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    Carport fitting preperation


    How can you prepare the ground before having a carport fitted? If I do it myself will it mean less of a charge if hiring a contractor to install the actual carport? Or does it depend? What do you think should be the case usually? Thanks.

    Asked by Everson on 17th Mar 2021
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    Gs construction

    "I think you should hire a professional to do it because he knows what to do and how to do"

    Answered on 28th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Tom's Team Ltd

    "If you do the work yourself, to the required standard, then obviously this will save you money.
    You will need to determine what is required for the carport you have in mind. Ground conditions will determine the depth of any foundation, clay or sandy ground will need deeper footings.
    The mounting points for each leg and foot of the structure will need to be square and level.
    If you are doing the groundwork and the contractor is fitting the carport, have a chat with them to determine what they need to be able to fit it correctly."

    Answered on 17th Mar 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Meads & Co Construction Ltd

    "Hi mate all depends on the ground you wanna build on, ideally, you want a hard surface, yeah, of course, doing the works yourself will save money but it’s not always worth it if you're not sure what you're doing and make mistakes could end up costing you more, another way to save on cost would be to buy all materials yourself then just ask a contractor for just labour, but I would also get a price for supply and fit from a contractor that way you can work out savings you can make, hope this helps Roy."

    Answered on 17th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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