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Farmhouse Resoration In Herefordshire


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#21 jonathon916

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:16 PM

Possibly a stupid question! but how do I add some pictures?.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 07:54 PM

Picture of the rear and one side dates from the 14th century.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:07 PM

On of the cellars with brick floor and stone and brick walls. There is a full brick wall dividing the space, a local damp proofing company have replaced one third of the floor and used thicker planks! so the floor has a nice ridge. Can you see the doorway where the old and new floor joists meet?, they are resting on a few bricks on one side, and rotted timber the other side. I have seen a copy of the bill, only £5,047!.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:11 PM

One of the bays with the window above ready to fall out. The front and one side are Victorian.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:14 PM

These two pictures are both the same room!, the other front bay window.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

Original flags and front door.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

That Worked !

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:19 PM

Front has been pebble dash rendered 'badly', but looks like they have covered up some lovely local stone frontage.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 08:23 PM

Kitchen ceiling and yes it does slope that much!. Constructed by Monks apparently!.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

Oh my. You have some work to do..............................................

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:08 PM

Yes I have a big list. We have made a good start and need to get the outside and structural jobs done first. Windows are all shot, some of the timber frame is in need of repair/replacement. Roof is generally good but some of the fafters are in need of attention, some of the old floors upstairs are beyond repair. No heating (open to ideas here!), no insulation to speak of, no mains water. One the plus side, it's not been messed around with too much and there is a fairly new electric consumer unit. This is probably the tip of a large iceburg !!.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:11 PM

Id love to do something like this. Sady i doubt i ever will :(

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:57 PM

My electrician friend came up today. Some L.E.D lights have been fitted into both of the cellars, only 6 watts each but give plenty of light and very cheap to run. We have managed to find a hidden route to the main fuseboard, this will prove very useful for the new ringmain, giving power to the rooms above the cellars. On the downside some of the cables beneath the bedroom floors have been eaten by mice, these will be replaced just to be safe.