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Old 15-05-2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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My new garage thread

Recently we moved house and as such I gained a nice sized garage, this thread will hopefully document it's progress in to a decent work space.
As it stands, myself and a group of friends rent a big old industrial unit as can be seen in the background of this picture:
WP_20170203_14_31_45_Pro by Jimbobhanksmith, on Flickr
It's a great space, loads of room (useful for my love of big old barges!) and great for any car based jobs. It's future is uncertain but we'll keep it on in the meantime!

So on to the garage at the house, it's a double sized building but with one single door and a side access door.
IMG_20180515_201216 by Jimbobhanksmith, on Flickr

As can be seen, it takes up most of the garden but that's no major loss. Still plenty room for BBQs and sitting in the sun!
There's not much chance of the BMW being happy going in that gap, maybe my old Saab convertible would fit better!
IMG_20180512_182210 by Jimbobhanksmith, on Flickr
IMG_20180512_185947 by Jimbobhanksmith, on Flickr
IMG_20180512_190001 by Jimbobhanksmith, on Flickr
Note the cabinets left by the previous owner, a nice bonus!

This left a bit of a decision as to what to do with the space, eventually my plan was hatched. This will become my main work space and I'll use the unit to store whatever scrap I've bought and do major work.

The plan is to get a new door fitted, had a quote for an insulated and non insulated one fitted, it looks like the non insulated has won .
The next job will be to insulate the roof, batten the walls, stick in some insulation and plaster board over it.
I acquired some kitchen units from work which will be fitted on the window side along with a metal topped bench for welding type jobs.
There's also a nice old Myford lathe at work I have my eye on too.....

Anyway, that's it for now. I'll try and keep this thread going!
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Old 15-05-2018, 09:31 PM   #2
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Looks a great size - if you're going to batten out, insulate walls / roof etc, then you'd be better off with an insulated door - presume you mean garage door rather than side door...

Looking forward to your updates

Edit: or could you insulate the rear of the garage door yourself and add a rubber strip to bottom ?
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The difference between insulated and non insulated is almost £700, should have probably added it's an automatic roller door I'm after.
Looks like price will be king this time!
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That is a very nice sized garage. Could you not make the opening of double sized ?
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Old 16-05-2018, 06:31 AM   #5
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I did contemplate that but decided the cost vs benefit didn't add up. Don't want it to spiral out of control - I've still got an Aprilia RSV to buy at some point .
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