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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2012, 18:16:09 PM »
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Bill do you know anywere were I can buy plywood with out VAT LOL.


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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 19:26:54 PM »
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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



I know how you feel Richard. 30 years ago, (christ, that makes me feel old :( ) I recond on fitting out the  loft of my house to become a workshop, (Man Cave of it’s day). In my head I estimated it would cost 50 -60 quid.
When I came to do it, just laying a wooden floor on top of the joists cost me £80. Then I had to line + insulate the underside of the roof & put in the work benches + wiring. I ran out of money, and had to wait a couple of months before I could finish it.
Just to end this uncalled for tale, when it was finished it turned out to be bloody hot up there in the summer, and freezing cold in the winter and cost wise it wouldn’t have worked out much less than building a shed in the rear garden.
You’ve made the right choice Richard, believe me. :wink:

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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 20:28:06 PM »
hey rich,  

that's some return for a week end's work, looks really solid.  

now, if it took you 4 days to build a shed, how long would it take you to finish an sg 38?

you have until end of sept to answer the question!

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 21:33:53 PM »
ha gerry  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
like your style  :D
and at the same time i can't talk it's takin me nerly 3 years to build a k13  :D
i\'m an ordinary man nothing special nothing grand

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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2012, 07:12:05 AM »
Hi Ralph its a deal on the electric fittings, thank you so very much  :clap:

The sg38 will be the first plane back on the building board once this job is complete  :roll:

Well I have the cnc foam cutter to rig up first and alot more evenings manual work on the outside of the house and inside the cave, the SG will not be ready this year. SORRY
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 08:08:36 AM »
Man Cave update
I have the steel work for the loft fitted and flooring in plus the walls and roof insulated and ply lined.
This week I have 15ltrs of white paint on the walls and just the under side of the loft floor to paint and I am ready for the electrics.

A question to anyone with knowledge  :?

I have the concrete floored sealed with PVA sealer but would like to finish it of with floor paint. I have had ploblems in the past with floor paint flaking so my question is , are there any paints on the market that actually work and don't flake ?
Richard Boyd
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2012, 17:54:34 PM »
I have no idea about floor paint I’m afraid Richard, but I’m glad to hear that the rest of your new abode is coming along a pace. :clap:

 How about some more pictures?

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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2012, 18:57:25 PM »
Thanks Keith for nothing lol
I have used wickes floor paint in the past and it was crap, Kees suggested using an epoxy based paint so i priced it today and got a SHOCK  :shock:
Just lets say I could not afford it.
I will post a foto when I sort out the floor , its looking good
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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2012, 11:39:46 AM »
Richard, I still haven’t received my invite to the official opening of your Man Cave! Can’t imagine why not! :?:

 Don’t you love me any more??? :(

K.
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