garage

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    Structural integrity - Can i move the beams in single skim brick garage pitched roof?

    Hi all, Looking for some help/advice re: if I can move some beams in a single skim brick garage pitched roofup to give more height in room. The room is 4x2.5m and is in good quality. As it's a fairly small room i dont want a flat root (even though it passes building regs re: height after...
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    What type of paint for internal garage wall?

    Hi everyone :) Next week, I'm planning on painting this wall. It's certainly seen better days. It's the internal wall of our garage. I was wondering what paint/filler I should use. I had been considering Masonry paint, but read somewhere that this can be harmful and so should not be used on...
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    Basic garage rewire and CU installation.

    I'm about to start the process of refreshing my single detached garage. Currently the power to the garage is supplied from an RCBO in the house, via SWA to an old metal clad isolator (FCU?) similar to this: Which then feeds out to a couple of lights and a double socket. The plan is to fit a...
  4. Twtiger89

    Opinion: How Best to Close?

    We purchased a house with an attached garage that opens to the back garden, however its not been completely closed off. We’d like to close the garage as when it rains water comes in but also to protect any stored items. Whats the best way? I’d like to put in a uPVC door with glass to allow...
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    A reliable damp-proofing paint/liquid coating that does not require plastering/screeding?

    Afternoon, all. my detached garage sits below the ground level of the garden and acts as a retaining wall towards the rear of the building. This has resulted in some minor damp ingress during wetter times of the year (mostly at the internal corners). I'm looking for a product that I can paint...
  6. LucyS91

    Roughcast / pebbledash garage repair - Need help with render /cement ratios

    Hi all, I am currently doing up my garage and plan on painting my garage with masonry paint but first I need to repair my garage since part of the roughcast/pebbledash panel has broken off. I am going to remove any loose bits with my chisel and then pebbledash a layer over it, it doesn't have...
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    Final check before ordering - garage conversion

    Hi all, Had loads of really useful help on here, special thanks to Woody on that front. Just wanted to list out everything i'm getting before putting quite an expensive order in (that I can't afford to get wrong). Plus it may help someone seeing this level of detail. I've spoke to building...
  8. sammerz

    Lintel detail for door opening to support flat roof joists

    Hi, I am looking for the best solution to span across 2400mm doors, supporting roof joists. The building is governed by height, and I am already too high so ideally want a solution where I won’t need a wacking great box section or concrete lintel with joists supported on top. I need 150mm...
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    Single skin detached garage insulation & flooring

    I'd like to insulate my (concrete) garage floor. It's single skinned so I will seal the concrete (1st coat sealant, 2nd coat sealant + SBR). I will then use tanking slurry on the walls (1st coat slurry + SBR, 2nd coat just slurry). I expect a little slurry left over so I will use that to re-coat...
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    Workbench frame supported by block on flat on interior garage/retaining wall. DPM or Breathable?

    I have recently purchased a new property and I am looking at converting the detached garage into a workshop. The garage sits at the bottom of a reasonably steep slope leading up to the house and the rear garage wall doubles up as a retaining wall for the garden behind it. In order to reinforce...
  11. rayleigh20

    Changing a single garage into a double

    Hi Viewing a house on Friday that I am quite interested in buying. Currently has a single garage at bottom of garden and am wondering how hard it would be to get someone to extend it into a double width as there is space in garden next to it. Would have it with a single double width roller...
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    Mould appearing on garage ceiling

    Hello, We have mould appearing on the internal plywood of our garage roof in the past few weeks during the colder/wetter weather. I wondered if anyone could give an insight into why this might be happening? The mould appears between every joist front to back, mainly appearing from the edges but...
  13. bettz1

    Recommend a vacuum cleaner for garage

    After a vacuum cleaner to tidy up the sawdust etc for my garage. Ideally like one with a bag if possible? I know Henry hoovers used to get recommended a few years ago.
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    DPC bridged internally by concrete slab

    We have a detached garage which we are looking to convert to living accommodation. Whilst trenching for utilities we noticed that the damp proof course has been bridged by the concrete slab. This is inside the garage, the external levels are below. Construction is single skin lightweight blocks...
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    SWA only or T+E joined to SWA for new garage supply

    Hi, I need to put a new supply to garage as old supply is a 2.5mm T+E spur off of ring main which runs overhead outside! Is it standard to a) run the SWA all the way from the house CU all the way to the CU in the garage in one continuous run or b) run T+E from the house CU to a junction box...
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    Outuilding renovation

    I have an outbuilding which was a pair of single garages with a hallway between them. A previous owner has gone some way towards converting the building to living accommodation. Bricked up the garage doors, insulated the roof (mostly), plastered one garage out and 2 walls on the other, wired but...
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    Garage conversion - planning permission

    Hi, the rules say no planning permission is needed for converting a garage into a room if it's internal. Is replacing the steel garage door with a window and brickwork deemed internal or external? The rules are a bit confusing as this visible change will be seen by external passers by? If no...
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    HELP!? Keeping A 1970's Single Garage Dry?

    Hi All! First time post but have been a long time reader of the forum. I bought my first property in 2020 which is a 1970's maisonette which includes a single garage which is one of the middle garages in a row of 4. Last winter and whenever there is heavy rainfall the garage becomes damp as...
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    Size of steel needed to support a small mono pitch roof

    Hi Guys, i have a small lean-to outbuilding that currently has a door and a window next to each other, i want to enlarge the opening and use it as a garage. this would mean removing a central block column that is helping to support the rafters. Im trying to ascertain what size of steel to...
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    Bricked up gap between walls and roof

    Hello I'm looking for some advice for how to remedy what appears to be a bodge by a previous owner. I have a standalone single story garage which I'll soon be renovating into a workshop (new plasterboard, insulation, flooring...) but I want to be sure the structure is sound and secure before...
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