Good job, Athol! If I had enough space I'd copy you shamelessly. I did suggest to Mrs Crud that we convert the living room into a two-bay garage, which it would be perfect for. Apparently that was a sh!t idea. I offered some other suggestions for rooms which would be better for having a car in, but apparently all of them were cr4p. I reckon you've about got it nailed.
Very nice - I am living with a sam all double garage (really only room for one car) but do have a man cave at the bottom of the garden - but I would die for the space you have - one day perhaps if I can convince the wife to move a little further out of London.
I won the Utd shirt at a charity auction. It's only fit to hang in the garage and really only qualified because the other two pictures that I had hung next to it also contain red and black. I have no affinity with Utd and have red,white and blue Rangers blood - although somewhat diluted from the peak in my teens!
Stunning my American barn is going up this year and can't wait and I'm putting a proper bathroom in too and a mezzanine floor for a sleep over for visitors etc and most importantly the two post hoist.