About time I popped this up whilst I have 5 minutes spare at work. We moved house in May, After making some major alterations to the kitchen (moving it to another part of the house, removing walls, doors etc) its now time for the garage.
Ill let the pictures do the majority of the talking but it is 9x5 mtrs will have a flush fitting scissor lift in the ground, power, drainage for a toilet and washing hands, heated via an air to air heatpump, insulated with 100mm in the slab, 50mm in the walls and 100mm in the ceiling of Celotex PIR. The Oak frame is 175mm x 175mm.
Thanks guys. Only moved in, in may. We weren't looking at moving it just happened. Mainly so I can have this garage and be at home more instead of the unit.
We did the kitchen within about 4 weeks of being in. Which involved removing a wall,bricking up the front door (inside only) Moved the kitchen to the new bigger room which was originally 2 reception rooms. Then made the old kitchen a sitting room/dining room.
Then set about on the garden. We have gained about 50 sq foot by cutting down bamboo trees and other wasted space. Adding gabion baskets and some new stone patio. Oh and fencing as there was none.
Decided start the garage again just one of them conversations which then became what you see above within 48 hours .
Dug out about 260 ton of garden to level it for the garage. We both decided oak framed is more sympathetic for the house so went that route. Today me a 2 guys from work (it's what they do for a living) me? I work in a office pricing jobs like this. We have fitted the roofing membrane,lath,cement cloakers,set up one side and got about 100 tiles on, then the other side we have tiled just over 3/4 of it. Not bad in between the down pours.
Well that' the main structure up. Had Wednesday off to finish tiling the roof. The lads did a great job of finishing the oak off. The new drainage for the toilet is in. As well as the gutter water. Mains water pipe is in too.
Ordered the insulation for the inside. 100mm for the roof and 50mm for the walls. Then over clad in 9mm plywood painted magnolia to help with the light. the wall panels will be fitted upto the oak so that's still on show
Finished the insulation in the walls tonight. Air gap and all. I will Stert insulating the roof tomorrow night. Thursday night I've got to sort out the heating Controls in the house. But Friday is first fixing the Electrics. I'll update as things progress with something a little more interesting
Sweet garage. Love the timber work. It suits the house a lot better than some random tin shed would. I also like how you have allowed plenty of width for working on the car as well as it being just a covered parking space.
The oak frame is 175mm x 175mm the fixings are hidden under the soft wood framing and into the brick work wall. I forget what length the fixings are as I wasn't about when it was done. Once the bad weather is over the oak will be sealed with a brown mastic to the brick work to prevent water ingress.