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Thread: Finally moving house!!!
Harrison 16:41 21st October 2015
Doing the hardest wallpaper in house first. Woodchip! Actually not too bad as my dad's been helping me and he has some wallpaper stripper that works quite well. We can't use a steamer because of the age of the house and the type of plaster it will have.

The first room to be decorated is Tom's. So far dismantled loads of built in shelving and cupboards. Those were a nightmare to remove. And stripped half the wallpaper. Going to continue tomorrow. Hopefully get the skirting rubbed down and painted, then it's pirate wallpaper on one wall and painted white for the rest. Then new carpet and finally paint the built in waldrobe the same blue as the wallpaper.

I will post some pics once done.
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Kin Hell 13:17 24th October 2015
@ H

Ugh! Wood chip paper indeed.... It usually comes off easier ......the more coats of paint it's had, but a lot depends on the quality of the paper itself.

Is it just one room or the whole house in different colours of Wood chip?
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Harrison 09:40 25th October 2015
Just 2 walls of Tom's room thankfully. Rest of the house is papered, but a lot of it is pealing already and just pulling a piece in the hall and the whole sheet came off, so most should be easy.

Worst issue at the moment is the Internet. Was meant to go live last week, but nothing. Even though phone line was working the day we moved in. Indian call centre rang yesterday and said I couldn't get the Internet where I live because of line quality. I instantly blew the idiot up as I'm currently connected to my neighbours bt infinity wifi and getting 5Mbps via the bt hotspot setup. Proving we can get it. The Indian didn't understand a word said and was just talking over me.

Eventually he agreed to arrange a line and local cabinet engineer investigation to take place this week, then to place a new order on Thursday. Idiots.

When will the world realise we don't want idiot Indian call centres ringing us up. We want people from our own country to talk to. Best service I've ever had is Admiral insurance, who use a Welsh call centre.

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Stephen Coates 10:37 25th October 2015
That's good that the paper came off easily. Will you be putting new wallpaper on, or just painting it?
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Kin Hell 14:22 25th October 2015
Ntb for the wood-chip scenario. Nice one!

RE Internet issues: The only way you'll get away from Indian Call Centres is tell BT to do one.

Get cable from Virgin if you can......
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Harrison 08:28 26th October 2015
No cable here, and I would not touch Virgin with a barge pole.

I will find out this week on Thursday what is happening. Strange that the previous owners had infinity here but now the line seems to not be able to support it (according to the Indian call centre). I'm wondering if they connected the new phone number to old hardware at the exchange, or in the local cabinet.

It's going to be more than annoying if I have to go back to adsl.

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Harrison 08:36 26th October 2015
Originally Posted by Stephen Coates:
That's good that the paper came off easily. Will you be putting new wallpaper on, or just painting it?
In Tom's room I'm just papering one wall with Laura Ashley pirate paper, with the other walls painted white.

Hallway we might paint if the walls look ok once stripped. My game/study room is painted lining paper at the moment so I will proudly just paint over it to freshen it up. Not sure about main bedroom yet. And probaby just paint 4th bedroom. Lounge and dining room are currently fairly plain white paper which we are going to live with four the moment until we get the 2 chimneys done (wood burner in dining room and open fire in lounge).

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