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metal or block garages...

well time has come when i'll be trying to fund a new garage, about 20x30ft. I've been thinking long & hard about metal or block garages, i like the idea of a metal garage as they're quicker to erect, but i'd be worried about condensation etc... whilst a block garage would take longer to erect, possibly cost more.

Anyone any thinking on the subject? Anyone got any ideas how much a block built garage would cost???
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Sens me your email and i will show you pics of a steel garage i built with 8 ft cavity block walls and the roof sheeting is lined to stop condensation. Its finished inside and out with white blaster and two roller door.its around 20x30.
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cheers Franko, have sent u my e-mail.
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I know where there is a load of cheap box section (50mm i think ) if you go for the metal option, it's apparently very cheap for new metal. People come from everywhere to buy from this fella.
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If I had room I'd build one . Now lets all chip in and we can all use Toby's one !
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i like your thinking Dermo!!! hehehe!
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I know where there is a load of cheap box section (50mm i think ) if you go for the metal option, it's apparently very cheap for new metal. People come from everywhere to buy from this fella.
you got me interested!
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personally i'd do a block one and plaster the outside. You can insulate the inside for quite cheap, Any builders providers will do 8x4 foot warmboard for about €25 to €30 a sheet. Its plasterboard with kingspan insulation stuck to one side, I actually did my bedroom recently with the stuff, its really good.
Then the cheap option would be to put a metal roof on and as Franko said it can be lined for insulation
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Hi toby, you can now buy my shed and i will throw in the house
Suirville, Ballycarron, Golden, Co. Tipperary - Property.ie
I will email you some more pics i took today later on but you will get the idea from the pics on the link
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hi Franko, thanks a million, gorgeous house you got there, that garage is huge! I want one!!!
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give me a buzz anytime and i will run you through what it cost
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Hi toby, you can now buy my shed and i will throw in the house
Suirville, Ballycarron, Golden, Co. Tipperary - Property.ie
I will email you some more pics i took today later on but you will get the idea from the pics on the link
Garages look huge .

@ Toby I would go with the ol' concrete shed it can be dry lined quite cheap as Brian
said and less maintenance imo .. and will you make it a bit bigger as our 166's are a bit wide
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I have a 50x25ft shed from Shanette in Killbegan. Full double skin and kingspan insulated including roof. 5 years old now and still perfect. Shanette are little more expense than other you see around but they provide excellent service.

The main issue with sheel sheds is condensation so it really need to be insulated - also remember that the concrete base they bolt onto needed special preparation

You also need to think about where the rain water will go - they collect an awful lot of water on the roof and the standard soak away may not be ok

With a bit of clever painting of trees and strubs, they can be hidden (well nearly)

Last and not least, you may need plan permission depending on your area....
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ok, have thought long and hard about it, & i am 99% certain i'll be going for a block build, 20x30ft with another room off the back for storage (as we own a very small cottage little storage space!).

Ok, thing is has anyone built there own, i'm not going to foolishly rush into it, i know some people who can lay blocks etc...i'm just wondering is there anywhere i can get listings of how much materials i'll need etc?? Must be something on-line, right??
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I'm about to start building mine, its going to be timber frame with steel cladding same as my dad built for me about 10 years ago, unfortunatealy we moved house and had to leave the garage behind and also I'm going to have to build this one myself as my dad passed away 5 years ago. Never had a problem with condensation in the old one, clad roof, felt supported by chicken wire. I've been advised to use breathable felt under this roof and apparently its stiffer so needs no support. Its going to be 10mtrs long by 5.5mtrs wide, should be big enough to take 4 cars (but there will only ever be two in it) I'm also planning to put a pit in. When its finished anyone who's stuck is welcome to come down and use it if ye want.
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how are u doing the pit Kikih???
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Sorry lads a bit ****ed off as I've just replied twice with a long reply and both have dissappeared
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Would'nt you know it!!! that one went through
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Would'nt you know it!!! that one went through
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And that one!
This is what I plan to build, I'm hoping it will cost under 2000.
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I helped my Dad install a pit into our home garage back in the 80's. We dug a big hole, lined it with plastic, poured a concrete floor, and then built four walls using 9" blocks on edge. We then finished off with 2" angle iron for the 9x2" planks cut to length (to cover it) It made working on the Suds and Sprints a dream and many a Boxer engine was dropped with help from the pit.
A friend of mine in the motor trade was telling me you can now buy a two post car lift fitted and all for 1000 he reckons they are a lot handier as you can put a car up and drive another in underneath if you need, one problem with a lift is ceiling height, something I dont have a lot of.
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oh that looks nice!!! might print the drawings!! (obviously with your permisson!) :-)
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When its finished anyone who's stuck is welcome to come down and use it if ye want.
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A friend of mine in the motor trade was telling me you can now buy a two post car lift fitted and all for 1000 he reckons they are a lot handier as you can put a car up and drive another in underneath if you need, one problem with a lift is ceiling height, something I dont have a lot of.
Yeah, the place where we have the 33 and my 155s has one of these, very handy alright. Am surprised to hear you can get one for a 1000.
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oh that looks nice!!! might print the drawings!! (obviously with your permisson!) :-)
Print away, I should mention the two yellow buildings are existing, the large one is the existing garage and the small one is the dog box (block built by the previous owner) the brown is the structure I'm building.

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