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Old 29-01-2017, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I wasn't going to put this up but knowing how I like reading a garage build thread I thought other like minded people might be interested in my little project.

When I built my house about 7 years ago I had plans drawn up for a garage but didn't get further than putting in foundations and building a small boiler house due to financial restraints.

I've always had a garage and living the past 7 years without easy access to one has been tough. Especially with all the DIY projects that's required in a new build house and garden. Now the house is well round it's time to get the garage built!

I decided the original design was a little small to what I was used to and since building space is not an issue I've changed the design a little to give me the extra room I need. The original garage was 25 x 28ft standard two car garage. I now plan to build a garage 40ft x 28ft and thought I'd sketch something up quickly on CAD to give you an idea of what the finished building will be like. It will have a final roof height of around 5.8m and sit just below the house ridge height. There will be a split level ceiling to allow for a decent project room above the main garage of around 6m x 6m. The split level is to allow a 4m clearance for a car lift if I'm ever fortunate enough to have one.

Work commenced yesterday with extending the foundations which took 18m3 of 25nm and 6m3 of 35nm semi dry concrete to give a good sturdy building base. One part of the found's ended up being 9ft deep but mostly it was around 4ft deep. The concrete was filled to a few blocks below the existing block work so the old and new can be tied together.

I've told my wife it's going to cost £10k. Even though I'm doing some diy and my father-in-law is a builder with all his contacts I think it'll take around £15k.

Wish me luck! Pictures to follow as things progress.

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looking forward to seeing this progress
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That's not a garage - that's another house!

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That's not a garage - that's another house!

Looking forward to seeing this progress!
haha took the words right out my mouth!

Good luck, thats epic!! and 15k is a bargain!!
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:15 PM   #6
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Ok,

First pictures of the work done to date. As mentioned in my first post the extension of the foundations were dug and poured last week. This week we scraped the top soil from the surrounding area and filled hardcore as a base along were the driveway will continue. The drive continues around the back of the garage were I plan to have a concreted washing bay. This afternoon I even parked the car in there to try it out for space. It is just the right size; if the car is parked in the middle there is plenty of room to swing a lance. Although the drive won't continue further around I dug out the other side of the garage and filled it with stones as this area is north facing it will be quite dark and would end up being mucky and unsightly if left as was. I now have a nice clean area around the garage to allow the builders and steel erectors to work away without having to tramp through muck. This will help prevent soil and dirt getting dragged around my current driveway.

I don't expect to have any further updates for several weeks as the structure is only out for pricing this week.









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Tha t s some projects mate ! Love threads like these !
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That digger is a lot bigger than the average JCB.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:53 PM   #9
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Yep, doesn't be long shifting a few tons of dirt.


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It's threads like this that have me so excited for when I have my own home, I love following them, good idea to clear the ground around the site, working on building sites, I can tell you, there is nothing worse than soft mucky ground -_-
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