30x30 Garage Owners

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  1. TDPalmer

    TDPalmer Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I called about having a garage built for me, I'm looking to have enough space inside for 2 vehicles with enough room to work on both of them. I'm pretty set on 30x30 but I was wondering if that offers plenty of room to work on both vehicles if they're both sitting in there. I was wondering if any 30x30 owners had any pics of their garage with 2 cars in it so I can get an idea, or if I should go for a 36x36.


    I got a quote from a local, well known garage builder for 16.5 for a 30x30 including concrete, leveling, doors, windows, and electrical.
     
  2. ruskin911

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    I've got a 30x36 that works very well, have the Camaro, a bass boat, and enough room to park my full sized truck in it also. Make it as big as you can you will fill it up believe me. I've got about 10k invested in mine built it with the help of my buddies. Good Luck hope you get it done soon.
     
  3. leafs_11

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    thats a good price,if it includes everything.ive built dozens of garages and i dont think i would build a 30x 30 that cheap.i was adveryising a darage spwecial 2 years ago for a 22x 30 floating slab,concrete, framing siding and shingles and doors for $15000,no electrical or inside finishing.we were swamped.
    being over 900 sq feet you probly cant go with a floating slab so its foundation or pole style.(620 sq ft max here)which adds to the cost.$16.5 sounds like a good deal
     
  4. 79RedZ

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    If you can afford to go 36x36 right now, do it. You'll be happy that you have the extra room. But then you'll wonder why you didn't go bigger yet. :)
     
  5. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    agreed

    I'm 28x52 and I wish I had twice the room - they fill up FAST!
     
  6. ruskin911

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    Yea it was a good deal, like I said did all the work with help of friends. It was a kit that I ordered from a lumber yard nearby, got the complete building with 16 foot insulated roll up door 1 walk in door all insulation, it is covered in white metal siding top and sides. The concrete didn't come included in the kit. Also it has 10 foot sidewalls which is really nice.
     
  7. TDPalmer

    TDPalmer Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I called about a 30x36 size and it wasnt that much more. I might start considering that . Ruskin, do you have a pic with your boat, truck, and car in your garage so I could see how much room left there is?
     
  8. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

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    Consider the height of the ceiling as well as the dimensions of the floor. I'm adding on my garage to accomodate a lift. 30 x 30 is plenty big for two cars and work area. I have become convinced over the years that a true dream garage must include a lift. The cost of going high on the ceiling is considerable though. I agree that if your contractor can build a 30 x 30 for 16.5 that's a hell of a deal. The prices of materials are climbing every day along with fuel and every thing else. 7/ 16 osb has gone from $6.22 to $11.24 per sheet over the recent few weeks! My little 25 x 25 x 14' high ceiling addition requires 56 sheets. Check the credentials of the contractor and the details of the agreement. Make sure this contractor is qualified becuase a botched deal is no deal at all trust me.[​IMG]
     
  9. LeftHandPhil

    LeftHandPhil Veteran Member

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    Man building in the lower 48 is CHEAP!!!
    I have been building a 24x30 this summer. So far I'm around 28k into it and myself and friends have done everything but concrete and dirtwork (those alone account for about 10k).
    I built with 10' walls and scissor trusses for a 4 post lift. Also insulted the crap out of it too, r-30 walls and r-60 ceiling. I think all in with the lift I should end up around 35k. I wish I could have gone bigger but I think I'll have enough breathing room as long as I don't pack it full of crap.

    The garage build starts on the end of this page.
    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167139&page=4
     
  10. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    That shouldn't be an issue. My garage is over 1150 sq ft, and it is on a floating slab. Around here, there is no size limitation that I'm aware of for floating slabs. It isn't about size as much as it is about building the foundation right and cutting relief cuts in the concrete after pouring.
     

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