Non conterendus est nothis

What have we learned from this?
It's all been a bit of a steep learning curve really. We didn't do that much to our last house and have gone from there to a house where just about everything needs doing. If you are thinking of taking the plunge, our advice would be go for it, and don't let the bastards grind you down. Here are some pearls of wisdom from the Maggenhoof wrecking crew.

Don't be a chicken

I used to have palpitations when I drilled a hole in the wall that was too big for the rawl plug. Spending a week smacking plaster off with a bloody great power tool puts things in perspective. Don't be afraid to have a go - short of causing structural damage, there isn't anything you can do that can't be put right by a bit of plaster and someone who knows how to put it on properly.

The 7 P's - Proper Preparation and Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Plan what you are going to do down to the smallest detail and don't under- estimate how long it will take (twice as long as you think) or how much it will cost (twice as much as you think). We worked to a home made project plan and had an A3 sized diary for scribbling on. We stuck them up and used them.

Use the best

We only use people who have been recommended to us and we have not had any hassle. Nuff said.

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