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messageHave I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 08, 09:08PM

I was wondering if I have the most extended house in ED? I have: full loft conversion with ensuite; dug out/tanked cellar that you can fully stand up in and a toilet there with a macerator (can still get blocked with logs though); bay windows extended; kitchen extended into garden with massive bi-fold sliding doors; passageway/side-return extended into; outside wooden building with heating and gym equipment/office; original stainedglass restored on front door and transom window; and neighbours' gardens annexed. Plus I can park all our cars in the front garden.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 08, 09:09pm by Bob Buzzard.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by wordsworth September 08, 09:20PM

I'm really really happy for you.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by malumbu September 08, 10:44PM

Bob, is this a facetious thread? If not it is probably the most wonky thread I've ever seen on the forum. And the bar is pretty high. I'm sure others can express that more eloquently. I can of course quote other places with pretty bad over- development. And I am sure those struggling to buy or rent, particularly the young, will find this thread perverse.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by SpringTime September 08, 10:46PM

Bob Buzzard Wrote:
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> I was wondering if I have the most extended house
> in ED? I have: full loft conversion with ensuite;
> dug out/tanked cellar that you can fully stand up
> in and a toilet there with a macerator (can still
> get blocked with logs though); bay windows
> extended; kitchen extended into garden with
> massive bi-fold sliding doors;
> passageway/side-return extended into; outside
> wooden building with heating and gym
> equipment/office; original stainedglass restored
> on front door and transom window; and neighbours'
> gardens annexed. Plus I can park all our cars in
> the front garden.

It's an SE22 wet dream. And now probably worth enough to move back to Clapham.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by alice September 08, 11:57PM

But is it double fronted?

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by PeckhamNicola September 09, 04:26AM

A lack of ambition Bob? Double level basements are where it's at. Parking, pool, water fall, dance floor.

[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Alan Medic September 09, 06:45AM

The Mrs must know the builders really well now Bob! What's next?

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 09, 07:01AM

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> The Mrs must know the builders really well now
> Bob! What's next?


That's the thing - I can't think of what to do next.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 09, 07:19AM

alice Wrote:
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> But is it double fronted.

Technically, yes it is double fronted as I bought the adjoining semi-detached house next door. I gave the elderly neighbours enough money to move to Nunhead, and then put in a doorway in the hallway between the two house, so now it's like one house.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by TheCat September 09, 07:57AM

Bob Buzzard Wrote:
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> alice Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > But is it double fronted.
>
> Technically, yes it is double fronted as I bought
> the adjoining semi-detached house next door. I
> gave the elderly neighbours enough money to move
> to Nunhead, and then put in a doorway in the
> hallway between the two house, so now it's like
> one house.

Nunhead? Or Nunhead Village?

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by JohnL September 09, 10:53AM

Congrats on the lottery win

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 09, 11:35AM

TheCat Wrote:
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> Bob Buzzard Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > alice Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > But is it double fronted.
> >
> > Technically, yes it is double fronted as I
> bought
> > the adjoining semi-detached house next door. I
> > gave the elderly neighbours enough money to
> move
> > to Nunhead, and then put in a doorway in the
> > hallway between the two house, so now it's like
> > one house.
>
> Nunhead? Or Nunhead Village?

I think they moved to one of those small semi-detached houses on Barforth Road or Carden Road in Nunhead.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Jules-and-Boo September 09, 12:00PM

We dug below the cellar and have a pool. We also extended into the neighbour's garden but she hasn't noticed, being old and vulnerable.
So I think we are more ED than you Bob.
Want to pop round for afternoon tea? We get it delivered....

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 09, 01:46PM

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> We dug below the cellar and have a pool. We also
> extended into the neighbour's garden but she
> hasn't noticed, being old and vulnerable.
> So I think we are more ED than you Bob.
> Want to pop round for afternoon tea? We get it
> delivered....

Thanks for the invite, but can we mix with the new social distancing/group rules announced today?

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger September 09, 05:18PM

Bob Buzzard Wrote:
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> Alan Medic Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The Mrs must know the builders really well now
> > Bob! What's next?
>
>
> That's the thing - I can't think of what to do
> next.

Helicopter pad so Mrs Bob can get express help from the flying builder when you get woodworm in your joist or a sagging member that keeps your extension up ?

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Artful

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher September 09, 10:13PM

I do have a tunnel from my coal cellar to the EDT. I think that trumps anything Bob may boast about.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 09, 11:11PM

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> I do have a tunnel from my coal cellar to the EDT.
> I think that trumps anything Bob may boast about.

Mmm - well I do have my original coal chute / hatch into the cellar restored, which is inlaid on my ORIGINAL refurbished Victorian garden path.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by malumbu September 11, 01:04PM

You remind me of the unfunny Harry Enfield sketch with the awful West Midlands accent (that makes the Archers seem authentic) and the catch phrase that didn't catch on "I'm considerably richer than you"

Enjoy


messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 11, 07:41PM

I must have been subliminally influenced when I was younger.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Ronnijade September 25, 01:36AM

yes bob, you have the biggest coc- i mean, conversion, in ED......

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by intexasatthe moment September 25, 08:28AM

but Bob you seem not to have fully utilised your air rights .....

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by JohnL September 25, 08:28AM

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> I do have a tunnel from my coal cellar to the EDT.
> I think that trumps anything Bob may boast about.

A tunnel goes two ways. At 10:00PM you may find your house is busy.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by intexasatthe moment September 25, 08:46AM

I'm sure Mrs Bob will handle any wayward visitors .

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher September 25, 12:06PM

I have the barrels and facemasks (with covid-safe straw holes) in already, JohnL.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by malumbu September 25, 11:12PM

I had a house in Nottingham once with a cellar that was bigger than the footprint of the house - perhaps it went into some old mine workings. I explored it a little and it went from hard flooring to earth. I felt a little like Steve Blackshall.

It probably went into the cellar of the house behind but I was freaked out so blocked it up after the hard flooring with breeze blocks.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by malumbu September 26, 12:37PM

Although I expect the cellar led to caves, and onto the Salutation pub [en.wikipedia.org]

I expect all you trendy people in SE22 also have caves. Not man caves but proper caves.

messageRe: Have I got the most extended house in ED?
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 27, 09:30AM

I also have two cookers - a Rayburn and a Rangemaster.

Iíve heard about the tunnel under ED before - apparently itís a remnant from a previous attempt in the 50s to extend the Northern Line, and thatís why some houses in ED are prone to subsidence.


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