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Post #76
Well in between the nightmare rain showers a little bit has happened.

Day 11 & 12

We are now up to window height and the pillars are getting up to approx 6ft, all the walls are double skinned more or less all around, the weather is really starting to hamper things-

More blocks have been delivered LOL







Sure is bloody wet, seems the floor is level thoughLOL




To be continued, albeit slowly with this bloody weather



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Posted 16th Jul 2012 at 19:35
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Looking good Carl
It's good to know you found a good builder that knows wot they am doin nowadays
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Posted 16th Jul 2012 at 20:12
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Day 13 & 14

Well a bit more has been done, the cavities have been filled with insulation and the walls are now at the height required (exterior wise) few more days doing the internal brickwork and I think we will be starting on the roof.

A few pictures-




Windows, I assume there will be some brick work over the top of these or at least on course of bricks



Well this is a part of the back wall of my garage the painted wall you see will be coming down eventually, at the minute the gas and electric metres are on this hence the reason it's still standing, this part will be a study and a utility room with a toilet.



As you can see though the external and internal walls on this part are about finished and the insulation has been fitted In between the walls, the porch wall is also up to height and insulated.




Well that's about as far as its got, brickwork wise, the far end exterior wall needs the internal part finishing and the internal back wall also needs finishing, other than that we are about there with the brick work.

A structural engineer now has the plans as I have asked for the roof trusses to be as minimalistic as possible so I can have good head height, hoping to be able to fit a two post lift if possible, if not at least a lift that can lift a vehicle to waist height.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 18:02
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Very impressive, thought you were going full-on cavity wall for the whole garage for a sec there LOL

When I looked at rebuilding my garage I considered putting a cheapo old lift in there, but even the two-post ones needed far more height than I'd thought. Do you have one in mind?

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 18:29
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i'm also looking at ramps, but means i have to destroy the bedroom above the garage, but hey if i can get my 205 15ft in the air, then who cares?!

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 18:32
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Very impressive, thought you were going full-on cavity wall for the whole garage for a sec there LOL

When I looked at rebuilding my garage I considered putting a cheapo old lift in there, but even the two-post ones needed far more height than I'd thought. Do you have one in mind?



Basically I am just going to see what I am left with once it's built and see what's what then, I would love a ramp like I have at work but I think I may be disspointed. The new garage is going to have a pitched roof so hoping that with the ceiling going to be about two/three foot higher than normal and the pitch I will be ok.

An engineer is sorting out the rsj and the trusses, these will just be triangle shaped rather than the ones with the supports in the middle.

Any decent two post ramp will be fine, can get them from most manufacturers now for about £1500 upwards.


rikky wrote:
i'm also looking at ramps, but means i have to destroy the bedroom above the garage, but hey if i can get my 205 15ft in the air, then who cares?!



Ha ha, to start with I wanted to just put a pitched roof on the old garage and build ontop off the bungalow to convert it into a normal house, planning was denied so this is the way I have gone.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 18:36
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Yeah that's the same kinda thinking I had, only reason it might be worth checking is if one can't fit it might be worth getting an RSJ put across in a suitable place where you could hang a decent pulley so you could lift engines out without a crane?

That was my second choice, but obviously needs a steel across rather than wood, although that'd be funny to watch.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 19:24
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You will have to have a vaulted ceiling/roof if your wanting a ramp.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 20:22
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Post #84
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You will have to have a vaulted ceiling/roof if your wanting a ramp.


Or a roof like Wimbledon.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 20:42
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owain wrote:
birk wrote:
You will have to have a vaulted ceiling/roof if your wanting a ramp.


Or a roof like Wimbledon.


Bit pricey though.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 21:51
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Coming along nicely Carl.could you not get a small scissors rack in there?
Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 21:56
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Why not fit a spray booth and a engineering shop in there also.

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Posted 18th Jul 2012 at 23:20
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Why not fit a spray booth and a engineering shop in there also.


f**k it...

Just knock through into the bungalow and use that as the garage haha

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Posted 19th Jul 2012 at 09:18
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Looks good Big grin

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Posted 19th Jul 2012 at 13:04
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Post #90
birk wrote:
You will have to have a vaulted ceiling/roof if your wanting a ramp.


That's the word I was looking for earlier.


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Posted 19th Jul 2012 at 18:03
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Not a lot more to report, my 67 year old builders hearing aid packed in so he had a day off.

He did do half a day and get the far wall completed inside and out and I have to say the block work is very neat, unsure whether to have it plastered or just paint it.

Day 15






I have to say though I am sitting here bored and just wish the garage was finished so I could go in there and tinker with something.


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Posted 21st Jul 2012 at 20:41
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Like it, looks like a garage with a granny-annex LOL

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looking gs, i spy a bike there,is that your new one carl?
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Be interested to see how this looks when it's finished.

I just hope it doesn't look too imposing with the door facing when you look at the bungalow.

How many cars are you intending to fit in/what formation?

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    mike rallye wrote:
    looking gs, i spy a bike there,is that your new one carl?


    Had it for a good four months now, yes I had a 750 and a customer offered good money so it went. Now got this 1000 it's a totally different animal.

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    [quote="dangti6"]Be interested to see how this looks when it's finished.

    I just hope it doesn't look too imposing with the door facing when you look at the bungalow.

    How many cars are you intending to fit in/what formation?



    Will be happy just to get two in to be fair and have space to work around one of them.

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    Posted 22nd Jul 2012 at 21:43
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    I think you should paint it as it wouldnt take alot to get it done at a later stage if you change your mind Yes

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    swiftyboi006 wrote:
    I think you should paint it as it wouldnt take alot to get it done at a later stage if you change your mind Yes


    Possibly, but some masonry paints are designed to be thick, shiny and water-resistant, so you might struggle to get plaster to stick over the top.

    Personally I'd just paint it, can't see you ever needing perfectly smooth walls in a garage, it'll just annoy you every time you take a chunk out of it Yes

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    mechanical_repairs wrote:

    mike rallye wrote:
    looking gs, i spy a bike there,is that your new one carl?


    Had it for a good four months now, yes I had a 750 ansoon ripped a
    Customer off, they payed well over the odds, so it went. Now got this 1000 it's a totally different animal.

    quote:


    [quote="dangti6"]Be interested to see how this looks when it's finished.

    I just hope it doesn't look too imposing with the door facing when you look at the bungalow.

    How many cars are you intending to fit in/what formation?



    Will be happy just to get two in to be fair and have space to work around one of them.

    Carl

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    Posted 23rd Jul 2012 at 20:53
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    buzzbrightyear wrote:
    mechanical_repairs wrote:

    mike rallye wrote:
    looking gs, i spy a bike there,is that your new one carl?


    Had it for a good four months now, yes I had a 750 ansoon ripped a
    Customer off, they payed well over the odds, so it went. Now got this 1000 it's a totally different animal.

    quote:


    [quote="dangti6"]Be interested to see how this looks when it's finished.

    I just hope it doesn't look too imposing with the door facing when you look at the bungalow.

    How many cars are you intending to fit in/what formation?





    Will be happy just to get two in to be fair and have space to work around one of them.

    Carl




    I see what you did there and the customer got a bargain as I soon realised I couldn't replace it for what I sold it for.

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