Sackville Street Renovation

Sackville Street

We bought this property at auction towards the end of last year. Having stood empty for several months this Edwardian end of terrace house was in need of a lot of TLC and renovation to bring it back to its former glory. Sackville Street is in the boot and shoe town of Raunds and housed one of the many factories before they all closed in the 1980s. The new house in the left of the picture was built, together with 20 others, on the site of one of those factories.

Sackville Street
2 Sackville Street, Raunds

Over the coming weeks, we will post the usual before, during and after shots. Be aware there is a lot of work to be done!

  1. New central heating
  2. Full re-wire
  3. Damp course
  4. Strip of all wall-paper and other coverings
  5. Full plaster/skim
  6. New kitchen
  7. New bathroom
  8. Reinstate 3rd bedroom
  9. New flooring throughout
  10. Revamp of garden including removal of 2 trees
  11. etc etc etc!
Check out that ceiling
Kitchen diner
Bathroom – No bath!
Bedroom during rewire

The Attack of the Lellandii

Lellandii, the gardener’s favourite / most hated hedging shrub. This is what happens if you plant it and then just let it go, in other words The Attack of the Lellandii. Our latest project at Sackville Street, Raunds had a neglected external space from the dilapidated fences, to the overgrown beds and the huge shrubs at the end threatening the original Victorian factory wall.

The garden at the end was dead 6ft back from the fence

The neighbour at the end of the garden was “delighted” when I told her that I was going to have these two beasts removed (at a considerable cost I may add). After all these years she would have daylight in the house after 1 pm!

All I needed from her was access from the road to the end of her garden and somewhere to put the shredder and of course the use of her garden for a couple of days. There is no access through the project apart from via the house.

No more Leylandii