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Archive for December, 2012

Plywood walls progress

December 14th, 2012

The left hand wall of the garage is almost done – I had some time last weekend to do some work and managed to do most of the left hand wall.  Just need to buy some more plywood then I can carry on with the rest – if the rain goes away that is!!  You will see I have left the brick pillars uncovered.  The problem is that they are not straight – some lean backwards, some lean forwards, so was not viable to plywood straight across them – I would have had to bring the stud walls forward quite a bit which was not viable due to where the main beams were, and would have meant I would lose a lot more space from the width of the garage.  So I am going to have to box in the pillars – a little bit more work, but at least I will have straight walls!

I won’t be able to do any work this weekend, but I am taking time off between Christmas and New Year, so aim to finish everything then and I will then be able to book the electrician in for the New Year to come do the second fix.

Here is the latest photo of the walls:


Here is the start of the ceiling studwork and the insulation – I’m doing this to leave the beams exposed – will be a nice effect and also means the strip lighting will be recessed meaning more headspace – if I had just put ceiling board across the beams the striplighting would have been too low.

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Railroad room update!

December 1st, 2012

Finally, the first sheet of plywood goes up on the wall of the Railroad room! A fairly quick process, so hope to find some time in the next week to get as much done as possible.  Haven’t been able to do much the last few weeks due to the incredible amount of rain we’ve had, so nowhere to cut the wood.

Plywood wall

The window has been blocked up & insulation installed over that area, so it’s quite dark in there now which is a problem with these short days…can’t wait to get the walls finished so the electrician can install the lighting.

Another update coming soon.

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