I have a 1930s detached house 3 bedrooms with an attached garage , it is
rendered and currently white in colour , the colour is starting to look
tatty and grubby , so we are hoping to have the house repainted , i have no
idea what sort of cost that i will be looking at , can anyone give me any
ideas as to a rough cost ??? , ( we live in nottingham )
Assuming preparation and painting of all the usual woodwork and rendered
walls, and you have wooden windows and doors (not replaced with upvc) then
if you want it done properly I think that estimates could be between ฃ3,000
and ฃ6,000. The surface area of rendering and the number of windows and
doors, will affect the cost, as will gaining access. If it can all be done
from ladders or a tower platform, that will be cheaper than if scaffolding
is needed. If you want the work done this summer/autumn you may need to
accept an estimate fairly soon as reputable painters often have a waiting
list for outdoor work.
Sorry, have no idea of the costs involved but couldn't help but chip in on
I live in a house, since last November, that was built by the coal board in
1955. It was later taken over by the District Council and later sold off to
a sitting tennant.
In the Deeds, it states that the outside of the house is painted. If I wish
to change the colour, I have to apply to both the District Council and the
now Coal Authority in writing for permission to repaint, if a different
colour to that of which it is currently painted and ask if my colour change
will be in keeping with the rest of the neighbourhood. I also have to seek
permission from both parties if I wish to have any paths, or flagging done
or even put up a shed in the back yard. not only this, but am told by the
Solicitor and confirmed by Northumbrian Water that any flagging has to be
approved by them if it is within 2 metres of where their pipes run.
It seems an Englishman's home is not his castle afterall.
I live in an owner-occupied Victorian semi-detached two-storey house. My
adjacent neighbour decided to have his unpainted traditional brick walls
spray coated with a textured bright pink finish, which needless to say has
been dirty pink ever since. There are no restrictive covenants applicable,
and since this isn't a conservation area the District Council told me that
he can paint his walls any colour he likes. There seems to be two extremes.
Has it still got the original cast iron gutters and downspouts, in which
case these will need painting, or have they been replaced by
grey/white/black plastic, in which case these are not usually painted?
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