- Inspired by the 'Rate My Brickie' thread? What are your building plans for 2013?
Who’s been inspired to build a shed this coming year?
I fancy a bash at building an elevated studio along the lines of a US Forestry Service fire lookout tower. I’ve found the glass and I’ve got a big stash of timber. I just need some roofing material and something big to make the legs from.
We have a big Oak which has been uprooted and is caught up in the canopy of a neighbouring tree. If it falls it wont endanger anything. My hope is a big January storm will bring it down. Its trunk is straight for about twenty feet and probably three feet in diameter. Hopefully I could get it milled into big square posts.
Not the stuff an architect, quantity surveyor or planner would like, but it’ll fit in well with the vernacular here.
Posted 5 years agob rMember
So far this year, I’ve built a Tack Room for my wife and floored one of the outbuildings as a workshop, 12m x 4m 🙂 Also put in a 40m French Drain.
I’ve just spent the last 3 months stripping out a Threshing Machine to make a Dining Room, next big project is to renovate the kitchen.
Thinking of an island unit (about 2.5m * 1.5m) built from the reclaimed Mahogany out of the Thresher with a polished concrete top – anyone done this?Posted 5 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Demolish existing consevatory and extend house just beyond its existing footprint then knock through kitchen into dining room and take existing back wall out to create a large kitchen diner and family room plus a wet room and rear lobby. Will also be blocking up between the dining room and lounge so lounge will be for the adults + film watching.
A newpotting shed, workshop and bike store are on the cards too.
Defintely one for the pros.
Edit… Forgot changes to bathroom too. 2013 is going to cost a few quid. No new bikes for me.Posted 5 years agospooky_b329Member
Moving house after Christmas.
I reckon within a few weeks, half the plaster will be off the chimney breast with a mind to enlarge the pitifully small fireplace, hopefully I’ll find a larger opening thats been bricked up with the old lintel still ready to do its job.
Then sort out the hearth and possibly a liner, stick a multifuel in there, unless we get a tempting price from an installer, I reckon I’ll be doing it myself and getting to know the council building regs guy.
Then I need to dig out a level drive, but I reckon it will be worth paying someone with a big digger to do the donkey work in a day, as despite it being a bit of a laugh, I can see it taking me a month using a mini digger, and probably the same time to tidy up afterwards.Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
Rewiring all the house to get rid of the 1950s wiring and the 6 mm cable to the garage for. A propper 10mm job and a propper garage breaker unit to give me a 32 amp fused supply for my welder – currently the welder makes the cables jump …. So i dont weld from the garage.
Starting on the 27th , hoping to have all the wiring run and facias and ragling done by 31st
Hopefully get my ninety build at least started 🙂Posted 5 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
First task is to renovate the last room in current house which hasnt been decorated since the 50’s, is missing a ceiling and currently used as Katie’s workshop. Sell house. Then low energy new build on tight London brownfield site. Suspect it’s going to be a stressful year and the project will still only be about 50% complete, if that, in 12 months time.Posted 5 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Jobs for me: build a small stud wall with internal door. Knock together a woodstore (in springtime).
Jobs for the Pros: loft conversion (half of bungalow roofspace), replace conservatory with solid structure. Both of these mean new kitchen + bathroom.
Job for the uber-Pros: remove asbestos* ceiling in garage.
*30% amosite (“brown” asbestos) – as grizzly as it gets.Posted 5 years agotomhowardSubscriber
Admittedly it’s a slightly less challenging project than footflaps’ shed turned out to be, I intend to build a nuclear bunker. A mile under a mountain. On the moon. That or a fully functioning, full size death star.
*eagerly awaits threads on all these projects!*Posted 5 years ago
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