Budget garage build

Discussion in 'Garages, workshops & DIY' started by 1990, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. 1990

    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Finished work early today and managed to finish putting the lats on, it's pretty much water tight now!!! I just need to screw the facias on and I'll be able to tile it.

    Need to sort a main door soon.

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  2. Trev16v

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    Fantastic. You must be proud of having done loads of it yourself. It's fun when it's all done and you can start setting the inside up and begin using it.
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Cheers Trev, I'm still jealous of yours!!

    Did you seethe boy on Facebook? He's a proper grafter, really done me proud :thumbup:
     
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    Trev16v Paid Member Paid Member

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    Yeah I saw he made really quick progress of the walls. It's good how you project managed it all yourself and arranged your own tradesmen. I think we'll try to do that when we get an extension done.
     
  5. 1990

    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    I meant my boy lol he's been my right hand man at every stage

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    Here's how it looks from the side of the house

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    Wish I didn't rent!! Best build thread ever!!!!!
     
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    Oh.

    Right. :lol:

    Could have let the poor kid change out of his school uniform first!
     
  8. 1990

    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Got on with the tiles today!!!
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    Yep. I need a house with room for a garage :(

    Really looking great now :thumbup:
     
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    Looking good Ian :thumbup:
     
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    Can't quite get over how quick you seam to have got his all done, good work :thumbup:

    Looking forward to seeing how you kit out the inside.

    Are you looking to heat this in any way?
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thanks everyone.

    No plans to heat it, I might look out for kingspan on e-bay and try and pack the rafters with 50/75mm of insulation.
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    First car in while the roofs been on!!!

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    My mates steam cleaning his full interior.

    I need some lights in there now. Could i fit some strip lights snd run then to a plug where i plan to put my consumer unit?
     
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  14. MUSHY 16V

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    you'll be just as well wiring them in ian that way you can have two light switchs one at each door
    strip lights are cheap it was the first thing i did once the builders left
    painting walls white inside that makes a big difference to the light you have
    are the walls damp or are they still drying out
    i had this till the harling went on the out side of mine
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    When it rains the water runs off the roof, lands on the fence and splashes back onto the wall. Some of it comes through. I need to paint the outside wall and get the guttering on.
     
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    Looks good Ian. Only just caught up on this. When I moved into the new house I replaced the ceiling light with 3x 6ft strips and also painted the walls with magnolia masonry paint and the floor with Ronseal diamond hard floor paint. All looks good so far. The floor paint hasn't lifted at all. I vacuumed it multiple times, mopped it twice the painted a diluted coat before 2x additional coats.

    http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0091009/photos/lukedeakin/sets/72157637483595646/
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    You mean you took photos while your missus did the hard work ;)

    You have some serious overhead storage in there!!
     
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    Ahh. It just looked that way, as I wasn't in the pics. LOL While she painted one breeze block column, I coated the entire wall twice. Yeah, I'm going to board it out eventually.

    Feel sorry for you with mostly breeze block walls though.
     
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    I've just ordered my door from PAB :thumbup:

    Should be fitted in the 21st December, I might cover it in wrapping paper till the 25th ;) lol
     
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    The door is on and it looks sweet!!!! Cheers for the excellent service Phil :thumbup:

    Its a 4 section one with electric opening, love it!!!!!
     

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