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Wooden house for sale.........

Post: # 100670Post chadspad »

from Argos!
Looks like a good deal to me

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... 123761.ece
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Post: # 100689Post ina »

And it's not even 1 April! :shock:

It looks very interesting - have to have a closer look at that. As a starter home something like this should be great; and then you can add extras (like better insulation etc) over the years. At least it would give you a (hopefully waterproof!) roof over the head. Wonder what the building regulations say - planning consent etc... :?
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I found this on it too, has a few more details
http://www.feedmedeals.co.uk/hot-deal/a ... %A31309999

Be nice to see the inside of it with a virtual tour!
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Post: # 100700Post Milims »

ROTFLMFAO! I went balistic when they charged me £4.95 for home delivery for an electric tiller - their excuse was that they had no where large enough to store such an item - the box is smaller than a 25l kitchen bin! I guess that this one realy is "home" delivery tho! Hang on a mo - isn't Argos part of the same group as Homebase???
Actually - it's not such a bad idea a great starter home or Granny flat - and easy to make quite cosy!
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Post: # 100704Post Silver Ether »

starter home ??? what happens when you want to sell? I bet it would be worth nothing ... thats a lot of money for a shed.

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Post: # 100710Post the.fee.fairy »

I've shown my dad...

I quite liked it. I wondr if you can scale up and get a bigger one...I quite fancy a spare room or two to shove 'stuff' in.

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Post: # 100838Post Sky »

It looks a bit like the Fraemohs homes here in NZ, we nearly built one ourselves but then their prices shot up and we couldn't afford to do it anymore.
I was a bit concerned about how warm it actually would be too, but I still love the idea of them and the show homes smelt gorgeous!
I also liked the idea of never having to decorate :lol:

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Post: # 100953Post Thomzo »

It's finding the land to put it on that's the problem.

I have something similar (but slightly smaller) that the ex and I built a few years ago as an office for his business. As it wasn't going to be a dwelling, we were able to put it up without planning permission or the need to comply with building regs. I wonder exactly how many building regulations this complies with? :lol:

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A log cabin with laminate flooring makes the mind boggle.

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What about plumbing?

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Hosepipe and a bucket?

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Post: # 101180Post Annpan »

It's a glorified playhouse... I seriously doubt it would last more than a few years, the timber is cheap and not only will it not fit together correctly(flat pack wardrobes from Argos don't) It will warp within a few months and there will be leaks everywhere.

There are some lovely flat pack options available on the market, and there are cheap building options but this would just be a very expensive bonfire... you gets what you pays for.
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Post: # 101205Post ina »

Well, I don't know. It's a particularly British thing, this aversion to wooden houses... They do much better on the Continent, often under more extreme weather conditions. Of course, you'd have to make sure everything is well insulated and protected against the weather... That would be a matter of "private" upgrading.

And as to flatpack - most of my furniture is flatpack. The worst that's happened to me there is two missing holes in a book case!
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Post: # 101222Post Annpan »

I have nothing against wooden houses... but this one looks really cheap, the wood doesn't look good... I had a Argos flatpack wardrobe that fell apart and 4 chest of drawers (it was a whole bedroom deal) that the drawers would never go in and out.... They were cheap and warped and made of crappy wood, and this looks the same.
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Post: # 101224Post ina »

OK, appearances can be misleading, I think one would have to see it "live"! So far all my Argos flatpacks have been really great; that includes the beds you slept in, btw... :wink: (Didn't collapse during the night, did they?)

My (and the cats'!) favourite chair was from them, and the bedsofa in the living room, too. All very sturdy and comfortable. But admittedly I've not had wardrobes and the like. And the bookcases (also very sturdy - albeit with missing holes!) were from B&Q.
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