Oct. 10th, 2016 06:57 pm
wellinghall: (Goldie)
Saturday's, er, "incident" meant that we had water bubbling up from the ground against the wall of our house for 29 hours or so. Do I need to worry* that it might have damaged the bricks / mortar / anything else?

*Okay, this is me we're talking about; I'm going to worry anyway. Maybe the question should be, how much do I need to worry?
wellinghall: (Haddon)
We are having new central heating fitted this week. (New combi boiler, replace two radiators with heated towel rails, replace two other radiators with new ones).

Next on the list, insulated reflecting panels behind all the radiators.

Then repaint the affected walls.

Goodbye, ginormous gas bills and cold rooms.

wellinghall: (Northey)
We have no water! Sometime between getting up and making tea, and then going to have showers half an hour later, the water packed up. [livejournal.com profile] adaese rang Wessex Water, who said, "Ring Bristol Water," who had a recorded message saying, "We've got a burst water main". So now [livejournal.com profile] adaese has soapy hair, and I have a loo that won't flush.


Oct. 13th, 2009 06:41 pm
wellinghall: (Haddon)
(1) How much does a new boiler cost (including fitting)?

(2) How much more efficient is a new boiler than a 17-year-old one?

House sale

Jul. 21st, 2009 12:54 pm
wellinghall: (Haddon)
We've sold our house!

Well, very nearly.

We have received the contract, signed it, and are about to send it back to the solicitor. The next stage will be exchange of contracts (which is when both we and the seller are committed to going through with it), followed by completion (which is when we hand over the keys).

We're moving all our stuff out next Thursday, and putting it into storage.
wellinghall: (Haddon)
Saw it online on Thursday evening. Rang up on Friday morning. Viewed it Friday afternoon. Rang up on Saturday morning to arrange a second viewing, to be told that an offer had been made. Made an offer ourselves. By Saturday afternoon, had upped the offer, and had it accepted. Wooh-hooh!
wellinghall: (Otter)
I rang [livejournal.com profile] adaese to say, "Shall I come home for lunch," and she said, "Please do, there's a water leak!" So I went home, and she showed me the leak from the overflow pipe outside; I said, "Yes, we should get it looked at, but it's probably not very urgent." Went back inside, and heard tap, tap, tap ... went upstairs, and water was coming round the loft hatch.

Rang letting agents, who tried to ring the landlord; rang emergency plumber, who will be round later at £lots / hour; am trying to ring landlord again. Have switched off water, and (because at one stage water was coming down the light flex in the landing ceiling) the electricity.

I'm now back at work; [livejournal.com profile] adaese is holding the fort.
wellinghall: (Haddon)
Extended two-bed end-terraced house, built in 1901, in Harlington, a friendly village in mid-Bedfordshire. Seven minutes' walk to the train station; four trains an hour to London, taking forty-six minutes to St Pancras. £177,500. Tell your friends!

It should be on RightMove soon - I'll post a link when it is.

(As well as the two bedrooms, it has a recently re-fitted bathroom; a converted loft, currently fitted out as a study; a living / dining room; recently re-fitted kitchen; and conservatory. There's a 50-foot rear garden and a garage).


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