Calgary Garage Builders – Building A Garage In Calgary…
October 24, 2013
If you need Calgary garage builders there are quite a number of specialist firms in the area such as PlaniT Builders. Sometimes it can be difficult to know which to choose, but here are a few things you need to take into consideration in order to ensure that you get good Calgary garage builders.
First, the City requires that you obtain a building permit for the construction of a garage (or for a two storey garage a development permit) so you need to use a company that will go to the City offices and obtain it for you, together with any electrical or gas permits required. You need to discuss with the builder a number of factors such as the size of your lot, any slope involved, zoning codes, how it fits in with your lifestyle, how the garage design will match your house and possible re-sale value added, to say nothing of your budget. Some companies may also be able to offer a financing package.
Proper steps must be taken when excavating for foundations to ensure that the area is correctly prepped for construction. The concrete should ideally have zip strips in every pad to minimize and control cracking; because of the extremes of temperature in Alberta cracking needs to be controlled as much as possible.
You need to decide what electrical facilities you need. Most garages employ three outside lights and three to four inside, but you may also need heating and full workshop facilities. Most overhead doors come with a 16′ x 7′ panel but if you are parking two cars it is a good idea to go to 18′ x 7′; the extra two feet makes for much less hassle parking.
You also need to give consideration to the exterior design. Most people want the garage to match their house, but you might want to have something completely different; good Calgary garage builders will be able to advise you what will look best.
When you are building a garage you are looking at a ballpark figure of $20,000 – this could be a lot more if you want a lot of additional features – so it is best to find a builder prepared to sit down with you and take the time to cover all the possible outcomes.
For more information about PLanIt Builders and how they can help you develop your next garage click here.