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tomkis1972

BISF House of My Dreams in Braintree Essex

Hello, I’m currently buying a BISF house in Braintree, Essex.It’s my first house and I want to do a huge renovation.I have read through the entire forum and It’s amazing.The first time I heard about BISF houses was from my Estate Agent, when I had my first viewing.At first I was scared but now, after

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*General
DaveLewis

How to Reduce Neighbour Noise in a BISF Property?

I am renovating a BISF house in South Wales but have an issue with noisy neighbours. I think this is mostly down to them being noisy but partly due to the poor construction between the properties. As my photographs show, I have stripped the walls upstairs and downstairs back to the breeze blocks. My first

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Sharonhicks

Open Plan Living Room?

We are thinking of removing the wall between the front room and hall way so that it is open plan at the front of the house, but a friend says that there is a steel support behind front room door . Please help if you if that’s right or wrong . Thanks,

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mattcymru

Electrical Cables in Box Room?

In the small box room in these houses, assuming the same standards are followed, does anyone know if there is any electrical cables running through the wall above the cupboard/drawers over the stairs?

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mattcymru

Built in cupboards ?

Hi all! I’m assuming all bisf house have two cupboards built in in the front bedroom, either side of the chimney? Probably a stupid question, I want to drop a tv cable down into it then under sine floorboards but it cannot get the false ceiling off the cupboard! Any suggestions how to do it

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rupert

Replacing a BISF House Front Door

We are continuing to renovate our house in Sheldon B26. The front door is very wide and I have been told I will need to have a new one made!!. Surrounding council house have had new narrower doors fitted, what will be around the original door frame, will it be steel?. Our house is the

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sray

Open Plan of Ground Floor Options?

Firstly, thanks for all the useful posts and comments on this site – we bought our BISF home last year and have found this site unbelievably useful in answering questions the estate agent wouldn’t have had a clue how to answer! We are in the process of redoing the internal parts of the house now

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*Heating & Plumbing
Simon

External Changes – Extensions, Solar Panels, Under-Floor Heating?

Has anyone experience of making external changes to their BISF house?We’re at the pre-planning stage and are considering (small) extensions, (lots of) solar panels, and under-floor heating, I assume in the new build only. Clearly we could benefit from other BISF members’ experiences.If others are similarly placed, we could help one another as architects plans

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*Buying & Selling
nicxsystems

A Few BISF House Questions

I am loving my BISF home and want to look after it ! Can anyone advise me on a few things, 1) What is best to paint the frame, roof tubes and angle irons in the loft with? it is currently red oxide (which you cannot get any more) or what seems to be black

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Deano78

BISF House External Facelift Info Wanted

Hi to all BISF members, I just joined the forum and this is my first post(of many more to come in the future, i’m sure). I’ve been living in a BISF house for about 10 years now, and am now in a position to have a full external facelift to the property, eg new roof,

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