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Old 18-03-2017, 05:59 PM   #151
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Thank you.

The thing is, if you can do these jobs yourself, like I do it is really quite inexpensive. A few bags of plaster @£6 and a few sheets of plasterboard @ £4 each, doesn't cost much at all.

The next job is tiling the floor - I bought black ceramic tiles from B&Q @ £6 M2, enough to do that whole workshop is only £175.
I agree for the materials cost it's well worth doing properly, that's how I would do mine. Just cos it's a workshop it doesn't have to be shit. Tape and joint boards are just a lash up in my eyes. What is the luxury pack looking like? Wifi, hot and cold running water, kitchenette etc, it's no good skimping on these.
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Awesome

I watch several Roadkill/Hot Rod Garage type shows on YouTube, and their unfinished taped plasterboard walls in their workshops always set my teeth on edge

Meanwhile, I've stupidly moved my property searches to Northern France... What you can get for your money is staggering.

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nice. soakaway crates have so many uses before you actually use them
. . . . Use them? hadn't considered that

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Full! Full! I can still see the floor.

Good work Mr S.
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The 2 metre thing is a killer frankly. Used to be 1m just a few years ago I'm sure. We want to build at the bottom of our garden and I am now contemplating paying the extra cost and just go for planning so we can go closer to the boundary.
Yep, it is a real bummer for garage builders, but does protect neighbours from loss of light etc.

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Looking good Mark. I'm glad for threads like this. Provide good inspiration.
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Nice!
Thanks, I know you know what fun these projects are.

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I agree for the materials cost it's well worth doing properly, that's how I would do mine. Just cos it's a workshop it doesn't have to be shit. Tape and joint boards are just a lash up in my eyes. What is the luxury pack looking like? Wifi, hot and cold running water, kitchenette etc, it's no good skimping on these.
Agreed.

But some of those things may have to wait a bit - Although I have built a toilet and hand basin in there. Kitchenette will be a tray and a kettle
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Old 19-03-2017, 10:31 AM   #153
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This one doesn't have planning permission, so will have to conform to PDR - and is only 7.7 x 4.2
I thought PP was still required if the building has a footprint over 30m square [or am I confusing that with building regs]

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I thought PP was still required if the building has a footprint over 30m square [or am I confusing that with building regs]


The new rules stipulate that you cannot cover more than 50% of the land surrounding the existing house with buildings.

My mate has something akin to an aircraft hanger.

You are correct, 30m2 is to avoid building control regulations - they will however allow you to have that 30m2 as usable floor space, so you can deduct the footprint of the walls from the figure.

For instance, a 7.5m x 4m garage (30m2) can be pushed to 7.7 x 4.2 if the walls are 100mm thick.

It is surprising what is allowable under the new PD rules.
Allowances for Extensions to a property these days are huge.
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they will however allow you to have that 30m2 as usable floor space, so you can deduct the footprint of the walls from the figure.

For instance, a 7.5m x 4m garage (30m2) can be pushed to 7.7 x 4.2 if the walls are 100mm thick.
Ah! Thank you for that snippet of information - I wrongly thought the area was footprint.

When I build my garage it will now be 8' bigger all around.

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