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Molly GT

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2,218 posts

63 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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AMDBSNick said:
Absolutely amazing. Please PM me details of where to get the logo. Thank you biggrin
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ingenious-Designs

I can see this firm getting a bit of a surge in sales! Fair credit to our neighbour for finding them (they were looking for a logo for their boat not something for our garage). A little tricky to put up (no actual ironing involved!) but well worth it.

Ice27

802 posts

68 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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I found that the above link didn't work frown

But I also found this... smile

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Aston-Martin-Badge...


robgt

2,180 posts

71 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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The floor tiles came from a company called "The Versatile Flooring Company" based in Hertfordshire. Nice people to deal with! Before laying the tiles the concrete was treated to 2 coats of floor paint. The tiles themselves are resistant to petrol and oil (not that Astons leak), be careful as other makes are not. They are also antislip and offer great insulation.

Edited by robgt on Sunday 8th April 09:54

George H

13,552 posts

73 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Looks fantastic. I want my garage to look like that!

Gareth135R

549 posts

132 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Am I missing something?
Is the garage the same size?
I'd quite like to do that!
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AdamV8V

782 posts

65 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Gareth135R said:
Am I missing something?
Is the garage the same size?
I thought that too! The right hand wall seems to have moved somewhat as well!

Great job Rob. Massive garage envy smile

AMDBSNick

5,110 posts

71 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Sorry but my 3 year old daughter wants to see the smiles. So let's see what we getmad

AMDBSNick

5,110 posts

71 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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AMDBSNick said:
Sorry but my 3 year old daughter wants to see the smiles. So let's see what we getmad
That was her not mebiggrinbiggrin

Molly GT

Original Poster:

2,218 posts

63 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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AdamV8V said:
Gareth135R said:
Am I missing something?
Is the garage the same size?
I thought that too! The right hand wall seems to have moved somewhat as well!

Great job Rob. Massive garage envy smile
It was a big decision - he had to reduce the size of his woodstore to increase the size of his garage! Builder and electrician - work in progress:


Mr Purple

332 posts

104 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Thats quite superb , i'd love to do mine soon , a question , how did you finish the floor where you drive the vehicle into the garage ? Do you use a special strip that matches the floor tiles? Any chance of a picture of this area
cheers

Gareth135R

549 posts

132 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Mr Purple said:
Thats quite superb , i'd love to do mine soon , a question , how did you finish the floor where you drive the vehicle into the garage ? Do you use a special strip that matches the floor tiles? Any chance of a picture of this area
cheers
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Also, what's your garage width?

v8vantage82

38 posts

103 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Hi

This looks great

I would like more details on the flooring ans also the logo..... certainly has the WOW factor

Dave

bananarob

851 posts

90 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Looks really fantastic. Am about to convert mine, thanks for the inspiration!

B4rnst4ble

486 posts

58 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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What a fantastic show case, I can see a summer project coming on in the b4rnst4ble household!

LordBretSinclair

3,332 posts

86 months

Sunday 8th April 2012
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Gareth135R said:
Mr Purple said:
Thats quite superb , i'd love to do mine soon , a question , how did you finish the floor where you drive the vehicle into the garage ? Do you use a special strip that matches the floor tiles? Any chance of a picture of this area
cheers
x 2

Also, what's your garage width?
An alternative that I have used is http://mototile.com/

They do entrance strips and "skirting" to match. I recommend them, smile


robgt

2,180 posts

71 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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I will ask Molly to post a picture of the entrance strip because that task it is well beyond me.
A bit more madness was having part of the driveway raised and tarmaced so that the tyres would not carry gravel into the garage and damage the tiles. When it was laid a camber was applied so that water would run off when washing took place.

To anyone reading this who is contemplating buying an Aston please take into account the purchase price is just the beginning of the story!

BingoBob

1,094 posts

56 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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robgt said:
To anyone reading this who is contemplating buying an Aston please take into account the purchase price is just the beginning of the story!
So true, so far I have had to carry out major modifications to my garage to get the Aston in to my satisfaction!

v8woollie

4,334 posts

54 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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Well my garage is a store room so my V8V will be living on my drive and enjoying the British weather.

I suppose buying a five year old V8V is less of an investment (about the same as a new Audi) than a new DBS or V12V at over £100K, so I can appreciate the love and care that many of you lavish on these beautiful cars but mine won't have that luxury. I think she knows I love her anyway smile

George H

13,552 posts

73 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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v8woollie said:
Well my garage is a store room so my V8V will be living on my drive and enjoying the British weather.

I suppose buying a five year old V8V is less of an investment (about the same as a new Audi) than a new DBS or V12V at over £100K, so I can appreciate the love and care that many of you lavish on these beautiful cars but mine won't have that luxury. I think she knows I love her anyway :-)
Mine lives on the drive as it wont fit through the garage doors, just buy a cover for it if you're concerned about the weather smile

bogie

11,902 posts

181 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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mine lives on the drive again, under a cover when im not here ....various bikes live in the garage now...need to build another garage at bottom of garden so the Vantage can come back indoors smile