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    Hello.....Turning a static into a Grand Design
    « on: January 24, 2021, 12:49:00 pm »
    We've just inherited a static that has been clad in wood and used as a permanent residence by the river, on it's own land and freehold. We plan to do it up to a high standard and live in it ourselves. We've lived in normal brick built houses until now so this is going to be an adventure-I'm going to be picking the  brains of you all!

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    Online Slattster

    Re: Hello.....Turning a static into a Grand Design
    « Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 06:12:25 pm »
    Hello Mark , welcome , sounds good and a lovely place to live .... hopefully they’ll be people here who have been there and done it , my advice is double glazing and insulation ...good luck.

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    Re: Hello.....Turning a static into a Grand Design
    « Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 09:31:45 am »
    Mark welcome to the forum.

    I must say I am jealous. I have always wanted to live by water or at least have a bolt hole next to it. Our 'van is on a site about 5 mins away but having it right on your doorstep would be a dream.

    I wonder if it'd make me want to go for a pee all night though...  :-\

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    Offline fhb2

    Re: Hello.....Turning a static into a Grand Design
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 04:15:12 pm »
    Hello and welcome, and also good luck in your refurbishment.
    When replacing the windows and external doors, you will need odd-leg frames.
    These clamp on to the outside of the aperture, rather than sitting inside the aperture as they do in bricks&mortar.
    They are not difficult to source or fit - most manufacturers make them, but just make sure whoever replaces them does not just beetle off to the local DIY store and get standard ones off the rack - there is a risk that water will get into the home structure and cause damp.
    I would also recommend getting the underneath and chassis inspected as one of the first jobs - it may need some rust removal and coating, and the chassis is the only part of a static that cannot be replaced.
    Once that is done - well, have great fun making it into the home of your dreams.

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