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by Willy
5 Jul 2019 15:09
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Loft conversion recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Loft conversion recommendations

I used Taylors Lofts back in 2014 and got a master bedroom with a separate bathroom (off the landing rather than en-suite) for about 60k but that included a new boiler and pressurised hot water system, new roof, electric skylights, and other extras so 40-50 sounds about right if you don't go mad.
by Willy
7 Feb 2019 16:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 8445

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

You wont lose the Hayes line. The tube will run on the same tracks (making the extension easier than other options), and be more frequent. I am unsure where it would be diverted? The Hayes line is already at full capacity so adding some Bakerloo trains means losing some of the current services. The...
by Willy
4 Feb 2019 10:00
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Loft Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

Re: Loft Conversion

I wouldn't expect much for 30k, I have had 2 different lofts done now and they came in at £50k and £60k (this was because it involved removing the previous bodged one and redoing). Obviously it all depends on the finish and the size.
by Willy
4 Jan 2019 10:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The New Look Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: The New Look Forum

Personally I find the shade of yellow used in the banners a little jarring....maybe tone it down?
by Willy
29 Sep 2017 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero
Replies: 92
Views: 27512

Re: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero

No, I think people feel Sydenham is a dump because of all the pound shops, betting shops, nail bars, empty shops, and the eyesore at Cobbs Corner that some people want to block development for.
by Willy
26 Sep 2017 08:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero
Replies: 92
Views: 27512

Re: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero

The signs are there that the hipsters are moving in...it has a shop called Debris ("scattered pieces of rubbish or remains") which always makes me laugh when I see it
by Willy
21 Sep 2017 13:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290423

Re: sticky: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Rod Taylor wrote: No one is suggesting picketing anything, just pointing out the role restaurants like this, and the Sainsburys opposite it (which I also opposed) play in the shocking levels of obesity in London. I would oppose the application on that level alone. You opposed Sainsburys because it ...
by Willy
7 Aug 2017 08:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290423

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I'm a little confused as to why Deliveroo is even being mentioned? It's not part of Nandos and is a completely different company so any bikes parked up are nothing to do with Nandos anyway.
by Willy
9 Sep 2016 08:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sheds
Replies: 6
Views: 4544

Re: Sheds

I would try somewhere else. I bought a shed from B and Q previously and they are very poor, had to do quite a lot of remedial work after 3 years like re-roof, and attempt to seal up all the gaps with mastic. I just moved house and replaced a rotten shed with one from Tiger Sheds, it was 8x6 and cost...
by Willy
22 Jul 2016 09:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Cars SHOCKING
Replies: 18
Views: 3678

Re: Sydenham Cars SHOCKING

I have had a similar experience. We had booked them a week in advance to take my wife and bags to Heathrow where I would meet them after work. They didn't bother to show up and when I called them they couldn't care less.
by Willy
4 Apr 2016 08:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 36480

Re: Parking problems

Looks like cars are being moved from Tredown Road by truck...if anyone is missing a silver Corsa, one has just been deposited on Maitland Road.
by Willy
5 Jan 2016 11:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Rolf Harris
Replies: 11
Views: 3916

Rolf Harris

Why do the press continually refer to Rolf Harris as from Sydenham? http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14180971.Sydenham_paedophile_Rolf_Harris_hires_costly_lawyers_in_bid_to_appeal_prison_sentence/?ref=mr&lp=15 He is quite clearly Australian and was born there and just because he lived in Sydenham b...
by Willy
29 Dec 2015 16:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: List of Traders, Builders, Services
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: List of Traders, Builders, Services

There *is* a rather mixed one on the Virtual Norwood forum, though - it allegedly covers Sydenham.
The trouble with the Virtual Norwood Forum is that they do not allow negative reviews as they are *very* scared of legal action so the reviews are very one sided
by Willy
29 Dec 2015 09:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham sushi
Replies: 12
Views: 3232

Re: Sydenham sushi

Been twice, both on a Tuesday lunchtime, and it was excellent. Fish was very fresh and the special rolls are great (one of them is pretty fiery!)
by Willy
5 Nov 2015 11:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?

I think they quite often just ask the agent to justify the price so the agent just gets out some details of similar proprties that they have recently sold. The bank doesn't really care as long as the valuation exceeds the mortgage amount and is in their loan to value tolerance.
by Willy
5 Nov 2015 09:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?

Just wanted to state the obvious...whoever is giving you a value needs to be aware of the local market. We had a guy from an agency based in Forest Hill who gave us a valuation of 200k less than we we are currently under offer for, he had based his number on Zoopla plus 50k. I doubt Zoopla will take...
by Willy
4 Nov 2015 16:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?

We are currently selling through Pedder and am very pleased with them. The photos they took make our house look awesome and we got an offer above asking price after just 1 week (along with 2 other offers). Their valuation was higer than Property World and KFH and were confident from the start they c...
by Willy
19 Oct 2015 08:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 36480

Re: Parking problems

It's a problem anywhere near a station. While I don't generally mind people parking and commuting I have noticed a worrying trend in people parking in the most stupid places - the junction with Newlands Park and Westbourne Road is getting silly, cars are often parked on the curved part where the tw ...
by Willy
15 Oct 2015 13:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thames Water - destroying our new pavements
Replies: 44
Views: 10556

Re: Thames Water - destroying our new pavements

Why did they break up the slabs in the first place? Can't they just lift them, do the work and then put them back?
by Willy
2 Oct 2015 12:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Motorbikes riding on the pavement today in Sydenham High St
Replies: 28
Views: 17739

Re: Motorbikes riding on the pavement today in Sydenham High

Maybe a harsh viewpoint but I don't see why the Police/society should be all that worried about the risk these criminals choose to take with regards to their own health. They should be pursued and caught. I totally agree, the police can chase a drunk driver speeding along the road who probably pose...