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If your going full CS, you’ll build the garage you’ve always wanted - then put the house up for sale the week it’s complete
Great work, what construction have you gone for? Any drawings?
For sectional doors take a look at Hormann they are top of the market or if your looking for lower end of the market look at alutech. I can probably post you some brochures out if you drop me a PM with your address.
Also if you send me you opening size i can see about getting you a price for supplying if that helps.
Alutech have certainly improved so much so weve seen a 60percent increase in sales for there doors.Interesting, thank you.
The steel is going in on Friday at which point I will be able to calculate the opening height, but it's 4800mm wide.
I approached a company last year about Hormann doors and they suggested Alutech as an alternative, 25% cheaper in price. I questioned the quality in comparison and they mentioned that in around 2016 Alutech upgraded the appearance and lifting gear and have grown in popularity. Recall mention of Alutech offering a bespoke size at no extra cost whereas Hormann charge extra to deviate from the 4877mm standard width.
Does that sound about right to you? Sceptic in me would wonder whether the margins are greater in Alutech hence pushing customers towards those over Hormann.
Alutech have certainly improved so much so weve seen a 60percent increase in sales for there doors.
Not sure on the size deviation as said as i run the transport side so dont get to involved in that part but as i said if you get me the sizes you need, one of the blokes in our sales is absolutly s**t hot so he can sort out all the measurements for what you will need and get the best price available.
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Where are the main costs when it comes to garage extending? I wouldn't even be able to hazard a guess.
Do you have a rough breakdown of costs? Something I intend to do in the future for sure.
Wow! That's a lot more than I had in my head, obviously not discrediting the work done I just simply had no idea what sort of rough price it would be.I'll drop you a message Friday, thanks.
As with most extensions, a lot of the money goes underground and where you don't see it. Planning and Building Control charges, hire etc.
I have researched everything to understand exactly what is required, even if it's not me that's doing it. I cleared the site at pretty much zero cost and had a couple of guys in to get the footings in. Found a contractor who has access to a large team of brickies/labourers that were prepared to work on a labour only basis. I have been supplying all the materials which I have been able to shop around to get the best price. There's a lot of time in that, and you need to know what materials are required and allow for the various lead-times otherwise the buck stops at me.
There's also time in finding contractors and the gap between them if you cannot guarantee exactly when the previous will start/finish. Appointing one general builder would certainly be a lot quicker, but at a greater cost.
I find that fun though, shopping around to save a few quid. Gives me a great understanding exactly how things are done also, because I need to know what specification materials need to be to meet regs etc so can be sure at least that decent quality materials are used if I am supplying them myself.
In true CS fashion I have a spreadsheet itemising every single expenditure and forthcoming spend, down to every bag of nails. I am hoping to come in at around £18,000 complete, minus electrical and interior decoration.
9x 600x600mm panel lights? Hope you have some raybans or a dimmer switch. 6 will be plenty.Work continues. I appear to have managed to measure the trusses correctly.
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Fascias are done both front and back. Need to sort the drainage out ready for the guttering and down pipes.
Had to wait 2 months for the roof tiles to arrive, but they are here now and the roof will be covered next week hopefully.
Now I am starting to think about the electrics and lighting. I'm thinking about commercial 600mm x 600mm flat LED panels. Hopefully 9 should give a reasonable amount of light over the area - in banks of 3, left middle and right. Thought about 6 panels originally but not sure that would be sufficient as they'd be spaced out quite far apart. Socket wise 6 double sockets, so 12 outlets and another in't centre of roof for the door motor.
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Ridges on lead dressed and that’s the roof finished.
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Was hoping to get the guttering up this weekend but the weather has been terrible, ironically.
Decided to start getting the ceiling up instead as that ideally needs to be done before the door goes in for ease
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Not looking forward to filling and sanding the joints.
9x 600x600mm panel lights? Hope you have some raybans or a dimmer switch. 6 will be plenty.
Lose a row and keep the widths the same.