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Garage with your own hands: an overview of effective technologies, step-by-step instructions with photos and videos

Cars today are not an indicator of wealth and luxury, it is primarily a means of transportation. Almost all owners of suburban areas today have their own car, it is convenient and practical. With all that, having a car, we face a number of problems, one of which is its parking place. This issue does not lose its relevance for summer residents: it is not always convenient to leave it on the street, and in the case when you spend a long time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, your garage at the dacha will be simply necessary.

To build or not – this question is decided by everyone himself, but for those who already know the answer, it is necessary to think about where to start, how the work will be carried out, what needs to be done and how to do it. First of all, let's look at the photos of the garage with our own hands on the suburban area – there are quite a lot of them on the web.

You will certainly notice that a modern garage is not an iron box, it is a completely independent and rather complex structure that has both its own specific features and is decorated quite beautifully, in some cases following certain artistic tastes and styles.

Let's try to figure out what it is necessary to know for someone who has decided to build their own home for their car. Let's try to uncover the secrets and answer the most important questions: where to start and what to do.

Before starting construction, let's focus on one important point, namely, whether or not it is necessary to obtain permits for construction.

From the point of view of the law, you do not need to issue any documents in the following cases:

  • The construction will be carried out on its own suburban or garden plot and is not commercial;
  • The structure will be auxiliary;
  • The garage will be frame or metal, not a capital structure.

This is a complete list, in all other cases, you will need to issue some legally required documents.

Let's assume that you have every right to build a garage on your site, then let's get down to business.

What kind of garage to build. How to choose a place

In general, there are different types of garages, namely:

Prefabricated metal box. There is no need to build such a garage, it is being assembled, and if necessary, it can easily be dismantled and moved to another place. It makes no sense to consider such an option, since it is only a shelter for the car from bad weather and intruders, it cannot be considered a full-fledged boxing.

Attached. Such a box is attached as an additional room to the main structure, as a rule – to the cottage. In this case, we are dealing with a full-fledged, capital construction.

The construction is carried out taking into account all the requirements and rules. The advantage of such a box is the saving of the site space, and the disadvantage is the proximity of the technical room to the residential one.

A separate structure made according to all building rules and regulations, having its own infrastructure and special access ways. Such a garage can have quite large dimensions, be heated, have a separate workshop inside, special devices for repairing cars, as well as machine tools and other equipment.

This is the most convenient option and therefore the most common. The main drawback is the high cost.

Which garage to build depends on your financial capabilities, as well as on what requirements you have for it:

  • what kind of work will be carried out in it;
  • do you expect to install any equipment or not;
  • what other additional functions can it carry in your understanding of comfort and practicality.

After you have chosen the type of future box, you need to think about where it will be located on your site. In this case, it is necessary to be guided not only by your desires.

It is better to place the garage as far as possible from the residential building, while convenient travel should be provided to it. In general, it is better to familiarize yourself with the rules of the layout of the suburban area in advance and choose a place in accordance with them.

Selection of materials

In general, what to make a garage out of, i.e. the choice of building material for your future garage should be justified in material terms and correspond to what it will be, your future box. The most common option, it is also the most optimal from many points of view — stone. In this case , the stone can act as:

Brick. This is the most common type of building material for a major garage. Its advantages are obvious: convenience, the ability to build without the use of special equipment, the ability to erect a structure of any shape and type. Disadvantage – high cost;

Cinder block. In this case, it is also a very convenient option and is in many ways similar in its qualities and advantages to a brick. In turn, the construction is going faster, because the size of the cinder block is larger, and it is cheaper in terms of cost. The disadvantage is that the structure is less reliable when compared with a brick one;

Reinforced concrete structures. A convenient option. Dignities: high reliability and strength of the building, speed of construction and relative simplicity. Disadvantages – the need to attract special equipment.

There are different types of garages, but the stone is the best solution. The tree is not recommended to use, in this case, the structure can be a fire hazard in the box is equipped with GSM, and in General, the wooden garage is not the best option.

If you decide to make an iron box, then as a result it will just be a parking lot under the roof, in winter it will be cold, and it is unlikely that you will be able to make a workshop in such a garage.

Creating a project

As always, before starting construction work, we first create a project for the future structure. The quality and success of all the work depends on how thoughtful it will be. It is necessary to start designing after the following issues are resolved:

What will the future garage be like. In this case, you need to decide what kind of work will be done in it, it will be a simple shelter for a car or a garage with a workshop.

  • Think over what rooms it will have, what equipment will be installed, how many cars it will be designed for;
  • Next, we determine the size, it is necessary to clearly decide what height the structure will be, what perimeter it will have, etc;
  • Decide whether there will be a cellar in the garage. If so, where it will be located.

After you have solved all these questions, you need to decide on the material.

An important point is the roof for the garage: think about its type, what kind of roof will be, etc.

If you need a garage with a pit and a rack, you need to think about how and where the racks themselves will be made, and for a pit it is important to think about a waterproofing system.

Think about the infrastructure: if it is a heated box, how will the heating be supplied. When installing machines, you need to take care of the supply of a three-phase power grid. Don't forget about the ventilation system.

It is important to consider the driveways to the garage. Determine which gate will be, how they will be locked. Think about what kind of foundation you need, how and from what you will make it.

Another point to keep in mind is drainage systems. The garage should be dry, and water should not accumulate in the observation pit and cellar in the spring, as well as during the rains.

Ultimately, the project should provide for all aspects of future construction and be as informative as possible.

Getting to work

The project is on hand, all the materials are ready, you are determined, well, then we start construction and installation work. In the most general form, it is necessary to adhere to the following order:

  • Start with the marking of the site and subsequent excavation;
  • Next, we build the foundation;
  • After the foundation is ready, we install and fix the garage door. We start laying the walls;
  • We proceed to the installation of the roof and roof;
  • Mounting the drainage system;
  • We make a floor in the garage;
  • We are starting finishing work inside the box and work on the installation of the necessary infrastructure.

The end of the work will be the preparation and arrangement of driveways, finishing the garage outside and installing all equipment and machines.

Your garage should be practical and convenient. Look at the photos of the garage inside, you will be able to find a lot of interesting ideas and do everything in the most optimal way.

Last, remember about safety during construction and during operation. Observe the fire safety requirements.

Photos of the garage with your own hands