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Post  Snowcat Sat Feb 18 2012, 15:06

Ive had enough, my neighbours have been away for five weeks and as a result my car has been on their drive, wife's car on our drive and the bike stretching her legs with the garage to herself. This has been great for me working on the bike doing the rear shock, grips, Ventura bracket etc. trouble is neighbours are back tomorrow so wifey's car is going back in the garage meaning the bike will be squashed in at the back!! I need to sort out some reasonably priced accommodation for her to allow easy in and out access plus a bit room round it to work on.

I've toyed with the idea of buying some concrete fence posts and base boards, constructing an "annex" on the side of the garage and rendering it. Nice big steel door on it and tap some power from the garage but this is gonna cost a fair chunk of cash!!

Anyone have any other ideas or something they have done to give themselves a bit more room?
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Post  TomCom Sat Feb 18 2012, 19:25

i will build wee wooden garage on my garden where i will keep bike and all accessories up there
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Post  SteveCat Sat Feb 18 2012, 19:44

Doubt this would be suitable, but to add to your options. They are cheaper from the same crowd on fleabay! link
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Post  TomCom Sat Feb 18 2012, 19:53

Steve its nice what about weather? wind and all that?
do you know anybode who have that?
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Post  Snowcat Sat Feb 18 2012, 20:11

SteveCat wrote:Doubt this would be suitable, but to add to your options. They are cheaper from the same crowd on fleabay! link
I like the idea but limits the under cover maintainance options, looking for something more permanent. Other option would be breeze blocks I suppose, pretty cheap and secure ?
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Post  SteveCat Sat Feb 18 2012, 21:48

The size is an issue if you want to work inside, that why I didn't think it would be totally suitable.

The frame can be fixed to some support or into the ground which would stop it from blowing about in the wind.
I was looking at getting one, but I doubt the ground leaseholder would have agreed so I've stuck with a standard cover.
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Post  HEHORE Sat Feb 18 2012, 23:39

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Post  HEHORE Sat Feb 18 2012, 23:42

8 X 6 would be plenty big enough and its only £289
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Post  Snowcat Sun Feb 19 2012, 13:48

I've considered one of them in the past but to be honest they always seem a bit flimsy and the walls are like paper, a friend bought a smaller one to keep garden furniture etc in and it didn't last/stand up to our British weather, it's pieced and patched up to buggery.

There's a plastic one in Costco which another guy I know keeps his bike in which is pretty sturdy, it's also £500 so a bit pricey for plastic!!

I'll keep looking cheers anyway
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Post  HEHORE Sun Feb 19 2012, 14:47

Breeze blocks it is then , but best bet is to reinforce it with rebar
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Post  Wooster Sun Feb 19 2012, 17:20

Why don't you buy a prefab from World Of Sheds..sorry, reading too much Viz, Shedsworld?
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For all the weight it has to carry you could probably slab the area it sits on, rather than going to the hassle of laying a concrete base or founds.
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Post  Panzerbuilder Sun Feb 19 2012, 19:08

Mines a prefab, 8'x6', but the bikes not in it. wall

On a base, as I think it was stipulated when I bought it.

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Post  Wooster Sun Feb 19 2012, 19:34

If you look at the full size image, it has to be the worst photoshop ever. green smile

Still, what they save on photoshoppery is passed on to the customer...maybe. Laughing
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Post  bobh Mon Feb 20 2012, 12:26

Wooster wrote:Why don't you buy a prefab from World Of Sheds..sorry, reading too much Viz, Shedsworld?
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For all the weight it has to carry you could probably slab the area it sits on, rather than going to the hassle of laying a concrete base or founds.

I have a 4' x 6' Yardmaster for my garden stuff, though I bought it from Shedstore:

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I laid a concrete base, as I was planning on building a shed from medium-density blocks before I realised one of these would do the job more cheaply and with less effort. The doors are a bit flimsy, and there's a low cill at the bottom, so to get a bike in you'd need to make up a small ramp. They take a while to assemble - loads of tiny self-tapping screws - I managed mine on my own, but a bigger one would need two people for things like putting the roof on. There's less condensation than I'd expected from a metal shed. Still looks good after a couple of years, so it should last a decade at least.

My son has a bigger one (8' x 6'?) for his mountain bikes. He laid it on a sheet of board, which was a mistake as it's now starting to rot despite being treated.. So at some stage we'll have to substitute concrete slabs.
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Post  Snowcat Thu Feb 23 2012, 19:43

Well I've worked out that with the breeze blocks I need and a friendly brickie to help me (well do it!!) for free and a welder ready to do the door and framework I'm going to have change out of £400 for what I want plus it is going to be pretty permanent and maintainance free so I think that's the way I'll go.

Thanks for all your input though guys I truly appreciate it great
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Post  kwakkat Fri Feb 24 2012, 18:41

i got a ex show shed heavy duty work 1 for 1/2 price all it needed was a lick of stain 10x8 got some sterling board to renforce the floor twin doors to get the bike though £360 all in that inclued,s new hasp staple & heavy duty padlock plenty of room to work in shelve,s bench s
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