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Old 06-22-2007, 10:39 AM
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Building a new garage, what kind would you suggest ?

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Hello Everyone

I am planning to build a garage.

I have been looking at several options. ( pre-fab, metal, pole )


Have any of you guys put up a garage ?

What would you suggest ?

Thank You
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:44 AM
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Is is a residential garage? If so, try Hardie Board, comes in sheets.

http://www.jameshardie.com/
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:00 AM
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Extra large for your "collection."

If it were me, I'd pour a slab of concrete and build a stud wall structure with HardiPlank cladding with room for a nice workbench at the back. If it's close enough to your house, you can connect it with a breezeway or enclose that and make it into a mud room. That would be nice. Talk to Tom Walgamuth. He's the architect.
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Extra large for your "collection."

If it were me, I'd pour a slab of concrete and build a stud wall structure with HardiPlank cladding with room for a nice workbench at the back. If it's close enough to your house, you can connect it with a breezeway or enclose that and make it into a mud room. That would be nice. Talk to Tom Walgamuth. He's the architect.
That's what we did, though it's a detached.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:05 AM
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Straw bale and manure.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:08 AM
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Straw bale and manure.
This image just flashed in my mind:



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Old 06-22-2007, 11:21 AM
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This Old House of Brian?
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:23 AM
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That's what we did, though it's a detached.
So, why are you talking about getting rid of the S600? Don't you have room in there for it and your new "around-town car?"
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:26 AM
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Is is a residential garage? If so, try Hardie Board, comes in sheets.

http://www.jameshardie.com/
I am in the building materials business and that is an excellent suggestion. With their Color Plus paint system, you can get it prefinished with a warranty on the paint for 10? years.

Prefab is always cheaper and their are many choices out there. If you want items that aren't available from the prefab people then site built is about the only alternative. Make sure you have at least 9' ceilings and 10' would be better. With 10' ceilings you can fit a lift.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:29 AM
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So, why are you talking about getting rid of the S600? Don't you have room in there for it and your new "around-town car?"

Not unless it was a Bugeye or something along those lines. It's a 2.5 car. Oh well.
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Doug, doesn't Hardi have cement trim pieces as well as just siding? I haven't looked latley, but had awhile ago when I was thinking of having my house resided. My mother's house is HardiPlank and it is the best stuff I've seen.

How does it compare price-wise to good quality vinyl siding?
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:31 AM
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Extra large for your "collection."

If it were me, I'd pour a slab of concrete and build a stud wall structure with HardiPlank cladding with room for a nice workbench at the back. If it's close enough to your house, you can connect it with a breezeway or enclose that and make it into a mud room. That would be nice. Talk to Tom Walgamuth. He's the architect.
Absolutely correct on the Extra Large. I've never known someone to have a garage that was too big. Known a bunch that were too small though. It doesn't cost that much more to make it large enough from the get-go.

Here in Alpine we built a 24 x 30 on a concrete slab with 2 x 6 studs, shiplap on the outside, insulated and with plywood interior. 18' insulated garage door on the 24' side. Because of the roof pitch, I also have a store room upstairs that is 12 by 30 with a 7' ceiling height. Stairs are at the back over part of the workbench. Metal roof. I've got room enough in it for the Porsche, Austin-Healey and 280SL and still have room to move around in it. By staggering the vehicles (Porsche in the middle and forward, Healey and 280SL back far enough to open doors all the way) I can work on any of them quite easily.

I contracted it myself. If my memory serves me correctly, the total cost was around $14k, nine years ago.

In Green Valley we also built a 24 x 30, but the door is on the 30' side, with the workbench on the inside front next to the door. No insulation needed there. Flat roof. Slump block construction.

I would have done much of the work on both of these structures, but I was still running my business and it was easier to earn the money there and pay someone else to build the garages. Added note: On hindsight, I could have made them a bit larger.......

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I am in the building materials business and that is an excellent suggestion. With their Color Plus paint system, you can get it prefinished with a warranty on the paint for 10? years.

Prefab is always cheaper and their are many choices out there. If you want items that aren't available from the prefab people then site built is about the only alternative. Make sure you have at least 9' ceilings and 10' would be better. With 10' ceilings you can fit a lift.
Question Doug. Our Hardie garage has sat unpainted since last fall. I was under the assumption that it did not need primer, but was recently told that if it's since out in the weather for a few months that it will indeed need a coat.

Is this true?
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Straw bale and manure.
I was thinking of strawbale.

But I do not know enough about it.

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