garage take down and rebuild?

21 replies
Found 9th Jun 2009
hi folks i have a brick and breezeblock built garage but it takes up half my back garden now this would cost at leat £8k to build,so im wondering would it be viable to take down brick by brick and rebuild it further forward?

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No reason why not, run a grinder along the horizontal mortar joints as you get to them to make them easier to break, you wil get a few damaged but nothing much, the hardest part is cleaning the mortar off, well not that hard just time consuming.

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harlzter;5447899

No reason why not, run a grinder along the horizontal mortar joints as … No reason why not, run a grinder along the horizontal mortar joints as you get to them to make them easier to break, you wil get a few damaged but nothing much, the hardest part is cleaning the mortar off, well not that hard just time consuming.



thats what i was hoping its a solid built garage and would be a shame to just demolish it

only thing is i wouldnt be doing ths myself pay a builder to do it if possible just reckon would be cheaper than a demolision and rebuild

if you take it down would you need planning permission to rebuild it?

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wickedteen;5448017

if you take it down would you need planning permission to rebuild it?



probably but i dont think that would be an obstacle

jamstaruk1972;5447979

thats what i was hoping its a solid built garage and would be a shame to … thats what i was hoping its a solid built garage and would be a shame to just demolish it only thing is i wouldnt be doing ths myself pay a builder to do it if possible just reckon would be cheaper than a demolision and rebuild



I'd imagine a demo and rebuild would be cheaper as labour is a large charge and the block by block pull down would be time consuming.

Cheaper to supply some dolies with beer money to do that part:whistling:

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wish i could just hire a crane and lift it up and move it forward 5 meters lol

jamstaruk1972;5448167

wish i could just hire a crane and lift it up and move it forward 5 … wish i could just hire a crane and lift it up and move it forward 5 meters lol



you could pray for a monster earthquake. It might jump. Obviously you need the wind blowing in the direction you want it to move when the earthquake happens.

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Jed Maxwell;5448842

you could pray for a monster earthquake. It might jump. Obviously you … you could pray for a monster earthquake. It might jump. Obviously you need the wind blowing in the direction you want it to move when the earthquake happens.



sounds like a plan ,let us pray :thumbsup:

would be cheeper to install magnifying glass to your windows.
then it would look closer!:thumbsup::w00t:

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hibees;5448934

would be cheeper to install magnifying glass to your windows.then it … would be cheeper to install magnifying glass to your windows.then it would look closer!:thumbsup::w00t:



dont want it to look closer want a biger garden

hibees;5448934

would be cheeper to install magnifying glass to your windows.then it … would be cheeper to install magnifying glass to your windows.then it would look closer!:thumbsup::w00t:



jamstaruk1972;5448969

dont want it to look closer want a biger garden



the windows will work on your garden aswell:whistling:

Why not extend the front of the garage and take down part of the rear of the garage, thus leaving you with the garage the same size but further forward and hopefully shouldnt cost you as much money.

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Tatey;5449249

Why not extend the front of the garage and take down part of the rear of … Why not extend the front of the garage and take down part of the rear of the garage, thus leaving you with the garage the same size but further forward and hopefully shouldnt cost you as much money.



thats a great shout


thank you

jamstaruk1972;5449309

thats a great shout thank you



Just don't forget to lay decent footings or it could be disastrous!

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Foxy102;5449366

Just don't forget to lay decent footings or it could be disastrous!



jesus i thought you were dead ted

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harlzter;5447899

No reason why not, run a grinder along the horizontal mortar joints as … No reason why not, run a grinder along the horizontal mortar joints as you get to them to make them easier to break, you wil get a few damaged but nothing much, the hardest part is cleaning the mortar off, well not that hard just time consuming.



you have got to be joking..........the amount of dust and effort is not worth it.

bricks and blocks are cheap at the moment.

I do cut-outs for french doors from windows and its the worst part of the job
I could not ever imagine using a disk cutter to take down a whole garage...you would
have to be an absolute idiot , seriously

jamstaruk1972;5449379

jesus i thought you were dead ted



I am alive....but only to give sound building advice.

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Foxy102;5449453

I am alive....but only to give sound building advice.


pmsl

your a god n my eyes

jamstaruk1972;5449460

pmslyour a god n my eyes



Bless you :thumbsup:

you can get a concrete sectional garage delivered and build including base for probably 3k just a thought

SpecialK;5449905

you can get a concrete sectional garage delivered and build including … you can get a concrete sectional garage delivered and build including base for probably 3k just a thought



You are probably referring to...

]These ones

Quality garages, well worth a look.
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