Garage Building Fundamentals - Planning And Hiring Contractors
You're thinking about building a new garage, you've got
the room on your property and now it's time to start doing some
planning. The first thing that you're going to want to do, is to go down
to your local building and planning department to make sure that you can
actually build the garage on your property.
These people will usually be extremely helpful, because they're not interested in you building a garage without a permit. There is certain specific city building requirements that you must follow, in order to build your garage correctly.
After this, you will need to find a garage builder or a garage designer. I wouldn't bother putting any of these words into a search engine or looking in your phone book, I would simply try to find a general building contractor that can help you with your project.
Most general contractors, have designers or architects that they work with and can be extremely helpful, especially if they have built projects like these in your neighborhood. I don't recommend signing any contracts with a general contractor, until you have gotten at least three bids from other contractors.
Garage building prices can usually be given to a homeowner, by an experienced general contractor, without a lot of problems. Especially one who has built garages in your area before. Make sure that these contractors, explain to you exactly what's going to be involved and what the garage is going to look like, before signing any contracts.
I wouldn't advise signing a contract, with a contractor that will tell you, what the garage is going to look like, instead of showing you, what the garage is going to look like.