Garage build

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GSDGPW

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39 posts

7 months

Sunday 23rd May
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I’ve always enjoyed looking at other people’s garage builds on here. So thought if there was any interest I would post a record of my garage build on here.
Having moved here last year applying for planning permission for a triple garage was high on the list of priorities.
An architect was duly instructed, who suggested that actually the cost of putting accommodation above would be a worthwhile exercise both from a cost, and extra work perspective.
I didn’t think for one minute that planning permission would be granted, but to my surprise and delight it went straight through.
Fast forward to today after months of boreholes, structural engineers calculations and architects drawings we are ready to start.
Initially piling was the only option, but the cost was astronomical, the structural engineer designed concrete footings, 2.4m deep which although will be expensive, was considerably cheaper than the piling option.
A JCB arrived lunchtime today, a dumper is arriving in the morning along with a 1.5 tonne 360 degree excavator.
Demolition and site clearance commences in the morning.

Edited by GSDGPW on Sunday 23 May 22:25

MrsMiggins

2,338 posts

203 months

Sunday 23rd May
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I look forward to watching this unfold. thumbup

Crafty_

12,987 posts

168 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Will be watching.

2.4m ! yikes

GSDGPW

Original Poster:

39 posts

7 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Fat hippo

543 posts

102 months

Sunday 23rd May
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GSDGPW said:
I’ve always enjoyed looking at other people’s garage builds on here. So thought if there was any interest I would post a record of my garage build on here.
Having moved here last year applying for planning permission for a triple garage was high on the list of priorities.
An architect was duly instructed, who suggested that actually the cost of putting accommodation above would be a worthwhile exercise both from a cost, and extra work perspective.
I didn’t think for one minute that planning permission would be granted, but to my surprise and delight it went straight through.
Fast forward to today after months of boreholes, structural engineers calculations and architects drawings we are ready to start.
Initially piling was the only option, but the cost was astronomical, the structural engineer designed concrete footings, 2.4m deep which although will be expensive, was considerably cheaper than the piling option.
A JCB arrived lunchtime today, a dumper is arriving in the morning along with a 1.5 tonne 360 degree excavator.
Demolition and site clearance commences in the morning.

Edited by GSDGPW on Sunday 23 May 22:25
I’m looking to do a garage near some trees.
Out of interest how did the cost of foundations compare to piling?

Al U

1,936 posts

99 months

Monday 24th May
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This looks about the same size as a bungalow I am about to buy to live in rather than store cars in frown

Mabbs9

645 posts

186 months

Monday 24th May
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This looks great. Following.

rich350z

242 posts

130 months

Monday 24th May
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Definitely interested, please do keep us updated.

k99

382 posts

136 months

Monday 24th May
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OP, good luck, how much have you budgeted?

Antony Moxey

6,043 posts

187 months

Monday 24th May
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2.4m? Do you live on top of a sand dune or something?! Good luck OP, love threads like this smile

Biggy Stardust

1,598 posts

12 months

Monday 24th May
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2.4m deep with a 1.5 tonne excavator?????

RC1807

10,346 posts

136 months

Monday 24th May
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Biggy Stardust said:
2.4m deep with a 1.5 tonne excavator?????
It'll be lifted in / out of the foundations hole as it works its way around. wink

shalmaneser

4,846 posts

163 months

Monday 24th May
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Love a build thread. Get digging!

Zippee

12,577 posts

202 months

Monday 24th May
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Love this sort of thread.
Out of interest why so deep at 2.4m? What are you building on to require that?

Rob.

43 posts

3 months

Monday 24th May
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JCB back-hoe will do 6m depth.

Guessing the 2.4m depth is due to the proximity to trees? Roots etc.

MrsMiggins

2,338 posts

203 months

Monday 24th May
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That site is ripe for some lovely time lapse photography if you can set it up.

Bobhon

1,030 posts

147 months

Monday 24th May
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We thought about putting up a Utility Room extension and the footings worked out to have to be 2.4m deep.
Caused by Leylandii trees nearby (like in this threads photo) and having clay sub soil.
Totally killed the project as the costs for either 2.4m of concrete or the piling alternative were astronimical.

GSDGPW

Original Poster:

39 posts

7 months

Monday 24th May
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Day one over, didn’t go exactly to plan as the building inspector wasn’t happy with the structural engineers tree calculations. He seems hellbent on piling and the engineer is adamant that she has over engineered the footings. Hopefully there is no reason why we can’t proceed tomorrow with strip footings. Wish me luck guys.
First of many grab lorries is arriving 8am, I’m getting a bit stressed and can’t wait to get out of the ground. The reason for the depth is a combination of clay and trees, primarily the conifers.
With regard to cost and I may be being hopelessly optimistic, I am hoping that I can get the shell watertight and the outside finished for something in the region of 60k.
I’m not planning on fitting out the upstairs as I believe that you have to pay council tax when it is finished. Maybe someone in the know can advise.

GSDGPW

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GSDGPW

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