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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.

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    "Florin completed my job very quickly. Kept us well informed, always arrived on time. Would highly recommend, I will be contacting Florin again when I require more work completing in the future."

    Concrete Base
    By Wyn on 29th May 2020
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Cambridge
    • ID checked

    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

    "Despite problems with access (not of their making) I am delighted with the standard of work carried out, albeit in very wet conditions. I will certainly use them again."

    Underpinning / Foundation
    By Jan on 19th Jun 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure to do your work Your neighbors however made life difficult to gain back entrance but we managed anyway

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in St. austell
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He did a very good job took a little longer only because during lockdown it was hard for him to get the materials"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Emily on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our gets are on our job quote page. We are in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class trades men on our books to do...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work efficient and very helpful in explaining what needed doing"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Eileen on 4th Feb 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Wigan
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    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

    "Sorted out the gutter, water drained away."

    General Maintenance
    By Keith on 6th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Manchester
    • ID checked

    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 insured.works undertaken,general han...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Paul arrived on time as discussed via email, he very efficient and pleasant while in the home. Amazing service. Paul came to our rescue to have a number of large flat packed items put together quickly as we had underestimated the..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Lloyd on 2nd Sep 2019
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2009
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Chatham
    • 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

    "Great job thanks!"

    Concrete Base
    By Toby on 10th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    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
    • 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 re...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really impressed with Graeme from initial contact through to the job completion. He was able to understand exactly what I wanted, then provided a professional quotation including the scope of work and schedule. The work started on..."

    Internal Walls
    By Richard on 26th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Reigate
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time, on budget, clean job - and friendly folks. This wasnt a big one, but well executed. Thumbs up!"

    Bathroom Repair
    By Nicolas on 4th Mar 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Thanks Nico. Keep in touch Mick

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in London
    • ID checked

    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

    "Arrived as agreed / purchased and brought materials / explained repair/ good service"

    Garden Shed
    By James on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in London
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had the same as omar. Paid a deposit. Daniel kept saying he was waiting for items to be dispatched time and time again. Loads of excuses why he never turned up. Never answered the phone and when I phoned the so called the main o..."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Mick on 21st Mar 2019
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Redditch
    • ID checked

    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

    "Arrived promptly and were extremely hard-working. Completed the job to our satisfaction. There was a delay in the arrival of their materials but they stayed on until the job was satisfactorily completed."

    Concrete Base
    By Colin on 11th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Shaun and his team provided a service to remove an internal wall with some wiring, plastering and plumbing work to make the area good. We experienced a few issue along the way and the quote did increase along with a number of a..."

    Internal Walls
    By Stephen on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    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

    "excellent service and great price, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Polite and friendly, would highly recommend"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Ryan on 17th Jun 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks for the review ryan

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

    At BPM Property Maintenance we pride ourselves on giving customers great value for money and excellent customer service. We turn up on time, we are friendly, reliable and we are here to help you with all your property maintenance needs, we specialise...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and professional. Clean and tidy. Excellent job. Will definitely use Ben in the future."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Patricia on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Halesowen
    • ID checked

    Sole trader of rgj painter and Property Maintenance I'm available to carry out all various types of property maintenance including cold water plumping to roofing and plastering general maintenance I retrained after leaving the British armed f...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Chris was punctual and very professional his workmanship and attention to detail fantastic, I would very highly recommend Chris. His quite was very fair and his estimate on time to complete was good. He cleaned after himself every..."

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Paul on 21st Jun 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Mansfield
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really professional, good worker, friendly and tidy"

    Lighting & Power - Internal
    By Rosie on 24th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in West drayton
    • ID checked

    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

    "Lee, kept in touch with myself advising of the date and time he would be arriving, very competitive price, arrived as arranged, explained fully what the job entailed, even when we hit a snag offered a workable solution, job comple..."

    Roof Repair
    By John on 7th May 2020
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Garage / Outbuilding Construction in Doncaster
    • ID checked
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