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.
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
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
Your local planning or zoning office can identify your zone or land use category. For each category, there are set limits and controls regarding building placement on property, size, height and structure coverage percentage of lot area. There are minimum dimensions from property lines, rights-of-way, easements, and structures and they are called “setbacks”. There will
Q: Hello Jay,I am very interested in garage plan 856-1. Perfect size, good amount of windows, and that precious loft. 🙂 I see you offer to send out the materials list for free, and it would be very helpful to me to cost it out ahead of time. If it’s do-able, I’ll be ordering the
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
Garage safety is not often discussed because it can be dismissed as just a matter of common sense. But, in the daily use of a typical garage, many hazardous conditions can develop over time. If well-organized and clean the chances of disaster are diminished. As a life-long user of garages for the usual, as well
Q: I am working on pulling permits for this project and the city says they need the structural drawing wet stamped what can be done about this…C.M. A: My plans use prescriptive compliance with IRC code, the basis of the states’ building codes. As such there is nothing to engineer/calculate. Normally a stamp is not