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Home Garages – Different Kinds

Home Garages – Different Kinds

Are you thinking about building a garage for your home? Are you aware of the many different kinds of home garages available today? It is a lot more than a single square block of space. There are many styles. Your home garage is an extension of your house and even, your identity. While it serves

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Is Engineer Stamp Required For Garage Plans?

Is Engineer Stamp Required For Garage Plans?

This is a great question about garage plans and it comes up often. The answer is, probably not, but maybe. It depends on where you build, what the local design parameters are and what kind of plans you use for the project. WHY ARE ENGINEER STAMPED GARAGE PLANS SOMETIMES REQUIRED? – In most locations plans

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Garage Plans And Architectural Style

Garage Plans And Architectural Style

Garages are usually built by or for homeowners as building accessories to their current home. Over the many eras of home building, many houses were built fairly basic with no particular architectural style. The same is true for garage plans and garages built. The plain designs were typical and blended well with houses. However, if

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Building Codes for Garage Plans

Building Codes for Garage Plans

Building Codes were developed as standards of building construction including safety, construction quality and functionality for all users of built facilities. Nearly all jurisdictions in every state have adopted a building code of some type. In most cases, the International-Residential-Code (IRC) is the basis of each state’s building code. Florida is the exception and has

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Garage Building Cost

Garage Building Cost

Rough Estimate The Cost Of Building A Garage: A basic method of estimating your cost for building the detached garage would be to apply an average cost per sq. ft. of new construction of $35 to $45. This would be an average basic cost to have a builder/contractor construct a one story garage on your own

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Choosing a Building Location for Garage Plans

Choosing a Building Location for Garage Plans

If you have selected garage plans before planning the property or lot you may have acted too quickly. There are usually many limitations on development. Your property is defined by category of zoning by your local planning (or zoning) office. Each category has limitations and controls which affect the development of your property. Where structures

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Garage Plans With Attics

Garage Plans With Attics

If you look at a few garage plans you will likely see there is space within the roof structure, identified as ‘attic’. Attic space is the void between the typical horizontal ceiling joists and below the sloped rafters. Its size and height can vary from small to room size suited for walking around within. Attics

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Apartment Garage Plans Considerations

Apartment Garage Plans Considerations

In your searching for garage plans, have you ever considered building a combination of garage with dwelling space beside or above the garage? There are a lot of such plans on the internet market today – all shapes, all sizes. Before you actually purchase your plans these considerations may be helpful: 1. Do you have

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Colonial Style Garage Plans

Colonial Style Garage Plans

The Colonial Era, 18th Century housing was built with local raw materials, skilled craftsman and products made in and imported from Europe. Several of our garage plans were inspired by those beautiful structures. Building and finishing materials of greatest quality and refinement were imported from European sources, as well as primitive, small panes of glass.

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Workshop Style Garage Plans

Workshop Style Garage Plans

Finding ideal or even adequate workshop space in an existing home can be difficult. In most cases, homeowners choose to build a new, detached garage structure. Luckily, there are many workshop style garage plans available today. This style of garage has certain aspects which support use as workshop space: Ceiling Height – Detached garage structures

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How Large Of A Garage Do I Need?

How Large Of A Garage Do I Need?

When you have finally decided to build a garage there are plenty of decisions to make about the garage. Evaluating you garage needs is usually the best place to begin. What Kind Of Spaces Do I Need? Vehicle Space: You can roughly measure your vehicle(s)’ footprint by tape measure or measuring stick – width x

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How to choose color for your garage?

How to choose color for your garage?

In planning you new garage project the subject of color can become an important element. Dark Versus Light: darker colors will make a garage seem smaller if placed next to a lighter colored house and, of course the opposite is true. In a back yard setting a light colored garage will visually dominate the back

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