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  • Moving house & garage build

    It's been a long while since I've been on the forum - Stacey and I moved back in February and we've been sorting the house out, alongside work being busier than ever.

    We were previously in a 1 bed coach house, fortunately with 2 car ports underneath and one rented from next door. We had no outside space the house went straight onto the street with no back garden. With lockdown taking place, this meant that I was working in the kitchen / living room constantly with no escape from work.

    Around September we thought f*** it we need to get somewhere else, the toll on mental health was crazy. So I found small place, but crucially with plent of garden / space for vehicles! We finally completed in Feb this year. This meant my own office with a spare bedroom

    The house

    IMG_20210110_120808 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    My office

    20210711_192552 by mnbrennan, on Flickr


    It came with a double-car port, and I've always wanted to have a well equipped, tidy garage, so the renovation started

    We started here, no doors

    IMG_20201114_115939 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    Filling with stuff

    20210402_084803 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    Electricity in thanks to a mate, and starting to insulate and board it out

    20210402_140124 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    Replacing the shelving with some new units (I've always wanted a roller cab!)

    20210414_080723 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    20210411_190600 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    The roller door went on

    20210414_122821 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    More boarding, and some flooring

    20210501_192036 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    Boarding finished and half lights put in (1200 x 300 led panels. I have 5 currently wired, 2 on the back slope and 3 at the top. The others need wiring, so 9 panels total on 2 circuits! Perfect for detailing!

    20210525_175253 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    Some nice downlighting on the outside

    20210603_215328 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    So, a complete overhaul and I love the place. It's just big enough for 2 cars and 2 motorbikes. The plan is evenutally to get a 4 post lift to enable 3 cars to be stored

    Here it is from the inside - such a great place to do work

    20210516_175633 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

    Build thread: https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19347

  • #2
    Great stuff Martin, at last a secure place to call home for the cars & m/bikes. Stacey and yourself must be really pleased with your new place with all the extra space. Look forward to seeing you both at the Classic later in the month.
    Pete C

    2000 Z3M Coupe - Cosmos Black Metallic/Black interior.

    Previous BMWs

    2003 E46 M3 6 speed manual - Carbon Black/Black
    interior.
    2000 Z3M Coupe - Cosmos Black Metallic/Black interior.
    1986 M635
    1985 E28 M5
    1983 E28 528i Alpina

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    • #3
      lovely job good to see a nice clean garage with enough space for bike and two cars ,i am sick of struggling with my bike which lives in the shed at rear.

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      • #4
        Martin,
        Have you got your own well in front of the garage?

        Good to see you have plenty of electric sockets, you never have too many sockets.
        Pete C

        2000 Z3M Coupe - Cosmos Black Metallic/Black interior.

        Previous BMWs

        2003 E46 M3 6 speed manual - Carbon Black/Black
        interior.
        2000 Z3M Coupe - Cosmos Black Metallic/Black interior.
        1986 M635
        1985 E28 M5
        1983 E28 528i Alpina

        sigpic

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        • #5
          Originally posted by petecossie View Post
          Martin,
          Have you got your own well in front of the garage?

          Good to see you have plenty of electric sockets, you never have too many sockets.
          Yes there is a well! The cover is a bit shaky but seems to be holding up

          Yes, 6 double sockets and a commando waiting for the lift, so plenty of power

          Build thread: https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19347

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          • #6
            That looks fab, a real credit to your hard work
            Looking forward to catching up at Silverstone
            1998 ///M Coupe

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            • #7
              Looks really good

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              • #8
                That looks great! The only reason I want to move house is to get a better garage space, but can’t justify it just for that!!
                2002 '52 S54 - Titanium Silver with 18" BBS LMs, AP Racing BBK, KW V3, H&R anti roll bars & ACS flippers (previously 2000 'X' S50 - Arctic Silver)

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