Ok, so the other half has kicked my gear out of the spare room. She has said (after much persuading) that I can use the garage as long as I spend no money. So the mission is: To be able to set up and use the garage with hifi/av gear without spending any money. I have done a search on the subject and some infor that seems to be important is below: The garage is 5 yeras old Is external ajoining another neighbours garage (there are therefor 3 external walls There is power There is a 5 lever lock on the door There is a fairly bog standard garage door It is a large garage - large enough for an estate and fridge freezer/tumble dryer No idea on damp proofing The garage is quite away from any houses so noise pollution shouldn't really be an issue My plan is (please tell me if this is mad): To secure the main garage door using a thick plank of wood going from the floor to the underside of the top rim of the garage door (this will mean to open the door from the outside you will have to break the plank). Buy an oil filled radiator for heat in winter (I know I said no money so I will have to work on this). I have spare carpet that I can use to almost completely cover the floor Anyone any ideas/criticisms/thoughts/ In many ways it is the perefect space and solution for what I want.