My new to me 3 bedroom house in Treherbert, TREORCHY
WGS84: N51 40.503 W3 32.380
From the Estate Agents Website:
This property offers potential to make this into an excellent family home for the right buyer, it has been well maintained over the years and is very much livable in its current condition but in need of some improvement
BEDROOM (more 2 1/2)
THREE RECEPTION ROOMS (more like 2 1/4)
UPSTAIRS BATHROOM (build for short arsed Welshman, ceiling height 2m)
PVC DOUBLE GLAZING
GARAGE - LARGER THAN AVERAGE
NEEDS MODERNISATION (ooh yeeessss)
Enter via PVC door to passage, stairs to first floor, doors to two reception rooms, electric service meter, textured ceiling, papered walls, floor laid to carpet.
Reception Room 12'10 x 11'6 (3.91m x 3.51m)
Window to front, feature inset fire with electric log effect fan heater, papered walls, textured ceiling, radiator, wall and ceiling lights, floor laid to carpet.
11'11 x 11'9 (3.63m x 3.58m)
Open plan lounge dining room, log effect gas fire, radiator, under stairs storage cupboard, papered walls, suspended ceiling, telephone and television point, floor laid to carpet, door to kitchen, opening to dining room.
Room 10'2 x 7'3 (3.1m x 2.21m)
Window to rear, serving hatch to kitchen, radiator, suspended ceiling, papered walls, floor laid to carpet
16' x 7'10 (4.88m x 2.39m)
Window to rear and door to side, range of base and wall units, plumbing for washing machine, electric cooker point, stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled splash backs, radiator, floor laid to vinyl tiles
Doors to three bedrooms and bathroom, loft access, textured ceiling, floor laid to carpet
1 13'8 x 8'6 (4.17m x 2.59m)
Window to front, papered walls, radiator, floor laid to carpet
2 9'11 x 9'10 (3.02m x 3m)
Window to rear, papered walls, radiator, floor laid to carpet
3 10'2 x 6'2 (3.1m x 1.88m)
Window to front, papered walls, radiator, floor laid to carpet
8'11 x 8' (2.72m x 2.44m)
Window to side, white suit comprising of Paneled bath with overhead shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, airing cupboard, tiled splash backs, radiator, floor laid to vinyl tiles
Rear garden has selection of plants and shrubs, small patio area at top of garden with central path leading to double garage
Double garage built out of concrete blocks, excellent rear lane access
just coming back into fashion................NOT!
know, ..... these lights are coming as a set......!?
........... and Dining
feature fireplace, the 70's period that is ......
Kitchen. I will not change a bit .........
even has the curtains ......
air raid shelter
........ I've been told
bed in old rose room ....
have to do for the moment
pull on that bit wallpaper, .......... NEVER!
is plaster from the 1800's
actually it was the wardrobe that held the plaster in place ....
the trip to the tip
brickwork, these houses were build in weeks
of work to do
is the view from my bedroom
and wallpaper removed
walls need skimming
|Easy to spot how square the walls and door frames are............NOT!!!!!!!|
17th August 2008
|couldn't be asked to do to much this weekend. Just finished the office.|
do much this weekend.
Just painted and furnished the front room
|Again couldn't be asked to do a lot, just plastered the wall in Bedroom Two|
super brilliant, is my first time using this plaster.
But far better than the walls downstairs done by a Pro.
Will let it dry now till next weekend and sand it down and paint it.
06/07 Sep. 2008
a little test patch with my trusty belt sander to check how the floor
boards would turn out.
in all not to bad.
Will be quite some work but still cheaper than carpet, laminate or a hired floor sander.
coat on all walls
dry now for a week
this wired idea that I have to colour one of the walls
don't know what made me choose this colour
reminds me on something..?
16. September 2008
struck. The walls weren't properly primed and I just painted over the
all started bubbling and came off in big chunks. So had to scrape off
all paint on all walls. Except the one I skimmed and primed . Bugger ...
a full day of funny scraping and heavy swearing I got a bucket of trade
Dulux and primed the walls properly.
Also removed all skirting boards and extended the plaster to the floor.
The wombles who plastered the walls just plastered on top of the skirting boards.
Update 08 Nov.2008
had to remove half the wall to fit the new doors.
in this house is in a right angle. So everything is a one off job
you see the extended Plaster
everything and put down carpet underlay
the same stuff as the cheap iso-camping mat
new carpet on top, guess which colour .....
where did this colour scheme come from ....?
the old floor oak varnish for the knotty pine door, light orangey shine
up, new light switch, skirting board...
bed, dine. One freshly decorated bedroom
strippin' in the old pink bedroom
I was looking forward to from day one
came off in one big piece, quick a guide coat on ....
it easier to spot holes, and plaster problems
has to come down
this has to go for the new door
Was a bit ill the last few days. So started very carefully.
Removed the old plaster.
the 'snow flakes' are actually the dust in the air
the rest of the plaster..
all inner walls
what a mess ....
a little re-think
removed the ceiling too
Years of accumulated dust ....
took some time off on Sunday ....
04 Jan 2009
coat on the old stone wall
coat, needs at least one more
patch above the window is ready for skimming
|Coverd the ugly rooflight and insulated the ceiling
||made a cable channel
28 Feb 2009
|More channels for more cables ...
|| ... and more ...
|... and more ...
||btw. the wood is straight and in level
24 May 2009
||after clean up, ready for turf
||ceiling ready for skimming
28 June 2009
Did a bir of Plastering
|And the Lawn is coming nicely
6th July 2009
|16th August 2009|
|30th August 2009|
|10th October 2009|
|After Weekends filled with Trade Shows,
Birthdays in Madrid and the trip to
Germany for the Bike Meeting
I finally managed to finish the floor
the finished product, not to shabby..... me thinketh
08th November 2009
fitted a new door to bedroom No#2
15th May 2010
|turned the old Bathroom from this ....
||with a quick lick of paint ....
||will do till I have the funds to refurbish it
10th July 2010
|Old comes the old Roof ...
||with a little help of a friend
||he likes to paint ....
|new Ebay roof sheets
||and a watertight roof
16th July 2010
With the garage brought back to use I could clear out the front room and give my temporary squatter a bed. I finally have the couch back ;-)
22nd July 2010
I started skimming the second Bedroom, but must have pulled my back out while doing the roof.
Had to stop midway. But we are getting there .........
to be continued ...........