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Old 17-11-2017, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Car lift outside on driveway

Hi,

Thinking of getting a 2 post car lift installed on the drive, got plenty of space to install but not sure about the local council plebs moaning about it needing come sort of planning approval.

Anyone else put a car lift outside their house?

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Old 17-11-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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the ramp will be ok but if your working on your mini they will take 1 look and section you under the mental helth act for shure
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Old 17-11-2017, 03:10 PM   #3
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Councils donít like residents working on there cars as it is, some might be neat while they work but unfortunately there are too many who donít abide by being respectful with noise and rubbish etc

There main concern is image

Even if you get along with all your neighbours there will be one who will have a chat with them

It would look odd as well, never seen a lift on the front driveway, donít even see many ramps on driveways/front gardens nowadays

For what itís worth send them an email or give them a quick call but be prepared for a refusal
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Old 17-11-2017, 03:50 PM   #4
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As an alternative idea, Iím not sure what size your driveway is or the general aesthetics of your road/houses are but what about a garage/annex/outbuilding type thing?

House what you want then
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Old 17-11-2017, 04:40 PM   #5
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the ramp will be ok but if your working on your mini they will take 1 look and section you under the mental helth act for shure
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Old 17-11-2017, 06:35 PM   #6
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What about those lifts that are set into the driveway? Unobtrusive when down...

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Old 17-11-2017, 08:33 PM   #7
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Thereís also removable 2 post lifts

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Old 17-11-2017, 11:01 PM   #8
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What about those lifts that are set into the driveway? Unobtrusive when down...
https://www.edsuk.com/rising_car_lift.html

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Old 18-11-2017, 08:54 AM   #9
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Nice one Kam. Think I'll order me one of those...
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I was thinking something along the lines of this...

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Old 18-11-2017, 09:10 AM   #11
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Why not just dig out a pit? I have one in my garage. Very useful. You can put boards over it when not used and no one can object.
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Old 18-11-2017, 11:41 PM   #12
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It will look good Graham with a porka or a mini on it, but can you imagine if someone down your road got one and parked a fiat multipla or something on it
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Old 18-11-2017, 11:44 PM   #13
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Why not just dig out a pit? I have one in my garage. Very useful. You can put boards over it when not used and no one can object.
Yeah just remember if its on your drive to put the boards back on it each night otherwise you'll find the postman sitting in it in the morning
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Old 19-11-2017, 11:27 AM   #14
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Roll it out, use it, roll it back in.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-LIFT-...0AAOSw9c1Zz5n2
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I've been looking at these:
https://quickjack.com
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