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Anyone knocked rooms through? How much did it cost and was it very messy?

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LyraSilvertongue Thu 18-Sep-08 20:26:10


LyraSilvertongue Thu 18-Sep-08 20:36:25


KatieDD Thu 18-Sep-08 20:38:10

I would imagine very very messy, we went the other way and bricked up a door way and had another put in, that cost £500. I'd imagine maybe a bit more to have the wall removed, depends on if it's load bearing too.

VoluptuaGoodshag Thu 18-Sep-08 20:38:18

Knocked through between kitchen and dining room.

Cost £600

Very messy because the bricks were so old and the inside of them when sawn through generated more black dust than you could imagine.

Worth every bit of inconvenience though and would do it again no problem.

MrsSnorty Thu 18-Sep-08 20:39:52

It depends on the wall. If it's a 'stud wall' which is made out of timber and plasterboard it's quite a quick, easy job. If it's a supporting wall (ie made of brick and helping to hold the house up) that's another matter entirely. Either will be messy.

fairydust Thu 18-Sep-08 20:40:16

you watching don't move, improve by any chance ?

LyraSilvertongue Thu 18-Sep-08 20:50:26

Not sure what type of wall as we haven't moved in yet (i'm planning my new house's layout and our renovation budget).
It's not load bearing, there's only a flat roof above it. It's part of a 1970s extension to a 1930s house. If it's just timber and plaster maybe i could take it down myself?

LyraSilvertongue Thu 18-Sep-08 20:51:20

Fairydust, not watching it. What channel?

fairydust Thu 18-Sep-08 20:56:57

disc RT + 1

LyraSilvertongue Thu 18-Sep-08 22:35:30


malloo Thu 18-Sep-08 22:45:38

no bother as long as it's not load bearing - I was amazed how quickly our wall came down, all the plastering etc to fix it up took a while though. Quite dusty but not that bad. Can't remember how much it was, about £1000 for the wall coming down plus all the plastering, painting and other bits and pieces. Really worth it, the room is great.

LyraSilvertongue Thu 18-Sep-08 23:06:02

Thanks everyone. smile

cat64 Thu 18-Sep-08 23:07:33

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lalalonglegs Fri 19-Sep-08 12:15:26

We had opposite problem that ceilings weren't level...

FioFio Fri 19-Sep-08 12:17:02

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AmIWhatAndWhy Fri 19-Sep-08 12:17:55

It might also depend on if you plan to stay in the house, or move sometime soon?
We were going to knock trough our kitchen and living room wall to make it open plan but were advised it would seriously devalue the place.

FioFio Fri 19-Sep-08 12:17:59

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FioFio Fri 19-Sep-08 12:19:02

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mazzystar Fri 19-Sep-08 12:23:21

knocked our morning room into our back sitting room.
wasn't expensive but the mess was horrendous. had to replaster etc so back of house was out of action for 3+ weeks.
it is a massive improvement though, my top tip is don't do it in winter when you are 7 months pg and have a 2 year old.

AmIWhatAndWhy Fri 19-Sep-08 12:23:45

Drool Fio, I want that so much.

But no way are we selling and moving anytime soon so we'll just have to cope with our dark kitchen (only one tiny skylight, urgh)

FioFio Fri 19-Sep-08 12:24:37

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rubyloopy Mon 22-Sep-08 12:29:47

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