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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #45 on: 12 February 2018, 17:59:28 »

Is the garage conversion now off the table? If not, have you considered extending your existing gas supply externally to the new kitchen? This was done on my first extension for about 6 meters, although I subsequently moved it indoors, running it through two block walls and parallel to radiator pipes inside skirting boxes, all in 15mm pipe, but still plenty of pressure to operate the gas hob. :-\
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #46 on: 12 February 2018, 20:11:32 »

had a re-think, the standard extension on the back while getting rid of the conservatory, would mean the door to garage would not be inside the house. Considering part conversation of garage, say 60% that door becomes entry into a proper conversion. (new floor/walls) to become a playroom.

Rest of the garage becomes storage for car tools.

But to be honest, I think I can only afford the standard 3.5x4m extension.
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #47 on: 13 February 2018, 14:49:44 »

I have cancelled my extension plans, opting for a move to the US instead where I can get a house twice the size in a nice area of Chicago for 80% of the cost.  That said, depending on what happens it could be California (potentially Hell-A :( )

The only downsides will be dodging bullets, Trump supporters (some of which are family), constantly explaining that I am from the UK and not Australia, repeating the same conversation on Brexit with every person you meet who is dying to get the UK side of the debate, defending the NHS with every Republican and informing people that I do not know some random chap called 'John' from London you met on a cruise 15 years ago.
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #48 on: 13 February 2018, 14:54:21 »

Tee hee: when I was in America, apart from their temerity in saying that I hav an accent, I kept being asked if I knew the Queen personally!  ;D

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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #49 on: 13 February 2018, 15:08:46 »

... nice area of Chicago ....

Not sure if that's a thing... :-\

I've seen the Blues Brothers, you know. ;)
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #50 on: 13 February 2018, 15:12:40 »

... nice area of Chicago ....

Not sure if that's a thing... :-\

I've seen the Blues Brothers, you know. ;)

Loop and north, diagonally heading NW from the center is quite nice.  Plenty of multi-million dollar mansions just north of the loop too.
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #51 on: 13 February 2018, 15:18:12 »

Loop and north, diagonally heading NW from the center is quite nice.  Plenty of multi-million dollar mansions just north of the loop too.

Cripes, just how much is your house in the UK worth? ;) ;D
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #52 on: 13 February 2018, 15:25:11 »

Loop and north, diagonally heading NW from the center is quite nice.  Plenty of multi-million dollar mansions just north of the loop too.

Cripes, just how much is your house in the UK worth? ;) ;D

It's not just a house. The collection of "priceless classics" abandoned around it is what makes it.  ;)
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #53 on: 13 February 2018, 15:42:33 »

Loop and north, diagonally heading NW from the center is quite nice.  Plenty of multi-million dollar mansions just north of the loop too.

Cripes, just how much is your house in the UK worth? ;) ;D

It's not just a house. The collection of "priceless classics" abandoned around it is what makes it.  ;)

I'll not have you talk about Mrs G like that!  ;D
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #57 on: 13 February 2018, 17:13:42 »

Two Americans that you might like to acquaint yourself with; Dave Ramsey and Chris Hogan...

Incidentally, is the greater Chicago area for family convenience or economic reasons?

I only ask, as there are several states which are nicer/cheaper than Illinois... Although I conceded that the Great Lakes hold a certain appeal and there's also a lot to be said for being able to jump on the Great Loop when autumn arrives 8)
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Re: For those who have done extensions...
« Reply #58 on: 13 February 2018, 19:14:57 »

To avoid a further hijack of this thread I have started my own here:  http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=141900
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