New Garage Build

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MrP80
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Good work. You’re not going to be short of space there!
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kevinbe111
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Not much happening due to the weather, so I've been thinking about internal lighting.

We have planning consent for a couple of Velux type roof lights in the garage (as shown in the model below), but can't decide if they are really necessary/beneficial. Either way I'll also be installing a minimum of 9x 72W LED Panels (1200mm x 600mm). What are your thoughts, will I regret not installing the Velux Windows???

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tlracer
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Yes, fit the biggest you can get in!

Even with good lighting units, you can't beat having natural light. I worked once in a building with none and it was awful...no idea what time of day/night it was, what the weather was like, etc. Might sound trivial but I would bet you'd notice.

Also they will give you ventilation and - when the sun is shining - a fantastic amount of free heat.
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kevinbe111
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tlracer wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:37 pm Yes, fit the biggest you can get in!

Even with good lighting units, you can't beat having natural light. I worked once in a building with none and it was awful...no idea what time of day/night it was, what the weather was like, etc. Might sound trivial but I would bet you'd notice.

Also they will give you ventilation and - when the sun is shining - a fantastic amount of free heat.
Fair points, I never considered ventilation in the summer months and the natural light sounds like something not worth omitting from the build :thumbup:

The windows are spec'd at 78cm x 140cm, will consider increasing the width, but need to remain conscious of increasing costs, particularly as those windows are the price of new car mats! :crazy:
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kevinbe111
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Getting out of the ground; engineering bricks are up to DPC level and block work half way up to wall plate level. Older style facing bricks will be going up next week and possibly making a start on the new boundary wall.

Nice to get a feel for the size/layout. Internal floor area is approx. 7m x 7m, with a 1.8m oak veranda across the front. Garage door openings are just over 2.7m wide, with a 0.9m wide side entrance.

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That garage is bigger than my first house!

Looks impressive and following with envy
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kevinbe111
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Cheers Andy :thumbup:

It was only 5 years ago we were living in a 2 bed terrace with a smaller footprint than the garage. It’s taken a lot of effort to get to this stage, so really looking forward to the end result :)
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thommo
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Looking good. Can’t wait to see the finished article
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