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Re-wiring woes

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We’ve recently completed the renovation and extension of a beautiful Victorian semi-detached home. When we embarked on the project, we anticipated that structural issues might present the biggest headache, as we were digging down to create a new basement. However, what we didn’t expect were the complexities involved in rewiring the house. The original electrics hadn’t been looked at since the 1970s, so when we purchased the property we were well aware that the infrastructure would need to be upgraded. We ended up having to move the electric meter as part of the works, which resulted in a charge from our supplier. Plus, it caused unexpected delays.

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Build It magazine's new August 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Cover house - a characterful oak self build home on a garden plot - Design & build special: the companies who can take the stress out of your project - Wow-factor extensions that add space, light & value - Are heat pumps worth the money? - Why you should invest in rooflights - Create a summer-ready outdoor living space ... and more!