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Garage envy

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Rob Gaskin, May 7, 2020.

  1. Bazzateer

    Z Club Member

    I was going to mention there's an awful lot of non-garage/car related stuff in there!

    Great space though!
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  2. Ian

    Z Club Member

    Yes, its not by choice but it will be resolved asap. Want it to be only car and workshop space in there. With the exception of my kayaks as they are too big to store in a hut.

    The end bay with the bench will probably be daily driver storage when not being used but as some of the work I do there is dirty I was thinking of putting up an industrial curtain divider on that first beam to keep the dirt/dust away from the car storage areas.
  3. Bazzateer

    Z Club Member

    The curtain is a good idea. Get a bigger shed for the kayaks!
  4. slaphead

    Z Club Member

    Yes I thought it did as well (certainly finished me off lol).

    The other shed is a 1951 Riley RMA 1.5 which is slowly being bought back to life
  5. Garaculas

    Z Club Member

    Great seeing everyone’s set up, some awesome garages and sheds! We’ve just moved into our first home and at long last I can have the Z at home with me instead of at a rented garage some 30 or 60 miles away!

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    We’ve just ordered a Hormann sectional garage door and will be upgrading the radiator at the back to a tall one which is over double the height so should make it a nice year round workshop just in time for the next big steps in the project!
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  6. Rushingphil

    Z Club Member

    Looking good mate!

    Will be watching your build thread ;-)
  7. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    Thats a nice size garage.
  8. peter_s

    Z Club Member

    Very nice!!
  9. tyroguru

    Z Club Member

    If only they could stay that empty! Best thing I did was getting a sectional garage door: fantastically sealed, very well insulated and really quiet unlike the massive old metal thing it replaced! I think the neighbours are much happier (with that anyway :) ) .
  10. uk66fastback

    Z Club Member

    I fitted a roller-type one to my (big) single a couple of years ago which replaced the 20yo wooden ones on there - sold them on ebay ... they weren't rotten at all and a bloke with exactly the same size doors (but rotten) drove from Leicester to pick them up - ideal! Couldn't have a sectional one as I have stuff in the rof and by the door was the only way up to get it.

    Nice size though Garaculas!
  11. istoo

    Z Club Member

    that was me ;) well i asked how wide a Z was. Last house was a farm with oput buidlings were space just wasnt an issue. Since moved to suburbialand with modern developer sizing, I can drive in and enough to get out, but only just, and i am a 2 decades younger than sir also.

    some tidy garages there too
  12. clandon

    clandon Forum User

    Nice garage. That's quite roomy. Mine can accommodate 1 car only.
  13. status

    Z Club Member

    My double I put up in the Paddock which houses the Z 4 M Coupe and my sti scooby,The Z sits in the attached garage

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  14. Bazzateer

    Z Club Member

    Mines a big shed too, quite an economical way to go, although my base cost a bit.
  15. Dale

    Z Club Member

    I thought it was about time I treated myself to some better tool storage in the garage. At the moment they’re all over the place in various small tool boxes and hanging from the wall. And of course, I invariably don’t put them back in the same place because of it.

    So I’ve just ordered one of these. It comes flat packed and apparently is a 250kg shipping weight! Building it should be a nice way to spend an afternoon.

  16. Bazzateer

    Z Club Member

  17. status

    Z Club Member

    Yeah the base was about 2 k give or take
  18. Garaculas

    Z Club Member

    Had the new Hörmann sectional door fitted today and must say I’m very impressed! Bit of money out of the Z pot but worth every penny.





    Electric operating, completely sealed from the outside and insulated so hopefully the garage is a workable temperature in the winter. Can also open and close from an app on the phone rather than carry a fob around all the time so very convenient!
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  19. Bazzateer

    Z Club Member

    Nice match to the front door too.
  20. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    That is a nice door (I must be getting old !) and electric would be useful to me. I can only open my door from inside because I disabled the exterior handle after a break-in. I have an internal bolt too.

    Do we think it's a good idea to have a sealed door?

    My garage is not sealed around the door so it allows draughts which help to reduce the fumes from old cars (not running) and also all the oil, petrol, fluids, paint I keep in it. That is one thing that puts me off integral garages.

    I think I would prefer a vent somewhere. There are also gaps around the apexes on my garage which help I think.

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