We're buying a 3/4 bed terrace in a very poor state of decor.
It needs re-wiring which we would do immediately before we move in.
The quote we have from electrician doesn't include making good. Will ask him how much additional to do so in terms of just filling the holes he makes, but we were also wondering. If we could find the money to actually do a good job and replaster the whole thing properly before we move in and whilst it's a mess:
* ballpark cost to replaster whole house? (3 bed, large through lounge/diner, study and perhaps kitchen/bathroom. Although can we have those replastered without tearing out kitchen/bathroom suite?) * would we save money by taking off existing crappy wallpaper ourselves? Or when they replaster do they just rip the paper off with the old plaster?
Total n00b questions, sorry. Never done anything like this before!
but having lived for close on 30 years in a similiarly tatty Victorian house which I WISH we had had replastered throughout before moving in I would say DO IT!!! Get a few quotes first, pref from recommendations - both for them ripping off as well as replastering, & for you doing the dirty work beforehand (it is horribly dirty)
Is it ok for damp? If not you should get that done at the same time. & if you do replaster, best to:
1) rip off old stuff 2) rewire (+ damp-proof at the same time if required) 3) replaster
If you're rewiring and then replastering, consider doing any new plumbing at the same time - e.g new radiators, repositioning of stuff in the bathroom. Also if your ceilings are coming down for rewiring, putting in insulation between the floor joists is a minimal extra cost but makes a difference!