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Building a garage : a complete guide by Laurie Williamson

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By Laurie Williamson

Development a storage is a pragmatic, step by step advisor which covers all points of the construct from the making plans and layout degree via to development and finishing touch. no matter if you must construct a storage your self or hire a builder, no matter if you must build a double or a unmarried storage, no matter if you must construct with bricks or wooden, and even if you require a storage simply to condominium your motor vehicle or additionally to provide Read more...


a pragmatic, step by step consultant that covers all facets of establishing a storage from the making plans and layout level via to building and completion. Read more...

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All these are ‘plus’ points – and yet there are still more. A garage is generally a simple construction requiring a modest outlay against return; it can be attached to the side of the house, or be an integral part of the front elevation. The walls, floor, foundations and roof can also be used to provide additional living accommodation within the main structure; this can be simple in plan and straightforward to execute. Where the garage is located close to or against the side of the existing dwelling, this new space can be used as, for example, an extension to the existing kitchen, or even a new dining room; another common use is a self-contained ‘annexe’ for an elderly relative requiring independent access.

A shared building between dwellings. To start with we will therefore look at each of these important points, first individually and then as a group. Position The first consideration, and this will seem fairly obvious, will be how the garage will be positioned, and whether or not the proposals indicate that it will blend in with the existing property. Similar garages around the area may already have been constructed, so ideas can be gleaned from the experience of others. Where this is not the case, then you will have to decide what you want to achieve while looking at both the front and also the rear elevation.

Mains Services Finally, every new development on an existing site will be affected by the location of the mains services, and these may well play a significant role in the positioning of any planned building works. The position of the existing mains drains and any other mains services, including gas and electricity, and where they enter and leave the site, must be given every consideration. This does not necessarily mean that any huge additional expense will be incurred because that will depend upon the depth of the pipes and services, but if drainage alterations are required, then these must be included in the plans.

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