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Richard Boyd

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« on: September 01, 2012, 19:07:12 PM »
Ok folks I have been building on the kitchen table for the last 6yrs. Now that the kithchen table is distroyed I have decided rather than buy a new table I will build my very own MAN CAVE  8)
This started a few weeks ago and now its time for me to share with the masses   :roll:

Here is the ground work




Now for the entrance !



Pathway stoned and kerbed



Today Saturday the frame was erected , I like to erect things  :twisted:



Then we started to clad the frame work !



The prick looking out the window with a grin on his face is little happy old me  :oops:

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 19:12:28 PM »
Please watch this space as the next episode will weather permitting take place on Monday evening.  :clap:
Stay tuned folks
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 19:14:17 PM »
nice Richard, glad to see you'vegone BIG right from the start. You always need more space than you thiink

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 19:44:55 PM »
One word - Insulation.

Not that last winter was particularly cold, but my man cave was warmer than the house during the previous winter.   :D

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 20:22:57 PM »
My word, that is one TALL building for a workshop. I notice that the top of your head is only half way up the height of the window :shock: . Then there is a section of wall above that, and the roof eves above that. Are you going to put a dormer in the roof or something???

Hope you’ve laid some power cables in under the garden. And a water supply, Oh and a toilet, and  a hob for fry-ups…………….MMmmmm I can smell the rashers from here. 8)  Great! :P
Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 07:59:22 AM »
Good morning, I am up early as I could not sleep thinking about the man cave. Planning everything out in your head can fry it lol

Chris thanks for the advice and yes I intend to insult and panel the walls with ply.

Mr Keith no food or frying will be aloud in my shiny new shed/cave.  :?:

I added extra height so I could build in a loft to give me extra storage. I got a second hand like new UPVC window off gumtree and its quite large, I hope this will give me some natural light.
I found from experience that roof perspexs will drip condensation on my precious planes  :shock:
The door is a roller type door so again space will not be wasted.

When I looked at the cave this morning I am thinking maybe I should have went bigger  :?:
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 09:07:36 AM »
Question Richard, :?: …….why have you put, what looks like, a pathway around two sides of the cave,…….Surely you could have made the cave that much bigger couldn’t you? Too late to change it now of course :!:
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 10:28:49 AM »
Quote from: "Happy Days"
Question Richard, :?: …….why have you put, what looks like, a pathway around two sides of the cave,…….Surely you could have made the cave that much bigger couldn’t you? Too late to change it now of course :!:


The simple answer , planning permission !
I was intending to go the full size but I got advice and was told that anything larger would require planning plus building control. Once you go this way then the costs of architects etc makes it very expensive.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 12:21:17 PM »
lookin good richard  :clap:
whens the cave warming party  :D
i\'m an ordinary man nothing special nothing grand

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 19:03:26 PM »
LOL Andrew, I never thought about an opening party ! great idea my friend, you could all bring a rake each and drink beer and prepare my lawn for seed lol
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 06:25:44 AM »
Yesterdays progress report,
I have the roof, plus window,roller door and trim fitted and also the garden de-stoned and raked.
Today the guttering company are coming to fit the guttering.
My back is breaking  :(

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 10:52:05 AM »
looks good richard  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

some models built now  :D

will you have a bar in it like mine  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 11:45:35 AM »
Ok, catching up with what is going on!  :oops:
Nice man cave Mr Boyd!  :clap:  Put some kitchen countertops in there, and start building!  :D
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 16:53:47 PM »
Thanks gentlemen  :clap:
No guttering man came today so again I raked the garden and de-stoned and now have the grass seed sown. This evening I put on a coat of PVA concrete sealer to keep the dust down, will give it another coat tomorrow.
I priced the wood to line the inside walls plus floor the loft storage area and got a massive shock  :!:
Looks like it will be up on £500 thats €625 for you men down South

Bill do you know anywere were I can buy plywood with out VAT LOL.
My budget is almost gone and still no electric fitted.

Think I will have to be building my planes on the floor lol
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 17:59:52 PM »
Richard,
   if you send a list of electric bits required, sockets switches, lights, wire etc I can get my hands on these things if you dont mind second hand stuff. mainly metal fittings.
Delivery next month at Mount L
4 foot lights etc..


Just a thought.


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