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geoffbeaumont

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    Avoiding computers (I work in IT). Caving, hillwalking (no bobble hat), youth work and fixing Land Rovers. No time for any of those those, though - too busy fixing the shed of a house we bought...

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  1. Hideous coloured lighting aside, the interior would be quite cool in the right vehicle. I'm not sure a series* landrover is where it belongs, though... * - is it a series landrover? What did this thing actually start out life as? If the date is corrected series 3 should be right, but it's so frankensteined I can't tell!
  2. Not much cheaper than a wood finish insulated steel building for a similar size (in fact, given the steel one included assembly, not cheaper at all). The excavation and slab is where a lot of the cost is, especially at the moment.
  3. Try telling that to all the farmers round here who tow stock trailers with D4s... I've only seen very shiny clean new Defenders so far. Actually like the look of the 90 better, though I didn't like it at all in photos. Still don't have any desire to own one, though.
  4. I'm not mad on the interior styling, but it looks functional and something I'd be quite happy to live with.
  5. Mine doesn't need to be particularly high (access is along the side of the house under a car port, so that limits the height of anything that can reach it anyway, and the vehicle door will be in the end). However, it's in full view of our patio doors so I won't get away with the industrial look. Not that the current garage is exactly a thing of beauty...
  6. Only two things are certain in life...
  7. I've looked at their site, but I think they only do fairly industrial looking finishes? This needs to fit in so either brick or wood finish.
  8. It seems pretty solid, if not terribly flat, but no idea if it's reinforced. Depth I can find out with some excavation - is currently level with the surrounding ground at best (yes, someone really did think it was a good idea to lay a concrete path up to the side of the garage - and I don't mean the base, either, it's a few inches up the wall...). Looks like it may already be two sections, but hard to tell until I clear some carp.
  9. Yeah, I'd like to get it all sorted, but I think it will probably have to wait. I can at least get the sheds sorted - should just be able to reuse the bases there, which will likely gain enough dry storage we can get rid of the storage units we're paying for at the moment.
  10. £50k is everything, including demolition of the old structure and slab, proper drainage, etc. Basically everything bar electrics. So a fair chunk of it is the same. Insulated steel building (just the actual building) would be about £17k. There's no nib so far as I can see - just a single row of bricks sitting on the slab with the wood frame on that.
  11. Need some advice from the wise ones on here - I need to replace my garage, which is delapidated and leaky. The plan was to demolish the current wooden structure, dig out the base excavate at the back and then build a new base and foundations 4x11m (the current one is 3.6x7m) with the drainage properly sorted and water supply, and then a single skin brick and tile building with insulation. However, that's a wee bit spendy at the moment... Builders have quoted £50k inc VAT 🤯 So, I need to find a more affordable solution. I could go for an insulated steel building, which as well as being cheaper in itself, even with a fake wood finish, would only need a slab, but a lot of the cost is in removing the old slab and laying a new one. Would extending the existing slab work? If probably have to stick at 3.6m wide, as I'm guessing adding a strip each side would be totally structurally unsound? Our is this just a really bad idea? With noting that we're on clay here.
  12. I'd rather carry a spare - even though the last time I needed one was over 20 years ago - but neither of our euro boxes have anywhere to put one.
  13. My Dad commented on them when he was out in Azerbaijan for a couple of years - loads of them about, not surprisingly. They were very capable off road and as long as you didn't mind much of the interior falling off they were robust, long lived and cheap to run and maintain. More surprising was where the Azeris could get with a bog standard Lada Riva...
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