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How to Build Your Own Garage

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If you want to know how to build a garage, follow these basic steps:

  1. Make a plan and take measurements of the area.
  2. Get the local permits needed.
  3. Order your materials or your DIY kit.
  4. Build a foundation.
  5. Build your frame.
  6. Assemble the walls.
  7. Install the outer sheathing.
  8. Install roof trusses.
  9. Finish the roofing.
  10. Add the shingling.
  11. Add the windows and doors.
  12. Add the finishing touches.

You’ll need a lot of resources when building a garage, including knowledge of local code requirements, building materials, and experience with designing a stable structure. Friends or family who can contribute their time and labor are usually a necessity, too. This can all be pretty intimidating, but we can help make building a garage easier with our garage building kits. Our self-build garage kits make this complicated task much more straightforward.

Designing Your New Garage

The first thing you’ll need to do when you design your own garage is to consider what you want to do with it. Many people store vehicles or lawn equipment in their garage, but plenty of people have an alternative in mind, like creating a home gym to house their fitness equipment. Our one-car garage kits for sale are a great choice for this type of use. Or you might want to create a spacious workshop for yourself with all of your tools organized the way you want. How you want to use your new garage will help you determine how big it needs to be, a key consideration in the design process. If you want to build a garage, shop for kits that meet your size and design needs. We have a wide variety of garage kit packages to choose from.

Not only can you customize your new structure’s design, but you can also choose the color scheme of your garage. Shop for kits in a range of colors that can match or complement your house and other storage structures on your property to perfection. You might also like your garage to have the same type of roof design as the other buildings on your property. Our garage building kits for sale let you customize all of these options, so you can create a garage with just the right look.

Do You Need Planning Permission to Build a Garage?

When building a garage, you will generally need a permit. The type of permit will vary by location, so you’ll want to check with your local zoning department before starting your project. Many times, the need for a permit depends on the size of the building: Our one-car garage kits for sale may not require a permit in your area, but a two-car garage could require one.

Building a Garage Made to Last

When you order one of our DIY garage kits, you know you’ll be getting a structure made of quality materials, so whether it’s windy, snowy, or pouring rain outside, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your metal garage is designed to withstand those conditions. Thanks to our self-build garage kits, you can build a garage yourself and still get the security of our design expertise. Your custom garage kit will allow you to build a structure that can hold up against frequent use and harsh weather for years of reliable use.

If you love DIY projects, our garage kits are a great choice because you’ll still be able to say that you built your garage yourself. After building one of our DIY steel garage kits, you might even be inspired to try your hand at building a shed, too.

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