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Old 8th August 2017, 05:34 PM   #1
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Being into cars all my life i've always wanted a decent sized garage, but never had one or room for one.
Bought my first home last year with er'indoors, which came with a garage albiet too narrow for even a BMW Isetta to fit in! But the land around the house had room for a bigger garage on the side.
Had plans drawn up to build a bigger garage on the side of the existing one, with the wall knocked through to make it into one big space. Waited anxiously for 8 weeks and i was granted planning permission Currently there is a poxy small toilet and sink at the rear of the garage, and i've decided to knock that down and have a perfect rectangle shape to work with.

Also at the same time we're having a new roof on the main house, and when the extension is complete a new roof there too, and the whole house rendered.

We had a wall going along most of the front of the house and a small front garden, which i had reduced by half and garden removed, to make basically a 5/6 car drive.

Anyway that's just a few thing's i've had done to the outside since we moved in.

I'm going for remote control roller shutter doors, keeping the existing garage door aperture size with a new roller shutter, and hopefully a 3.5 - 4 metre door next to it the other size of the pillar.
Inside i want an epoxy resin floor, plastered walls, central heating + hot cold water (easy as there's pipes for the existing toilet there), lot's of electric sockets and some silly bright lighting - what ones though?

Hard to explain in words but you can see from the plans what it will be like.

I'll keep taking photos of the progress, hope you find it interesting!

Plans of the front
20170806_011012 by Jason, on Flickr

Only pic i could find of the old wall
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Before we moved in with garden to right
Untitled by Jason, on Flickr

After knocking wall down and slabbed over garden (this will be tarmaced, not happy with it)
Untitled by Jason, on Flickr
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Site for the new garage, as you can see it's on a slope which follows the main road outside our close
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20170730_164830 by Jason, on Flickr
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Work underway
20170801_180814 by Jason, on Flickr
20170801_180808 by Jason, on Flickr
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One of my cats having a nose as usual
20170805_135840 by Jason, on Flickr
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20170805_135826 by Jason, on Flickr

Concrete base will be going down in the week i believe. The new garage will go back as far as the french doors of the rear room, at the very rear will be a patio.

Will keep updating :thumb:
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Old 8th August 2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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Old 8th August 2017, 05:40 PM   #3
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Id be excited about this - play your cards right and you could also make the rear of the property more secure too with the build. The wider door on the left is a great idea, no point in having another narrow traditional door, too restrictive. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 8th August 2017, 06:07 PM   #4
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Always like a garage build, great stuff. Keep the updates coming
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Old 8th August 2017, 06:23 PM   #5
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Gotta love a garage....good luck
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Old 8th August 2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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Maximum commitment! Are you getting a lift? Essential.
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Good stuff, can't imagine life without a garage! Fitting a roller door, surely means it needs to have thiner slats therefore not as well insulated as a sectional door?

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Looks mint and I'm very jealous !
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You will be the envy of the Close....I'd love a monster garage/man cave.
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wall is up today, got an idea now of how big it really will be the doors can be 3.5M wide, chuffed with that!

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coming along great now jase, you just need to learn to work on cars now
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Good stuff, can't imagine life without a garage! Fitting a roller door, surely means it needs to have thiner slats therefore not as well insulated as a sectional door?

Thats just taking the piss haha
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Old 22nd August 2017, 08:30 PM   #13
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more of the wall gone up

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Look forward to seeing this complete. Love a good garage build. Great work so far.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 09:08 PM   #15
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Great Thread this! There is something very special about a new garage build!
Looking forward to seeing the finished article!
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That's properly awesome, good luck and well done!
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Looking good mate but bit of advice, keep the toilet!! It will be a god send for when you or your mates are working on cars and dont have to trot through the house while your covered in crap. Also handy for washing hands etc without worry to much about dirty water going everywhere.
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Looking good mate but bit of advice, keep the toilet!! It will be a god send for when you or your mates are working on cars and dont have to trot through the house while your covered in crap. Also handy for washing hands etc without worry to much about dirty water going everywhere.
it's so small even ronnie corbett would have struggled to use it! i plan on building a new one in the near future in a different bit downstairs

also fitting this in the garage for washing my cloths/hands/filling buckets

and this tap
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Nice project looking forward to seeing the end result
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Looking like a sweet setup, keep it coming.
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