Bruce Mattheus

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Name: Bruce
Surname: Mattheus
Location: Rawsonville, Western Cape
Entry Date: Jun 30, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Entire House

About the Project:

We purchased an old house that the insurance had condemned due to large cracks in walls and a sagged floor. All inside walls were removed and a new floor poured in sections as well as a topping on the remaining floors. All inside walls were built with dry walling. The entire house was tiled, except…

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We purchased an old house that the insurance had condemned due to large cracks in walls and a sagged floor. All inside walls were removed and a new floor poured in sections as well as a topping on the remaining floors. All inside walls were built with dry walling. The entire house was tiled, except for the main bedroom which has an epoxy-coated floor. Only the demolition and wet work was done with the help of a local contractor.
We now have two new bedrooms (both en suite), a study and an open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge with fireplace. All plumbing and electrical work was done by ourselves, with much of the existing recovered.
Outside, we built a deck with a polycarbonate roof. All built-in cupboards, kitchen cupboards, the recovery of doors, door frames and skirting boards were done by us. Most of the work has now been completed and we are currently painting and doing the ‘colouring in’ to the wife of the house’s satisfaction.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Building of deck + roof
10000.00
Gravel driveway, etc
1500.00
palisade fence + motor gate
23900.00
Temporary bedroom + living area paint, etc
1947.00
Sliding door made from recovered doors
771.00
Demolish walls + rubble removal
8760.00
Tiling of floors
14730.00
Dry walling, the lot
31490.00
Skim joints + paint to date
6000.00
Level existing brandering+ level ceiling ing +
500.00
New "isoboard" ceiling + cornice
16653.00
Electrical work + fittings mostly recovered
2700.00
Move existing windows
5500.00
Modify sewage connections
1346.00
Venitian blinds recovered and cleaned
660.00
Kitchen cupboards
11057.00
Back splash tiles
355.00
Hob top recovered pine
500.00
Doors under hob recovered cornice
103.00
Pantry shelving, etc
3200.00
Door architraves recovered
100.00
Skim existing wall
1100.00
Fire place + chimney
8055.00
New entrance
1100.00
Front door refurbished + painted
300.00
Entrance accent drywall painted
560.00
Entrance ceiling repaired + painted
300.00
Bedroom 2 BIC's
4736.00
2nd Bathroom tiles
3353.00
2nd bathroom fitted
2390.00
2nd bathroom plumbing
1200.00
2nd bedroom Curtain + rail
2100.00
2nd bedroom door + frame recovered
250.00
Main bedroom floor
9100.00
Main bedroom sliding door
5600.00
Main bedroom wall skimmed
2000.00
Main bedroom Epoxy floor
2100.00
Main bedroom repair ceiling + new cover strips
1982.00
Electrical work + new + recovered light fittings
3000.00
Main bedroom bath room tiles
324.00
Main bathroom fitted
6828.00
Main bathroom plumbing connections bibg
1500.00
Main bedroom + dressing BIC's
14240.00
Main bedroom new headboard
1100.00
Main bedroom bathroomdoor recovered sliding
1115.00
Main bedroom curtains + rail
3600.00
Mainbedroom door + architrave recovered
250.00
Front of house repaired painted
2423.00
Outside lights - repair + paint
254.00
222632

Contractors:

Johnathan Titus
20000.00
20000
Grand Total
R242632