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Old 30-04-2016, 09:20 PM   #31
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Wow! Thanks for the advice everyone, to be honest I did venture into the loft but paranoia got the better of me and a solid concrete floor is more appealing, plus it means when my dad comes to visit he'll be able to see it (as he has one in his 'shed')

As I am just starting out the idea of insulating the whole garage seems like a rather large project although what Western Centurian has done is very impressive!

I shall prove things up and consider my options!

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Old 01-05-2016, 02:29 PM   #32
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As I am just starting out the idea of insulating the whole garage seems like a rather large project although what Western Centurian has done is very impressive!

I shall prove things up and consider my options!

Cheers!
If you have any outside walls on the garage: The insulation is worth the financial investment.

You can see the insulation job I did on my building, if you so desire, by clicking the 'Hutt Hut Pictures' link in my signature. In terms of the insulation part, you'll only be interested in the more recently uploaded pictures.

I wouldn't class myself as anything special, so if I can organise and fix up a building, anyone else can. Just take your time, plan carefully and be prepared for it to take way to long.
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Old 30-07-2016, 11:28 PM   #33
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Hello all!
What experiences do people have with sealing the floor (currently bare concrete) to prevent dust etc?
I did mine in a bright yellow Epoxy Resin floor paint. It's not the easiest to apply as it is a two pack, so you have to guess how much you will use (and I never get the coverage it says on the tin). However, it is incredibly durable and the yellow is a both a lot more cheery and has the advantage of showing up oil drops (on the assumption you want to spot them asap and get them fixed).
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Old 30-07-2016, 11:59 PM   #34
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Insulate the floor, 1" or 2" polystyrene 8' X 4' sheets with Chip board interlocking boards on top.....standing on a concrete floor is not a pleasant experience....
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Cheap old red oxide paint sprinkled with sharp sand to make it non slip, as any painted surface can be lethal when damp.

Old pallets can make a cheap platform base for chipboard loft flooring, which can be topped with carpet or carpet tiles. This gets you off the cold floor in walking areas around the layout.
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Old 19-08-2016, 03:24 PM   #36
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Am I the only person on the planet who keeps cars in the garage?
looks like it TWD....
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Insulate the floor, 1" or 2" polystyrene 8' X 4' sheets with Chip board interlocking boards on top.....standing on a concrete floor is not a pleasant experience....
That's a brilliant idea Tinker, standing on concrete for to long draws my feet and boy do they hurt....
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