Cav's Workshop

From a simple respray to a full blown rebuild or restoration, post some pics in here so we can all admire your work.

Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Jul 2019, 09:44

Cav wrote:Thanks, Cookie. I feel like I've done enough building work to know I wouldn't want to take on any bigger jobs than this. That said, I've also had the thought that I could by a 2-story extension given 2 weeks off work (lol)

The other thing with that is that I don't have the confidence to do it - it's only because I see my father-in-law do it once then I can go ahead and do it. I really struggle with over planning too so I can work myself up to a point where I want to give up very very quickly.


All good points, but take it from me if you can do that, with decent planning and research you could do it. You can always use experts when required, but the labour savings are massive.

If it helps, i've renovated quite a few houses now and built my own house that we live in now and I'm impressed with your efforts at your age - take some confidence in that. I too watched my father do things for himself and got help from him when i renovated my first house - confidence will come.....
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 01 Jul 2019, 13:23

C00kiemonster wrote: the labour savings are massive.

100% agree with this.. We've saved at least £10k in labour plus another £5k in trade prices or freebies (like all the steel for the gate - even the hinges were free)

C00kiemonster wrote:If it helps, i've renovated quite a few houses now and built my own house that we live in now and I'm impressed with your efforts at your age - take some confidence in that. I too watched my father do things for himself and got help from him when i renovated my first house - confidence will come.....

Thank you for your kind words, Cookie. I'm very proud by our collective achievements in the house and the garden. Doing the job I do means I'm never happy with the easy solution because it is never the best solution. Finding the simplest solution to the outcome you desire most is what's best IMO.

If it wasn't for the fact that we bought our first home knowing it could be our forever home I would probably keep my eye out for land with the possibility of building our own home. It is just a confidence thing though and I know it comes with experience.

FYI - I would love to see images of some of the things you've done (y)
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby StMarks » 01 Jul 2019, 14:14

Cav wrote:.. FYI - I would love to see images of some of the things you've done (y)

+1, although I believe that seeing it in situ' would be preferable 8) ( & just think of those all-day lay-ins (giggle) )
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Jul 2019, 14:37

StMarks wrote:
Cav wrote:.. FYI - I would love to see images of some of the things you've done (y)

+1, although I believe that seeing it in situ' would be preferable 8) ( & just think of those all-day lay-ins (giggle) )


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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby C00kiemonster » 01 Jul 2019, 14:42

Cav wrote:
C00kiemonster wrote:

FYI - I would love to see images of some of the things you've done (y)


I'll see what I can dig out. I reckon I've renovated 8 houses / flats up and built one :D
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Rossgo » 01 Jul 2019, 17:07

Cav - wow. Just wow. Very nice job. I'm not great at words as you can tell but I'm genuinely enjoying your thread. Superb job

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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 03 Jul 2019, 07:52

Cladding? Completed it mate 8)

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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby D6Nutz » 03 Jul 2019, 08:33

That looks stunning mate, you should be very proud of yourself for completing both the shed and garden to such a high standard


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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Monty » 03 Jul 2019, 10:16

That's awesome dude
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby duke63 » 03 Jul 2019, 10:20

It does look quite astounding. Top work, Cav.
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby kiwikrasher » 03 Jul 2019, 11:58

Just need a stripper pole and disco lights now!
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Kwacky » 03 Jul 2019, 12:03

Covering the gate is a work of art mate. A very professional job.

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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 03 Jul 2019, 13:08

kiwikrasher wrote:Just need a stripper pole and disco lights now!

Just needs a Tankslap BBQ...
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Blade » 04 Jul 2019, 22:34

Just caught up with this Cav looks stunning.

I wondered what you were doing with the space on the right and looks good now it has a matchng door.
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Re: Cav's Workshop

Postby Cav » 05 Jul 2019, 07:13

The space on the right is to store my bike trailer, lawn mower and BBQ plus other garden equipment.

I'm planning to make a wooden trailer frame with locking wheels for easy movement of the trailer - plus mount an eyelet on the workshop so I can chain the trailer to the wall (mostly for safety rather than security)
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