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    Norman police seek brazen burglar in series of thefts – Norman Transcript - November 25, 2019 by admin

    Ian Rohrback came eye-to-eye with a brazen burglar before chasing the thief out of the house and down a residential street in northwest Norman.

    Making the situation worse, the thief was standing in the bedroom where Rohrback and his wife were sleeping at about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    "I heard a noise and asked my wife 'what was that?' Then, I realized a guy was in our bedroom. As I said that, he bolts out of our room and I take off after him," Rohrback recalled.

    Rohrback came within six feet of the burglar before the thief turned around and yelled he had a gun, warning his pursuer to back off.

    "Being a new dad, I wasn't going to do something to get shot so I stopped," Rohrback said.

    The burglary is one of three Norman police are investigating with the same method of operation, which involves the intruder going into a house at night as residents sleep.

    Norman police Capt. Jamie Shattuck said the burglaries are "somewhat similar" and have occurred within a mile of each other in the vicinity of 36th Avenue NW and Robinson Street. Rohrback lives in an area east of Brookhaven Village.

    Investigators are trying to determine if all of the burglaries are linked.

    For now, Shattuck's advice to homeowners is to put a barrier between the burglar and those in the home, and then call 911. His advice doesn't include trying to confront the intruder.

    "Most burglars don't have the intent of encountering anyone," Shattuck said. "Generally, if they're approached, they will flee."

    So far, the descriptions have been vague, including the one provided by Rohrback. However, Rohrback said he didn't have his eyeglasses on, which prevented him from getting a good look at the thief. Still, Rohrback said the intruder did have a "heavy Oklahoma accent" and was a bit shorter than him.

    There may be more than three burglaries for police to investigate, according to Norman resident Chris Moxley, who is a neighborhood watch coordinator in the 36th Avenue NW and Robinson area.

    Social media has been a tool for residents who are telling their stories about being burglarized. Some residents claim the burglar is targeting cash, wallets and jewelry as he prowls through the homes under the cover of darkness.

    "It's a pretty dangerous situation either for the people or the guy himself if someone has a gun," Moxley said.

    Oklahoma's "Make My Day" law allows the use of deadly force by individuals who have a "reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm" after someone illegally enters their home or business.

    Moxley said most of the burglaries have occurred in the Brookhaven and Prairie Creek housing additions. Apparently, the burglars are targeting cars with unlocked doors, giving them immediate access to garage door openers and the house. That was the sequence of events in the burglary of the Rohrback residence, the homeowner said.

    The best description of the burglar hasn't help police too much. So far, the thief has been described as a "skinny white guy" wearing a baseball cap and carrying a backpack. In at least one instance, the burglar was riding a bicycle, Moxley said.

    "We're not going to stop pursuing this," he said.


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    This stunning 17th century country estate is on the market and could be yours – Somerset Live - November 25, 2019 by admin

    A 17th century country estate that comes complete with outbuildings and sits in eight acres of sprawling land is on the market and could be yours.

    The Manor Farmhouse in Kington Magna, near Gillingham , boasts seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and six reception rooms along with a gym, a games room across three buildings and an outdoor swimming pool.

    With a paddock, pond, lake and extensive gardens, the property also provides extensive views of the Blackmore Vale.

    It comes with a hefty price tag, though, with the Grade II listed house and land on the market for 2,150,000.

    According to Rightmove, a 25 year mortgage on the property with an annual interest rate of 2.4 per cent and ten per cent deposit of 215,000 will cost an eyewatering 8,584 a month to pay off.

    A spokesman for Knight Frank, which is advertising the property, said: "Manor Farmhouse is a handsome Grade II listed country house dating from the mid-17th century with attractive later additions.

    "It is constructed of stone and painted brick under a tiled roof.

    "It sits in an elevated position, set well back from the village road and benefits from light and spacious accommodation, with the majority of the reception rooms offering impressive views over the gardens and the Blackmore Vale beyond.

    "Manor Farmhouse is full of character and the current owners have restored the whole property to an exceptional standard bringing everything that was required up to date, both internally and externally.

    "The house includes many period features, including flagstone floors, open fireplaces with ornate stone and wood surrounds, pretty cornicing and fitted shelving.

    "The outbuildings lie to the north of the house around a large gravel drive with ample space for parking cars. On the western side is garaging for three cars.

    "To the east is the large stone barn which comprises the games room, gym and bike room.

    "Adjoining the large stone barn, the cottage has independent services and includes a kitchen and sitting room downstairs with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor."

    Main House: Hall, drawing room, dining room, library, sun room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, laundry room, boot room, toilet, principal bedroom with bathroom, shower room and dressing area, four further bedrooms, three further bedrooms, box room

    Barn Cottage: Kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms, bathroom

    Stone Barn: Party/games room, gym/home office, bike room, toilet, utility room

    Grounds: Triple garage, workshop, log store, machinery store, formal gardens, front and rear driveways, swimming pool, tennis court, paddock, pond, lake

    The Knight Frank spokesman added: "Kington Magna is a small and picturesque village, which lies some eight miles between the attractive towns of Shaftesbury to the east and Sherborne to the west, both of which provide a large range of facilities.

    "The popular Stapleton Arms is in nearby Buckhorn Weston.

    "Gillingham is approximately three miles away and has a variety of shops including Waitrose and a station with direct trains to London Waterloo or Exeter to the west.

    "The A303 can be joined to the north about 4.5 miles away."

    Anyone wishing to discover more about the Manor Farmhouse in Kington Magna can do so on Rightmove or contact Knight Frank on 01935 810062.

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    Inside the Shropshire house where the Royal Family planned to shelter if Britain was invaded during the Second World War – Country Life - November 25, 2019 by admin

    A house prepared as a safe retreat for the Royal Family in the Second World War has recently returned to family ownership and is thriving once again. Marcus Binney reports.

    Pitchford Hall is a 16th-century house that vies with Speke Hall, Liverpool, and Little Moreton, Cheshire, as the most beautiful timber-framed house in England. When the young Queen Victoria visited aged 13 in 1832, she caught its character perfectly, describing it as:A curious looking but very comfortable house. It is striped black and white, and in the shape of a cottage.

    The approach to Pitchford is along narrow by-roads, with a distant view of the Welsh hills, so it is easy to understand why, in 1940, it was one of three country houses chosen as safe retreats for the Royal Family in the event of a German invasion during the Second World War. The others were Madresfield Court, Worcestershire, and Newby Hall, Yorkshire.

    A special company of the Coldstream Guards, based at Bushy Park next to Hampton Court and named the Coats Mission after its commander Sir James Coats, was set up to transport the Royal Family to these retreats.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    Defences at each property consisted of a series of slit trenches around the house, carefully concealed so no one would be alerted to the plans. Dispatch riders were trained to precede the royal convoy, stopping ahead at every crossroads to halt traffic.

    If the enemy reached the Midlands, the plan was to rush the Royal Family to Holyhead for transport to Canada by the Royal Navy. A pantechnicon had been fitted out as a travelling living room and Gothic Revival Hatley Castle, built in 1908 on Vancouver Island, had been bought as the residence in waiting.

    It would be interesting to know if the King and Queen had a voice in choosing the houses. As Duke and Duchess of York, they had visited Pitchford in 1935. For Pitchford, it meant a lucky escape from requisitioning and, when James Lees-Milnearrived on March 17, 1944, investigating houses for the National Trust, he found it looking highly romantic amid spring-flowering crocuses and primroses.

    The architect W. A. Forsythconducted him upstairs to a small, shapeless room in the west wing, where the owner Sir Charles Grant was sprawled listening to the European news. He galloped me through the house, pointing out the contents which he thought he would give with it His proposals are vague, and he does not intend to transfer any land over and above what the house stands on.

    On the lawn, Forsyth met Lady Sybil, daughter of the Prime Minister, Lord Rosebery, who took him to the Orangery where she lived: Her sanctum converted by her into one large living room with a fire and one bedroom.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    The gift to the Trust never took place and, two years later, Sir Charless son Robin married, acquiring a dashing and adventurous stepdaughter, Caroline Combe, to whom Pitchford later passed. Caroline, who had earned notoriety by releasing white mice at Queen Charlottes Ball, was a reed-thin model and beauty, and later a fashion journalist and boutique owner in swinging London. After turning down Mickey Grylls (and, reputedly, resisting advances from Marlon Brando) she married, in 1968, Oliver Colthurst, the younger son of Sir Richard Colthurst, 8thBaronet of Blarney Castle, Co Cork.

    By the 1980s, Pitchford was in urgent need of extensive repair. Happily, the best man for the job was nearby, Shropshire architect Andrew Arrol, who directed an exemplary programme of repair over 12 years. This was generously supported by the Historic Buildings Council, energetically chaired at the time by Jennifer Jenkins (wife of Roy, then our man in Brussels). Arrol recalls her visit: I told Oliver dont talk too much and dont look too prosperous. Instead Oliver, in best Errol Flynn style, appeared in a smoking jacket with a large cigar and a glass of brandy.

    The house revived to mesmerising beauty, Pitchford had only just begun to open to the public when, in 1992, tragedy struck. The Colthursts were caught in the Lloyds insurance meltdown. The Trust drew up a rescue plan, but the 7 million endowment sought was beyond the National Heritage Memorial Funds (NHMF) resources.

    Intrepidly, Sir Jocelyn Stevens, newly appointed chairman of English Heritage, offered to step in and garage the house, as he put it, while he arranged a rescue plan. The Colthursts offered to gift the house to the nation, if 1.8 million could be paid for the contents, which the NHMF was prepared to do. But Sir Jocelyn needed Government approval and this was refused.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    I was there when the news came through, not from the Minister, but from the BBC. The Champagne was on ice and the omens looked fair. Instead, it turned into a wake.

    A contents sale was held on the lawn on September 2829 and, in November, the house sold to an unnamed buyer, who later transpired to be a Kuwaiti princess. Although the prospects initially appeared good, the hall was left neglected as the stable range served briefly as a stud. The pill was doubly bitter for the Colthursts, for they not only had to sell the house to pay the Lloyds debt, but also had to repay every penny of the 350,000 historic-buildings grants.

    Nonetheless, the saga took a sudden, happier turn when the Colthursts daughter, Rowena, and her husband, James Nason, a political lobbyist, bought back the house in 2016. Pitchford is on the mend visits can be booked and the Generals Quarters in the west wing is a comfortable holiday let, sleeping 14. The Orangery, where Lady Sybil Grant lived, has recently been restored for events and still retains her 1930s interiors.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    The recorded history of Pitchford goes back to Edward the Confesssor and, from about 1086, the manor was held by Sir Ralph de Pytchford. The name presumably refers to the natural well of pitch, which still survives, close to the house. Another Ralph inherited in 1211 and built the church above the hall. The astonishing wooden effigy of his son, Sir John de Pitchford, is one of a series of remarkable tombs surviving there.

    The traces of an early hall house, probably 13th-century, are recorded by Arrol, subsumed within the west wing of the present building; the main evidence is timbers blackened by open fires visible in the roof space of the west wing, marking a pair of Queen posts.

    The estate sold in 1301 to Walter de Lang-ton and passed through various hands before being bought in 1473 by Thomas Ottley. He made his fortune from finishing Welsh cloth and he also had a house in Calais. It was his descendant in the mid 16th century, the prosperous Shropshire clothier Adam Ottley, who remodelled Pitchford in its present form, extending the medieval house and creating the three-sided entrance courtyard with gables.

    Early views and photographs, including those published inCountry Lifein 1901, show the courtyard enclosed on the fourth side by an arched gateway and wall, probably dating to this period.

    Ottley turned to Master John Sandford for the work, a member of an important dynasty of Shrewsbury carpenters. The earliest mentioned was Humphrey Sandford, who was sworn Freeman of the Shrewsbury Guild of Carpenters and Tylers in 1540.John, probably his elder brother, was warden of the carpenters guild and, when he died in 1566, probably before the hall was finished, he was still in possession of a farm leased to him by Ottley in 1549, as part of the consideration for building the mansion place.His sons, Ralph, Thomas and Randall are also recorded as carpenters.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    The house bears all the hallmarks of Sandford family work. Among these are bold diagonal strutting, pilasters terminated by grotesque heads and carved gables with trailing vines.Previously, pomp and wealth were manifest in close studding massed ranks of upright timbers, as seen in the surviving medieval range but here, a new language of bold patterning emerged, part geometric, part abstract, a constant play of quatrefoils, herringbones and lozenges.

    Its all the more important as the first extant example in a group of such houses sometimes collectively described as the Shrewsbury School built by prosperous Shrewsbury clothiers intent on becoming knights and squires.The earliest dated house of this type in the town itself was the now demolished Lloyds mansion in the square, built by David Lloyd in 1570. Another is Irelands Mansion in the High Street and the front elevation of the Drapers Hall of 157682.

    It must have been Ottleys son who commissioned a pair of remarkable incised alabaster tombs in the church for his parents, himself and his wife. The former is inscribed as having been drawn and graven by John Tarbrook [of Be]udly carver Anno 1587. Sir Francis Ottley (160049) was a strong Royalist and Governor of Shrews-bury who helped initially secure the county for the King and negotiated the surrender of Bridgnorth, but the Parliamentarians prevailed and he fought a desperate campaign to free his estates from sequestration.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    His eldest son, Richard Ottley (162670), a captain in the Royalist army, was knighted on June 21, 1660. A gentleman of the privy chamber to Charles II, he sat as MP for Shropshire from 1661 until his death on August 10, 1670.

    Pitchford retains from about this period a tree house set in a spreading small-leaved lime. It first appears on a map dated 1692 and is timber-framed to match the house.Internal plasterwork is mid 18th century and was probably by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, creator of the famous Ironbridge at Coalbrookdale. He had an extensive country-house practice and was presumably also responsible for the slim, lean-to additions to the main house supported on clustered columns.

    These created a cloister-like arrangement of service access to the main rooms. He may also have inserted sash windows in parts of the main building, which are illustrated in some early photographs.

    Pitch Hall, Shropshire. Paul Highnam/Country Life Picture Library

    From 188389, the house was romanticised in a glorious and subtle way by George Devey to create a seamless, harmonious whole. Devey transformed a plain and over-sized late-Georgian wing (also shown in early photographs) into an attractive kitchen courtyard that blended perfectly with the 16th-century house. Ingeniously, he retained part of the colonnades and, inside, an impressive stone cantilevered staircase rising to the second floor survives.

    Devey also created a new entrance on the north side, opening into the great hall, ennobling the skyline by increasing the number of star-form chimneystacks and allowing the owners to create a garden in the south court opening onto the park and river below. He also replaced the sashes with Elizabethan-style leaded panes.

    Inside, Devey enlarged the great hall by extending it into the dining room, after which he moved the old hall panelling into a new drawing room. One key painting to survive in the house by virtue of being a listed fitting is a 1611 portrait by a follower of Hieronymus Custo-dis (d. 1593) of Lady Cassandra Ridgeway, whose daughter married Richard Ottley.

    The new owners have now embarked on the challenging task of bringing back, or replacing lost contents, intent on making Pitchford Hall a family home once again which can fascinate visitors as its complex history is unravelled year by year.

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    For the first time ever, John Abraham gave his fans a tour of his stunning bike collection worth Rs 1.25 cr – GQ India – What a man’s got to do - November 25, 2019 by admin

    The OG bike movie, Dhoom is where we first became familiar with John Abraham's passion for biking and superbikes. Ever since, the actor and producer has been fairly vocal about his adoration for motorcycles and is also known for his fascinating collection that boasts of some of the most iconic and luxurious bikes. The fans, however, never truly got the chance to have an explicit look into the bike enthusiasts garage.

    Not until a day ago, that is, when the actor shared a video on his Instagram page giving a tour of his garage, filled with high-end superbikes, that he adorably introduced as his babies.

    First one in the collection was the black Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, which was first introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the ZZ-R1200. It's priced at around Rs 19.7 lakhs. The next ride that the actor presented as his fantastic baby was the fiery red Aprilia RSV4, which he described as pretty intense in terms of sound in the video, priced at approximately Rs 22 lakhs.

    John then moved on to introduce the new baby in his collection, the blue Yamaha R1, priced at around Rs 18-20 lakhs. Following that, was the red Ducati -V4 Panigale, which is a sport bike, at a price of Rs 20 lakhs. The actor moves forward to the white MV Agusta F3 800, which he describes as a beautiful piece of art. This one is an 800cc middleweight sport bike, at a price of around Rs 18 lakhs.

    The last one in the collection was the black Yamaha VMax 1700 cc 60th anniversary special. This ride costs about Rs 25 lakhs, making it the most expensive bike in the actors collection that was displayed in the video.

    The comment section of the video was filled with fans and fellow bike enthusiasts lauding the actors impressive possessions, many giving suggestions for additions to the collection and some also asking for a more detailed vlog-style tour.

    Now we don't know whether John Abraham will oblige his fans with an even more detailed video of his bike collection or not but what we do know is that the actor will be next seen in Pagalpanti, a comedy movie with and ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Ileana DCruz, Arshad Warsi, Urvashi Rautela, Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda. A bike racing film, based on riders, is also in the works starring the actor, directed by Rensil DSilva which will be shot at the Isle of Man.


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    Amish Built Garages | Prefab and Custom Garages | Backyard … - November 9, 2019 by admin

    Garages are as versatile in function as they are in design. Whether you want to protect your car from the elements, keep your motorcycle or boat safe, provide storage, or use it as a workshop, we have the right garage for your specific needs. We offer a wide variety garages from pre-fab to custom-built to perfectly suit your style and requirements.

    We make adding a custom garage to your home an easy, enjoyable process. Starting with the design, our experienced team ensures the plans match your particular style as well as the style of your house. We'll provide you options for your garage's layout, material selection, and finishing touches. We expertly manage the excavation of the site, including pouring footers for your new garage. Our Amish craftsmen will ensure your garage's construction goes as planned, accounting for details like door and window installation, cupola addition, shelving, and even flower boxes.

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    Get more garage storage with a bump-out addition | Family … - November 8, 2019 by admin

    OverviewA simple foundation

    Theres no need to pour concrete. Get off the ground with a simple treated-wood foundation. Build it just like a deck platform.

    Walls and roof finish the addition and make it look like its always been part of the house.

    Is a packed garage keeping you from buying your dream motorcycle? Or maybe you just need a little more space for lawn equipment, bikes or your woodworking tools. A bump-out addition may be the solution to your overcrowded garage. And in this article well show you how to build one. If you have basic carpentry skills and experience building a deck, shed or other structure, then you can build this garage addition. In this article, well focus on the tough parts of the project, like installing the beam and building the roof. Study Figures A C for construction details. A Materials List is available for download using the button above.

    Start with a traditional pressure-treated deck, then add the walls and roof.

    In addition to a basic set of carpentry tools, youll need a hammer drill to bore holes for the concrete anchors, and ladders or rented scaffolding to finish the roofing and other exterior details. While not essential, a reciprocating saw will simplify the wall tear-out.

    We spent roughly $2,000 for materials for this 5 x 12-ft. garage addition. Your costs will vary depending on the type of siding, roofing and windows you choose.

    With a helper, plan to spend about half a day installing the beam and a long weekend framing the addition. Then plan to spend another weekend finishing the exterior. The time it takes to complete the project will depend on whether you finish the inside as we did. Keep in mind that you can hire a siding, roofing or drywall contractor to complete parts of the project youre not comfortable with.

    This addition is large enough to accommodate a garden tractor, a large motorcycle, or a workbench and a table saw. If youd prefer a larger size, contact an architect or structural engineer to specify the size of the header, floor joists and rafters.

    Garage additions usually require a building permit. Contact your local building department to see whats needed. Make sure to call 811 a few days before you dig the footing holes to have underground utilities located and marked.

    Frame the sides of the opening and install the new header. Then support the header with double trimmers on each end.

    Set the new header on the cut-off studs, then force it up tight to the plate with shims before installing the new trimmer studs.

    Before removing a section of the garage wall, youll have to add a header to support the weight of the roof above it. The gable end of this truss-framed garage roof doesnt support much weight, so we were able to add the double 210 header and remove the wall section without adding temporary supports. Gable end walls that support a second floor or ridge beam will require a larger header and temporary support. If you have a second floor above the garage or arent sure how the roof is framed, contact an architect or engineer to calculate the header size.

    Start by locating the center of your addition and marking the size of the opening on the bottom plate of the wall. We centered the bump-out on the garage wall, but this isnt necessary. Remember to make the opening 7 in. narrower than the width of the addition. Next make marks 3 in. beyond the opening marks on each side to locate the inside edge of the king studs. Cut king studs and nail them to the top and bottom plates. For a 12-ft.-wide addition, the distance between the king studs should be 11 ft. 11 in. Cut the 210 headers to this length and nail them together with 10d nails. Nail a 24 to the bottom of the 2x10s to complete the header (Figure B).

    Cut out the top section of the wall studs with a reciprocating saw to make a path for the new header. Saw the studs 11-1/2 in. down from the top plate and knock out the short stud sections with a hammer. Then cut off the nails with a nail nipper or reciprocating saw. You may also have to cut off a few sheathing and siding nails so they dont interfere with the header. After nailing in the king studs (Photo 1), set the header in place on the cutoff studs. Wedge the header tight to the top plate by driving shims between the cutoff studs and the header at each end. Cut a pair of trimmer studs for each end of the header and nail them in place with 16d nails (Photo 1).

    Knock out the wall to create the new opening. First cut the sheathing and bottom plate along the framed opening. Then cut the wall into sections and push them out.

    If you have vinyl, aluminum or steel siding, its probably easier to remove it from the entire garage wall and reinstall it after the addition is built. We cut the wood siding 2-1/2 in. beyond the width of the addition to allow for 1/2-in. wall sheathing and 2-in. inside corner boards. Pry off the siding and remove the wall (Photo 2).

    In many garages, the walls rest on a block or concrete curb that has to be removed to create a continuous floor. We used an angle grinder fitted with a diamond blade to score the concrete block flush to the cutoff bottom plate on both sides of the opening. Then we broke out the concrete blocks between the trimmers with a sledgehammer. If you have a solid concrete curb, removing it will be a tougher job. Consider renting a concrete saw to score the entire length of the opening before breaking it out. Photo 6 shows how to patch the concrete after the plywood floor of the addition is in place.

    Attach the ledger board to the garage foundation with concrete sleeve anchors. Temporarily support the ledger with wood stakes while you drill holes for the anchors.

    Use a sleeve anchor or other heavy-duty anchor to hold the ledger.

    Mark the posts level with the bottom of the ledger and cut them off. Put the cutoff posts back in the holes, but dont fill around them until youve built and squared the floor frame.

    Start the floor frame by toenailing the joists to the ledger and nailing through the first rim joist into the floor joists. Then install the second rim joist and nail on the joist hangers. Square the frame and nail the two layers of plywood to the joists.

    Fill the gap between the garage floor and the plywood bump-out floor with concrete. Drag a scrap of 24 over the concrete to level it. Then trowel it smooth when it begins to harden.

    Start building the platform by bolting the ledger to the garage. Position the top edge of the ledger 1-1/2 in. below the garage floor in the center of the opening and level it, using temporary stakes for support. Attach it with 1/2-in. concrete sleeve anchors located 12 in. apart. Add two extra anchors at each end.

    Next locate and mark the center of the footings (Figure A). Dig the footing holes and pour 8-in.-thick concrete pads into the bottom of each. After the concrete hardens, set treated 44 posts into the footing holes. At this point, youll know whether you need to remove soil in the area under the bump-out to make room for the joists. Make sure there are at least a few inches of clearance between the bottom of the joists and the ground.

    The next step is to cut the posts to the correct length and build the platform. Use a level resting on a straight board to mark each post level with the bottom of the ledger board (Photo 4). Cut the posts at the marks and set them back into the holes. Complete the floor frame by cutting and assembling the floor joists and attaching the frame to the posts with metal post caps (Figure A). Finally, pack dirt around the posts and nail one layer of treated plywood and a second layer of BC plywood to the floor framing. If the surrounding soil is above the bottom of the joists, build a three-sided 26 dam and pack the soil against it. Dont attach the 2x6s to the joists. The goal is to prevent dirt from getting under the joists while allowing the 2x6s to move with the soil.

    Build the walls on a flat surface like the garage floor. Stand them up on the bump-out floor and nail them to the floor and to the garage wall. Plumb and brace the front wall before installing the sheathing.

    Build the walls on a flat surface like the garage floor. Start by cutting the top and bottom plates for the long wall and marking the stud locations on them. Use Figure A as a guide. Lay out the window opening to match the rough-opening dimensions provided by your window supplier. Assemble the wall by nailing the studs to the plates with 16d nails. Stand the wall on the platform, straighten the bottom plate and nail it to the rim joist. Plumb and brace the outside corners. Now measure from the new front wall to the existing garage wall at the top and bottom on each side and cut the plates for the short walls accordingly. If the existing garage wall isnt plumb, this procedure will ensure that the short walls will fit correctly.

    Build the two short walls and set them in place on the platform. First position the walls and nail through the bottom plate into the floor with 16d nails. With a level, plumb the stud thats against the garage wall before nailing it to the wall. Align the corner studs on adjacent walls and nail them together. Finally, use a level to make sure the corner stud on the long wall is plumb and nail a diagonal brace to the inside of the wall (Photo 7). Complete the wall construction by adding the tie plates, making sure to cut them so they overlap the top plate at the corners.

    Its easier to visualize and mark the roof rafter cuts if you mark them in place on the wall.

    Make a rafter pattern by tacking a 26 to the garage wall, parallel to the garage roof, and drawing lines on it to indicate the center of the bump-out, the overhang distance and the birds-mouth cut. Use the pattern to mark and cut the rafters.

    Tack a pair of rafters to the garage wall as a guide for cutting the siding. Place a 24 spacer between the top ends of the rafters to simulate the ridge. Remove the rafters and pry off the siding.

    Temporarily support the ridge while you nail the rafters to it. Nail through the ridge into the rafters and toenail the rafters to the tie plate. Then reinforce the connection between the rafters and the tie plate with metal hurricane ties.

    Complete the roof frame and fill in the gable end rafters. Then nail plywood over the roof frame.

    For the best appearance, match the slopes of the addition and garage roofs. In Photo 8, we show a simple method of marking a 26 to use as a guide for making a pattern rafter. Figure C shows how to modify the marks to create a pattern rafter. Use the pattern to mark the remaining rafters. Photo 9 shows how to cut the siding using the rafters as a saw guide. We added a 3/8-in. shim under the rafters to allow a 1-3/4-in. gap between the roof framing and the siding cut (Photo 9). This provided enough room for 1/2-in. sheathing, two layers of dimensional shingles and a 3/4-in. space for the step flashing to slide into. Adjust the cut in your siding to correspond to the thickness of your roofing and sheathing material. Set the saw just deep enough to cut through the siding. When youre done cutting both sides, remove the rafters and pry off the siding in the area of the new roof.

    Frame the roof using Figure A and Photos 10 and 11 as a guide. Nail through the ridge into the rafters and toenail the birds-mouth to the tie plate. Reinforce the connection between the rafters and the tie plate with metal hurricane ties. Then complete the roof frame by adding the 26 subfascia and building the side and end overhangs. Match the overhangs to the overhangs on the garage. When youre done with the roof frame, cut 1/2-in. sheathing to fit and nail it to the rafters.

    Install the windows according to the manufacturers instructions. Layer self-adhesive flashing over the nailing fins as shown, making sure each layer overlaps the one below and that the final assembly will shed water over the top of the building paper below the window.

    Shingle the roof. Install building paper and shingles according to local codes and the instructions on the shingle package. Slide galvanized metal step flashing under the siding and position it over the end shingle in each course.

    At this point in the project, your garage addition will probably vary considerably from what we show here. In general, youll start by finishing the trim on the overhangs, including the soffit and fascia, with wood or metal to match your garage. Then install the roof shingles according to the manufacturers instructions. The key to a leak-proof roof is proper step flashing (Photo 13). We slid the flashing under the siding. But if youve removed the siding entirely, then simply install the step flashing with the shingles. Then install the siding over the flashing.

    Install the window before the siding, being careful to flash around it with building paper or special self-adhesive window- flashing tape according to the manufacturers instructions (Photo 12). Finally, install siding to match your garage.

    On the inside we added a few outlets and recessed ceiling lights. Then we insulated the walls and ceiling before hanging and taping the drywall.

    Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you startyoull save time and frustration.

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    Pictures and Ideas for Garage Additions – RenoCompare - September 21, 2019 by admin

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    Adding a garage onto an existing home offers many perks including extra storage space, protecting your car from harsh weather such as ice, snow or extreme heat and a safe and secure point of access to your home. Garage additions are generally quite expensive, but in todays housing market you can get an average 65% return on investment if you decide to sell your home. That puts garage additions near the top of good home investments, with kitchen remodels topping the list. Many homeowners choose to install a workshop area creating space for the storage of tools and materials needed to complete your next DIY project. Most garage additions will be built by a licensed, insured and qualified contractor, but there are small garage projects that can be completed by a handy homeowner.

    On this page of, review pictures of new garages, some built by other homeowners and others by contractors. Hopefully you can get a few ideas for your project or share your recently completed project pictures and costs with us.

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    20 Top Photos Ideas For Attached Garage Addition Plans … - September 19, 2019 by admin

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    Garage Plans, Conversions, & Driveway Cost – Simply Additions - September 14, 2019 by admin

    A Garage Addition is a quick and easy project that can be built from start to finish in less than 3 weeks.

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    Another popular home improvement project when you're garage building is installing a driveway. The most common driveway types are asphalt also called blacktop, and concrete driveways.

    Your driveway cost is going to be based on its size. A typical 1 car wide driveway is 10 feet wide by 20 feet long, and a typical 2 car driveway is 20 feet wide by 20 feet long. Unless your house already has some of the processes done such as excavation of the driveway and/or grading of the driveway, you'll have to factor in those costs as well.

    Here's a table showing you the driveway installation cost for the most typical asphalt and concrete driveway sizes.

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    20' x 20'

    driveway excavation cost 200 sq/ft


    driveway grading cost200 sq/ft


    asphalt driveway installation cost 200 sq/ft


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    If you need to calculate smaller or larger driveway projects, see this resource, or fill out the form below for garage cost with a new driveway project from a licensed and insured contractor.The column on the left represents a 10 foot by 20 foot single car driveway, while the column on the right represents the cost for a 400 square foot double car driveway.

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