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    help us by a power station !!

    The building was converted to flats in 1989 from an office and warehouse building built in 1907. I understand that at the time Northern Counties Housing Association acquired it for £1. They clearly did the conversion on the cheap - which would have been the result of poor funding from Margaret...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    So after discussions with 'im indoors the preferred option is to keep this for now and make it useable - insulation, etc. if possible and seal the roof. I guess if I do insulate and board out I can always re-use the material in a year or two on a new build and as you say I could extend it a...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Yeah I'm probably going to knock it down and build a new one. But for now I need to use it while the house is renovated. I'll sort the electrics out and put a new floor in. But before that I've got to get the flamethrower out and hunt down all the tarantulas living in the thatched roof! 😂
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    help us by a power station !!

    And while we're all being pushed towards electric vehicles how are we going to afford to power them when electricity prices overtake diesel? 😂
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    help us by a power station !!

    Not long ago we were going to build a new one, well we were going to let the Chinese build one for us and run it. I don't think we've had such a brain drain that we're reliant on outside talent. A few nuclear power stations to keep us going in the medium term should be built, but built by us and...
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    help us by a power station !!

    Exactly. We could get some Australian miners over here! 😄
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Sorry, I don't know how I missed this. Thanks for the reply. If I keep the garage temporarily I will get some of this. 😊
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    help us by a power station !!

    We have lived in a flat in the city centre for almost 25 years. It's a warehouse conversion managed by a housing association - it was the only way we could live in the city back then - but it has appalling heat retention. It doesn't have a cavity wall or insulation. A few years ago they fitted...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    I'm triple jabbed too but it knocked me for six. I dread to think how ill I would have been without the vaccine. Thanks for the advice. I will do as you suggest. Hopefully I'll get a couple of years out of the garage before I have to rebuild it. 😊
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Hi Lons, Thank you for replying. I apologise for the delay in responding - I contacted Covid and became quite unwell (thanks Mum!). I really appreciate your response. I have an angle grinder so I will cut away some of the concrete path that runs alongside the garage and place some DPM along the...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Hi Richard, that's a good idea. It makes the new build much simpler too. I think the wall of the neighbour's garage is at the edge of the boundary and they used it as part of the boundary fence. So I guess I could attach guttering to their garage as technically it drops onto my garden. 😊
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Hi Wilbur, The documents from the solicitor state that each house is responsible for the party wall on the left. Therefore, I think the neighbour has used their garage as part of their responsibility for the party wall. (We seem to have drawn the short straw and have the responsibility to...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Hi Colin, Thanks for the information. Your garage extension looks impressive! I would love something that large but I don't have room for it because the driveway was built when cars were the size of modern pushchairs. But if I could build a dual skin structure like yours I wouldn't consider...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Hi Lons, thank you for your professional assessment, I appreciate it. I did wonder if a channel needed to be created between the raised path and the garage sides. I had planned to keep the path but perhaps in the (probably distant) future I'll remove it and lay flags on the other side of the...
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    Detached garage modernisation/conversion advice

    Hi Allen, thanks for pointing that out. It's really important and I hadn't considered it. I might spray the roof with water as I'm removing the bramble. And wear PPE! I really can't wait to complete the purchase (I've no idea what makes it take so long) and begin to set up the machinery I've...
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