I live in Virginia. Starting this spring, I want to build a detached
garage / workshop in my backyard. I am hoping to buy a package that
will come with the plans and all the materials. I will sub out the
concrete and build the garage myself. Any reccomendations for providers
of said kits? Any idea of the cost for around 26*32? Any and all advice
would be much appreciated. If you have recently built a garage and want
to send me some pics, that would be great!
Have a nice christmas.
I dont know about a kit
It is pretty easy to design and build a garage yourself
The hardest part for you will be installing the trusses or rafters
A couple suggestions i will give you though is build a knee wall on the
perimeter of your building so you can raise the height of the wall
It is very easy for the concrete guy to build a 4 foot tall kneewall
then you can use 2x4 studs which will raise the roof in the garage
It will mean buying a couple more sections on your garage door
and getting a little extra help to raise the wall onto the kneewall
just build the studwall and put the sheathing on after
then when you are done framing the box
have the truss company lift and place the trusses on delivery
It will mean you will need a helper
Drive by the bus stop one morning and pickout a the biggest
kid that looks like they play football
and tell him you will pay him $150 to help for a couple days heh
Also dont put windows or doors on the walls of the garage that are
facing away from your house for security reasons.
If you are stuck on getting a kit
then call around to shed companies I am sure they have something
or will get you something
Needed help, labor-wise, in many areas. Raising the walls, picking up the
center 2X12 beam that carries the floor joists, getting the plywood to the
roof, getting the shingles to the roof, and putting in the garage header.
All standard construction, no pre-fab walls or trusses. I imagine a kit
will have similar labor aids needed.
Found it was not needed to raise the entire garage ceiling above the
standard 8'. Rather, I just elevated the joists 5.5" in the garage door
area on one side of the joist beam. Tied the wall side of the these higher
joists to the rafters.
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Most real lumber yards (not big box stores) offer a design service that
creates a drawing and BOM package for the project. You tell them the size,
door and window number and locations, and they'll generate a complete
drawing package ( including footing layout for the concrete contractor).
They can also time delivery of materials for you - eg. rooftop delivery of
shingles after the decking is on.
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