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I have a pit with a jacking beam and a 4 post in the other bay.
Tough, but I think the pit is more handy
The 4 post has a motorbike scissor lift in it for jacking axles up.
http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/parking-lifts/
I have their 'Model 1'
https://www.motea.com/en/motorbike-scis ... k-332581-0
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One of my main preferences for a lift vs pit solution is that I don't want to be working on the car at ground level, so I've ruled that option out.

I'm liking the ideal of a 4-post lift with a couple of jacking beams, but they do seem an expensive option in comparison to a mobile scissor lift (which I still haven't ruled out as they should allow better access around the car etc.). However, they do have the added benefit that I could park another car underneath during the "lengthy" restoration of the S1. I'm not the fastest or very experienced, so I'm expecting it'll take me some time to get back on the road :lol:.

Anyway, due to limited space, 4-post solutions would certainly need to be one of the smaller types similar to this (<5m long, incl. ramps):

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/pr ... king-lift/

Here's some scale plan views of the garage for comparison between a 2-post and 4-post arrangement, for reference the car shown is a 3-series estate (sorry, no time to draw an Exige...... :oops:):

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Exciting day today, first day with the builders on-site to progress with the demolition :D

Original garage and carport:
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Carport demolished during lockdown & new garage footprint roughly marked out with old bricks:
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This is how far I got with the demolition before getting the professionals in:
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Todays progress:
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Nice! Great bit of space to play with
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That garage is going to be huge!
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Keep posting - this is great lockdown therapy!
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andybond wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:59 pm That garage is going to be huge!
Trouble is, they're never big enough!
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Super! Looking forward to regular reports and pics :thumbup:
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I bought one of these for my "Mancave" cheap 240v and they can send a man to deliver and install for £400

https://geg.co/product/eurotek-ut40-eco ... cba1185463
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ade wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:19 pm I bought one of these for my "Mancave" cheap 240v and they can send a man to deliver and install for £400

https://geg.co/product/eurotek-ut40-eco ... cba1185463
Cheers for the link :thumbup:

I'm still as indecisive as ever on lift types, they all seem to have different positives and negatives. My original design has a 2-post, but I do like the idea of the recommended SJR 4-post with a jacking beam or Automotech equivalent: https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/pr ... king-lift/
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