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With the Lotus now sold and the Ford-engined Caterham being ordered this weekend (for delivery in the new year) I'm going to be refurbing my garage.

That process started today with an order for 28 sq.m of DuraTile and 10 m of entrance ramps:

https://duramat.co.uk/blog/ford-enthusiast-from-essex-chooses-duramat-custom-printed-garage-floor-tiles/

Unfortunately I'm not getting the Ford logos, but I'm really looking forward to having a nice area to store and work on the cars.

I'm also going to replace my rather decrepit floor-standing shelving. Can anyone recommend decent shelving that doesn't break the bank? I need probably two 45cm deep full height units and then three 30cm deep half height units. Preferably all matching...

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I've got one of these metal racks with wooden shelving.  Tried a couple of 'heavy duty' plastic ones and they were useless but this has been more than strong enough for everything I put on it.  My only gripe is the wood soaking up any fluid leaks which obviously can't be cleaned off.  I bought mine in the sale from B&Q a few years ago but if you look around there are plenty of similar ones.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/heavy-duty-shelving-900-x-450-x-1800mm/2817R?kpid=2817R&ds_kid=92700045787505510&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1243324&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1249475&gclid=CjwKCAjwpuXpBRAAEiwAyRRPgUZ4znSFau2dyNDBogMq-A5d63aVorONMKsh8DydFnZBtHV2HsqWhhoC34QQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Funny you mention Ford logo's...these popped up on my FB feed yesterday and I thought they looked really cool for garage storage...budget depending of course!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Service-Box-Wooden-Spares-Crate-Escort-Gift-Vintage-Sign-Transit-Cortina/173609321302?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3b13d776249f4a459ae7dd29603e3163%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D202720009348%26itm%3D173609321302%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A0c588ea5-aed8-11e9-9998-74dbd180f7e3|parentrq%3A291ce54016c0aa6a35439602ffe2618c|iid%3A1

 

Have you also considered painting the garage walls white?  It makes a huge difference to light levels.

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My garage walls are stone so I'd rather not. I take your point though...

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3 minutes ago, TimST2 said:

My garage walls are stone so I'd rather not. I take your point though...

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Well there's something I hadn't thought of! :laugh:  Tbf, I didn't realise they were still building houses out of stone when cars came along, but course they were, we've all seen the Flinstones! :whistling: 

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What I mean is that they're not flat so would be a pig to paint and that they look nicer stone coloured...

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Yeah, I wasn't taking the pee there...genuinely hadn't thought about garages being made of anything other than brick & breeze block lol.  I wouldn't paint stone walls myself either! :smile:

 

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10 minutes ago, TimST2 said:

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Oh, I get it now! 🤦‍♂️  I feel like we probably live significantly different lives... :biggrin: 

I must admit though, those bricks not all being one size would really irritate me lol.

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The supports as you can see are breeze block. You can also see why I need to tile the floor - it would take a lot of preparation to seal and paint. I quite like the stone - it matches the house!

Apologies for the car in the foreground - I don't have a photos of my garage empty. The car cover was to keep the dust from the floor off it!

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14 minutes ago, TimST2 said:

The supports as you can see are breeze block. You can also see why I need to tile the floor - it would take a lot of preparation to seal and paint. I quite like the stone - it matches the house!

Apologies for the car in the foreground - I don't have a photos of my garage empty. The car cover was to keep the dust from the floor off it!

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Tbf, my Grandad & I sealed his garage floor around 10 years ago but it never really was effective, I guess modern sealants are probably better but I reckon you're making the right choice with the tiles!

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Yes my neighbour sealed his and said it wasn't that effective either.

 

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