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fabphil
22-12-14, 10:03 PM
After having the car awhile my better half said she was willing to give up a corner of the garden for me to build somewhere to work on the car as the current car port is to windy. So here goes.

I purchased a wood frame from a well know auction site at the end of November and had to get the concrete pad down.
I had help its not my own work.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_549891e709d40.jpg


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Just letting it all cure. Hope to be on it over the Christmas hols.

The oak frame is under the tarp.
Will be 5.6mtrs wide x 5.3mtrs deep
The plan is weather board cladding, insulation, ply lined.
Tiles for the roof to match the house.
Pot belly stove for the winter
Black & White tiles on the floor.
Car to be kept on the RH side, bench etc on the LH side. Not sure where the leather recliners going.
More to come..........

ROCKIT
22-12-14, 11:47 PM
Good on you.
Try and include a single door as personal access.
It's a bugger when you have to open the garage door to go in or out. It also lets all the heat out when you do!

Torment
23-12-14, 09:01 AM
......and a beer fridge.

KerbyCrewGary
23-12-14, 10:48 AM
...and a pole........

The dancin round kind, not the migrant worker kind.........:incheek:

Gremlin1
23-12-14, 11:22 AM
:tup:A pot belly stove!!!! Great idea!!!! Philip

fad15
23-12-14, 05:43 PM
And 3 times more light fitting than you think. Older we get the more light we need.

spanners
24-12-14, 02:23 AM
and its not ,,BIG ENOUGH,, built my new one 11months ago and i,m back workin outside because its full of project parts,tools,etc,,etc,,

Gremlin1
24-12-14, 10:31 AM
and its not ,,BIG ENOUGH,, built my new one 11months ago and i,m back workin outside because its full of project parts,tools,etc,,etc,,
:tup:Extended, hipped roof, shelving, stacking boxes, a tidy up, a clean up, loads in the roof and its FULL!!!! Philip

fabphil
24-12-14, 12:53 PM
and its not ,,BIG ENOUGH,, built my new one 11months ago and i,m back workin outside because its full of project parts,tools,etc,,etc,,

It was never going to be big enough, but don't need planing as its just under 30 square mtrs. and just fits in the corner.
It will have a pitched roof so plenty of storage upstairs.

Gremlin1
28-12-14, 01:23 PM
:tup:Enjoy!!!! Philip

Nick666
29-12-14, 10:26 AM
Looks like your neighbour got the lions share of garden mate...
Workshop looks a good size.

fabphil
30-12-14, 10:22 PM
Looks like your neighbour got the lions share of garden mate...
Workshop looks a good size.

Our original garden is the thin bit. We managed to buy a 5Mtr wide strip off the old neighbours before they moved.

fabphil
30-12-14, 10:32 PM
Bit more done today.
Got the sole plate and uprights in.
Tried to lift the top sections up but a 6" x 6" beam of soaked green oak was just to much.
Got a small hoist arriving tomorrow.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54a326c9e337a.jpg


http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54a3273538706.jpg

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Sorted out all the softwood studwork and drilled holes for resin bonded threaded rod to hold the frame to the brickwork.

Was about 1 degree all day. :wacky:

fabphil
02-01-15, 06:05 PM
Bit more done.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54a6dd959cff0.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54a6dda44bfc3.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54a6ddaf971c0.jpg

Hope to get the roof structure up over the weekend.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54a6ddbb77d43.jpg

fad15
02-01-15, 06:53 PM
good stuff, mate. Look forward to the finished item and an invite to the first beer n wine night:lol:

KerbyCrewGary
02-01-15, 07:29 PM
Lovin the Oak frame.....:tup:

Torment
02-01-15, 10:21 PM
phil,if you ever want a couple of quid in your pocket from time to time do not look at this site....

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/index.php

fabphil
04-01-15, 07:24 PM
phil,if you ever want a couple of quid in your pocket from time to time do not look at this site....

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/index.php

To late I looked.....
Now do I want, under floor heating, air con, LED lighting, coffee machine or a nice comfy cushioned floor!!!

Not much progress this weekend.
Rain stopped play on Saturday.
Sunday got the frame joints all fitting correctly and finished the wall framing.
Gave up with the roof structure after the nail gun packed up. (Fixed it after a couple of hours and a Youtube video).
Back to work tomorrow so progress will be slower.

KerbyCrewGary
05-01-15, 08:00 PM
Few tools listed here that you might want for your new workshop when its finished mate....

DRILL PRESS:
A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.


WIRE WHEEL:
Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere
under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes
fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh --'

SKILL SAW:
A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.


PLIERS:
Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation
of blood-blisters.


BELT SANDER:
An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor
touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.


HACKSAW:
One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board
principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked,
unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to
influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.


VISE-GRIPS:
Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt
heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used
to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.



OXYACETYLENE TORCH:
Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable
objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease
inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a
bearing race.



TABLE SAW:
A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood
projectiles for testing wall integrity.



HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK
Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you
have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack
handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW:
A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops
to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more
easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside
of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST:
A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of
everything you forgot to disconnect.


PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER:
Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for
opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing
oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name
implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER:
A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common
slotted screws into non-removable screws and
butchering your palms.


PRY BAR:
A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip
or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a
50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER:
A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER:
Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer
nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most
expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.



UTILITY KNIFE:
Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard
cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly
well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids
in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks,
and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for
slicing work clothes, but only while in use.



Son of a b*tch TOOL:
Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage
while yelling 'Son of a b*tch' at the top of your lungs.
It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

fad15
05-01-15, 09:20 PM
Brilliant/\/\/\

fabphil
07-01-15, 06:25 PM
Funny I've got all of them waiting in the shed along with my tartan chassis paint and a box of drill sparks :lol:

fad15
07-01-15, 07:22 PM
I trust you have a selection of sky hooks, as well

Blackpopracing
07-01-15, 10:12 PM
What garage did you buy?

fabphil
07-01-15, 11:45 PM
What garage did you buy?

It was an oak frame from e-bay.
Came with 6x6 oak frame and all the softwood for the roof structure and walls.
I had to lay concrete pad and dwarf wall.
Then will clad with weather board and tile to match the house.
Will eventually insulate the frame and roof.

fabphil
07-01-15, 11:52 PM
I trust you have a selection of sky hooks, as well

Yes, I tend to use the medium and large ones most , the small ones don't hold much up.
When I've got the bit suspended I like to give it a good clout with me left handed hammer.
Then I use my "long wait" while I have a cuppa.

spanners
13-01-15, 12:30 AM
roof on yet ????

fabphil
14-01-15, 01:40 PM
Not yet, rain and gales stopped progress at the weekend.

I did pick up a discarded solid oak front door and frame removed from an old cottage.

They need a little TLC and I'll use them fro the personal access door.

Got my eye on a second hand window frame as well.

Hope to get on with the roof structure this weekend.

spanners
14-01-15, 02:33 PM
just spent the last hour looking for a bucket of warmth in my garage couldn,t find it anywhere so i had to come into the house for some ,,

fad15
14-01-15, 06:13 PM
You should be able to make a snow man in the garage in the next couple of days.....what fun:crazy:

fabphil
18-01-15, 08:44 PM
Weekend update.
Snow flurries on Saturday morning, then sunny afternoon.
Got four rafters up, then.....
Moved one a bit to fast and the whole lot came down.
Lesson. One man can't put up a roof by himself off of a ladder.
Will be hiring a scaffold tower in a couple of weeks.
Busy next weekend on something else.

KerbyCrewGary
19-01-15, 09:33 AM
Ouch !!

spanners
19-01-15, 09:00 PM
well ther,s truth in the old saying what go,s up ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, must come down

fabphil
19-01-15, 10:36 PM
Luckily not on me :D

spanners
19-01-15, 10:50 PM
been there had it happen,, then its a matter of which way to run or do I just duck and hope it dosnt hit me ,,

Nick666
22-02-15, 08:41 PM
Phil
Watch what you are doing matey. I hope you are wearing your hard hat!!
Good luck with the next stage
Nick

fabphil
22-02-15, 10:48 PM
Had a bit of time off doing other things that needed to be done.
Back on the roof structure end of this week.
Got a tower and some help this time. :)

fabphil
26-02-15, 07:49 PM
It rained all day, floor looks like a new pond!

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54ef77419a6b7.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54ef77509d98e.jpg

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http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54ef778a22a8b.jpg
Bacon rolls well earned. :) More tomorrow.

Torment
26-02-15, 08:56 PM
fabulous phil....not long now till the party.:tup:

Chaley
28-02-15, 11:46 AM
Phil, looking good!
Did you need planing?
I've been told the max overall height within 2.5m of you boundary is 2.5m. I'm thinking of extending our garage (4m pitch) and our jobsworth neighbour started spouting regs at me this morning?
I'm just off to google ;)

Chaley

fad15
28-02-15, 12:04 PM
Always wonder with the timer getting wet, how it pans out when the building is finished. Dehumidifiers???

satan
28-02-15, 12:17 PM
Phil, looking good!
Did you need planing?
I've been told the max overall height within 2.5m of you boundary is 2.5m. I'm thinking of extending our garage (4m pitch) and our jobsworth neighbour started spouting regs at me this morning?
I'm just off to google ;)

Chaley

around 30years ago I too had a "jobsworth" neighbour, his kitchen and lounge windows looked on my gable and wall, the mrs at that time fancied a "pink" cottage,,,,,[yeah I know Satan,,,pink,,, :lol:] and he objected claiming it would reduce light into his windows,,, so I painted the entire wall matt black with a 10ft german insignia,, lasted 2 hours and he was begging for it to be pink..

KerbyCrewGary
28-02-15, 12:20 PM
:lol::lol:

fad15
28-02-15, 12:47 PM
nothing less than I would expect.
Bit like this:

Shite, cant find a vid that will play My Pink Side of the Drainpipe by Viv Stanshaw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIJ3QRmANc

satan
28-02-15, 01:58 PM
nothing less than I would expect.
Bit like this:

Shite, cant find a vid that will play My Pink Side of the Drainpipe by Viv Stanshall [I fixed that for ya]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIJ3QRmANc

next week is the anniversary of his demise,,[mar 5th] as it happens.

fad15
28-02-15, 02:17 PM
Sadly missed as a one off with a great ability to take the piss.

PS. the vid dont work. My other half loves this song just because of the words and the fact that someone, somewhere probably did this, with an indignant look in his eyes...
Worlds a funny place, if you don't weaken:bah::bah::bah:

fabphil
28-02-15, 08:30 PM
Phil, looking good!
Did you need planing?
I've been told the max overall height within 2.5m of you boundary is 2.5m. I'm thinking of extending our garage (4m pitch) and our jobsworth neighbour started spouting regs at me this morning?
I'm just off to google ;)

Chaley

As far as I have been told I don't need planning if the building is under 30 square meters, made of timber, and under 4 meters to the ridge and I believe 5 meters from the main house. Not an attached extension this would have required planning.
It should be 1 meter from the boundary.

I have cleared this with our present neighbour as they have a paddock on the other side of the conifers.
There are so many "temporary" garden buildings in surrounding gardens.

Don't think my neighbour on the other side will complain as he had a full weed factory in his shed until last summer.

fabphil
28-02-15, 08:33 PM
Always wonder with the timer getting wet, how it pans out when the building is finished. Dehumidifiers???

The timber dries out fairly fast when the wind blows.
Once the membrane is on and its tiled the heat from the sun (when we finally get some) will dry it out.

Have just done a deal with a local developer for some Celotex insulation and some 18mm ply sheets to line the inside.
Bring it on.

fabphil
28-02-15, 08:50 PM
Friday we got the membrane on and the tile battens.
Then we took them of again and spaced them properly for the right overhang. Measure five or six times, fix once!!!!
Took the rest of Friday and most of Saturday to get them all relocated. (Ever try pulling out anular nails - you can't, at least not easily).

Then the hard bit started. Moving 1200 reclaimed tiles up onto the roof without a conveyor.
Started to lay out then rain stopped play at five o'clock.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54f229b6c5e34.jpg

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http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54f229e53ced2.jpg

Hope fully more tiles tomorrow.

KerbyCrewGary
01-03-15, 02:22 PM
That's gonna look ace when it's done....great job ;)

Flamin Black A
03-03-15, 01:16 PM
As far as I have been told I don't need planning if the building is under 30 square meters, made of timber, and under 4 meters to the ridge and I believe 5 meters from the main house. Not an attached extension this would have required planning.
It should be 1 meter from the boundary.

I have cleared this with our present neighbour as they have a paddock on the other side of the conifers.
There are so many "temporary" garden buildings in surrounding gardens.

Don't think my neighbour on the other side will complain as he had a full weed factory in his shed until last summer.

if you are within 2m of the boundary you can't be higher than 2.5m
look at this. it explains what's allowed http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/outbuildings/miniguide
it's building regulations that you don't need if your building floor area is less than 30m2

fabphil
03-03-15, 04:54 PM
That's a useful guide.
Looks like I may have to buy a meter strip of the field next door though if that's the case.

spanners
03-03-15, 05:22 PM
That's a useful guide.
Looks like I may have to buy a meter strip of the field next door though if that's the case.

buy 5 metres then sneak an 4 metre extension on the side :tup:

fabphil
03-03-15, 08:34 PM
Years ago I bought 5 meter strip of the end of the field from the owner.
Found out 10 years later for what I paid for the 5 meters they had bought the whole field 18 months earlier.
Gutted, but as they say " Its worth what someone will pay for it"

fabphil
03-03-15, 08:37 PM
Got front of roof almost complete.
Need some tile and a halves to finish.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54f61b03cbf1f.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_54f61b1648548.jpg
Back still needs some more battening and a load more tiles!!!

spanners
03-03-15, 09:42 PM
where,s the chimney going ???

fabphil
04-03-15, 07:14 PM
middle of the rear eve. stove just needs a 6" pipe through the roof.

Gremlin1
05-03-15, 11:40 AM
:tup:Love it!!!! Philip

fabphil
06-04-15, 07:51 PM
While some of you lucky buggers got to go Wheels day and other events over the weekend.

I got to plant a tree, shovel and barrow 5 tonnes of Type 1 into the back garden and level of the ground ready for the sleepers to be laid.

Back to work for a rest! :lol:
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5522e3842222e.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5522e385e9bb6.jpg

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http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5522e387f1354.jpg

Did get to go for a drive to the office though to pick up some tools.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5522e387ba452.jpg

KerbyCrewGary
07-04-15, 04:39 PM
:D

cptpugwash
07-04-15, 07:54 PM
New garage is looking brilliant :tup: hows the car going now with those new carbs

Gremlin1
08-04-15, 10:36 AM
:tup:Reading this just reminded me to get out and work on my workshop!!!!

Philip

fabphil
08-04-15, 07:33 PM
New garage is looking brilliant :tup: hows the car going now with those new carbs

Weatherboarding should be here in the next couple of weeks.
The car has transformed with the new carbs and ignition parts.
When you put you foot down now it surges away and spins the wheels at the slightest provocation!!!!!:D

fabphil
18-05-15, 08:24 PM
Well, its been a while since any posting so heres an update.
Digging trench for power.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a49fbc97bb.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a49fc61b8c.jpg
Six tonnes of Type 1 shovelled and laid by hand.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a11ae5ba.jpg
Laying oak sleepers.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a12ca87d.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a132ded0.jpg
Ready to try.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a1487c87.jpg
She's in!!!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a2089c16.jpg
Three tonnes of cream pebbles for topping off the Type1. All hand barrowed.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a218ed25.jpg
Up to date.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_555a4a22eb835.jpg
Still waiting for weather boarding and doors to finish. :)

Torment
19-05-15, 05:53 AM
I like the oak sleeper idea...if you had a flathead you could treat the wood just by parking on it....:D

Nick666
30-05-15, 07:39 AM
Phil
This looks really good mate. I love these oak buildings.
I like the finish it looks like it has always been there ! Very nice and look forward to see the finished project

fabphil
30-05-15, 11:02 PM
Thanks for the positive comments guys.
Woods arrived. Got a bit more done today. Looks like rain tomorrow :tdown:
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_556a40db0fec4.jpg

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_556a40ea6db23.jpg
Outside the garage is technically in the garden so belongs to the missus.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_556a40f816178.jpg

fad15
31-05-15, 05:30 AM
Outside the garage is technically in the garden so belongs to the missus

That's a result then!! not sure I like the colour sweetie, lets try blue, shall we?:incheek:

Torment
31-05-15, 08:48 AM
Phil you realise you have to tell her she has missed a bit...
mine is good at pointing out my mistakes.

fabphil
16-06-15, 09:27 PM
This weekend, finished cladding back.

Insulation ready to fit to walls.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558093d2c6534.jpg
Two walls completed.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558093e731b49.jpg
Ready for the roof.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_558093fb33376.jpg

KerbyCrewGary
17-06-15, 07:14 PM
:tup::tup::tup:

malamute john
22-06-15, 01:58 PM
This is looking fantastic! As said earlier, looks like its always been there, and really seems to 'fit'. Love the style.
You talented people...I tell ya... :)

fabphil
29-06-15, 09:10 PM
Far side half done.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b43229c10.jpg
Back done.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b434b354e.jpg
Started on the ply panelling inside. When rain stopped play.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b435410ee.jpg
One piece to go.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5591b43226309.jpg

fabphil
16-07-15, 09:58 AM
Let there be light......and there was.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_55a7801bf1980.jpg

KerbyCrewGary
16-07-15, 05:33 PM
:tup::tup::tup:

fad15
16-07-15, 07:07 PM
Wonder how long it will take to fill it to the brim, with 'useful' stuff. Took me 20 years and only now started to throw out stuff thats been around for yonks and never been used.

Must be brilliant to have done a good job and see you car in there.
G

fabphil
17-07-15, 02:09 PM
It nice to have somewhere dry to work.
Still lots to do though.....and I'm doing the car at the same time.:crazy:

fabphil
18-10-15, 07:59 PM
Bit more done on the workshop.
Sourced a bot belly stove from an auction site.
Flue arriving next week.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5623f94565045.jpg


Finished electrics, lighting control and alarm. Wires just need a little tidying up.

http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5623f9ad3f4f2.jpg

Pair of doors arriving end of the month.
Just got to sort out floor tiles, going for classic black & white check.

fabphil
21-11-15, 07:16 PM
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5650c20a65e72.jpg

Doors on. Spent Saturday spraying wood treatment on the roof joists. It went everywhere, I got covered in the stuff.
I'm definitely not going to get any fungal or pest attacks in the near future.

Thermal insulation to roof next.
Still waiting for tiler to return quote.

cptpugwash
21-11-15, 07:47 PM
What are you having tiled ?

fabphil
23-11-15, 02:35 PM
The floor is being done in Black & White porcelain checks.
I was surprised at the tilers choice but he reckons that for a garage porcelain is the best hard wearing surface providing its laid correctly on a full cement bed rather than 5 dots.
Should be up to rolling a trolley jack and engine stand around. Just got to be careful not to drop anything to heavy on it.
I'm going for a matt finish as its non slip. They are also oil resistant.

I had a very brief thought of under tile heating to keep my bones warm when under the car then remembered the running cost of electric tile heating :shake:

cptpugwash
23-11-15, 05:47 PM
Ah ok sounds nice.
Have you given any thought to just using black tiles though. Id be a little worried about the white ones staining (oil n the normal fluids used in man caves :) and tyre marks. Don't want tread on your tilers toes but did he mention 8" Quarrys at all, think they would suit your style of garage really well. The only reason i mention it, is it's what i do for a living
Garage looks really cool with your car sitting in there too :tup:

fad15
23-11-15, 06:10 PM
Thought that was the idea of white tiles. Beer stains, wine stain, oil n alcohol stains. CHARACTER for the man cave.:cool:

fabphil
07-12-15, 07:51 PM
Spent some of the weekend cutting up insulation.
Its now you realise how useful it would have been to get everything square at the construction stage.
Each piece of insulation is a different size!
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5665e23950fcb.jpg

Getting there only got 4 panels to go now. Its a very dusty job. Not my favourite.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_5665e24ac5684.jpg

fabphil
01-01-16, 08:52 PM
Found a small box of enthusiasm left under the Christmas tree today.
Don't know who it was for but I opened it and ended up finishing the roof insulation, painting the garage doors and gutter board.
Gutters on order, tiles now arriving mid to late Jan. Its movin' on. :)

cptpugwash
01-01-16, 09:01 PM
:tup:

Which tiles did you end up going for

stilltrying
01-01-16, 09:03 PM
Been doing the very same thing on the house. I hate that stuff and I've put two layers of 80mm thick stuff. You just don't realise how dusty it is until you stop and your eyes are itchy and you cough a bit. Yes I used a mask but it was crap and goggles just get in the way.

At least your done for now. Well done.:tup:

fabphil
03-01-16, 07:53 PM
:tup:

Which tiles did you end up going for

Found some vitrified porcelain grade 5 hardness (used in airports and tube stations) in matt black and off white, arriving end of January.
Happened to be working on a job before Christmas, turned out the guy who owns the company used to go to the same school as me back in the 70's and he has a tiler. We've arranged a contra deal for some electrical kit. Job done. :)

cptpugwash
04-01-16, 09:11 PM
Sounds good :tup:

malamute john
09-01-16, 05:22 AM
This keeps looking better and better. That little box of enthusiasm was a great Christmas gift - I didnt get one myself... :neutral:

fabphil
24-01-16, 08:35 PM
Took a day to clear out the garage of "stuff".
Tiles have arrived, being laid some time in the next two weeks. :tup:

Just been move to end of Feb. :(

fabphil
22-02-16, 07:58 PM
Work starts - Primer on.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56cb67a76b5f5.jpg

Self levelling compound down.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56cb67a9d3094.jpg

Tilling starts tomorrow. :)

fabphil
23-02-16, 05:03 PM
Progress so far.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56cc90c94cacb.jpg

cptpugwash
23-02-16, 05:11 PM
Looks good :tup: like that there's a kettle in all the pics. Tiling's unthinkable without tea :)

fabphil
23-02-16, 07:12 PM
All credit to Sam the tiler.
Top job so far. Turns out the white tiles are varying up to 1.5mm bigger than the black ones.
So he's had to lay them all by eye as the spacers weren't any use.
Rather him than me. :)

fabphil
24-02-16, 07:52 PM
Tiles all down. Grouting tomorrow.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56ce09e2c79f8.jpg

KerbyCrewGary
24-02-16, 08:42 PM
Excellent:tup:

fabphil
27-02-16, 06:21 PM
Grouted.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56d1e8725ca91.jpg

The beast back in its new lair.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56d1e8722217b.jpg
All done outside.
http://www.torquedup.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/usr_images/5/6/1/561_56d1e872a4be3.jpg

Just got bench, shelves etc inside to do now. Oh yes and ply line the roof. Walked in this morning and the new floor was covered in Celotex dust :(

Then I can start back on the car.

fad15
27-02-16, 07:18 PM
Ace, mate.

Torment
27-02-16, 07:37 PM
Looks perfect..love the wood burner..wish i put one in my garage...kin cold in there today.

KerbyCrewGary
27-02-16, 07:53 PM
You should be very proud of that :tup:

malamute john
28-02-16, 04:13 AM
That is great! Love the look of it, and the brickwork around the bottom inside really sets it off imnsho. Really cool garage - thanx for sharing!
:tup:

english impala
28-02-16, 07:28 PM
Now that looks excellent! Better than the concrete/flaking paint in my garage!!!!

fabphil
28-02-16, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the positive comments guys.
Maybe I can get the car finished now.
Just got fuel tank to install in boot, all the brake pipes to change, new servo and M/C to fit.
Interior to get sorted.
But thats all for my other thread. See you there. :tup:

Plumpcars
29-02-16, 06:23 AM
Envy! Great job.:tup: