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03/06/2018 3:33 pm  

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/photos/47744957?search_identifier=472d5eb53c406c267226fad537caf22d

Very tempted by this, was initially put off by BISF, but having read up on it seems I should have no real worries. I was wondering though, Aberdeen has a very harsh environment, cold weather and near the sea so salt in the air, do BISF stand up well?

 

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05/06/2018 4:32 pm  
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Very tempted by this, was initially put off by BISF, but having read up on it seems I should have no real removed link I was wondering though, Aberdeen has a very harsh environment, cold weather and near the sea so salt in the air, do BISF stand up well?

 

Peter

Just signed up to this wonderful site, so much information, Marc you are doing a great job here!! Anyway, Peter is my real name, now signed up as PeeJay23 (my registration went to spam) so I’m wondering about this property?

 

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06/06/2018 1:14 am  

Hi Peter, glad you got your account sorted and thank you for your kind comments.

The link in your quote above was removed by the system to prevent spam, all links you post should work fine from now on. Also because you’ve registered again, your first few comments only, require moderation but after those have been approved, your replies should post straight away.

The property that you linked to, certainly looks like it has been very well maintained and looks to be in excellent condition. I was particularly interested in the floor plan and layout variation in comparison to the standard layout most frequently see in England.

In relation to your question regarding layout and coastal exposure, one might suspect these properties to be more likely to suffer from corrosion etc, however this is not strictly the case.

Various large scale surveys have been conducted across the UK, usually during refurbishment works. These surveys revealed that Norther properties, despite their apparent exposure, generally performed very well indeed. Much of this was put down to homeowner maintenance and vigilance plus the fact that in some cases, the frame in particular may have been treated with extra protection during construction.

The surveys also revealed that where corrosion was found, it also tended to be prevalent in other properties too, yet likewise, in areas or on estates where no significant corrosion was found, the vast majority of properties were also corrosion free.

So in reality, choosing the right house in the right area can be a little hit and miss but in my view, the condition of the upper steel cladding if still present, provides a significant indication as to how the property or properties are performing in each area.

In your listing above, the overall condition appears to be excellent and a quick Google street view tour also shows that other properties in the area also appear well maintained. The majority of gardens in the adjoining streets also appear to be well manicured too, which is a rarity in many places today.

Another good sign is roofing which could well be corrugated steel as opposed to the more troublesome corrugated asbestos which more and more mortgage providers dislike.

The price too is very appealing!


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06/06/2018 1:23 pm  

Thanks Marc,

Yes at that price it is worth a look! The downstairs bathroom seems to be normal for BISF in Aberdeen, there are 2 more I have found, this one a repossession, even more appealing price, with an en-suite up stairs!! OH, doesn’t like removed link not found out why?? Just says she doesn’t think she’d be removed link I said they’re all the same, just this has the hall/lounge wall removed link

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And this one, little more expensive for no good reason that I can see!

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They all seem to be on the same estate, quite a large development of BISL! Looking at the home reports for each one, the surveyors in the area at least know what they are!! All note minor cracking on the downstairs render, but nothing else of removed link

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06/06/2018 1:25 pm  

Links still not working Marc…


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06/06/2018 9:02 pm  

Hi Peter, that’s strange as the software settings are correct.

I’ll disable all link restrictions until I can get the developers to look into the matter.

Sadly, you’ll need to re-enter your links though Peter, as once they are removed they cannot be recovered. I’ll keep an eye on the post too.

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06/06/2018 9:27 pm  

Thanks Marc, I’ll try again

The relatively expensive one

https://www.aspc.co.uk/search/property/354997/45-Provost-Rust-Drive/Aberdeen/

The cheap repo, I actually like….. lots of potential 

https://www.aspc.co.uk/search/property/367994/38-Moir-Green/Aberdeen/


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10/06/2018 10:55 pm  

This one has really caught my eye, the price being a big draw, lol. But at that price it becomes a blank canvas!!

https://www.acandco.com/property/details/aacrps-PRP180659/38-Moir-Green-Northfield-Aberdeen-AB16-7GS

I would gut the kitchen, do Ed’s style if insulation as I work round the rooms, sorting the issues out as I go, want to keep the BISF design and being in Scotland no proper Green Deal. Big project, but then it will be what we want!!!!


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13/06/2018 7:50 pm  

Great we’re back. Other Half is going to view both of them on Friday…


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13/06/2018 11:00 pm  
Posted by: PeeJay23

Great we’re back. Other Half is going to view both of them on Friday…

Great to hear, the Moir Green property draws my eye too because as you say, it’s pretty much a blank canvas and the living room/ hall wall has already been taken down too which is a bonus.

I can’t see any of the typical mouldings that are sometimes present on the interior walls either. These were often present when thin hardboard was used to cover the walls as opposed to plasterboard. Hardboard used to warp though, causing uneven walls so it might be a good idea to tap the inner walls to try and determine what they are made of. If the majority appear to be plastered drywall, that too should help keep refurbishment costs down in some of the rooms. 

I can’t quite make out the wall construction in the kitchen though and there appears to be some rippling above the worktop but even so, I would probably strip the lot out, re-board it a start fresh.

Plus, that property sold for £155,000 in July 2015 and it appears to be vacant possession or possibly even a repossession due to the fact it’s now up for offers around £110,000. It is currently marked as under offer so I hope that’s you  ? 

There aren’t any images of the external rear or side walls so it’s difficult to establish the condition. Make sure you have a good look around all the lower walls for any large areas of damaged or repaired render. It’s not a major issue if you find ant but of course it may require further investigation if found. Also, be sure to take a look in the lost space to check the condition of the frame in the roof space. It should be freely and easily visible. Very fine spots of corrosion is normal but no significant corrosion should be visible. You should normally still be able to see the original protective black paint on the frames surface.

I do hope the viewing goes well and my fingers crossed.  ? 


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