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I have done all of my own stuff. If not sure I ask guys I know in other trades to make sure it gets done right.
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dave how do you attach the thatch to that style of roof? its hard to tell in all the post cards i see of homes in uk, and having that as a substraight does it lower ins prems? looking good!!!!!!!!,
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Nice place and roof work English Dave.

Ive been putting a lot of time into my home lately.
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dave how do you attach the thatch to that style of roof? its hard to tell in all the post cards i see of homes in uk, and having that as a substraight does it lower ins prems? looking good!!!!!!!!,
Hi Sunkist,i have no idea about thatching to be honest, its a completley defferent ball game to what i do, i think the insurance is alot more due to the fire risk.
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dave how do you attach the thatch to that style of roof? its hard to tell in all the post cards i see of homes in uk, and having that as a substraight does it lower ins prems? looking good!!!!!!!!,
Hazel spars are like big staples that drive into the rafters and hold the thatch.
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English_Roofer good work! Your home has so much character. I love those bricks and new slate roof on the garage. I recently started painting my home, so now like the Queen we have the blue room, the green room and the yellow room. The voilet room is a work in progress...LOL. The whole thing has been going on for over 2 months now and there's so much left to do...

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