Yzzy

Hey from Essex... xx

Recommended Posts

40 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

I wonder if the "1920/yellow brick" add on at the back has interrupted this? The leaky flat roof won't help.

 

 

I think it's the library you know... I've not been in there but the wall in the old music room and that one in the kitchen both back on to the library..... FOOK knows what is waiting for me in there then!!! 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Vision Of Heaven said:

ok after some time "spinning the pink and blue balls" xD we have a video of the odd 'root' stuff in the kitchen... the only place I've seen this and I believe (hope) it is a plant and not that dry rot you showed me yesterday.... :(

 

 

 

that video of the stuff growing down the wall looks very much like tree or plant roots rather than rot. Is that the room located below the failed roof area?

 

The separate photo you posted of the skirting board is rot of some kind but it's not possible to say what type.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way to tell the difference between wet and dry rot is that wet rot hyphae look like plant roots, are usually brown or black, grow vertically a long way up walls on plaster and remain flexible enough that they can be pulled off as you did in the video.

 

Dry rot produces white or yellowish hyphae that are generally very brittle, and wouldn't peel off the way those did.

 

Both are signs that there is rot in the timber underneath the floor, as that's what they are feeding on.  The hyphae growing up the wall are just the fungus looking for more damp timber as food.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh see now @Ian made me happy and then you just made me sad again @JSHarris  xD

 

Um..... I haven't been wearing a mask in the kitchen / breakfast room area because it wasn't dusty... have I fooked my lungs up! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Vision Of Heaven said:

 

I think it's the library you know... I've not been in there but the wall in the old music room and that one in the kitchen both back on to the library..... FOOK knows what is waiting for me in there then!!! 

 

 

 

The library is going to be a whole new chapter...

 

:ph34r:

  • Haha 1
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Onoff said:

 

The library is going to be a whole new chapter...

 

:ph34r:

 

 

I'm bloody well going off you lot! 

 

 

:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

The only problem with this scheme is that in Britain we are not quite as barmy as the Americans seem to be. Most home-owners, and even a few enlightened surveyors, have now discovered that fungi only grow in wet conditions. The notorious "dry rot", for example, which timber treatment firms use as an excuse to spray houses with chemical fungicides, is little more than a mushroom that grows on wet wood. Remove the water that is making the timber wet - leaking gutter, raised ground level - and the mushroom shrivels up and dies. You are more likely to be harmed by the chemical treatment than the fungus.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/advice/3306698/On-the-levelToxic-mould-scare-is-a-load-of-rot.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Yzzy said:

 

 

I'm bloody well going off you lot! 

 

 

:P

don't ask questions you may not like the answer to then! ¬¬:ph34r:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Onoff said:

You've changed your username???

 

Yeah, I'm kinda not feeling like this VoH house is going to happen now so changed it to my actual name lol 

 

I need to empty the house regardless so... we'll see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, daiking said:

0E49E110-C06B-425A-A7A1-69767367C43F.gif

 

 

*gasp* She's so gorgeous.... love Sig..... but NO.... no nuking.. we will carry on!! :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, daiking said:

0E49E110-C06B-425A-A7A1-69767367C43F.gif

+1

 

my thoughts exactly! That video by @Yzzy is like a scene from a horror movie. It needs viewing full screen to get the full effect!

Edited by Ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

90% of downstairs done, growth in kitchen confirmed as roots from various trees growing in the masonry and not dry or wet rot. 

 

Library started yesterday but L&P ceiling is falling down in chunks so today I started on the stairs and landing!

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just did my 'house clearance fund' accounts... £900 left!.... Still have upstairs to do which will be at least 6 of the £225 8 yard skips we have been getting.... need a miracle or a win!

 

So.... We called a local void clearance guy and he came today to give us some quotes.... all still too pricey but we came to an agreement...

 

He will drop off a load of skip bags, I will fill them on the drive, leave wood in one area, paper/books in another, metal in another (standard stuff really) and he will arrive with his 12 yard equivalent truck and vanish it all for no more than £180 !!!! Yes he is legit ;)

 

Considering the cheapest 12 yard here is £300 I am very very happy! 

 

I've got the rest of the Library to empty, 4 large double bedrooms, the ironing/sewing room, the dressing room and the bathroom to empty upstairs.... although my old bedroom is done apart from furniture so will be empty in half an hour + axe xD One of the rooms is mainly clothes, lots and lots and lots of clothes so they will all go to the clothes trade-in for 60p a kilo thank you! haha..

 

I'm thinking... hoping! That we can empty the rest of the house in 4 truck loads... so around £720 *crosses fingers*

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now