Garage Plans Free For You!
You have found the best online source of free garage plans.
Congratulations on deciding to build a
If you need free garage plans for your project, you came to the
right place. Building a garage can be a very rewarding project both in terms of adding value to your home but
also in the satisfaction of building a beautiful space for your stuff!
The first step in building a garage is to realize that you can do it
yourself! Yes, you will need to call in specialty contractors but you can remain in charge and guide the process
from start to completion. It really is a fun way to build something that you can be proud of.
A garage can be an ideal space for a studio, an automotive workspace, a
storage center or even a great place to make a workshop! You are only limited by your imagination. There is also no
limit to the number of designs and variations that you can choose to build. In fact, every garage is unique in it's
The first step in building a garage is to check with your local government
authority to determine what are the governing bylaws in your area. Some cities and towns require a formal garage
plan once you are beyond a specific square footage. For example, in the area where I live I had to submit a formal
garage plan if the size of the garage was going to exceed 530 square feet. This plan would then have to be
approved by a civil engineer or an architect.
I decided to stay within the 530 square foot requirement so I was able to
submit my own informal garage plans that I drew up myself for free.
Next I applied for the actual permit to build the garage itself. The permit
included a number of inspections to be conducted at each step of construction. One inspection to check the
foundation and footings, another to examine the framing and a final inspection when the garage was
Your local requirements may vary considerably but best is to check before you
start! You can print off any of these free garage plans and take them to your city clerk office as a preliminary
step to show them what you intend to build. They will often help guide you in the right direction depending on the
scale of your project.
The next step for building a garage is contacting some skilled tradesmen who
can help with the actual construction. You can do all the work yourself but for a professional job, you will need
these key people. 1) Concrete supplier. This contractor can come and estimate the exact amount of cement you will
need for the foundation and footings. 2) A framer (carpenter). This person can build the actual structure from
lumber. Usually you will want to choose between a 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 construction. 3) A siding guy. You guessed it,
someone that installs siding, rain gutters, soffit and trim. 4) A roofer to do the shingles. 5) A garage door
supplier and installer. 6) An electrician. That's it! With a team like this in place, you will have no problem in
constructing a professional looking structure that you can be proud of!
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