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    Increasing height of garage ceiling.

    This might be a long shot...

    I have an external garage and I want to convert into a man cave/golf simulator(screen/projector/mat etc). The ceiling height is around 8 feet and I need min 9 feet pref 10 for my golf swing with a driver.

    The ceiling has trusses so i imagine i need to convert this into some kind of vaulted ceiling to increase the height. To make it a bit more difficult I have an electric garage door, that has the motor/light fixed to the ceiling trusses.

    Has anyone done anything similar? Do I approach your standard garage conversion builders or do i need someone that specialises in this?

    Any ideas or direction would help.

    Edit.. I live in a court yard, and the residents have formed a management committee to maintain the cobbled drives etc. Any external changes to any of the properties must be approved by everyone. So I want to avoid increasing the height of the garage.
    Last edited by woohoo; 9 August 2019, 21:22. Reason: missing words and general lack of ability with words.

    #2
    Lower the floor

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      #3
      Sounds like an expensive faff. Can't you just get a new hobby like stamp collecting or something?

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        #4
        Is it currently flat or pitched roof? If flat, just replace with an A frame pitched. If pitched, remove in bits, put another few courses of bricks in and replace as it was. They're the cheap options.

        Garage door, not much weight so just drop suitably sized battens from new ceiling. Simples.
        ...my quagmire of greed....my cesspit of laziness and unfairness....all I am doing is sticking two fingers up at nurses, doctors and other hard working employed professionals...

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          #5
          Originally posted by Anonimouse View Post
          Lower the floor
          Does that mean i have some kind of step down to the garage, will that stop me using it in the future as a garage for a car (I'm thinking if I sell the house).

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            #6
            Originally posted by DimPrawn View Post
            Sounds like an expensive faff. Can't you just get a new hobby like stamp collecting or something?
            Unfortunately, I'm now obsessed with becoming half decent at golf - im pretty bad. But its a 25 mins drive to the range and fairly expensive. Plus I quite fancy having a man cave.
            Last edited by woohoo; 9 August 2019, 21:23.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Lockhouse View Post
              Is it currently flat or pitched roof? If flat, just replace with an A frame pitched. If pitched, remove in bits, put another few courses of bricks in and replace as it was. They're the cheap options.

              Garage door, not much weight so just drop suitably sized battens from new ceiling. Simples.
              It's a pitched roof. I want to avoid raising the height of the garage. So it needs to be an internal change.

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                #8
                You're a contractor, FFS.

                Nominate a parcel of your acreage and build your own course.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
                  You're a contractor, FFS.

                  Nominate a parcel of your acreage and build your own course.
                  Of course, I've done that already, but I was getting rain in my champagne flute and the taste was horrendous.

                  Anyway, I've kicked the house keeper out of the Garage and I want to convert it for my pleasure.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
                    Of course, I've done that already, but I was getting rain in my champagne flute and the taste was horrendous.

                    Anyway, I've kicked the house keeper out of the Garage and I want to convert it for my pleasure.
                    Carry on...

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