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Old 14-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Started my new garage this month to rehouse the mini build and all the other pineapple ive got

Old garage was knackered and falling down through rot not to mention the steel door fell off

New one is going to be timber framed and clad with boards, insulated, plasterboarded inside, with two side windows, a side door and double side hung front doors. Total size 2900mm wide x 7700mm long x 2100 high plus peak roof height which I will just eyeball as to what looks right







You can just make out on the back where a previous owner had a lean to type store at the back where he kept a kitcar

Demolishing it was fun although swinging a sledgehammer up from inside to knock all the roof boards off was hardwork





Hired a mini digger and whacker plate to help with prepping the groundwork after the old concrete base was broken up and taken to the dump along with the old garage.

Couldnt keep my 3 year old out if it though...



Retaining wall built and ground dug down to semi solid stuff then bulldozered and driven over numerous times



100mm of type1 hardcore whacked down



Damp proof course, steel reinforcement mesh, 50mm x 150mm shuttering and about 3.5 cubic metres of concrete floated smooth (ish)



And after a week it was cooked and ready

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Old 14-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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looking good!
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Old 14-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Great start! I really need some land to build a decent size man cave!
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Old 15-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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The frames is getting built out of 100x50mm timber and will be clad in 16mm floorboards.

Frame going together











Found this little guy under a brick caked in sand



thought he was dead till...



Made and installed 15 trusses - what a pain in the ass that was. Still im happy with the progress, next job clad the walls

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Old 18-05-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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looking good
should have put a membrane between the wood and the concrete or have u and u cant see it?
are you going to insulate it?
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Old 18-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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looking good
should have put a membrane between the wood and the concrete or have u and u cant see it?
are you going to insulate it?
think he has u can just see it on this pic(opening for the doors
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Old 18-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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spot on mark, 100mm dpc under the frame. Started the cladding tonight so weather permitting should get plenty done tomorrow.
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Old 18-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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fine erection u have there....
garage is looking to be a nice mancave mate....where's the radiator goin....?
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Old 20-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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so thats what youve been up to...................... another project maybee
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Old 20-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #10
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I did actually think about teeing off the house heating and putting a rad in : ) Once this project is finished its back on with the mini build.
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Old 20-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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fine erection u have there....
Garage is not looking bad too Mark

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Old 20-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
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What are you going to use for the roof covering?
rubber roof is very good cheep and easy to do I'll send you a link If you would like.
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Old 20-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #13
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just priced it up for you in one piece and it will cost you about 400.00 good for about 40 years 9mx5m

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Old 20-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #14
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Rubber roof? What's that like then? Wa just gonna felt it or maybe felt shingles. cheers for the price got a link?
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I'm a builder by trade and we use this all the time water based glue rolled on with a paint roller and then roll the rubber out in one piece no joints. They life of 50 year at 400 quid it got to be cheaper than felt and it will take you about 3 hours to do.
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