Hi ballygI have to admit..I am in LOVE with what you are doing, the way you have done it and the support that you have received not only from the thread followers but your family and friends in this project.
You should do a website showing the developments, ideas and maybe templates showing us mere mortals of the ins and outs of your build.
Keep the pics coming
Fair play, hats off to you mate! This is a great thread! Sure, theres no cinema room in sight (yet), but the build is so fascinating, starting with the first picture (***!!! Thought you were having a laugh) right through the stages of development! Its really great, you should be proud!
Cant wait to see if all finished, and as for the cinema room!!! Man, when that thing gets underway, then theres a time to get excited!!
Keep up the good work pal, you're an inspiration to all us wannabes (even us living in small flats!)
I know what you mean john there`s some right rogues out there and luckily none on this job. Where`s the site you are referring to regarding the tradesmen?Realy interesting stuff, I visit a site called Trusted tradesmen, and they would love to see sumat like this
I know what you mean, I think there`s at least another 6 months work here until it all done maybe even more as its not a rush job. What I`ll do then is anyones guess but I know we will definatley stay here for at least a year due to capitol gains tax. I`m not bad at twiddling my thumbs and going on holiday so till then I`ll just soldier on and get on with it and look forward to my first film.This seems to be the very definition of DIY.
Am I allowed to make a bet that within 6 months of moving in and watching half your movie collection you'll be bored with nothing to do and want to move again?
I've spent a year sorting just sorting out my little ol' lounge and I sat there the other night and couldn't even be arsed to drop my projector screen.
Hi Allan, looks good but I'm not sure about that pink.
How are you faring with the weather this week? I've not seen much mention of West Yorks on the news.
I just wondered if you where planning on doing this anyway and if your going to leave this in place. I allways wondered with basements how you get a true seal to prevent damp etc from getting in.....and a submersible pump then thats another job out of the way. Here`s a photo of the sump being dug out.....hopefully that should take care of any water penetrating the basement.
I just wondered if you where planning on doing this anyway and if your going to leave this in place. I allways wondered with basements how you get a true seal to prevent damp etc from getting in.
p.s. I am very very impressed with this - Just makes me want to do a self build but just dont have the time / money !
Hi luferHi Allan,
Just really picked up on this thread and read through it over the last couple of days. You and your team have done a terrific job. You've a good bunch of guys working on this who obvioulsy take pride in what they are doing. Its a great job all round. Well done to all.
I`ve never been so insulted in my life, young man indeed, I`m nearly 54 and feel 94Its certainly all very impressive and obviously well planned as well as being well executed!
It is amazing how much cabling you have to put in to a place. We extended our house a couple of years ago (from 1200 sq ft to 3000!) and I now wish I had specified a full control system. I did put all the AV stuff around for multi room set up etc. but did not go the full hog with the lighting side. Ah well, next time!
I notice the travertine natural limestone and mosaics are very, very similar to those we used in our wet room! You must have good taste young man
Sounds like quite a nice place you must have there, any chance of a photo or 2Never say never! We are keeping our eyes open for the right property / plot. Location is everything for the next move as we would hope it to be the final one before retirement
Having done what we did to the present house we know now that we will not find a house we are able to move in to therefore it must have the potential to be massively re-built or we'll find something suitable to knock down. It may well take us a year or two though as we have already been looking since last September to no avail!
I know what you mean about the staircase! We had an oak one made so we did not want to install it until the last possible moment hence everything had to be humped up ladders!
I think all these control systems have moved on a great deal in the last couple of years and will continue to do so. I'll certainly be watching that space with interest.