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Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Proper T, 30th Nov, 2015.

  1. Proper T

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    Hello all
    Long-time reader from Somersoft days, first-time poster. Hope you don't mind that I'm picking your brains by way of introduction!
    I'm looking for a builder/carpenter to replace the floor of a terrace house. The current tenants move out in a couple of weeks and an ideal replacement is in the wings. One problem is I'm not sure how big the job will be and how long it will take to sort out. The other problem is that it's a tricky time of year to find tradies with Christmas and new year coming up.
    The kitchen floor definitely needs replacing and the problem may extend to the adjoining living room.
    The guy I normally use can't take on work over December and January.
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. We are flat out til mid February at this stage so I can't help but if you would like some numbers of carpenters than send me a private message and I will line some up for you. Keep in mind that most carpenters are flat out leading up to Xmas to get everything finished before the new year.
     
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  4. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    Is the house in Sydney?
     
  5. Proper T

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    Yes, Brian, the house is in Sydney (inner west). Not surprising that you are booked out for the next couple of months. I'll send you a message to see if anyone else can take this on. Thanks.
     
  6. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    In an old terrace, the problem will definitely extend further than you think.
    If you're replacing the floor in the kitchen, are you also putting in a new kitchen?
     
  7. Proper T

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    When the furniture's gone and I can pull up the lino in the kitchen and the carpet in the living room, I'll assess the damage. I'm braced for a biggish job.
     
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    No chance of getting under the house for a look?
     
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    Unfortunately not. There's no sub-floor access. If there's a leak (not that I can see any evidence of one) it will have to be dealt with from above. I'll look at putting in sub-floor ventilation in addition to replacing and repairing the floors. The house is pretty solid with heaps of light -- unusual for a small terrace.
     
  10. Depreciator

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    Yes, good that it gets plenty of light. You might get lucky and find that the bearers and joists are okay.
     
  11. Proper T

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    Fingers crossed. Brian has recommended several carpenters. I'll post a follow-up to let you know how it goes.
     
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    Of course, all of us here need photos. We love before and after photos.