Garage/Office Update -- Moving In This Week, Hopefully

I bet you're all wondering how the office is coming along? Well, at least one person asked for an update, which is enough for me.

It's coming along nicely, as you can see. Friday just gone was six weeks to the day since dad took a sledge hammer to the old one and was the day both plasterer and renderer finished off. As you can see it's all but done.

There are still a load of jobs to do -- trimming on roof, paint fascia, fit guttering, lay a path, build new dog-proof side gate etc etc, but all the major and costly work is now complete. My priority now is to get in to the office.

First thing I need to do is let the office part dry out:

While the plaster is drying I need to lay the floor and fit a door. Once the wiring is complete I can finally get my desk in and relax a little. I'm hoping this will happen before the week is out.

Needless to say it's going to be another quiet week on codestore (I'll try and post something useful though). Once I'm in the new office it will start returning to normal. Promise!


  1. I can't see enough power points, you are going to need a least twice as many as you first thought!!!

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    • jcrop
    • Mon 28 Apr 2008 10:15 AM

    Hey jake, only thing missing are the signs, 'Gents' & 'Ladies'.

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    • Jake Howlett
    • Mon 28 Apr 2008 10:26 AM

    There are two more double and one single (desk-height) sockets you can't see Simon. Still, probably end up wishing I'd put more in...

    Gents and Gents more like. The whole thing is a man-only zone!


  2. It's hard to imagine the whole of Codestore fitting within the back third of this compact structure. Are you working on a shingle with Rockall emblazoned upon it to hang beside the door?

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    • Colin Williams
    • Mon 28 Apr 2008 03:50 PM

    Looks great - pleased you posted. My favorite bit so far is the cute little garden and the frontend loader tonka toy :)

    Looking forward to seeing the finished project with you all moved in.

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    • Alan Harris
    • Tue 29 Apr 2008 03:12 AM

    Office checklist

    1. Beer Fridge

    2. Pinball Machine

    3. Pool Table

    4. 42" plasma with Sky+ HD + surround sound

    5. Lads mags

    6. Tinted windows

    7. Vibrating LAZEE BOY

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    • Gerry Shappell
    • Tue 29 Apr 2008 12:59 PM

    Additions to checklist:

    * Giant beanbag

    * Fooseball table (doubt pool table will fit)

    * Dart board

    * Do you have a bathroom in there?

    * Ceiling fan

    Look forward to seeing more pics as it comes along...


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    • David
    • Tue 21 Dec 2010 04:31 AM

    looks great, I'm fitting out my stratco gable shed into a working office with mdf internal cladding. Half way there!

  3. My dad would make sure "gents" was on the left door. There's something endearing about old timers with no sense of political correctness. :-)

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