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Collapsed garage in the news
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Collapsed garage in the news Reply with quote

Hope yours is better built than this one!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-51070650
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean, you expect the garage to remain standing and intact, after it has been hit by a tonne of motorcar?

The description 'bunker' might fit the bill in this instance?

25-odd years ago, I had a battery explode in my garage....it lifted the roof above where the explosion occurred...I don't think it affected the joints in the concrete panels, however...
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the most clever thing to do driving into the wall of your garage.

But still must have been quite scary for the couple in the car.
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
You mean, you expect the garage to remain standing and intact, after it has been hit by a tonne of motorcar?


At parking speed, yes. IMO a garage that just collapses like that isn't really fit for purpose, maybe I'm just old fashioned... Confused
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it a nudge? Or was it a good old shove?

A garage these days is but a shelter. If it keeps the weather off a motor, its done its job.
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You cant tell much from the photo but look at the adjoining wall to the house?
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