The 100K House - Tricks Of The Trade
Posted 25 February 2016 - 02:50 PM
The one I saw had a big family moving (5 young kids) into a small house in Kingston, where they put in sleeping platforms above the existing bedrooms, and a post-student moving back in with his mum, where they tried to give them the ability to live more separate lives than you can in a normal house.
Quite impressed at the practical solutions to real problems, but they still don't really explain the Planning Gauntlet.
I think it was good because it wasn't either Interior Designers being Interior Designers or Architects trying to be Artists.
The budgets are not quite as micro as implied, but are around 30-70k rather than 100-200k.
Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:13 PM
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:51 AM
"They want the best start for their children".
Well yes, so don't have a 3rd, 4th, 5th... child then!
"Son moved back as he can't afford to live on his own"
Then take your £300,000 cash you have and buy two houses somewhere else. That part of Watford is not very nice (though I liked living near Watford).
Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:36 AM
True! If he really wanted to stick with the (commendable) aim of achieving a great result at a bargain price, he would be sticking French doors in everywhere, not bloody bifolds...
At least they don't seem to be having a war on plasterboard this time round.
Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:53 AM
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:55 PM
I dislike the way he said "modest".
And stairs tie a house together.
No, they get in the way and are a nuisance, unless you want to get upstairs that is.
Posted 10 April 2016 - 03:44 PM
The plywood on my trailer is falling apart and I'm trying to find an economical sensible replacement that might last more than the 5 years the ply has.
It might also go well in my new garage / workshop / utility room.
Posted 10 April 2016 - 04:05 PM
Edited to add:
The generic name for the stuff is phenolic plywood. It looks like it's available for a reasonable price from some builders merchants, as weatherproof shuttering, as well as the more expensive stuff with a textured surface that's used for trailer and truck floor panels.
Edited by jsharris, 10 April 2016 - 04:12 PM.
add more info
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