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Is there anything you can do to improve pebbledash?

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PaintingOwls Sun 22-Oct-17 19:39:05

DP and I are looking to buy our first house but for whatever reason a lot of houses in our budget are pebbledashed and I am 'vetoing' those houses because I find it so, so ugly and am at a loss of what we can do about it.

Take this house for example - - it is not the fact that it needs gutting that puts me off, but that hideous exterior.

A similar house down the road which has exposed bricks is about £40-70k more expensive...

Please give me some hope about pebbledash. Ways to make it look better, cover it, reinvent it, anything - inspire me! thlsad

LuluJakey1 Mon 23-Oct-17 16:49:51

Or this
It is another world down there. Mind you people earn less up here on the whole.

LuluJakey1 Mon 23-Oct-17 16:35:21

wildcherry so you can see why we are always astonished up here by threads about house prices in the south-east.
This might be an equivalent up here and look at the price difference.

OverinaFlash Mon 23-Oct-17 16:22:21

Definitely try Wallington or Carshalton, no offence meant to anyone but the area around St Helier hospital is not great.

WildCherryBlossom Mon 23-Oct-17 16:20:20

Lulujakey the fridge / freezer in that house is bigger than the flat you could buy in central London for £299k 😂

LuluJakey1 Mon 23-Oct-17 16:19:18

These are all within half a mile from us and about 4 miles from Blyth. I doubt this much money would buy much in Morden but this is as expensive as it gets up here unless you are buying mansions with estates. What price range would these be in in Morden?

LuluJakey1 Mon 23-Oct-17 16:07:59

This is what you can get for less than that house in Northumberland. Admittedly Blyth would not be everyone's choice, although this bit looks nice, but you can see why we get shocked by house prices in the south east.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 23-Oct-17 15:52:48

hmm Damn thread police

SoupDragon Mon 23-Oct-17 15:48:49


Bubblebubblepop Mon 23-Oct-17 14:17:50

I've already helped with that wildcherry

I'm not arguing with you movingon I've noticed there is no point with the suburbanites who want to think they live in London 😂

(That was tongue in cheek)

WildCherryBlossom Mon 23-Oct-17 14:12:09

There are so many other threads addressing what is and isn’t London.... and yes the house prices in the part of the country the OP wants / needs to live in are extortionate. How about going back to the issue of how to style a pebble dash house or find one that is affordable without pebbledash.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 23-Oct-17 14:07:35

Well that borough has two tube lines, London buses and votes in mayoral elections for London Mayor... am I missing something? confused

Bubblebubblepop Mon 23-Oct-17 14:04:30

hmm yes. Like the London borough of Hillingdon for example 😭

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 23-Oct-17 14:00:30

It's in a London borough ffs. How much more London do you want it to be Bubble?

SoupDragon Mon 23-Oct-17 13:51:53

Yes, it's Greater London and hence the London area. Which is what I said.

Bubblebubblepop Mon 23-Oct-17 12:44:27

SORRY posted too soon. Maybe greater London

Bubblebubblepop Mon 23-Oct-17 12:43:34

I wouldn't call that London. MN thinks everything south of Oxford and north of Southampton is London

CaptainsCat Mon 23-Oct-17 11:02:57

I know that, I think it's pretty bad that a house in that condition can be considered to be worth that amount, it's ludicrous, and unfair.

SoupDragon Mon 23-Oct-17 11:01:35

Had to wait all the way to post no. 5 for the shock at prices in the London area. MN must be slipping.

OP, The problem with that first house is that it is a ugly wreck, not that it has pebbledash!

HTKB Mon 23-Oct-17 10:54:23

squishysquirmy Mon 23-Oct-17 10:53:49

Yes Captains but presumably op and her dh could earn a lot less, or not do their jobs at all if they moved way across the country. And they would have less access to family help with renovations, etc.
House prices vary massively across the UK, but it is not arbitrary.

HTKB Mon 23-Oct-17 10:52:23
Any good?

Seems to be loads of 3 bed houses within 3 miles of st helier for under 350...... mainly in Carshalton, Wallington, a few in Epsom, and Croydon. Have heard good things about Carshalton and wAllington.

Crackednips Mon 23-Oct-17 10:50:31

My first house 25 years ago was PD. I hated it and remember having quotes to hack it off, re-point and restore bricks [because they make quite a mess of the existing bricks when hacking PD off apparently] The quotes cam to the equivalent to about 8K now.

So we painted the house and it was fine..

CaptainsCat Mon 23-Oct-17 10:43:49

The price of that house!! You could get a 4/5 bed detached in good condition for that price round here! shock

PigletJohn Mon 23-Oct-17 10:40:58

"K Rend?"

yes, that's it.

WildCherryBlossom Mon 23-Oct-17 08:51:07

This one in Mitcham is probably too expensive but I think it could be lovely with some TLC (ok, I’m also swayed by the street name - who wouldn’t want to live in Love Lane?)

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