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    Need a new garage building? Or perhaps a garage roof replacement? MyJobQuote has hundreds of garage specialists across the UK so you're sure to find one in your area. It's quick and easy to get up to 3 FREE quotes for all sorts of garage and outbuilding related work. You can then compare garage building costs and choose the best company or contractor for you.

    Rises in crime and vandalism combined with the ever-increasing cost of on street parking and insurance, has led to more and more people looking to add a garage or a carport to their properties. But garages are not the only type of outbuilding construction on the rise, a flat housing market and lacklustre economy means that many are creating structures to add useful space to their existing properties rather than moving. however, garages are by far the most popular type of outbuilding construction in the UK. There are really just two ways of getting a garage built, to buy a ready-made garage or to hire a builder to build one for you from scratch. If you buy a ready-made garage then normally professional suppliers will come and assemble the garage for you, but you need to ensure that you have adequate foundations to lay the building on. Getting a builder to construct a garage for you from scratch may work out as a better option, especially if you envisage the garage being used as a study or spare bedroom later down the line.

    Outbuildings Planning Permission

    Planning rules and regulations governing outbuildings apply to sheds, greenhouses and garages and other garden buildings including swimming pools, sauna cabins, kennels, enclosures and many other kinds of structure. Outbuildings are generally considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission, as long as they are not built on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation, are single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres, and are no more than half the area of land around the original house. In addition if the property lies within a National Park, the Broads, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a World Heritage Site; the maximum area to be covered by outbuilding is limited to 10 square metres. On designated land outbuildings at the side of properties will require planning permission plus listed buildings require that any outbuilding project will need planning permission.

    Building A New Garage - the Costs

    A new build detached double garage, built in matching bricks and tiles to the main property, can cost you upwards of £18,000. This cost is made up of trench fill foundations, reinforced ground-bearing slab, walls and lintels, roof and covering, carpentry, drainage and guttering, garage doors (including access door and window), electrical installation and decoration. However, this is a basic installation assuming a shallow pitched concrete tiled roof, half brick-thick external walls and a simple ground floor slab with trench fill foundations. Upgrading the specification to include external cavity walls, sealing the floor, adding cold water plumbing, raising the pitch of the roof etc can easily increase the costs to over £25,000. In addition, this cost breakdown assumes you will be project managing the build yourself, if you leave the project management to a contractor, there will also be a management fee on top.

    Choosing a Builder to Construct your Garage or other Outbuilding

    The first step towards any outbuilding construction is of course to choose an experienced, high quality builder to carry out the work. But sorting the professionals from the cowboys can be difficult. Some builders claim to be jacks of all trades, but be wary, they could be masters of none! Best to choose a builder that specialises in outbuilding construction, or at least one that can demonstrate plenty of relevant experience. Building a garage need not be a lengthy process, but a certain level of knowledge and skill is required. So if you're looking for a builder make sure they've built garages or similar buildings before. You can find recommended builders near you for your garage project using the free quote service on this site. All you need to do is enter the details of your job along with budget and contact information, then sit back and relax while local tradesman get in touch with you to provide prices and estimates for the project.

    We are a building business covering a variety of trades including general maintenance, roofing and ground work. We have a great work ethic and will try our best to accommodate your needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Highly recommended. All men were lovely and good company. Very high standard of work. Rob made sure that I was happy with the job. Thanks you."

    Internal Walls
    By Dasha on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Friendly and prompt. I cannot rate the job until it rains!"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By John on 2nd Mar 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Woolaton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin did a first class job and was most professional. His creative ideas for our driveway and back garden has transformed our property and made our property the envy of the street. He has initiative and readily found sol..."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Florence on 30th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    D and S BUILDERS Formed in 2008, D+S Builders has many years of experience in the building contractors trade, and provides building services to clients throughout the region. The company is based in Nanpean (St. Austell). No job too small and free e...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great service responded to the job within 15 minutes and same day to look and quote for the job. Work carried out the next day Definitely use D and S again"

    By Kevin on 1st Feb 2021
    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in St. austell
    • ID checked

    We provide extremely high quality and cost-effective repairs, including maintenance and planned Improvements We carry out a full range of planned improvement works with the emphasis on multi-skilled work at various domestic properties within the Ash...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very professional and job done to a high standard , at a reasonable price. Cleaned up after themselves and would definitely recommend them"

    Floor Tiling
    By Brian on 14th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    Hello my name is Radek. I have 12 years experience as a HandyMan. Any problem let me know ANY TIME 24 / 7 . All the best for everyone;)

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good came to quote and started the job whilst there. Finishing off today."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Eunice on 24th Feb 2021
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in London
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our refs are on our job quote page, they speak for them selfs... i am in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class tr...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very satisfied with the service, and as decided my job has been done on time."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Symplicia on 23rd Dec 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Wigan
    • ID checked

    Marl Bridge Services are based in Wallasey and cover the surrounding areas. Trading since 2000 and backed with a long list of great reviews. Some of the Trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Conversion - Chimney Building / Repair - Concrete Base...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great communication could not make it on Day arranged, called me promptly to rearrange for next day . Job completed with no issues satisfied customer"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance

    I have been completing handman,property/garden maintainance jobs for around 9 years.i have a large list of previous and current happy customers.5* rated on all other job sites.satisfaction garanteed.all work fully undertaken,general han...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent job well pleased fair price quoted"

    Garden Shed
    By Ken on 1st Mar 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2009
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Chatham
    • ID checked

    Iv been a plasterer and general builder since I was 16 and really enjoy my job, I have many returning happy customers over the years and all work is always finished to the highest standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good and professional"

    Flat Roof
    By Ann on 5th Mar 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    Welcome to our page - GLA BUILDING we are a professional and reliable company who works to very high standards, these standards have helped us to build up an excellent reputation with regards to all work. We specialize in interior and exterior...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very happy with GLA’s structural building work and the professional manner in which it was undertaken. When Graeme from GLA met the structural engineer he had already correctly calculated the rsj for the chimney support, th..."

    Kitchen Installation
    By Katrina on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Reigate
    • Public liability insurance

    Able roofing and building have over 25 years in the construction trade from small jobs to new builds extensions etc . Brickwork jobs planning work from drawings to specific needs . All roof work from 1 slate to full re roofs flat roofs all work car...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Warning – Will not honour 5 year guarantee Lance was very quick to come out first time to do the work and take payment but the roof repair has already failed after only a year I reported the fact that the roof had begun leak..."

    Flat Roof
    By Tim on 18th Feb 2021
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Accrington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tee was very friendly and professional. It was a good job and a very reasonable price. The area was not tidied up at the end."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Mangala on 10th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Established 2011
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived on time. Done the job as described and highly recommended."

    Structural Steelwork
    By Daz on 29th Jan 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    Handyman working on private properties like homes, condos and other rental units or even with companies. My responsibility may encompass some plumbing, electrical, carpentry, security, gardening or hauling. My duties include: Changing light bulb...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ion was awesome. Got the job done quickly and with ease. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again for similar jobs."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Mark on 21st Feb 2020

    Construction international ltd reply: Mark is very friendly! Thanks for your time

    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Surbiton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very satisfied with the quality of craftsmanship"

    Garden Wall
    By Chris on 10th Aug 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Many thanks Chris. Pleasure working for you on your property.

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in London
    • Public liability insurance

    Hi, been doing this for a long time now, I have substantial experience in all building work and joinery finishing work, will offer advice and vision to achieve the job you want and expect, regards, phil grant. Cscs gold card holder.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Reliable and efficient"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By David on 17th Nov 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks Dave,where have you been

    • Joined Jun 2019
    • Established 1981
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Newcastle upon tyne
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a family run business since 2005, Kevin and Matthew [ father and son ] out on the road and Julie [ mum ] in the office. We cover all types of building work, extensions, fencing, decking and driveways, but we do like to specialise in kitchen a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Kevin spent a lot of time discussing the options available and then went on to advise and investigate other problems I was having with my flat. He was helpful and informative without being bossy or intimidating. Overall, I really..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Phil on 20th Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very reliable tradesman and excellent workmanship, quality is top notch. Very polite, courteous, clearly explains work involved. Cost was excellent, will definitely use again, highly recommend. Arrived when he said he would to pro..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Paul on 3rd Mar 2021
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Bathgate
    • ID checked

    Fully qualified with over 15 years experience in the construction industry. Specialising in roofing, maintenance, guttering and rainwater goods. Friendly, professional, and reliable.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Adam arrived and chopped the remainder part of the chimney pot off and fitted a plastic cowl, unfortunately, he placed it directly on to the slabs thus blocking off any ventilation; other than a few holes. When evening came and..."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Maurice on 30th Jan 2021

    Adam Jones reply: Hi Maurice, Thank you so much for sharing this review. I made the mistake of not asking if the chimney was still in use, which resulted in the ventilation problem. I have learnt from this job and will not make the same error in future. Thank you for your patience.

    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Cheltenham
    • Public liability insurance
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