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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Modifying cars is just a try-out for the real thing...

Hi dudes!!

After 2.5 years of hard labour on our house, our dreamhouse is almost a fact.

Since I haven't been active here for quite a while (and feeling quite quilty) I was wondering if you guys were interested in how I made an old fifties house into a new modern 'mansion'. If so, I'd be happy to post all of this.

I realise this is a car forum, but I also think this could be interesting for some, and indirect this is to show where my bimmer will feel safe and sound in his new garage

It all began in june 2011. My grandmother past away at the end of 2009, and her house was in no good shape to be rented or sold.
So I looked at the ability to make something modern out of it, and I contacted an architect.

I already made some drawings of the things we would like, and he made us a final plan. The house was to good to be demolished and rebuild a new, so why not work on the base, and make something else out of it.

It was like my E46. The base was good, but it needed some work to make it complete.

So, I'll post some pictures of the first months of work. If I see there's no interest, I'll delete the topic.

so... the facts
- build in 1955 by my grandfather and a contract builder.
- situated in Belgium, somewhere between Ghent and Brussels, in a small vilage...about 200 yards from my parents house.
- The total property consists of 900m▓.
- it stands about 7 meters from the streetside
- The fašade is about 12.5 wide

It doesn't stand alone. My neighbours' house on the right, is built on. Well, 'the garage' (with an addic on top) is connected to his wall.
On the left side, there's a piece of land which belongs to my father.
He has no plan of selling it, or building something in the next 10 years.
So I could use the land to store building materials,...

the pictures
frontview (you can see my bug peeping over there)


backview
as you can see it looks abandoned. I already demolished the glass gardenroom over here. btw




the garden


so...some action shots?





this was the view you got when you opened the garage.
part garage, part way to the back


Al those little of built-on storage rooms needed to go

this was the easy part. Demolition!



are you ready for more, or you'd like me to stop...
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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As an architect... I want to see more!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Re: Modifying cars is just a try-out for the real thing...

Of course there is interest. Now lets see more pics.

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Old 10-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #4
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Re: Modifying cars is just a try-out for the real thing...

Couldn't figure it out at first but you also tore down some if the brick structure off the back in that last pic.

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Modifying cars is just a try-out for the real thing...

I have became home owner 2 weeks ago so this is very interesting!! Pics plz


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Old 10-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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I've always had interest in things like this, more please
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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ok, here I go with a first update

Where the living-room used to be (see the picture of the facade), I wanted to make room for my garage.
since the room was only 4 meters of depth, I asked the counsil over here to make an exception for once, so I could enlarge this room and come with the face of the ground-floor a bit more to the street.

It was approved, so we began.
foundation of the part where the garage ports will be placed.


since here the garage was coming, we needed to make it ready for concrete



stripped the ceiling



break down the chimneys


concrete as foundation of the garage floor







some steel for the middle wall between the garage doors.



The living room will take place on the back of the building.
Here we need e new foundation for.
The kitchen will come in the 'old building'
since the property slopes a bit, I need to have 3 steps from the kitchen to the living room.






the living room will contain a big piece of glass windows, so in the corner we need some extra support for the steel layers.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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where the old building, meets the new, we need a big opening.
So the kitchen will flow into the living room.
so lets make a hole


we also eliminated the outer layer of stones, later you'll see why


this needs some big support


also on the inside


this needs some serious thinking, cause you take away some big support of the original building


in de future garage, they eliminated some old support , so they can open the facade


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Old 10-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #9
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lets make some holes man!






make it ready for a hole on the other side aswel



first floor looks like this now


also some extra support above the garage


so they put a steel runner in here too







the side of the house, where it meets the neighbours house, we also needed some extra support, since we are going to add a room on top of here.
So some extra concrete won't hurt








lets slope the front facade.
We need to fit 2 cars in here dudes! yihaaaaaa









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they delivered some steel runners to hold the house on it's place!




2 big ones, screwed to each other





the other ones are placed into the old wall, with a base of concrete



the one in the other direction





and they all are supported by a pole in the middle
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #11
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that's it for now
maybe i'll update some more when I'm home tonight
be sure...this ain't the end
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Wow! This looks like so much fun!
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this thread is awesome, keep is updated
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #15
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added concrete onto the steel runners, for extra support




same onto the front runners. Some extra strength won't hurt





when everything was mortared, the support-poles could be removed



so, the front was supported and ready for the next step.
Now we had to lay some bricks.



at the last moment I added another door in my garage.
The "back door". So I don't need to pass through my house when I need something in there.
There was a window over there, but the door needed to be next to that.
So...close the window with bricks, and put a hole next to it for the door.





The front door will be at the side of the house.
People will walk next to the garage, underneath the dressing room, through the back.
This will all be more clear as we go further in this thread

So they started laying the first bricks for the entree of the house.
In this place will be the front door, toilet and extra closet.


toilet


rear door won't be that far from front door, but it's a necessity


view from in the garage
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:56 PM   #16
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thx annexe for the garage is finished in quick-building stones



The middle will be finished off with the same brick.
I wanted a big garagedoor, but because of this middlepiece, I'll need 2 seperate ones...
...you win some, you loose some





Wall of the livingroom, and don't forget the isolation



They deliverd some extra steel to fit in my house, and 2 more poles to support those big steel runners for the living room




You can see the other runners which are placed.


on top of the entree, toilet and extra closet, we will add another floor with a bedroom for our son (see the runners)
Those are supported by the pole
So when you call on our doorstep, you'll be dry



impressive when you see all of this hanging there





above the passage from the front of the house, to my front door, there will come a dressing-room.
so....we need some runners for that!



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thx
I had thread here, but the pics are gone.
one pic i found on the net
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:52 AM   #19
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so it's a bit more 'closed' underneath




dermee is't beneden al wa toe


view from the kitchen


2 runners laying ready for the new back building


the first extra floor we created needs to be a room, and the other one, between our bedroom and the neighbour's house has to be a dressing room
concrete ok





so this is where the dressing needs to come


I was working on the inside.
Ripping all the old plaster from the walls.
really dusty job if you ask me.



Wall of the living room is still raising.




achterkant hebben ze mooi afgewerkt


at the front, they took away the encasing of the middle colon, and they mortared the sides of the gate-opening extra with some more concrete.





inside, filling up the holes from the chimney. Put a foil in the back, just to be sure
(sometimes the black soot comes through the walls even after new plaster/bricks

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the wall of the living room is almost at it's height


On the side the preparations began to mount the 2 big runners.




the day after...they completed it.




the hole you see here, will come in one piece with upstairs.
I'm planning of having a sort of skylight glass-part here.
So i'll get more light in my kitchen


upstairs waiting for the rest






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