add on to garage or rebuild completely ?


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Old 05-02-16, 12:03 PM
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add on to garage or rebuild completely ?

hello

I have a 20 x 20 garage just a standard detached .

my question is I want a bigger garage i am retired now and i want some workspace room. the garage is in great shape and i hate to tear it down and build new but i would like some advice if i can get it.
i would like 30 x 30 lol

would my best plan pf attack re rafter and enlarge it that way which would prob equal the price of a new garage or somehow add on.ugg dumb question i know
thanks
 
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Old 05-02-16, 02:27 PM
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Your best bet is to hire an architect to draw plans since you may have to file something with the building dept.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 02:45 PM
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Hi markj and welcome to the forum.
If you want a clear span for that 30', entirely possible, then you will need to build new.

Extending the length isn't bad, but the width would be almost a new building.

From the ground up, you start with a slab, thus expanding what you have would require extending the current slab in two directions.

Wanting 30'x30' is probably the toughest choice. A 20x30 "T" or "L" added to what you have would be easier. How much space do you have around the current garage?

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Old 05-02-16, 02:54 PM
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about 40 ft on all sides so ive got plenty of space to grow
 
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Old 05-02-16, 03:06 PM
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How about the function of the resulting space. Do you need one large open area or would it be better to have 2 or 3 rooms/spaces.

Also, how about height, would a 10' or higher ceiling be desirable.

Also, if you were to build a 30x30, you could use walk through trusses and get some really open space up top.

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Pictures would be nice so we can see what your seeing.
 
 

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