View Full Version : The dead dog garage.....

22-07-15, 08:25 PM
4 years ago me and the better half bought a new gaff with the idea of her being closer to work/family,and me having somehere to have a garage to store the rattlebanger..after a few jobs on the house being her conservatory/diner we decided it was time for my job.

....with another addition for her..im good like that.


plan is to store the trailer and car in the garage,having a crane on a beam so i am able to lift the body off the car on my own.

after planning and sorting out stuff with the council it all got approved and signed off :woohoo:
upon having some really fantastically extortionate quotes we settled on a family friend to do the work as we were due to go to spain part way through to throw wine at each other (top fun)

so one morning these turned up and the keys hidden from me...:beuj:


new drains and the footings were dug in mucho rapido time,the drive roughed out and piles of mud deposited where i didnt want it.





22-07-15, 08:35 PM
Now thats a dream in the making...........................:rule::rule::rule :

22-07-15, 08:37 PM
I'll watch this one with interest.....:tup:

And, of course, if you need a nice shiny kitchen for herselfs bit, you know where to come, dontcha? :incheek: (very special prices from top trade kitchen supplier for impoverished dragracers.......:wave:

22-07-15, 08:50 PM
Gerry ....absolutely..

Gary.... thats the next job...i will bare you in mind.:tup:

Back to the chaos,


this is how we left it when we went to spain,building inspector checked it and passed it :tup:
The brickies arrived and got on with it and are doing a stellar job only passing comment on a nasty pong coming from somewhere (not me i hasten to add)




lost my car for a while too,when i found it the birds had expressed their feelings for it...:shooting:


22-07-15, 09:07 PM
Proper job.
Makes my garage look like an old shed now :D

22-07-15, 09:33 PM
No way phil,i contemplated a wooden garage as they really look ace ,BUT....i was limited on space and it wouldnt have suited the house where as yours looks the part in its setting.

a friend of mine has an oak garage thats f'in huge and its like a proper cathedral with a loft you could live in but to me its setting has a lot to do with the style of build,which is why i have asked for a vaulted roof space with no trusses as i can hopefully store the funny car body out of the way up there.


this ^^^^^ has been a great source of inspiration as has having conversations with roger (SG57) one phrase sticking in my mind was "if you cant go outwards go up"

malamute john
23-07-15, 08:46 PM
That looks great! Wish I could build a nice detached garage myself...
I assume that the alluded to offence to the olfactory must have come from a poor, previously buried canine carcass given the title of the post [?] Poor little fella...

24-07-15, 05:06 AM
Nail on the head john....only it was huge...it was very well wrapped in plastic,therefore making natural decomposition a non starter so it turned to a liquid mush.
first thing i knew about it was the pong when i got home from work and the builder told me about it..
Anyhow more progress has been made yesterday and hopefully more today ..

The smell has now gone too...

24-07-15, 05:34 AM
Custom built cave, proper job! I like the thought of going up.

25-07-15, 04:02 PM
next thing loads of blocks were delivered promptly blocking the van in on the front garden,not good as i was due to be away in it so i had to move the lot over :umpf:
the brickies were left waving bits of string and tape measures around (my kind of engineering) and i came home to this...



the front face of the building was started with brick,


more done on the kitchen.


this bits going to have the shed...


26-07-15, 08:32 AM
wow things are moving quickly:tup:

26-07-15, 07:12 PM
thats a cool cave and enough room down the side to run compressor and pipe it thru the wall,

16-08-15, 02:44 PM
thats not a bad idea stretch...

so i got back from germany to be greeted with poles,lots of poles...




roof framed out and my crane beam in...



kitchen bits coming on..


this bits the rammel store...

sorry about the crap phone pics.

16-08-15, 06:03 PM
at least the poles you were greeted with didnt demand a house and want benefits! looking good tho

malamute john
19-08-15, 02:42 PM

Henrys Revenge
19-08-15, 06:28 PM
looking good:tup:

19-08-15, 06:44 PM
I hope you are stock piling the beers for the open night and welcome to your new abode. Best you get a few battery operated wine bottle openers and a few beer bottle kickers in that kitchen extension.

Ice is always welcome as are greesy burgers and a V8 firing up in the background.

Move on before it gets too cold for Hot Rod T shirts........

19-08-15, 07:35 PM
it has been discussed,the neighbours are asking too.
i am hoping by the time the mosque of motorsport is done my engine will be ready and fitted as i have said to the better half i am not having a party untill the car is in the garage.

roof is nearly done,velux is fitted in the kitchen,garage door is the sticking point as the want 3 weeks to make it.
soffits and facias are going up now,the next big job is the removal of the wall between the kitchen and the extension which happens monday so i have managed to rearrange my shifts to suit as i like demolition...then i go to work and miss on her ranting at the mess..

19-08-15, 07:36 PM
................thinking about it by the time we are done i will have less money than greece.

19-08-15, 07:46 PM
Money aint the point mate. You have the venue, we have a shop nearby to buy the beer, I understand it can be transported to other places without any adverse effects. Although I cant find 'possibly lost' on my sat nav.

19-08-15, 07:49 PM
....and the better half and most of the family love good red wine,so we are sorted.

hot rod trimmer
17-09-15, 05:35 AM
looking great bud .................. cant wait to see this done and filled :tup:

21-09-15, 08:01 AM
coming along nicely, Mate

21-09-15, 07:36 PM
Is there room for the Riddler's tow car in there:incheek::incheek::tup:

22-09-15, 04:42 PM
Sort of mate..im having the floor poured at an angle so your car will sit level for once...:D:incheek:

22-09-15, 06:42 PM

29-09-15, 08:45 AM

so....the roof is covered and tiled,the sky light is in womans bit,most of the works shifted to the kitchen as it was like this...




minimalist with an island.......:beuj:

now like this..



29-09-15, 09:36 AM
:crazy: Looking GOOD!!!! Will this be part of the next Workshop Tour???? Philip

29-09-15, 05:18 PM
Ace. mate, ace

30-09-15, 01:34 PM
Comin' along nicely :tup:

30-09-15, 03:43 PM
Have you ordered your kitchen yet ? :incheek:
Just askin............
(Our sale starts Monday............ No, really........)

03-11-15, 11:54 AM
kitchens nearly done now mate,


rest of the job is progressing...





03-11-15, 01:45 PM
A kitchen AND a utility......
Thank god we made our target last month.........:incheek:

03-11-15, 03:15 PM
A kitchen AND a utility......
Thank god we made our target last month.........:incheek:

Close gary.thats the tool store/workshop.
those are the old cabinets I saved from the skip..need somewhere to keep my chainsaw.
im in the process of working out where best to fit them.got some worktops to go on and a sink,

04-11-15, 01:26 PM
You know how to live Liam.........:tup::tup:

04-11-15, 06:35 PM
Wheres the wine rack going, Liam??????

04-11-15, 08:34 PM
Probably next to the beer fridge which has been relegated to the garage...i dont see the sense in that ..how the hell am i supposed to do creative stuff when theres a beer or 6 staring at me...?

Mind you i have been googling to see if theres any cool wineracks as tamar wants one anyhow...
will have to be wall mounted as i need to save floorspace .

04-11-15, 08:42 PM
Pretty sure I have seen one made out of con rods from an elephant motor. No idea where though.

04-11-15, 10:08 PM
Strangely enough i have 5 rods from a fuel motor on the tat shelf.

05-11-15, 02:57 PM
I've seen that too..........but where....:beuj:

14-11-15, 09:51 PM
still sorting out the tat ..... more to come yet from the workshop...:shake:
close up rammel shot .
got some wall art up today...
got this back today....:rule:

14-11-15, 11:27 PM

15-11-15, 09:37 AM
There's nothing like being in your own bed.....

15-11-15, 10:22 AM
There's nothing like being in your own bed.....

Amen...i followed your style and had beers in the garage whilst sorting out my stuff.

15-11-15, 02:31 PM
Your other half is a gem, my one wouldn't let me put a pillar drill in the kitchen:tup:

15-11-15, 04:14 PM
She is good.
had crew man the riddler and my dad help me move yesterday . One lwb van full of stuff and the bantam body plus the car in the pissing rain.

top crew.:tup:

18-11-15, 08:34 AM
Chevette looks at home there. Away from all the gobo dust!
So when's the garage warming party??

18-11-15, 09:42 PM
Got to paint the floor next..then the driveways got to be done...soon i hope as its turned into a moat..anyone got a dinghy...?

19-11-15, 08:36 PM
Have a look here I bought some off him and still have to do the job but it is good stuff, he may have more


english impala
20-11-15, 10:23 PM
I painted my garage floor in exterior masonry paint from Wickes and I've found it much better than the usual garage floor paint as it has really bonded to the concrete rather than just sat on top of it. It hasn't flaked or peeled anywhere in the five years its been down.

20-11-15, 10:36 PM
Tim,went out and got some screwfix no nonsense stuff...see how it goes ..?

Gary..thats a good idea..going to do the tool store in the screw fix stuff.got some rugs coming for added weirdness..
Might try the masonry idea as a white floor might look different (i know footprints tyre marks beer spills)..and i have some white masonry left over..

looking at roof insulation next...kingspans bloody pricey isnt it?

21-11-15, 07:09 PM
I managed to use a local developer's trade account for my roof insulation.
The builders merchant had an equivalent called Quinn Therm, was half the price of Kingspan.

23-11-15, 12:54 PM
Kingspan, whilst effective, is shockingly priced for what it's actually made of. Have a look at multi layer foil and polystyrene roll stuff. Almost as good an r value, and much cheaper and easily shipped. If you know anybody who goes over to France with a bit of space to spare, it's even cheaper there. (Or was, haven't looked recently) Try BricoDepot.

23-11-15, 08:13 PM
Hi mate, if you're looking for roof insulation, put ' roof insulation seconds' into your search. I got some local to me near Chesterfield, for around a 100 I did the walls/floor/roof of my summerhouse then did the roof of my double garage!!!!!!!!!!! Malc

23-11-15, 08:41 PM
Hi mate, if you're looking for roof insulation, put ' roof insulation seconds' into your search. I got some local to me near Chesterfield, for around a 100 I did the walls/floor/roof of my summerhouse then did the roof of my double garage!!!!!!!!!!! Malc

Seconded (sorry no pun intended) seconds are usually just misprints or creased foil etc. still man enough for the job.:tup:

15-12-15, 09:53 PM
Floors done...got some carpet and rugs down...plush.

cranes up and running ...weight tested...well it lifts me up and down...

next up is making a rig to lift the body off the car into the roof space...off to the steel shop.

16-06-16, 07:08 AM
*****update *****

After pissing around with other people's cars I got finished in the garage..I now have 2 hoists.and a body lifting device.


16-06-16, 08:17 AM
Nice :tup:

16-06-16, 08:54 AM
Nice :tup:


16-06-16, 05:39 PM
Very cool.

16-06-16, 06:09 PM
Ace :D

12-09-16, 01:33 PM
:tup::tup::tup::tup:Love it !!!! Especially the banners on white walls!!!! Philip