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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.

    Hello and welcome to fascias direct roofline upgrades! We are a local specialist roofline upgrades company and we have a full portfolio and many happy customers that you can see to ensure peace of mind. We are fully insured and all work is fully gua...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "i thought Lee was very good kept to his time schedual very clean worker very polite as were his co workers. I would recommend Lee to anyone."

    Fascias / Soffits / Cladding - Wooden
    By Bob on 1st Apr 2020

    Fascias direct roofline upgrades reply: Thankyou mrs goodman please keep yourself safe through covid 19 many thanks for your custom

    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Doncaster
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Affordable Excellence from a truly professional team As a lone female searching for reliable builders is often hit and miss with companies being too bullish and full of their own ideas of what I need. Caro Construction have list..."

    Kitchen Worktops & Cupboards
    By Marcia on 14th Jan 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Greenford
    • ID checked

    Widnes Joinery is run by Peter Collins a former National House Building Council Inspector. This ensures that all works are completed to the current building regulations. The company work is centred on Northampton however we have worked away as far as...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "We had an excellent experience of Pete and the team. Professional job done. Good quality finish. Trustworthy people too who do what they say they'll do. Will likely use them again. Thanks"

    Internal Walls
    By John on 24th May 2019
    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2018
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Northampton
    • ID checked

    With over 25 years hands on experience transforming properties both inside and out! All of our work is completed to the highest possible standard and comes with a guarantee. We specialise in landscaping, building, plumbing and plastering

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Thanks for all your hard work Josh and Dan.Their were some minor issues regarding finish , but these we're quickly resolved and sorted with minimum fuss.Thanks again I'm very pleased with the work youve done."

    Porch / Canopy
    By Ed on 2nd Sep 2018
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Halifax
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Prompt response, really reasonably priced and neat, tidy work completed quickly and effortlessly. Would use again and would highly recommend."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Jaclyn on 2nd Mar 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2003
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Romford
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and stayed late each day to get the job finished already asked him if he can carry out other jobs i need doing would recommend him to anyone that needs work doing "

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Andrew on 8th May 2017
    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 2018
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Spalding
    • ID checked

    Hello and welcome to our page. I am a specialist in bathroom design and installation. I am Advanced City & Guilds with distinction in plumbing heating & mechanical services and have 30 years experience. I seek perfection in all I do and all m...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Contacted me and arrived when he said he would and has done a great job replacing my cracked bath. Very happy customer"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Maxine on 27th Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Liverpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "John provided a professional and helpful service throughout, from quote to completion of the project. A very honest and trustworthy man. Done an excellent job and left taking all waste matter. Would definitely call him again sh..."

    Concrete Base
    By Beverley on 18th Apr 2019
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Salisbury
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Decorative Solutions did an excellent job on converting my bathroom to a wet room. They worked quickly, efficiently, tidily and were always polite and helpful. Excellent."

    Complete Bathroom Refurbishment
    By Gloria on 28th Jul 2019
    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2000
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Dagenham
    • ID checked

    Painter and Decorator based in South West London. Covering the surrounding areas for jobs including: - External Painting - Wall - External Painting - Windows & Door - Internal Painting & Decorating - Paint Effects / Mural

    Most recent homeowner review

    "We are very satisfied with the job!"

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Lior on 22nd Oct 2019
    • Joined Apr 2018
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in London
    • ID checked
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