Wednesday, February 22, 2006

roof on

A couple of pictures showing the new roof inside and out. The work took two days - with the roofers on site both Monday and Tuesday. The last skip went yesterday.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Final payment to Chic + pictures

All the building work has taken its toil on the lane, it is sea of mud just now. The verges will recover soon. I can see the snowdrops already. Our wild life hedge is also starting to show signs of life. There are remains of the ivy and brambles that were growing on the old garage so I expect that will recover as well.

Talking to Paddy one of my neighbours I found out a possible reason for all the old bricks and stuff that the builders found. Apparently during the second world war parts of the lane were dug up to build air raid shelters for the little houses the other side of Victoria Street and the people living in the yards off Parliament Street. A view of the concrete floor and the threshold that spreads out onto the verge of the lane.

Have made the final payment Chic the builder today. That only leaves the roof to be fitted and be paid for; the vehicle doors to fit and the electrics to be fitted by me.

My neighbours are going to fit a gate to the alley on the far side of the garage in the picture above.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Just got laid

The garage floor has been put in today. Loads of sand then crushed stone followed by slab, damp proof course then floor slab.

Need the roof and vehicle doors to finish the building work. Roof, gutters and downpipes are due to be fitted on Monday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Garage plans and door delivery

Here are a couple of scanned extracts from the plans of my garage.

Yesterday whilst still at work I got a call that the vehicle doors were about to be delivered. They did not turn up as the driver had run out of hours and had to park up. The doors had been made in Sunderland and were being delivered straight from the works. Today the truck turns up but after much searching and head scratching the driver could only find one of the doors on the truck. I now have one door + two sets of everything else to fit the doors. I wonder when the missing door will turn up?

More pictures

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

two purlins up

It really is looking like a garage now. Centre pillar in and two purlins fitted. Tony the brickie was taking pictures of his handywork today for his portfolio to show potential employers.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Gosh what big purlins you've got!

Three big timbers were delivered today. If you look carefully you can see the gaps left in the blockwork for them. The roof sheets will be fitted to the purlins next Tuesday. The purlins will run from back wall to front wall with one forming the ridge of the roof.

Yesterday I ordered the garage doors from TotalSecuritySolutions Got a great price so both will be electric. They are Gliderol roller doors. Next I need to find a strong friend to help fit them.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

WYL is back

Well WYL is nearly back. Mike Papworth has fixed the gearbox and got the car an MOT. My garage is not finished so the Vitesse is having a holiday in another garage.

It was good to blast about again with a quick visit to Canley Classics to pick up a spare boot lid I bought on a eBay auction they had last year.

We stopped off in Fillongley at the Manor pub for lunch. A good recommendation from Dave Pearson.