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#41 Paul thornton

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

Very nice. I'm liking the off set door. Not seen that before.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:27 AM

Ideal, great size 



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

Lovely but that offset door is killing my OCD.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

Lovely but that offset door is killing my OCD.

 

 

Aesthetically yes it would look much neater with the Door centralised.

 

IF I would have gone for a normal Size Width garage and only a 7 or 8ft Door then they could have installed it in the Middle.

 

However, The camera angle on the pictures doesn't really show the Width of the Driveway which is just over 9ft and the Width of the new Garage door which is bang on 9ft. If I would have had the new Garage door installed in the Centre I would have been turning in at an angle to get the car central to the Door.

 

As the Door is I can reverse straight down the middle of the drive, Straight into the Garage without having to turn and can open the Drivers door fully to get out. Also I can have a couple of Motorbikes down the Left hand Side which I do not really need to worry about.

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:36 PM

Love this.

How about some new style centre caps for the fresh wheels? Do these fit?
Would look great.



#46 kev 1.8t

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

Love the garage mate. Get some interior shots :lol:

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:45 PM

Meet your brother  :P



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

 

Very good.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

Love this.

How about some new style centre caps for the fresh wheels? Do these fit?
Would look great.

 

I actually removed all the Facelift Centre Caps from the Fabia, The original badges suit the car better in my opinion and I wanted it totally OEM which it is.

 

Love the garage mate. Get some interior shots :lol:

 

Not a chance it is still a bare shell and might even be getting knocked down and starting again. Having some major problems with the Base...

 

Heavy Condensation gathering in patches, I did a 2-Part Sealing and Oil Based Garage Floor Paint spending about 10 Hours in total and a couple of days after the final coat of Paint it all reacted and was turned into a Milky horrible mess which would come off under foot had to be removed back to the bare Concrete which was a Painful and long process.

 

Sinking of the floor by about 1/2 an Inch around the Door Area which allows Water to pool during heavy rain.

 

The Ramp Angle is too severe with a step of about 1-2 Inch at the bottom, The first time I drove into the Garage with the Fabia I only have 40-50mm between the Front Bumper and Concrete on a Fabia with Standard Ride Height. I would never get a Sports Car or Lowered car into the Garage which is somewhat limiting.

 

The actual Garage Structure itself is brilliant, I am more than happy with it but the base which was done by a a separate company/builder which the Garage Agent insisted I must use is the issue.

 

Further from that it is now nearly 2 Weeks since I made my initial complaint to the Garage Agent, It was a further 5 Days when I contacted him again stating that the Builders had not got in touch yet and then when they did I arranged to be at home for 2 Days for them to come and inspect it and they failed to turn up. Then when I rang them last Friday claimed they did not have my contact number and that it would be after the Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

I drove straight to the Garage Agent on Saturday after work and kicked off spectacularly, The main gaffer of the Builders is supposed to be coming this morning. I went Mental!

 

So not impressed, £4500 for a Garage that is at the moment totally useless and I refuse to put the car or anything else in there.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

I actually removed all the Facelift Centre Caps from the Fabia, The original badges suit the car better in my opinion and I wanted it totally OEM which it is.

 

 

Not a chance it is still a bare shell and might even be getting knocked down and starting again. Having some major problems with the Base...

 

Heavy Condensation gathering in patches, I did a 2-Part Sealing and Oil Based Garage Floor Paint spending about 10 Hours in total and a couple of days after the final coat of Paint it all reacted and was turned into a Milky horrible mess which would come off under foot had to be removed back to the bare Concrete which was a Painful and long process.

 

Sinking of the floor by about 1/2 an Inch around the Door Area which allows Water to pool during heavy rain.

 

The Ramp Angle is too severe with a step of about 1-2 Inch at the bottom, The first time I drove into the Garage with the Fabia I only have 40-50mm between the Front Bumper and Concrete on a Fabia with Standard Ride Height. I would never get a Sports Car or Lowered car into the Garage which is somewhat limiting.

 

The actual Garage Structure itself is brilliant, I am more than happy with it but the base which was done by a a separate company/builder which the Garage Agent insisted I must use is the issue.

 

Further from that it is now nearly 2 Weeks since I made my initial complaint to the Garage Agent, It was a further 5 Days when I contacted him again stating that the Builders had not got in touch yet and then when they did I arranged to be at home for 2 Days for them to come and inspect it and they failed to turn up. Then when I rang them last Friday claimed they did not have my contact number and that it would be after the Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

I drove straight to the Garage Agent on Saturday after work and kicked off spectacularly, The main gaffer of tdearhe Builders is supposed to be coming this morning. I went Mental!

 

So not impressed, £4500 for a Garage that is at the moment totally useless and I refuse to put the car or anything else in there.

 

Oh dear : (



#51 Paul thornton

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

I did think the ramp looked too steep to be honest.

Only way of resolving that would be to make the ramp longer or ideally the base would have been dug out a lot more before it was filled with concrete.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:57 AM

I did think the ramp looked too steep to be honest.

Only way of resolving that would be to make the ramp longer or ideally the base would have been dug out a lot more before it was filled with concrete.

 

I did think this also. Can i ask why it has to have a ramp up? And couldnt simply be the same level as the drive?



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

I did think the ramp looked too steep to be honest.

Only way of resolving that would be to make the ramp longer or ideally the base would have been dug out a lot more before it was filled with concrete.

 

Yes likewise but this was confirmed when I drove onto it for the First time!

 

This is getting rectified see below.

 

I did think this also. Can i ask why it has to have a ramp up? And couldnt simply be the same level as the drive?

 

The Base has to be a Minimum Thickness apparently to support the Weight of the Garage, Mine is actually Thicker than what it needs to be and has also been raised above floor level to aid with drainage as the old Original Base was a Ground Level and the Base used to take on a lot of Water which Pooled in. Now its on a little raised island so in theory should not have any issues.

 

1/6/17...
 
To give a bit of an update on the Garage situation, I had a meeting on Tuesday morning with the Manager/Owner of the builders that did the Concrete Base.
 
He was absolutely spot on and stated that he has had a few complaints recently about the workmanship of his lads, Also that they where failing to keep him in the loop resulting in situations like mine where he has had customers ringing him kicking off and him having no idea why.
 
So after a full inspection he has offered to do the following which I have accepted...
 
1: 2 x Part application of Acrylic Resin Concrete Floor Sealer, First Coat was applied this morning and I can confirm it has already set to a Low Gloss and Rock Hard finish. The Second Coat is getting applied on Monday when he comes to sort the Ramp out.
 
2: Break up and remove the existing Concrete Ramp, Remove Block Paving and Construct new ramp approx 1 FT longer that finishes at ground level. This will be a much less severe angle which will allow for more ground clearance. This will be done on Monday.
 
3: He measured the area which has Sank and to be fair this is Minor but when I noticed it I was pretty wound up so made a big thing about it, We agreed that it could be left as it would look a mess to grind it back to Aggregate and then Concrete over the top although he offered to fit a Weather Proof Rubber Strip along the Door bottom which I am happy to accept.


#54 E673-YGS

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

Glad to hear your getting somewhere with them, nothing worse than spending alot of money on something to future proof your life for it to unravel within a short space of time.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 12:24 AM

Good efforts on finding a good base Fabia! Love the effort and attention to detail you put into your cars... I'll watch for this coming up for sale for sure!

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

11/6/17...

 

So tomorrow is the day the Builders come out and apply the final coat of Resin on the floor and sort out the ramp, It should have been sorted early last Week but due to the shocking Weather it was carried forward to this Week which is fair enough.

 

On another note on Friday I passed my Unrestricted Motorbike Test, Got through in the minimum requirement of 6 Days from Start to Finish but due to work commitments I couldn't do it all in a block so it was spread out over a 1 Month Period. 

 

Theory Test which I did first, Then...

CBT

125 Training day Bit of a formality for me really as it designed for people that have never ridden a Geared Motorbike, I did my CBT on a Geared 125 so it was a steady day really.

Mod 1 Training Day and Mod 1 Test Day

Mod 2 Training Day and Mod 2 Test Day

 

No Minor faults on the Mod 1 got a clean sheet but picked up 2 Minors on the Mod 2, I passed though which I am over the moon about!

 

Oh and since this thread is supposed to be about the Fabia LOL, Its still fine, No issues whatsoever! Although its not due yet I am planning to give the car a Full Service at some point over the next few Months.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:08 AM

19/6/17...
 
Finally able to use the Garage, Albeit without the Floor tiles but the 2 x Part Clear Resin is doing the job and the Floor is bone dry with no dust plus is Water and Oil resistant. The new Ramp has now set and for the first time yesterday I was able to put the Car and Bike in!
 
Still got to get some power installed which will happen over the next Month but I am now very happy that everything is sorted.
 
Bags of room in the New Garage too.
 
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

well jealous, what a setup.