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My new garage

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DaveL485, Feb 23, 2015.

Discuss My new garage in the General Chat area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Creating a new thread so I dont jam up the "Home" thread.
     
  2. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Driveway:

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  3. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    The land has been flattened out a for the garage and footings dug out

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  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    As mentioned on the home thread, the next step, footings, were this weekend just gone. Got my hands on this:

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    I cannot even begin to describe how much fun it was!

    7 cubic metres of concrete later (1Cu/M = 2.42 tonnes) and ten tonnes of Type 1 (hardcore) later...

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  5. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Progress. Thanks to @johnspin@johnspin for his awesome brick (and levelling) skillz!

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  6. Kris M

    Kris M Well-Known Member

    sweet !
     
  7. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Your going to have to duck a bit to get under the roof Dave. I assume its going to be raised a bit yet ?
     
  8. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    its going to be an underground garage lol
     
  9. TNT Andy

    TNT Andy Well-Known Member

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-I...227?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4aed845f3b

    Earth pit

    You need to get one of these in the ground close to your consumer unit (fuse board) with a piece of 10mm g/y coiled up in it and left poking out next to the wall below your consumer unit. You can route this upto your c/u in conduit (mechanical protection) later on.

    This is what you are doing

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    The fuse on the left is in your house, the consumer unit on the right is in the garage.

    This is what you need to be considering now before installing the floor.

    BTW - I'm still assuming you are on a PME or TN-C-S system - I still need to see a photo of the cable and fuse as it comes into your house.
     
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  10. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Good luck mate, I've spent the last 3 months building a new garage, my wallet, brain and body are knackered!

    It's almost finished, just moved the car and tools in yesterday:-


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  11. Red21

    Red21 Well-Known Member

    I can only dream of a decent sized home garage to work in, my problem is planning restrictions that are in place since new houses went up and the close proximity to were I want site it
     
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  12. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Thanks Andy, i'll look at that asap.

    Daz....good work there mate. Nice and big! How wide is that?

    Latest update: Power cable in the ground and hardcore has been whacker plated.

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  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Andy, does the ground thing need to be inside the garage, or can I route the cable back outside and bury it just in front of the garage? Distance wise the difference would be maybe +50cm across through the wall.
     
  14. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    It's 5.5m2 mate, without the tools you can fit 2 cars inside easily, but I like the space too much to ever put 2 in it.
     
  15. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Sweet, mine is about 5m wide, good to have a comparison with a car in it. It's 12m long though, so hoping to squeeze workshop at the back, project car slot in the back/middle and then two parking at the front :)
     
  16. TNT Andy

    TNT Andy Well-Known Member

    Stick it where you like, I think inside directly under the consumer unit is the best location, this one is ok for driving over etc, and if it's next to the c/u, dependent on the method of testing the rod - tx resistance, it can be very handy. But you can pretty much burry it anywhere in the ground.
     
  17. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Long way to go mate, but I like your vision.

    I would advise getting the concrete floor slab polished, it makes the world of difference rather than just just having it tamped down or roughly floated.
     
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  18. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Thought about this, I was going to float it as best I could and go from there. Does polishing cost a lot? Assume you can rent the machines to do it yourself?
     
  19. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    I would advise against doing it cowboy style, I only did mine as I was in the construction game for a while and concrete was my area of expertise, a good polished slab will be lovely, level, flat and very hard at the top, as well as offering up no dust, perfect for a workshop.
    It is possibly yourself with the correct tools, but it does have to be level, which for me was easy, but may not be so easy for people not used to it, I try and do everything perfect, even my type 1 was damn near level lol....saved a fortune on labour charges though dojng loads of it myself.

    I can offer advise if you fancy a go.
     
  20. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Would be great, let me get the base down first and go from there :)

    Booking the concrete this week I hope!
     
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