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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:30 am 
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Hi all

I wonder if a professional builder could give me a ballpark figure on what it might cost for a builder to build a garage?

(I'm working out my finances in preparation for moving to a new house, and I need to know how much I should allow for the building of a new garage - but obviously I can't get anyone to provide an estimate until I move in!)

I would be looking at a brick-built garage measuring up to 15ft wide by up to 24ft long, with a single-pitch sloping roof of corrugated cement sheeting, with a side door and one or two windows. It would need to be built on a concrete base incorporating a waterproof membrane to stop damp.

It would replace a single garage of 8ft by 18ft.

However, because the existing garage abuts a neighbouring one, the 18ft party wall would need to be retained.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:03 pm 
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You’ll never get anyone blind pricing on a forum mate. Get 3 builders in the area to give you a quote,that’s way you’ll get an indication of the price in your area and not one 500 miles away from a forum member.

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its a piece of string job and more than likely need planning you could be looking at £1k in drawings and fees, £6-7K in the foundations if major drainage needs relocating

a cement roof may not be in keeping with the house so you could put another few £k into the roof

even a prefab garage your looking north of £7-8 grand with out a base

Prices and labour costs depend on your area, central London is going to be way more expensive than say a suburb of Liverpool

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I have to agree with steviejoiner74 and Bob225, we understand "its only a ball park figure" but in short there are too many variables for an even vague guestimate :? , suppose some one gave you a figure what could you do then? :roll: you would still have to find a builder and ask him. I have even seen arguments on forums over "ball park figures" over who is right etc :sad:

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