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what about having the ceiling removed?

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ThatVikRinA22 Fri 10-Jun-11 20:14:01

so, today we had the house valued (again) and it wasnt great. in short we cant afford to move
but the estate agent (who sold our last house and who is actually a really nice bloke and very honest) showed us what he had done with his house which is almost identical to ours
we had a small extension put on the back, (as he did) to extend the dining room and kitchen
he had done the same but he had had his ceiling removed, had it skimmed right up to the apex and had spotlights put in. It looked fantastic, and gave an illusion of space because of the height.
Does anyone have any experience of this? is it worth getting done?
we are going to have to make the most of where we are - which could be a lot worse - its one of the nicer areas of our town and we are not in negative equity despite buying at the peak of the market in 2006 because this house needed complete renovation - (which we did.)
so now we need to make the best of it. Is this an idea worth thinking about?

cookcleanerchaufferetc Fri 10-Jun-11 20:26:46

What is your ceiling made of? If it is plaster and lathe then expect shit loads of dust! But the grief is worth it .....

lalalonglegs Fri 10-Jun-11 20:27:53

No a major job providing wiring (and possibly any pipework) can be rerouted simply. You will need to reinsulate, plasterboard and reskim. Will be very messy though.

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 10-Jun-11 21:54:01

might get a builder to look then....nothing much above as far as i can remember....i know about mess, we renovated this place, rewiring...check...central heating....check....boiler....check.....extension....check....mess i am used to!

lalalonglegs Sat 11-Jun-11 12:27:47

I was working on assumption that you would want to keep the rafters that tie the roof together - if you want to get rid of those and have it entirely open to the apex, then that is more complicated (assuming a traditional roof type).

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