Thursday, 27 September 2012

Garage progress

Well I said I would do an update on the garage progress so here it is.  The last time I posted a blog about it we had some of the concrete wall panels up but not all.

Now they are all in place.  The roof joists, if that is what they are called, are up on the new part and the roofing panels are in place on them.

The plan is to finish the roof on the new part so that it is water tight.  Once that is done the stuff in the garage will be placed at the far end of the new bit which will then be boardede up.  After that the flat roof on the existing garage will be removed and the new roof completed.  The structure will then be complete although there will still be much to get done.

Outside jobs include further trim around the windows, fascia boards under the roof, cladding on the end panels and guttering which will go in to a water barrel.  All this after the roof is complete.

Inside there is all the electrical work to do and Simon is currently getting quotes for this.  When the electrics are in he is going to insulate the whole thing.  Hopefully that will make it warmer in winter and cooler in summer and help stop any noise too.

After all that it will be complete and he can shift all his stuff over from the barn.  Hopefully then he will start work on some of my projects!  I can't wait for it to be done so we can begin preparing the ground at the far end of the garden. I have missed growing veggies this year.  We have finally given up our allotment which we knew we would have to as it is simply too far away  from our new house.  I was a bit sad about that as we worked hard and had good times there.  I have lots of photos though and the stuff we learnt will stand us in good stead for when we are finally able to start growing here.

With luck (and good weather) my next garage progress report will show a completed roof.


  1. Looks like it is going to be an awesome garage when it's finished!

  2. Trusses, Jilly. Roof trusses.

    It's coming along! Can't wait until it is done. Simon had done a really good job. It does look nice. And your photos are really very good.

  3. What a great project, but what a huge amount of work. I can't wait to see the complete project and please post before & after photos when it is done! This is like watching HGTV!! LOL I'm very impressed that you are doing this project!

  4. Looking good. I, too, am sorry about the allotment, but the lessons learned will be well applied, I know. Frankly, this is better than HGTV for me, these are people I know using skills I know, the results are being put to good use and I get to follow long after the finish!

  5. Good to see the progress - there is light at the end of the garage!

  6. That garage project must've taken a couple of months before it was finally done, right? How many worked on this one? It's good to see the progress, how it was slowly coming into shape. I hope that the roofing system was installed properly to not cause any inconvenience, just protection against all weather condition.

    -Dewey Frazier @ PrestoRoofs


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