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What home improvements have you made?

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What Home Improvements Have You Made in Your Home?

We Know that BISF home owners are passionate and resourceful when it comes to home improvements.

We want to know what you yourself have done to improve or renovate your BISF home!

Share your thoughts, ideas and designs with us a BISF House and get valuable feedback from other members of our site.
You can easily upload photographs, show of your work or even share before and after shots. If you're feeling really creative you even create your very own post and upload images of your project for others to see.
You can also discuss any problems or concerns that may have in fact you can share any aspect of BISF home improvement on the internets only dedicated BISF Website.

We know how hard it can be to find reliable and resourceful information relating to this type of property.

By sharing your projects, you will be helping to create a one stop information and resource database for other owners facing similar projects. You will also receive valuable advice from other members that can prove invaluable to any BISF property owner.

Posted : 30 December 2011 1:05 PM
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Why not get members to post flyers through the letterboxes of their local BISF houses? This website has got great potential as a helpful and innovative resource, it just needs a greater amount of input from BISF home owners all over the UK.

Posted : 30 December 2011 11:56 PM
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I agree Denton, we do need more input from other BISF owners as after all it is for the benefit of us all.

I have a couple of mail drops planned for areas gathered from Google Mapping, it can be a bit hit and miss but as the site is still so new I am confident that the user base will grow in time.

Thank you also for your comments, It makes all the hard work worthwhile!


Posted : 1 January 2012 7:46 PM
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We have knocked our wall down in the living room and it made a massive difference.
The wall itself came down pretty easily and as it wasn't load bearing no other support was needed.
I think having a porch too though is a must as it stops the draught coming in and stops people seeing straight into the living room. :0)

Posted : 8 January 2012 6:03 PM
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I bought my house from council a few years ago and I want to start and do renovations to my house. Has anybody ever knocked down the wall in the passage to the sitting room?

Posted : 8 January 2012 6:50 PM
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Thanks Teresa, we have already knocked our wall down in Kitchen/Dining area. Which made a big difference. Dont have a porch tho, maybe put that on my list too :D

Posted : 8 January 2012 7:30 PM
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Does anyone have the external dimensions of a BISF house? I'm looking to create a sketchup model which I will upload and share.

By the way, where did the forum go?

Posted : 28 January 2012 11:52 PM
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Hi Denton
I don't have any specific dimensions available yet sadly. I spent most of last week trying to load sketchup on my laptop but it had a capatibility issue with the Indel R HD graphics built in to my machine. I hope you have better luck.
The only image I have that may help shows the building frame but offers no measurements.
I hope it helps.

Posted : 29 January 2012 4:12 PM
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I have these plans which I think are pretty standard. They are in pdf format - I will try and uploads them.

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Posted : 7 February 2012 3:07 PM
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I bought my BISF house in November and have been gutting it since Xmas.
I've removed all the walls and all the old insulation which had all slipped. the walls downstairs were plasterboard but which fibreboard upstairs. The house is pretty much just a steel frame and cladding with a few floorboards left!! Scary Stuff!!
I'm hoping to install bi-folding doors in the dining room - if anybody has experience of installing doors in place of the window i'd love to hear. I have pvc cladding and not sure how the doors will be fixed.
I have a few photos that I will upload when i get chance.

Posted : 7 February 2012 3:12 PM
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