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  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2017 12:00:09 62,249 posts
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    We've asked the builder if they can leave the under the stairs bit unboarded (so we can put in pullout storage)...



    ...however, supposedly they might route the electrics through there (?!?!) so probably not.

    We're like 0 for 6 on requests for them to do things differently so far. Will keep trying though!

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:01:21 12-12-2017
  • Dgzter 12 Dec 2017 12:19:08 1,594 posts
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    @Psychotext You've got great taste in shoes bud!
  • GuybrushThreepwood 12 Dec 2017 12:20:07 1,562 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    @GuybrushThreepwood

    Exciting times - but the wait does indeed suck.

    We had to wait til 2:30 as the bloke wasn't ready. Still hadn't cleared his garage at 2pm. Bastard. I should have charged him rent as funds cleared at 11am.
    And Completed! Strike one for the good / indifferent guys. :)

    Like you I'm going to have to wait until later to actually get in the place as they are still getting their stuff out of the place and don't think they'll be done until 4:30. That said, I'm not going to be finished work until 5, so its not really an issue.

    Just pleased its finally over.

    ...now I can start finding all the things wrong with it :)
  • robc84 12 Dec 2017 12:23:02 12,079 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood

    Yeah we were just hanging about waiting which made things worse! I think (hope) we are now past the 'finding things wrong with it' stage and making good progress towards how we want it to look.

    Having a garden when we had the snow on Sunday was awesome :)
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2017 21:22:27 62,249 posts
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    Dgzter wrote:
    @Psychotext You've got great taste in shoes bud!
    I rock those blue ones!
  • elstoof 12 Dec 2017 21:38:05 19,158 posts
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    How do they not know where they’ll be routing cables, they must have a wiring plan surely
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2017 22:25:23 62,249 posts
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    I'm assuming the site manager doesn't know the ins and outs of every house. Will find out tomorrow.
  • GuybrushThreepwood 12 Dec 2017 22:49:26 1,562 posts
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    Been in with a rug doctor cleaning carpets (they had dogs). They had to call a plumber as they broke the pipework getting their dishwasher out. Their car also had a puncture, so they were late out.

    Looks like they had enough time to swipe some curtains they said they were leaving and carrots lampshades, but then, judging from the stuff they've left, we're not missing much.

    Wife and kids are really happy. It's our first family home that we've actually owned, so it's quite special. Neighbour came round with a bottle of wine and some chocolates which was a nice touch.

    Thankfully I've not noticed anything terrible yet...
  • eleven63 13 Dec 2017 00:19:43 2,129 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood enjoy! Think yourself lucky I've seen places where the owners have taken things like light switches, wall sockets, light fittings, etc... Never happened to me, thankfully, but it goes on!

    Happy days in your new home :)
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2017 00:44:01 62,249 posts
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    Awesome. :)
  • Jeepers 13 Dec 2017 07:04:38 16,436 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood Congratulations! Enjoy the new home feeling.
  • Dougs 13 Dec 2017 07:57:19 84,260 posts
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    Congrats. I don't think you're missing the carrot lampshades in particular....
  • mrpon 13 Dec 2017 08:29:59 33,922 posts
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    Carpet? Dogs?! I'd be whipping alllll that personal shit out tbh. One house I bought they left the toilet brush!

    /horp
  • Dougs 13 Dec 2017 08:42:17 84,260 posts
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    Yeah, we ripped the carpets out in the first place we bought, after they had dogs. I love dogs but they don't half stink.
  • elstoof 13 Dec 2017 10:19:39 19,158 posts
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    One guy I shared a flat with once took the toilet brush when he moved out
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2017 14:20:33 62,249 posts
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    Scaffolding down. Probably not much more to see now until they do the landscaping / put a fence around it.



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  • mrpon 13 Dec 2017 14:21:42 33,922 posts
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    Erm....it's facing the wrong way?
  • robthehermit 13 Dec 2017 14:25:06 6,269 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    One guy I shared a flat with once took the toilet brush when he moved out
    I took the saucepans when I moved out of my mates place many years ago. To be fair though, it was a Ł300 saucepan set and they were mine. It's not my fault he threw his pans away shortly after I moved in.
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2017 14:26:54 62,249 posts
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    I think it just wants to be different.

    Unrelated, mortgage company have now confirmed that the most they'll extend the mortgage offer by is 2 weeks, and that's far from guaranteed (they wont even consider processing the extension now, they'll only do it within a month of completion).

    So as it stands, we'll have no mortgage when the house is due to complete... Nothing like adding some more stress to the pile.
  • the_milkybar_kid 13 Dec 2017 15:11:57 6,268 posts
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    I can't unsee it.

  • The_Goon 13 Dec 2017 15:59:44 702 posts
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    Not the face I see. I see a :0 face like someone has unexpectedly entered its back door (ahem). Will try and shop it if I get a chance later. Lol.
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2017 17:31:18 62,249 posts
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    Ha, fuck... I've just seen that now too (the goon's one). Can't unsee!



    Edited by Psychotext at 17:39:08 13-12-2017
  • GuybrushThreepwood 13 Dec 2017 21:35:51 1,562 posts
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    Day of hell completed and I'm in bed in my new house. Boxes all over the place and I've lots of flat pack to build, but that will be tomorrow. My cats are exploring every cranny of the place. The muppets thought they could jump over the stairwell to the windowsill. That would have been...bad.

    Fitted washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher and have not stopped since 6am.

    But my wife is really, really happy - she utterly loves the place - and that's what matters. Me, I can see a few things I'm going to have to fix (quite a few doors won't close properly, bath sealant is appalling, stair lighting is a bit temperamental, grouting needs redoing etc). But my wife is beaming and that's worth loads.

    Right, bed time, I'm shattered. Time to sleep in my new home. Lots more to do tomorrow.
  • TPReview 14 Dec 2017 07:53:52 1,228 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood Congratulations! All of that work will be worth it.

    Good luck with the flat pack, our last piece for now (the bed) is turning up on Saturday and I'm not going to miss comparing screw sizes and instructions to put screws in places where there's no guide holes.
  • GuybrushThreepwood 14 Dec 2017 18:18:13 1,562 posts
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    Sofa built, storage unit built, Internet sorted, boxes shifted etc. Now trying to relax and I can hear what sounds like dripping.

    I'm guessing / hoping it's a drain pipe that needs sorting, but it's too dark outside to tell. Oddly I can't hear it outside either, but it's a downstairs room i can hear it in.

    Almost too tired to care
  • robc84 14 Dec 2017 20:34:24 12,079 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood

    Waiting for the inevitable 'my boiler is fucked' post ;)
  • GuybrushThreepwood 14 Dec 2017 20:45:00 1,562 posts
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    @robc84 Funnily enough I thought of you and your travails when I heard the dripping.

    I think partly its a new house with new noises. I'm also over tired and on my own at the moment (need to get the place livable), so things are getting to me more than they would do normally. Bedroom took me ages to figure out a noise was a drip on the outside windowsill. Ive forgotten what dormas are like in the rain.

    Happy overall though and expecting challenges. Previous owner looked like he sucked at anything diy related. Three doors won't close and two others are tricky. Also got to sort the shower switch as it's tough as hell to move.

    Anyway, i was up at 5am with flatpacks, so off to bed. Btw, ikea flatpacks are really well done. Never used them before and very impressed by the quality and the instructions. Got a "non ikea" flatpack tomorrow. Joy..
  • GuybrushThreepwood 15 Dec 2017 14:42:06 1,562 posts
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    Chimney swept. Twenty years of not being lit and its thankfully in excellent condition. Dead chuffed.

    In daylight, I can see what the dripping is and I'll just need someone in to fix a guttering joint. It's too might for me to sort.
  • disusedgenius 15 Dec 2017 14:44:02 8,856 posts
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    I'm still waiting on my enquiry to my building's landlords about my sodding aluminium cladding so my buyer can be appeased. 10 day response times have never felt so long. :(

    Edited by disusedgenius at 14:44:15 15-12-2017
  • GuybrushThreepwood 18 Dec 2017 10:28:18 1,562 posts
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    God I'm tired. Anyone else moving, ensure you take note of those people who say get removal men in. Although I had the bulk shifted by them, I think they're mostl be a dozen car loads from the old place. Stuff just keeps appearing. Need to be out and the place cleaned by Friday and i feel weaker with every car load.

    Shed roof in the new place is leaking. I missed that before. Aside from that and not being sure where everything's going to go, i think we've been lucky so far. Having a real fire isn't going to get old.
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