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How to plan your heavy-duty garage storage

Most of us have an image in our heads of how our garage should look; more often than not, this does not include a car. Few of us manage to reliase the dream, however, largely because garages become disorganised dumping grounds for all sorts of things that don’t have another obvious place. Fortunately, you can sort this once and for all with a little careful planning.

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A place for everything

Allocate dedicated space to big things that will obviously go in a garage – your lawnmower, bicycles, perhaps gas bottles – and you can then start to think objectively about the remaining space available. Clear the clutter and you might even find you have space for a workshop and perhaps even a car! While you are thinking about all the things that should be in the garage, think too about all the things that shouldn’t. These could be …

What sort of costs should you expect for a garage build?

When it comes to a garage, many people overlook the costs, and if you’re building a house, it’s not necessarily the thing you’ll think of first. By the time the home is built and funds are spent, it is often the external builds which suffer. That’s why it’s important to budget correctly when planning your garage. You might think of it as just a store room, but it can end up being an expensive one.

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The Costs of a Garage

Your typical detached double garage will set you back approximately £18,000 at the very lowest end of the market. That’s a 36m² brick-built space that matches the design of the house and has walls that are 2.5m high, a concrete tiled roof and a ground-floor slab with trench-fill foundations. Two single garage doors, some drainage, a window and an electricity supply are also included in that price.

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