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Old 12-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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How much does it cost to build a 2-car garage?

During our record snowfall, my temporary fabric (vinyl?) shed collapsed under the weight of the snow...with the Boxster in it... No apparent permanent damage but I'm still digging the hundreds of pounds of snow out.

Does anyone know how much it costs to have a 2-car garage built? A real one with a concrete floor, framed walls and roof?

The fabric (1-car) shed was only $200 at Costco and has lasted 4 years. So I can't complain about the value.

On the other hand a permanent structure with room for a 2nd car or if not a 2nd car, a workshop, is interesting to me. But I suspect the amount of work is on the order of that needed to build a small house (e.g. foundation, concrete pad, framing, drywall, insulation, roof, one door, electric garage door(s), etc. such that it'll be expensive.

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15 years ago, my sister paid $10,000 USD for a 2.5 on a concrete pad. The price may be about the same now due to the presence of builders not building.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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You might want to think about installing a metal shop building. You'll get more room, you can insulate it if you want and I believe the cost is cheaper that a conventional wood framed garage (siding, shingles, widows). Both will increase your property value and the shop will give you the ability to expand easier than a garage. Depending on the cost of concrete in the Great White North you could always just go with a dirt floor.
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Prices for garages vary tremendously. Contact local builders for pricing. Also make sure you find out if the zoning in your town will allow you to build.
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The cost will depend on where you are located and the building codes in your area. If you are not required to do things like sheetrock the inside or use fire rated materials, you can save a lot of money.

x 2 on construction workers being short on work but the cost of materials has gone up many times in the last few years. The cost of copper for the electrical and the cost of shingles for the roof has doubled in the last couple of years.

For a 6 inch concrete slab, wood frame, sheetrock interior, electrical ( 400 amp ), two roll/raise doors, one pedestrian door and a shingle roof.....budget $20k to start.
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If you do it, build with enough head-room to have a lift installed for an extra car and maintenance projects. A good lift is about $2,500.

I think a garage is going to be closer to $20K.
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I agree, I've heard friends saying something closer to $20K to build a garage - the concrete slab is the most expensive part. I agree on the high height. Make sure you have the door installer raise the tracks and spring so you don't have to move them when you install a lift.

I have a 13 foot ceiling and it's itching for a lift... I've seen lifts from Direct Lifts that are just under $2K.

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Start with a check of your local building codes, most limit the size and height of any detached structure. Also consider that building a garage may prompt an appraisal of your house and new garage for real estate tax purposes.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:12 PM   #9
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When I needed a third garage space I had a fully assembled plywood shed delivered with barn type doors. The structure measures 10' X 18', has a 3/4" marine ply floor with pressure treated joists on 12" centers . Since there was no anchoring needed to the asphalt pad underneath it didn't count as a permanent structure for zoning purposes, meaning no tax or inspection requirements. Total cost $1500. It's now 12 years old with no signs of needing major upkeep.
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I understand you live in Canada, do you have the same restrictions we do down here? Permits, zoning, housing associations and the other crap we have to put up with when we want to build something?
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A 6 Inch slab 24' x 24', is just over 10 cubic yards of concrete. Concrete prices are about 100 dollars a yard. That is 1k in concrete materials alone. By the time you add footings, forming, finishing you will be at 5k for a bare slab. No unemployed builders can help you there.

Materials for framing and roofing will be about the same cost. 10k or so with unfinished walls and no electricity if you are doing a pitched roof and tabbed shingles.

I would budget 25k for a decent shed.

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Old 12-29-2008, 09:33 AM   #12
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$50.00 USD per sqft.
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I paid approx $75 sq/ft for my 2.5 car addition so it varies quite a bit. The builder was a family friend so I got it done pretty cheaply vs. what other builders in the area would have charged. A lot of cost was in the brick though.
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A 6 Inch slab 24' x 24', is just over 10 cubic yards of concrete. Concrete prices are about 100 dollars a yard. That is 10k in concrete materials alone. By the time you add footings, forming, finishing you will be at 13k for a bare slab. No unemployed builders can help you there.

Materials for framing and roofing will be about the same cost. 10k or so with unfinished walls and no electricity if you are doing a pitched roof and tabbed shingles.

I would budget 25-30k for a decent shed.
Don't you mean $1000.00 in concrete?
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Good catch, your right on the concrete costs. After finishing take 9k off of everything I said, ahahahah. Sorry, that was past my bed time.

My guess is now 21k, without exterior walls.
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My dad just built another garage at his house, a lot bigger than a 2 car and it's got a kitchen, bathroom, viewing area, workshop, and loft. Our concrete prices must be down in this part of the country because, his slab entire slab, side pad, and driveway was $10K.

bathroom


unfinished but, pretty much finished. The floor has been stained now, couches, and a rug added.


ceiling, which is actually wood flooring.



Kitchen and side door.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #17
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Hey YellowBox.........Do you want a brother?
That is one sweet garage.
The cars in the rack ain't bad either.
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My god that is an amazing garage. More garage pics!

This man needs ideas and prices and the rest of us need to covet thy neighbor's garage.
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Don't forget to add in extra cost for the VCT floor!

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