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#1 Mx5 Dan

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:18 PM

*** Im going to put all the pics in one continuous stream rather than different pages to make it easier to see the transformation ***
I didnt realise there was a picture limit per post so the next lot of pics are at the end of the posts!
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Its been my dream ambition since I could drive to have my own large garage !

Ive already got / use / own 3 garages (single) size but really need one large one with all my tools and cars in!

After moving to a new house with my girlfriend I am now able to build my dream garage.

This is the build diary and will be updated as and when I do more on the build.

The basic plan is to build the garage at the bottom of the garden and have a new driveway down there!

The single garage on the side of the house will be knocked down eventually.

Garden is 90 foot long by approx 30ft wide! (so ive got a nice large space to build it)

Feel free to comment / help or talk about this build.

Im not a builder or tradesman but want to do it myself (With my dad and Girfriends dads help = thanks Phil + John) and learn on the way.

All plants / trees and old fence were removed from the right side of the garden (where drive will go)

ok - enough talking.... here are the pics in sequence of events.

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Little photoshop of what the garage may look like :)
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Some more aerial pics from the bedroom and my old camera..

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More done today..... next layer of drive added and compacted down

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:22 PM

Should be good mate, i want a huge garage when I'm older.
I'd love a pit aswell
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

you got planning permission for that lot?......... :P
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

I was going to have a pit but I decided against it in the end.

Hoping for 3 cars wide atleast! :D
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

chap I know from the scottish elise lot put one of those metal kit garages up...

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

chap I know from the scottish elise lot put one of those metal kit garages up...

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GIT!!!! :D



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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:48 PM

i think you will need to keep your neigbours sweet and keep them informed of your plans
because that is the most common thing that leads to fallouts

helps towards a easy life

but that is a nice bit off land you have is there any access from the rear or side
that would be a big plus point
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

Hi Dan,

What you building it out of?

I've done foundations for a 2 storey extension, a large porch and my long drive so can try and help if I can.

Did everything myself apart from the brickwork.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:14 PM

I told my missus I want to live in a warehouse and have half garage half house, she said yes aslong as its fully cordoned off from the living quarters. Id rather have a 2/4 post lift than a pit too :)
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:28 PM

nice space you've got there Dan,,
i can drive a mini digger and do your marking out for you if you need some help..

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:36 PM

Cheers guys!!!

to answer a few questions..

Next door knows of the plans... We just paid for the brand new fence on the right (1k+) to keep them sweet.

Council planning department notified... and ive got it in writing that I dont need planning for the garage (10m x 6m) 2.5m high!

I might take some of you up on your help - foundations would be a good start :) Im going to do a raft style concrete section.

Will... that would be good for the marking out...

Garage will be made of bricks (face) and then block sides - I think (thats to be decided)

cheers guys

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:41 PM

Dan,

I'm a building inspector and will be only too pleased to help you if you need it.

PM me if you want some advice. Non-legally binding of course!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

Thanks Combover :)

Might just do that.

cheers

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:46 PM

Hey Dan,

Great project that you've got going there, Just a few bits of advice if I may make so bold, Make sure that you get your mains services (electricity, water and gas if needed) laid in before you lay your base and drive, put in plenty of drainage, nothing worse than having water getting in and pooling on the floor and make the foundations / floor as thick and deep as you can with plenty of hardcore.

I wish I was a few tears younger and a lot fitter, I'd probably be out there doing the same thing :thumb-up:
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:48 PM

Cheers Ray

ive been laying the hardcore today and I will be thinking about the Services in the next few days (water + leccy).

The drive will be gravel to the bottom and then it will meet the concrete base for the garage.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

for anything level where water can sit i always put it in with one side an inch lower than the other so the water will run off, preferably into a gully pot or ACO drain..
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:58 PM

Nice project that Dan! :thumb-up:

Keep us up to date with plenty of pics on the progress :goodjob:
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

Good Idea Will...

I will bear that in mind

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:02 PM

Dan,

Are you going to insulate any of it?
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:03 PM

That'll be a nice garage.

My dad put up a 10x20m portal fram "barn" last year, just waiting for the two post lift :) Wish it was in my back yard though....
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