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Nice idea for a new forum. I'm currently renovating a house in France where we have a 'carte blanche' to do more or less what we want. Most rules and regs are much more lax as the photo of us doing the roof demontrates!
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I used to be a plasterer Carlos and am renovating our house at the moment. Im happy to come for a holiday in West Cork!!ūüėÄ

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probably just going to spruce up the main house, and then try and convert the attached shed on the right into a kitchen/diner.
going to move into a mobile onsite  for a bit....
i will keep an eye on the budget and cost the bigger bit of work but the money we have is all there is so its kinda simple that way.
i will try and go second hand with a lot of the stuff too.
thanks carl
If you get a decent mobile you won't be disappointed, I'm in one over three years now and it's been great.. spend a little extra and get one with a bit of insulation and double glazing and you won't want to set any deadlines for your renovation!
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6 hours ago, breffni said:

I used to be a plasterer Carlos and am renovating our house at the moment. Im happy to come for a holiday in West Cork!!ūüėÄ

cool thanks thats a nice offer, i have tried the odd bit and like so many things its not at all as easy as it looks! i probably could of charged people to go rock climbing on it....that lumpy :)

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4 hours ago, Conor Wright said:
On 14/04/2019 at 21:10, carlos said:
probably just going to spruce up the main house, and then try and convert the attached shed on the right into a kitchen/diner.
going to move into a mobile onsite  for a bit....
i will keep an eye on the budget and cost the bigger bit of work but the money we have is all there is so its kinda simple that way.
i will try and go second hand with a lot of the stuff too.
thanks carl

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If you get a decent mobile you won't be disappointed, I'm in one over three years now and it's been great.. spend a little extra and get one with a bit of insulation and double glazing and you won't want to set any deadlines for your renovation!

spent all day looking at mobiles in the rain( if they were dry today then pretty water tight) seems a bit of a balance as to what to spend, thinking less on the mobile more for the house but we will see. you got kids in your mobile?

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16 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Roof looks good which is the main thing.

 

What is that little girl is doing at the bottom left though?

god only knows!  roof seems ok , a little bit of wood worm but not a problem i hope.

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spent all day looking at mobiles in the rain( if they were dry today then pretty water tight) seems a bit of a balance as to what to spend, thinking less on the mobile more for the house but we will see. you got kids in your mobile?
If you can contact the guys that move statics. Around here there is a lad who moves new ones and takes the old ones away. Last I spoke to him he had a good stash, some double glazed only wanted about 200 quid for them

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We spent a year in an old static caravan while building, and with 2 pre-school infants, the roof did not leak, but Lord God, every time there was a storm I swore the bugger was going to disintegrate.

Lying in bed with one hand on the floor and the other on the siding, and feeling each move in different directions at the same time

My only regret was not building the 60' by 30' shed first and housing the caravan under its shelter.

Anyway over here there was little depreciation on those old statics, certainly cheaper than paying the Rates on a dwelling over a year.

Good luck and best wishes.

mth

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8 hours ago, carlos said:

spent all day looking at mobiles in the rain( if they were dry today then pretty water tight) seems a bit of a balance as to what to spend, thinking less on the mobile more for the house but we will see. you got kids in your mobile?

No kids, we have had friends over with kids and we have two dogs.. and its not too crowded, usually..  think the record so far is 7 adults, 3 kids and four dogs. All managed to find space to lie down and sleep!

I gave around 6.5k for it.. went for one with a higher than standard ceiling as I'm 6 ft 4. Make sure it's got a "winter pack" ie. Some Insulation. Storage is good and since we fitted a stove and scrapped the gas heating it's been the warmest place I've ever lived.

If you buy a decent one it will have a resale value similar to what you pay for it, provided it's in good condition a few years down the line. if you get a cheap one it may end up as a permanent garden feature.

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My parents bought a derelict barn in the early 80's.
My parents and 3 kids (5-8)
Lived in a small 2 bed static for 2 years whilst the barn was renovated.
It was a bit grim in winter, but when the barn was finished and we moved in,
It was like living in a castle in comparison.
It's a long journey but worth it.

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