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Janina

Love ingenuity, and have to agree the diggers and most people their vintage and a little younger are full of ideas out of the box, Today I look around and almost everything looks loke little/big boxes made of ticky tacky and all look the same. No wonder people cant afford a house, the extravagance is unbelievable, living beyond our means is a real trap.

   
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Janine Ferris

Sorry Jane I have only just seen your comment.

I would say definitely do your research on whoever you look at hiring. Have a look at their previous work if you can and ask how they have handled difficult situations they've come across.

With our house we ended up only restumping the old part of our house and leaving the new extension as there was nothing wrong with the foundations just a different level from the old part. Going with this option means we have a very very small slope going down the hallway to the new part but it is not at all noticeable. All the rooms coming off the hallway have perfectly level floors which is a big change from how they were when we moved in as you can see in the photo below.

Also photo showing the hallway after restumping (with any proper flooring sorry).


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aitkensemail

PS: - Jotajo: - Sorry I have looked but have no idea how to send photos on this site.

PPS: - And that's a pity, because whoever it was built or owned this house before me, did a really cool thing, which repainted but have no intention of changing; - ever.!!!

Instead of hanging a bathroom cabinet on the wall.! - They made one that is inset into the wall through the plaster & built it into the frame of the stud wall, so that it protrudes just the thickness of the timber beading of its surround. All I did fo it was replace the aging plywood sliding doors with cur down bits of the tile patterned Laminex sheets that I used in the shower. More space in the bathroom & less maintenance.

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