So as those of you who have seen my econojag thread might recall we were in the process of moving house, this has now happened and I have a new garage which while a lot smaller than the old one is still a reasonable sized double.
First thing to do is to insulate it to cut down the noise a bit as I can't imagine the neighbors in our new area are going to be as tolerant of my angle grinder!
I've been doing some research on how best to do this with what is reasonably cheaply available and have settled on:
Soundbloc plasterboard on the ceiling with 100mm of mineral wool insulation (I might increase this in future but it will do for a start as its easy to add more).
Build stud partitions around the side and rear walls and fill with mineral wool insulation and line in soundbloc plasterboard.
I still need to work out what to do with the doors.
I also bought 10 secondhand fluorescent lights from e-bay for £1.34 which was a bargain and should give me plent of light compared to the two that were in the garage originally.
So this is the garage when I started (nice and tidy as you can see):
First sheet of plasterboard going up, note that I have put foam tape on the underside of the trusses to cut down the transmission of sound.
Also note the plasterboard hoist, hired for £24 for the day from the local hire shop and worth its weight in gold, i've boarded ceilings before without one of these and its hard work on your own, with the sound bloc board its much heavier and I can't imagine how I would do it without one of these.
The boards slowly went up, more time was spent moving my junk around than fitting boards though!
I put one light up so I had some light to work and also because the lights in the garage are wired off the ground floor lights in the house so until I connected this up I couldn't turn the lights in the house back on.
More lights installed, one isn't working (might have to complain!).
Ran out of cable to wire up the last one, more ordered from Screwfix.
Today I made a start on studding out one of the walls, the timber stud that screws to the ceiling had a foam strip added to the back of it.
I did the same for the piece on the floor and also stood it on a piece of damp proof course.
The main thing is that the stud is spaced away from the outer wall which should help reduce the transfer of sound.
More studs to go in tomorrow then the cabling to put in for a socket (cables will run in void but the socket will be surface mounted not recessed).
That brings us up to date, still a long way to go.