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Old 22-03-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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My soon-to-be new garage.

After a looong year and a half of trying to sell this house and find another in mid or south Wales, I have finally sold (only in the last fortnight) and bought another house and I move in about 5-6 weeks! (bit scary that, given how much stuff I've yet to pack).

As those who know me well, will not be surprised that the huge garage building (which you can see in the background here and looks like another house) swung this for me lol!

So we'll get the less important stuff out of the way first I guess, so this is the house (4 bed, 2 bath, Edwardian, (built in 1901) with a large extension on the rear done about 15 years ago, pretty much doubling the size of the property): Fully modernised inside, but retaining a few subtle original features like the coving and ceiling roses, some welsh dragon stained glass on the front door, that sort of thing. Large driveway (about 90ft) and double width.



But enough about that, onto the important stuff.............the garage building!

The building at the rear was built at the same time as the house extension - cavity insulated construction with water supply and provisions in place for a gas supply too (to which I'll be having a basic central heating system fitted at some point). It measures 28ft long by 18ft wide and has a ground floor ceiling height of about 11ft. giving a cubic area of well over 5,000 cubic feet! All the windows are double-glazed, there's a toilet/washroom on the ground floor, which I'll likely also fit a shower if there's room).

In all the photos, you'll have to imagine it with all the current owner's stuff gone (he's a builder and has a lot of 'stuff' to clear out before I get there).



In the plan shot you can see it's almost as big as the house lol!



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Last week I went down to arrange a few things with the current owner and thought I'd snap a few shots of what will become my 'dream garage':

Left (north facing) side on which I will be building a 24ft x 14ft car port / washbay (image mock up of that at the end of the post):





The aforementioned toilet/washroom in the right rear corner:



The whole ground floor looking from the door inwards. This and the next image were stitched together from 2 photos, so please excuse the awkard angles).
2-tier staircase in the left rear. That timber storage racking on the right will be gone before I move in). 6 lights on the ceiling and one on each wall too - will be good for the detailing he-he!

Again, you'll have to imagine it with all that stuff cleared out.



The main door side (electric roller shutter):



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Behind the main building is a large shed which I will putting power and lights in to use as my workshop. This building is 16ft x 8ft (so over 3 times the size of my current shed/workshop!):



And inside there is height that I can board out an upper floor on those cross timbers to create a mezzanine storage area and still be able to walk underneath. I'll be spraying the whole inside in white with my Wagner sprayer:



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Now, back in the main building upstairs is where all the work needs doing, but it's all stuff I can do myself bar the plaster skim. It measures the full 28ft long by 10 ft wide, which I will be dividing into 2 rooms with a partition wall and door just on this side of that velux window. This will create an office area as you reach the top of the stairs of about 10ft x 8ft, and a leisure/games/living area of 20ft x 10ft beyond that. All the electrics and lights are in, I just need to insulate and plasterboard it then decorate. Again, you'll have to imagine it empty.



Here some rough (although to scale) plans of both floors (Found a BMW drawing, but couldn't source an XR2, so I had to go with something the same size):





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This is a quick photoshop of how it will look when I've built the carport / washbay (minus that car of course :hehe:



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First thing to do in probably the first week there will be the flooring (black 500mm square interlocking tiles at 12mm thick), new garage cabinets, installation of all my existing garage kit from this house, etc. I don't think much will happen now until I'm in there at the beginning of May though, but I'll update as and when anything happens and I move in and begin work.

Cheers for looking
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Wow I really like that. May I ask how much?
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Cheers bud Can't wait to get in and cracking on it! Not that there's a lot to do on the ground floor, other than the flooring and maybe a fresh coat of paint on the stairs. I'll only be doing the upper floor work: insulation and plasterboarding bit-by-bit as I can afford the materials. No rush though and I'll enjoy the process.
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Garage build? Completed it mate...

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Wow that is gonna be one beautiful garage when done! Congrats man and good luck kitting it out, which interlocking floor tiles you going with?
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Wow! I mean just wow!! Looking forward to seeing it kitted out mate!
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What a garage that is going to be. Something I would love. You will have many happy hours pottering away in there.


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