Cost to build a garage
NOTE: Concrete garage price page here | Timber garage prices here
So you want to know what it costs to build a garage? Well you’ve come to the right place.
Firstly, it depends on the construction methods. Let’s take a look at the options…
Brick Built Garages
Brick built tends to be the most expensive route to take, if cost is no option and you don’t mind a bit of a mess and quite a bit of time, brick built garages are most people’s first choice, but with prices starting at around £15,000 for a small garage it is often beyond the budget for most people, for a non-habitable space at your property.
Timber garages offer great insulation properties, but generally require a little more maintenance than other types of garages or garden buildings. Tanalised timber is a great way to reduce maintenance & increase life expectancy of the timber… Opt for a solid framed building, rather than the lightweight shiplap style construction as they won’t last in the long term. It really is a matter of ‘you get what you pay for’ with timber garages.
Concrete garages are sectional in nature, and being made predominantly from concrete, have a long life span..
Their components are manufactured within a factory environment, so production is efficient and installation on-site is quick, which helps keep costs down. Typically, a smaller sized concrete sectional building can be installed within half a day and a double garage within a day.
Sectional buildings are low maintenance and long lasting, particularly if UPVC is chosen as the fascia material, standard equipment on our elite garages.
The panels, being concrete stand the test of time with a life expectancy of 40 – 50 years.
Steel-framed garages are often the cheapest option, and generally sold in kit form for self-assembly.
You either love ’em or hate them, although there is nothing specifically wrong with a metal garage, it’s just your personal preference. Bare in mind they provide very little protection from the elements if you intent spending any length of time in the building.
In terms of installation. they take a little patience to screw together, but a weekend with a couple of competent DIY’ers will usually see the job done,
They are a cheap option to create a large amount of space, and can easily be taken down or moved if required.
Once you’ve decided on the type, you need to consider the size. Size really does matter with garages as it will affect the cost and the usability of the building in the long term.
Always add a contingency to the size of building if possible, as it really doesn’t cost much to add a metre to the length of a garage building in most cases, and the ‘premium’ for the storage or working space will always outweigh the initial cost to put it there.
That about covers the considerations when weighing up the cost to build a garage. Think carefully, consider which style best suits your needs. Plot out the size on your property, stand back and look at its footprint. Consider how it will accommodate your requirements and how it will affect the environment around it, and you should be good to go.
If you want to chat about your proposed building, give us a call anytime. We never try to up-sell or convince our customers of anything – rather just offer expert advice from years of supplying garden buildings.