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Me again! So the house got a structural survey today which I should hopefully hear the results back from this week (im still very 50/50 on whether it will actually happen), and went back today to take some pictures to help me better plan the project while the sales process goes on.
It would appear alot of my plans hang on making the current lean to/outhouse part of the house itself. At the moment the house is in its original form, with an outside toilet and fuel storage. So what Im wondering is what is involved and the potential costs with making this lean to a more permanent part of the house which I see is done very commonly- ie to make it into a utility room and downstairs toilet/ extension of the kitchen, etc etc. Ie are the current walls fit for this purpose? Or would it be better to knock this down and rebuild with bricks with appropriate cavity insulation? The roof will need doing either way as ive noticed a big hole above the entrance to the back door (which I really hope isnt going to be a reflection of the condition of the main roof)- but cant figure out if its as simple as simply bricking in a new external door and rendering around, or if its a rebuild job?