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    Diy sos chitty's big build nightmare!

    This might not be in Thailand but it might be or Utopia or the dark side of the Moon..

    I've taken 15 days paid leave and budgeted 500/20,000 baht for the job.

    I started 8 days ago with enthusiastic vigour, i've visited the local DIY superstore and spent about 400 so far on materials and power tools!

    The education from the Teakdoor construction forum fired me up for the job in hand, along as several you tube videos.


    Alas, i'm starting to flag and slow down, my motivation is diminishing but the clock is still ticking...


    This thread needs pics..

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    Has Salford council given you planning permission ?

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    Planning permission?

    What's that then, this is Madchester!



    Anyhow, you don't need anyone's permission to convert your own 3 bedroom property into a 4 bedroom, the planning laws were relaxed a few years back.

    Yes, i'm converting a master bedroom into two smaller bedrooms so there is a bit of peace and quite...

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    Very small cordless screwdriver definitely not a handyman ,

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    Why

    With skill you can just jerk off under a blanket

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    Drop two eez's and a trip cos this bad boy building thread is off it's nut

    The carpentry, plastering, painting and planning skills are top notch..

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    Very small cordless screwdriver definitely not a handyman ,
    Heh, Snakey! It's not the size that matters, it's what you do with it! Punty will tell you that all day long

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    Did you plan this out mate or just use the Christmas presents and go for it ?

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    If your afraid of the bodge then look away now!

    No likey! no lighty

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    Big fish , little fish carRd board box!

    You might wanna live in a cardboard box when you see my work of art...can we fix it...

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    O.K let's do a proper job...


    Ingredients :

    1 incy wincy tiny winy polka dot bikini cordless screwdriver 15

    1 pack of 200 4" wood screws 3.29

    1 new wood saw 4.99

    1 hand plane 15 (robbing b'stards)

    20 x 2.4mX1"X2" Timber 45
    16 X 1200mm X12x800 plasterboard 80
    Petrol 20
    Plastermix 10
    Coving 20X 1.2m X3.50 70
    Insulation "Free"

    Wallpaper that covers cracks 5 X 5 25

    Paint 2lts of Man City Blue 12
    5ltrs of white emulsion (aquired from the local tip-free)

    1 x bag of clout nails 3.50

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    A spirit level is also another essential piece of kit as well as a sense of humour!

    O.K! lets put 50K extra my humble abode..











    Any tips and advice?

    Feel free to ask
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    That should be very amusing to the person who tears it all out later.
    Got to hand it to you for going for it though.
    Good job.

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    Your going to be fucked trying to nail board on other side, a bit flappy on top right, join will open.

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    I suggest you get a youtube video on how to do wood partition walls usually you do it this way , are you playing X and O's with the wood ,

    Here you go plain and simple ,

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    Estate agent will suss its a bodge job and deduct 60k

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    CCC take the tools back and get a refund ,

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    It may be a bodge job but it'll be mint when it's finished, everyone's a chicken dinner.

    Look at the fire retardant insulation between the plasterboard! !!

    Every bit of old clothes / curtains/ etc in da house has been recycled.

    Pads out the wonkeyness of the plasterboard

    My power tools are staying put if I don't get the job completed within 30 days and forfeit the 30 day consumer guaranteed money back refund, there's still a chance at coming in under budget

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    Pull it down put a curtain up and go for a curry mate.

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    Ha Ha ... go for it CCC

    Couple of tips re plastering and painting.

    Take your time with the plaster/Gyprock/dry wall joints.
    Make sure they are taped.
    Almost no sanding is involved
    Should take maybe 3/4/5 applications of plaster to go from bare joint to a smooth joint ready for painting.
    Let the plaster dry a couple of days between each application to dry properly.
    I'm no expert there, but about a year ago, I had my ceiling redone as it had dropped slightly in parts,
    and the husband of a Thai Lassie we know is a Plasterer, good guy and happy to discuss the process.

    Then, you have to seal that joint ... and that something I know well, have painted numerous houses
    and tenant repairs.
    With the plaster joint/seam, first apply a paint sealer, then an undercoat then a top or colour coat/s.
    You can use a combined sealer/undercoat - combined undercoat/top coat ... but I've not tried them before.

    Don't think, for a second that you can just use normal paint over the plaster.
    I had a tenant put a basketball through a wall, they paid for the repair but not the painting.
    Small country town, Hardware was a long drive away and thought I could get away with it ... Nope.
    Maybe 7 or 8 coats of paint later and you can still see the mark.
    The colour is there after 2 coats, but the plaster sucks the moister out of the paint and the shine is lost.

    What ever colour you choose for the wall, when looking at a sample, it always looks darker when applied
    over a larger area.
    If you are using a gloss for the trim and door, a popular method was to get a double tint of the wall colour
    for the trim/door colour.

    Safety first ... speed second.

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