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Offline SemiSkilled

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New garage roof, widen my shop
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:33:34 AM »
Any one interested in seeing my workshop extension? long term project nearly done.

Built this 18 years ago, cheesed me off that I had to chop 2 foot off the width and got talked out of a pitched roof, the lesson to be learned is build it as BIG as you can.

Lee
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 12:32:57 PM by SemiSkilled »
You're right, it does look easy when its finished.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 03:09:23 PM »
Any one interested in seeing my workshop extension? long term project nearly done.
Lee

Only, most of us!  :)

Please. Bring it on, Lee.......  :thumbup:

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 03:40:40 PM »
Any one interested in seeing my workshop extension? long term project nearly done.
Lee

Only, most of us!  :)

Please. Bring it on, Lee.......  :thumbup:

David D

Hi there, Lee,

I'll second that!  And remember  :worthless: 
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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 07:47:28 PM »
Lee,

No matter how big you build,  it will never be big enough.
You can always find more 'stuff' that needs a home.

Dave.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014, 02:54:09 AM »
I know this only too well.
I'm now looking at a second 'shed' at the bottom of the garden as a store come dirty workshop (that is for doing dirty work rathere than just being messy).

Be great to see yours growing
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 07:30:32 AM »
That first picture is the only one I had on my real camera all the others are on my phone as soon as I can workout how to get them off I'll post them.

This has took a long time to get started as I got a real job after being self employed for years and they want you there every day :loco:

Then the brickies I talked to were a bit vague when they looked at the job so I thought, just do it yourself.

I got the wall up, booked some holiday to finish off the other wall and then went and broke my leg.  :doh:

So I got the joiner to get the wall finished and build the roof structure, now we are about two weeks off tiling the roof.


Lee
You're right, it does look easy when its finished.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2014, 08:07:06 AM »
Started in late July, delayed by planning app snag, any way slow progress as I've never laid a brick or a block before, a mate built this when we  were young(er)

The idea is to build a wall with piers returning at both ends they are attached to the wall with wall starter kits there are pillars every 6 courses along and a portal frame for the doorway.

The existing wall will stay up until the roof is finished, once it's all watertight I intend to drop the now internal wall leaving nibs of the old wall up as support

The roof is made up of 6" rafters 9" joists should get some storage space up there !

Lee
You're right, it does look easy when its finished.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2014, 01:21:08 PM »
Are you in West Yorkshire by any chance? I like the shop, looks like it will be a usefull size when finished, you have done the right thing with the roof, I have a flat roof on mine, and it has been nothing but trouble since the 70's when it went on! I am on with a refurbish on my workshop, well rebuild would be more accurate, but I am coming to the end of the major work, thank the lord!
Phil

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2014, 01:42:05 PM »
I'm in Leeds, are you telepathic or something?  :D

Made this a while back as the doors need doing as well
You're right, it does look easy when its finished.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 01:09:00 PM »
Any one interested in seeing my workshop extension? long term project nearly done.

Built this 18 years ago, cheesed me off that I had to chop 2 foot off the width

 and got talked out of a pitched roof

 


Why was the original build shorter, but this one is now larger, special planning permission?

Flat roofs leak, I don't know anyone that would voluntarily want one.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 02:48:03 PM »
I'm in Leeds, are you telepathic or something?  :D

Anyone who's lived, "up there". (Brighouse, in my case). Will recognise the type of stone houses in the background.......  :thumbup:

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 03:24:07 PM »
"Why was the original build shorter, but this one is now larger, special planning permission?

Flat roofs leak, I don't know anyone that would voluntarily want one."


My neighbour at the time didn't want the wall against the path, so I pulled it back, wasn't a planning issue then but when I wanted to widen it and add the over sailing roof I had to submit a full planning application.

The flat roof never leaked as it was the commercial corrugated steel sheets covered with the leatherette finish, sheets are 27' long 3' wide.
In the UK these are on just about every industrial  building for walls and roofs.

Lee
« Last Edit: November 21, 2014, 09:55:51 AM by SemiSkilled »
You're right, it does look easy when its finished.

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Re: New garage roof, widen my shop
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 12:56:52 PM »
Hi Semiskilled, No I am not telepathic, but I was born in Pudsey, and recognised the dressing on the stone the houses are built of!
Phil