On 6 Apr 96 at 18:50, email@example.com wrote:
> I have had three bids on my "dream garage,"...the following are my specs
> that I gave to the builders:
> 30' X 40'
> 12' walls (to accommodate the lift I plan to install)
> shingle roof w/ 16" overhang all around+ fascia
> steel ceiling inside (white)
> 3 windows, double pane for insulation properties
> hole in wall for air conditioner :-)
> 1 16' garage type insulated door
> 1 entrance door w/ window
> Building fully insulated for winter use
> 4" cement slab, except where my lift is going to be placed...has to be 6"
> All of the bids range between $12,200 and $14,500, complete.
Sounds good, haven't gotten too much worse since I built mine 6 years ago-
24x40, 12' ceiling for my lift.
-Don't forget the site. I resurected an old bulldozer, and did my own grading,
then I just had the shell built- it went up in about 3 days, for about less
than $5K. (May)
I then preped & poured the 6" floor with help from some friends and a few
six-packs. Somewhere around $1200+ for all materials, & power float rental.
I then installed a 10x10, 12x10, and an entry door. Then, I wired the whole
thing, built interior walls, insulated & sheet rocked the first 1/2. (December
Finished the other walls later. Next time, I'd make it at least 30' deep as
well- the Suburban just fits in. Also, consider a split roof line- you
probably only need 12' ceiling in the 1/2 where the lift is.
Roger Garnett (Roger-Garnett@cornell.edu)
"The South Lansing Centre For Wayward Sports Cars"
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