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When we bought our house, we were aware that the attached garage was...er...in need of repair. It is not tied into the house - more kind of lean-to style. The rear wall is bowed and the front dips above the garage door. Oh, and the roof is a thinly disguised seive.

Needless to say, no car ever goes in there as it looks in danger of collapse ( and came up on our survey as such )

Does anyone know how much a garage costs to demolish and rebuild ? We've been quoted ?12000-?15000 which seems utterly ridiculous !

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I know nothing about building and costs, but that does seem a little steep considering it should be in theory a simple build with simple materials and construction.
 

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When we bought our house, we were aware that the attached garage was...er...in need of repair. It is not tied into the house - more kind of lean-to style. The rear wall is bowed and the front dips above the garage door. Oh, and the roof is a thinly disguised seive.

Needless to say, no car ever goes in there as it looks in danger of collapse ( and came up on our survey as such )

Does anyone know how much a garage costs to demolish and rebuild ? We've been quoted ?12000-?15000 which seems utterly ridiculous !

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That does sound utterly ridiculous I recon you could have an extension for that much money, there certainly isn't much invovled in building a garage especially if the footings are good, it would just be a case of knock down and rebuild, if the footings are knackered then it would cost you a bit more I would have thought.. but not ?12-15K [:O]
 

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there is a concrete base in place but we would like the garage to be re-built about 1ft wider than it currently is so that we can put a car away if necessary. I saw one website which reckoned about ?8K which is plenty IMO....
 

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we would like the garage to be re-built about 1ft wider than it currently is so that we can put a car away if necessary
Novel concept obviously, using a garage to store a car in. Must be why houses are built with garages that struggle to accomodate anything larger than a Daewoo Matiz these days...
 

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the house was build in the '30s so I guess I'd get a model T Ford or an Austin 7 in, no problem. But no chance of the Golf or the BMW getting in ( unless I had a good run up[:p] )
 

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if you are going to do that at least do it in the golf as you will look slightly more dignified climbing out of the boot!! [:D]

It makes a bit more sense now seeing as you want it to be wider, as they will have to increase the foundations slightly which will invlove a digger etc, still alot of money, have you thought about doing an extension as well whilst you are at it? or at least consider having a garage that can be easily built on if necessary which would require deeper foundations etc..
 

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We have existing planning permission for a 2 storey side extension - but Surrey builders wanted ?80K about 6 months ago - on top of that is a new kitchen, bathroom, tiling etc etc. So we're currently having a conservatory built which is 15' x 12' which was cheaper than extending to the rear ( builders wanted ?35K for that ).

Ideally, I'd like to extend to the rear of the garage so that we can have a utility room but its all down to the money. Natalie doesn't want to borrow any money and finding cash for a conservatory and cash for a garage re-build within 3 months of each other is tricky !

Yes, think we'll have the footings done so we can add a second floor when funds allow...
 

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Get your pick-axe, shovel and wheelbarrow out like I'm doing !!

Save yourself ???'s and get toned at the same time !
 

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Yeh yeh...

That's what I thought until I got into some serious pick-axe action.

What else could be more important of an evening than doing a bit of floodlit digging ?

But alas (see rain thread) rain has stopped play here.
 

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CTP... do you have a different jumper to wear when digging holes? or do you wear the special car cleaning jumper for that as well??
 

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CTP... do you have a different jumper to wear when digging holes? or do you wear the special car cleaning jumper for that as well??
When you say ' special car cleaning jumper' do you refer to the 'rag' he mops the spills up with ?!?!?!

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depends on size of garage, single skin, or cavity wall? openings other than main door. what sort of roof? flat? pitched?

add to that cost of new bricks/blocks, sand cement etc...

expect to pay ?75ish per cubic meter of concreate.

plus labour costs............ soon adds up.

where bouts you from mate?
 

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CTP... do you have a different jumper to wear when digging holes? or do you wear the special car cleaning jumper for that as well??
Funnily enough, yes I do have a favourite digging jumper, it is a blue one.

However.... shock horror, I have been known to wear my brown car jumper whilst digging and my blue digging jumper whilst working on the car.
 

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CTP... do you have a different jumper to wear when digging holes? or do you wear the special car cleaning jumper for that as well??
When you say ' special car cleaning jumper' do you refer to the 'rag' he mops the spills up with ?!?!?!

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Oi !!!

Don't take the **** out of my car jumper....

Remember, this is YOUR bike !

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What size is it ?

If you want ,say a 4 meter by 5 meter unit you would be looking at about 10 grand.

Thats at ?50 per foot square,or ?500-550 a meter.

When i have to give a ball park figure, depending on finnishes,

Garage...?550 pms

Houses/Large extentions...?850 pms for basic shell

Nice finnish...?100 pms

Oak / limestone floors,under floor heating,fitted vanitys,solar pannels...?125-?150 pms.

Not including the cost of kitchen or bath/shower suite's,but does include the fitting

Depends where you are as well.
 
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