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A new home for my Rovers

Post by tompinney » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:22 pm

Its finally started, my garage build is at long last underway.

Since the start of this year I have been designing the garage and then seeking planning and building regs approval which culminated in the build starting on Monday.

This is what we hope the garage will look like when its complete
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There was quite a lot of clearance work required before we could move in. This is what the garden looked like shortly after we moved in.
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We hired a tree surgeon to remove the big trees and with the help of various people on this forum this is how the cleared garden looked a couple of weeks ago. Em and I thank those of you that have helped us with the clearing tasks!
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Here's a quick canter through the progress on the build so far this week following the final clearance activities last weekend.
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I knew a fair amount of earth would need to be removed to level the site, but I didn't fully appreciate how much until its all been dug out :o
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I'll try and keep the thread updated as things progress.
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Post by 1234dist » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:57 pm

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Is that to keep the pikeys out :lol:

The picture looks bigger than the footings
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Post by Davva » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:47 am

I do like a good garage build thread 8) .

Looking good so far Tom, how long do you think it'll take ? However long it is, add in a few months, mine took 7 months of weekends and a few midweek days with mainly 1 or 2 of us working on it and theres still a few things I want done.

Looking forward to watching this develop.
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Post by VVC-Geeza » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:31 am

Looks like you'll have a long one like me :D

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Post by tompinney » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:10 pm

1234dist wrote:The picture looks bigger than the footings
It does, but I think that may be because the drawing is an isometric view where as the photo is a perspective view.

I have checked the measurements and it's the right size and in the right place - I don't want any issues with building control or planning!
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Post by tompinney » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:15 pm

Davva wrote:I do like a good garage build thread 8) .

Looking good so far Tom, how long do you think it'll take ? However long it is, add in a few months, mine took 7 months of weekends and a few midweek days with mainly 1 or 2 of us working on it and theres still a few things I want done.

Looking forward to watching this develop.
Builder reckons about 8 weeks to build the garage and do all the alterations on the house to give me access to the garage.
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Post by tompinney » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:17 pm

VVC-Geeza wrote:Looks like you'll have a long one like me :D
Really Mick?!?! :-p ;-)
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Post by tompinney » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:51 pm

Week two of the build has drawn to a close, so here is the progress this week.

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Post by Davva » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:54 pm

Looking good so far Tom :thumbup1:

I've just spent the weekend digging the drainage and soakaway for mine, now have a massive hole in the garden to fill with rubble next weekend.
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Post by Monster Hunter » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:53 pm

Looking good Tom, how comes you needed building regs, we do not need any here any more, we can just slap one up..
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Post by tompinney » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:39 pm

If you build something this big anywhere in the UK you'll need building regs.

A normal single or double garage under 30m2 will be exempt from building regs, under most conditions, but this is nearer 40m2 so it does need to comply with building regs.
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Post by tompinney » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:10 am

A slightly delayed week three update. We had a right mare on Tuesday getting the concrete poured for the slab; the one day we could have done without rain, it absolutely chucked it down just at the wrong moment :( Hopefully the slab is okay, but I won't know until they finish the walls because its currently covered for protection. Walls should be finished this week and the roof should start going on next week.

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Post by Davva » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:12 pm

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Are your new tenants checking out their new abode ?


It's going up quickly now, roof started by next week ?
It took me 3 months to get to that stage.
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Post by tompinney » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:47 pm

Davva wrote:
tompinney wrote: Image
Are your new tenants checking out their new abode ?


It's going up quickly now, roof started by next week ?
It took me 3 months to get to that stage.
Had you not heard, the jungle at Calais has moved here?!?! :P

They'll be making a start on the roof next week but we can't progress too far on that because we're waiting for a custom order steel lintel to go over the garage door and that's not due to arrive until the end of next week :(
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