renovation or replacement

renovation or replacement

Postby paulirvine » Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:07 pm

Hello!
I have a three bedroom two storey derelict farmhouse property in Fermanagh that needs more than just a breath of new life! Is there anyone here in this forum who can shed their experience on the process of regional labour and construction costs for a project whereby renovation or replacement was necessary, and which is more cost effective?

Regards,
Paul
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:24 pm

You might want to check out the Grand Designs thread:

http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2052
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:26 pm

...or the About the House one:

http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2073

It must be the weather for televised conversion projects.
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Postby paulirvine » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:47 pm

ha! it must be all right! very interesting... As it happens I work in the Web industry and was thinking of setting up a 'fly on the wall' site making a case-study out of my own property development. I have been looking for information online and discover that in fact it is a very poorly covered topic. There is no shortage of tradespeople or advertisers or anything like that, just a disappointing lack of thorough coverage on a project such as this. Thank you Andrew for your advised threads, much appreciated.
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Postby GrahamH » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:17 pm

Sorry have to mention it, KEEP THE SASHES!
(assuming it has them)
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Postby paulirvine » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:17 am

some of the windows yes do have original sashes on, but not all of them. i'd like to reuse what can be rescued
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Postby paulirvine » Thu Jun 26, 2003 12:47 pm

Latest: going through the conveyancing side of things.
And I reccommend this book: Building Your Own Home: The Essential Guide for Anyone Wanting to Build, Renovate, Convert or Extend Their Own Home in the British Isles. By Murray Armor, and David Snell.

List Book Price: £25.00
At Amazon UK it is: £17.50
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