Bardsley Photography Studios Manchester

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Photography Studios Manchester – Now Complete!

Finally! As most of our friends, family, colleagues and clients will know, we started work on converting our large garage/gymnasium into a fantastic photographic studio just before Christmas 2010. My plans were originally to have the whole works complete and have an operational studio by the end of January 2011. My professional photographer friends up and down the country were expecting the invite to a topping out ceremony and giving the studio its first session with a few models and plenty of laughs. However as a great business mentor once said to me, “No plan survives its 1st encounter with reality” And so it goes; the finishing of the studio took a few weeks longer than planned. Five to six weeks to be honest.

Photography Studio – In The Making (Part 1)

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Our New Photography Studio.

I thought I’d share with everybody, the exciting work involved in building a new photography studio. Hopefully this will be of interest to friends and clients as well as my fellow photographers (many who are good friends) and particularly those photographers who may be thinking of doing similar themselves?

Work started on converting the detached garage and gym into our new photography studio on Wednesday this week. With the new larger shed/workshop installed over the weekend, the garage was emptied on Wednesday in readiness for our contractors to commence with the main works. The main work requires the raising of the internal ceiling, to give enough height for studio lighting. Unfortunately the roof construction consists of trusses and meant that we had to put two large steel beams (6.5m long) to support the rafters and two smaller beams are going in over the doors as well. Once all the steelwork has gone in then the existing ceiling joists can be cut out and new ones installed in a much higher position.

Then its on to plasterboarding, getting my tools out to put the lighting and power back in that I had to strip out earlier. Hopefully the gas boiler that used to heat the Koi pond will be suitable to hang some radiators off, to heat what will be the new photography studio – Fingers crossed.


Gransden Cottage | 11A Bowlacre Road | Gee Cross | Hyde | Greater Manchester | SK14 5ES

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