Garage ‘Multimedia Web Access Solution’

Well you’ve got to have some tunes on in the garage but being stuck with just a radio is a bit old fashioned and lacking in choice. I’ve also had old laptops available to get internet access in the garage for years as it can be so useful. So I thought I’d come up with […]

Building a Workbench

Jem’s dad was having his kitchen surfaces replaced so guess who got the old ones. Some old roof timbers, some spare OSB and some coach bolts to put the basic structure together.   Kitchen worktop cut down to fit on top.   A couple of vices fitted.   This wasn’t really planned but I had […]

boarding and insulating the garage roof

I wanted to board in the roof of the garage for a couple of reasons.  Firstly so I could make good use of the roof space for storage and secondly to allow me to insulate the garage.  Insulating the roof space would obviously go a little way towards keeping the garage a more comfortable temperature […]

Jadd Gatekeeper

It’s windy round here and big wooden doors flailing around in the wind next to the precious cars is not good!  So I had drilled a couple of holes in the concrete drive to stick the doors drop bolts in when I open them and keep them from swinging into things.  The problem with a […]

removing a couple more roof joists in the garage roof

When I drew the plans for the extension of the garage I could see that the increased roof height in the rebuilt section of roof would be fine for shorter cars like the Mini but the joists of the original roof structure would be an obstruction to lifting average length cars like the Evo.  I didn’t […]

making a concrete ramp into the garage

There was a step up of about 100mm from the drive to the garage floor.  That’s quite a lot for very low cars so any ramp would need to be quite a gentle gradient to be able to get anything low in and out without too much fuss. We’d been using some old bits of […]

garage floor paint

I’m not entirely sure what my long term plan for the floor is.  I might yet cover the whole floor with industrial PVC tiles but, if I do, it’s still a fair way down my to do list. The problem is that, despite the garage not being quite finished it is still in use though […]

building the garage store / bat cave

Time to make the most of the space behind the new door.  We kept all the old roof timbers and any decent length off cuts from building the new roof and most of the pallets stuff got delivered on so I had plenty for building the structure. I just bought a few sheets of 18mm […]

fitting a door into the garage side wall

The garage extension was always going to leave a bit of land that would be very difficult to access so I had in mind that I’d wait until the extension was built then figure out a good place to fit a door allowing access to the space. Then I could build a wooden structure to […]

building a log store

We used to have a large log store hidden on the right side of the garage but that is now where a Mini lives. We still need to store logs and whatever we built would now be on view so we wanted it to look decent and in keeping with the rest of the house […]