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Hi
This spring, we are looking to get a 3 car garage... We will either go stick built, or get the prebuilt type.. these are built at a site and then erected on your premises.

We will probalby get something with trusses instead of columns..
We will also use a slab. The garage will not be attached so a slab is fine..


We are guessing the cost will be between 13-18000$ for a basic garage.


Anybody got any picks? or thoughts? Im looking for a basic style garage to hold our vehicles and of course, my tractor.


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The garage is 28 X 48 Prefab steel with trusses. Thanks Stewart for moving this over. My Mobile Home is the same size. I am still working on the garage and I intend to get the slab pored this spring or summer. I bought the property the garage was part of the property so it has taken time and I finally have the money up to really go to work on improving some things. Last summer I got the drainage right to the 2nd driveway and I am ready to get more done. I had the property for 5 years and I want to get the garage done right. I have no worry about storing stuff. I still have two sheds (most empty and ready to store). So this summer means some fun for me. I also intend to pave the drive.
 

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SJ - I would recommend a simple structure with trusses that include energy heels if your going to heat all or part of it. 9' minimum side walls built from 2 x 4's 16" OC. If you insulate I'd recommend blown in dry celluose behind netting and 1/2" foam board on the outside. Combined it will give you an approx. R-15 for the side walls. Because your in snow country, I'd also recommend a 42" footing topped off with an L-block to acts as a form for your concrete and then an 8" block on top of the poured floor to keep any siding away from the ground.
 

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Here is a picture of the inside of my 28' X 30' garage/tractor shed. Other than the concrete/masonary work, me and my dad and brother have built the entire garage. This photo is just after I got the lights wired up and some/most of the sheetrock hung. I'll start another thread to show updates as I get more work done.

<img src =http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=2eb38913-22bb-5b5b-4c63-258f6d845064&size=lg>

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argee nice garage/barn/shop Thats Big..

I dont have anygood pics.. but i plan to put the building up along the side of the driveway so it will be long (3 cars width) and only deep enough for a car.. maybe 36 * 12 or 14 whatever the standard depth is..

here is where it will go..

As i mentioned ill be paying for it.. not building.. but any advise is welcomed... I basically know nothing about it so specific suggestions are helpful



ps. you can see why i am a programmer and not an artist....
 

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I originally had a 24 x 24 garage, but I added on a 15 X 24 section offset from the rest of the garage.

It worked out nice. Alot of extra wall space.
 

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See What you think of this:

http://www.mortonbldgs.com/MortonBuildings.htm

I have heard of things being designed and drawn on bar napkins!
As long as you can have someone build what you want it works for me!

Good luck and let us know what you find. How much are you looking to spend on the project??

There are some metal buildings around here like the site above for 3 or 4 g's Kind of pricy but nice looking!!
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Originally posted by simple_john
argee nice garage/barn/shop Thats Big..

I dont have anygood pics.. but i plan to put the building up along the side of the driveway so it will be long (3 cars width) and only deep enough for a car.. maybe 36 * 12 or 14 whatever the standard depth is..

here is where it will go..

As i mentioned ill be paying for it.. not building.. but any advise is welcomed... I basically know nothing about it so specific suggestions are helpful



ps. you can see why i am a programmer and not an artist....
John - Your minimum depth to put a car in it is going to be 20'.
 

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Originally posted by Argee
John - Your minimum depth to put a car in it is going to be 20'.
Unless you have cars like me. My 72 LTD convertible is 19 feet long. If you are doing more then parking, go min 24 feet.
 

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36" wide enough? or 12" per vehicle should be ok, no?

Stew, those buildings looked nice.. they have a place in maine too.. ill check them out.
i was quoted 14,000 for the 'prebuilt and assembled on premises' garages but im sure it will be about 1000 more as the quote was for a very basic garage...
 

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simple_john,

My civil engineer buddies say the standard parking lot space is approx. 9' X 19'. That may give you some idea of how much room you would want. As Ingersol444 stated, you would probably want to go at least 24' deep to have some extra room to get around the vehicles. Do you plan on parking three cars in the garage, or are you going to use part of it as a work area? I can park my "project" S-10 truck along with my extended cab Z-71 in my 28' X 30' building with my two tractors in front of the S-10 and still have plenty of room for a work / hang out area. I think within your price range, you should be able to get a decent size building. Just remember, you will always be able to use a bigger building. Keep us posted!

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2 cars and either a 3rd car or probaly the tractor (in the winter anyway, as it barely fits in the shed... or maybe my boat.. really i wish i could get a 4 bay but i think it would be too much $$$$


i agree if i can afford it to be a little deeper ill go for it.. no such thing as too much space...

id like to put a wood burning stove in there and have a little shop in the back


i figured ill start seriously looking in february... wont do anything till may but i want to talk to a few locals vs the prefab guys to see any pros/cons.
 

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I like the idea of the prefab steel buildings. no wood to worry about rot and bugs attacking. Paint may not be required biannually. All you have to start with is the slab and it will go up pretty quick. When I said 3-4 g's I think that was way low for a 4 bay garage with good insulation. Which I am sure you would need in your neck of the woods.:globesnow


You might think about a wall in between your shop and the garage area to help keep the heat in. Let us know what you figure out. Good luck finding a good deal.
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This is # 3

On my farm This building is a pole barn built as a garage.I put it up in 1984 for my dad.
 

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Back room

There is a wall between the front and back ,front 24x24;back 24x16
 

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