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Jill Taylor
Very timely - we are about two to three weeks away from moving back to our house following a big extension and renovation. We moved into a house - thinking it would be six months, but it's just about been three years (long story - including being refused planning permission and it going to planning committee etc) we used a building firm but anything we could do ourselves we did
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catalanqueen

Sounds a bit stressful Jill but admire your perseverance. We are into a year now of renovations to our city flat. As you did, we to had professionals in to fit kitchen, lay floors, electrics and plumbing but the rest, wev done ourselves. Almost 85% done now but we are stopping for the summer.

   
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Suzzie
We have just moved back after 7.5 months for a side & rear double height extension. Our builder was fantastic and left the house clean and tidy. However, never underestimate the dust!! We have wiped, hoovered & mopped everywhere. All kitchen drawers & cupboards needed cleaning before we could use them. I ended up using a soft clean noodle mop to wipe the walls as I thought the painting looked patchy but no it was more fine powdery dust! The colours looked fab after Hoovering & mopping the old floor boards before the new flooring was laid was also worthwhile (so much dirt left the house).
Allow some time for this task you will need it. Enjoy
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