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OrangeTree Studios Build! (UK)
Old 31st October 2016
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OrangeTree Studios Build! (UK)

Greetings.

As a current studio owner, building your very own large commercial studio is always a dream, so the last years have been dedicated towards that dream, and thus, it is now taking place.

We used to live/work in London, but the real-estate prices are a joke, and you cant get land you need, so we are forced outside. - we searched for a year to find the right place that had good land that was a good potential studio host, and we found that in Norwich UK, middle of the countryside, no neighbours but sheep & cows, great security, and very close to all things natural and good!

Once we settled, applied for planning permission and got everybody's timetables aligned we were ready to dig in. (pun intended)

I have enjoyed reading over the years everyone's build threads, and Im proud to finally have one of my own!. - Although a lot of the work has already been done, I'll post in quick succession until its all caught up.

I hope you guys can follow and enjoy!

(Disclaimer) - Im not a DIY/Builder, so everything is done from hired Hammers! - but with Studiobuilding experience.

So here is the plot of land to start things off!.

14m x 8m outline is dug.
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Old 31st October 2016
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Digging, and more digging!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Concrete, lots of it!, - don't be fooled by the size! (it looks small in pics)
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Old 31st October 2016
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A few problems to encounter, with the water table and bad weather (yes its england)
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Old 31st October 2016
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Blockwork started!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Rubble layer...
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Old 31st October 2016
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Finally the sand pit!! (My kid was happy)
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Old 31st October 2016
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Time to wrap things up!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Cement to finish!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Nice work.

I thought this was about samples.
Old 31st October 2016
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After a week of dry time, the wood external shell starts to turn up. - we decided on a wood structure because of build time & costs. plus it being a lot more flexible to work with, especially with it being a custom build studio.
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Old 31st October 2016
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Walls being erected!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Truss me, Truss me that!
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Old 31st October 2016
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The ugly Green! - you can see the Garage door & the front door now made.
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Old 31st October 2016
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Joining the studio to our existing garage (that will be part of it all)
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Old 31st October 2016
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Starting the roof trussing
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Old 31st October 2016
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Completed Roof!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Adding fascia details
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Old 31st October 2016
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Roof supports.
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Old 31st October 2016
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A few days wait till the rain had cleared (you can see the water!) they then started the roof again..
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Old 31st October 2016
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More roof plotting and externals.
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Old 31st October 2016
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more roof coverage and tile test!
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Old 31st October 2016
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In the dark + Glass added
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Old 31st October 2016
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Tiles Finished!.
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Old 31st October 2016
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Black Cedric board started. (Great stuff this is)
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Old 31st October 2016
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Its all in the details..
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Old 31st October 2016
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Doors!!
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Old 31st October 2016
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Door finished. (Sorry I dont know why its rotated the images?)
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Old 31st October 2016
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wider view!..
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Old 31st October 2016
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Internal Boards started whilst on rainy days...
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