New Garage Build

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kevinbe111
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Brickwork on the new boundary wall complete, just waiting for delivery of the coping stone. Not too much progress with the roof, but hopefully get it finished in the next few weeks so I can post another exciting update! :lol:

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Velux windows have arrived, really glad I went for the larger size, can’t wait to see them installed. They’ll just have to keep the car company until the weather picks up!

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I do like a build thread. It doesnt matter if its cars or bricks!
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andybond wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 7:51 am I do like a build thread. It doesnt matter if its cars or bricks!
It is quite satisfying isn't it? Also, and I mention this a fair bit but it's good when folk post their work online, detailed threads are a cracking read. I'm looking at the current crop of threaders on here, too many to mention :clap:
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I don't want to derail this but I've documented my budget big shed/garage build elsewhere and could post up the story here if people are interested.
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Excellent work.
Loving the brickwork
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kevinbe111
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I’m all up for seeing more build threads, get them posted! :thumbup:

Really keen to see how you’ve all kitted out your garages/workshops (storage solutions, flooring, lighting, lifts etc.). I’ve been looking into an epoxy floor, but after receiving quotes up to £5k, I think I’ll revert to ceramic tiles on a solid bed of adhesive!

I’ll credit to the Brickies, they’re doing a great job. Went for MBS handmade bricks with a cement/lime mix mortar for a more traditional/rustic look, coming along nicely......

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andyzim wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 10:19 am I don't want to derail this but I've documented my budget big shed/garage build elsewhere and could post up the story here if people are interested.
Yes!
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Tricky sticking anything of a decent size onto the front of a town house and without upsetting the neighbours or the wife.
I had a floated concrete floor and 2 pack epoxy from Watco. It's a working garage and although the paint is now soiled and oiled it has not lifted at all. Thoroughly recommend. I think it was £120 per tin and needed 2 tins.
The pit and the lift both excellent additions.
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Cracking progress :thumbup:
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kevinbe111
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Thanks for sharing the photos Graeme, you’ve got the best of both worlds having a pit and 4-post lift. Would you recommend SJR lifts, I’m considering getting one from them?

Loving the massive Lotus sign in the background! thumbup:
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