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Old 07-18-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Got pricing on a 20X20 garage build

Got a price from 84 lumber on a 20X20 garage that included everything except electrical, paint, a garage door, ect....This was the structure itself and hardy board and the roofing. The price was $4,400 does that sound reseasonable? This was not one of their garage kits. Is their any kind of building calculator available that I can use to make up a bill of material so that I can shop around and see where I can get me best deal? I'm bouncing between a 20X20 or a 16X30 but would like to be able to build my own list of material. I know I still have to add in electrical, garage door, paint, sheetrock, and a door motor
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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EVERYTHING but except electrical, paint, a garage door, etc.... is pretty vague and $4,400 is VERY low.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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I'm assuming that price does not include the concrete either... Thats why its so low.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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Seems like a reasonable price. I am building a 24x40 garage and calculate materials minus doors to come in at $6K
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Just for a price point comparison, the place I bought my pre-fab garage from (www.horizonstructures.com) is around $7500 for a 20x20 delivered and installed. That includes everything, paint, windows, doors, shingles, shutters, etc. You supply the pad for them to put the building on and they do the rest. You don't state where you are located so it is hard to figure an exact price but they have a calculator online that will let you play with different sizes based on your location.

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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24x40 - I have material for the shell coming in at around $4800. Walls, siding, decking, shingles, man door and windows. Overhead door quote is $536 (16' steel Clopay), about $3500 in finish - paint, insulation, drywall, electrical.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:58 PM   #7
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Default Re: Got pricing on a 20X20 garage build

My price for all the materials on my 26x40 including doors, windows, siding, ect, was $7900.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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EVERYTHING but except electrical, paint, a garage door, etc.... is pretty vague and $4,400 is VERY low.
Yes, paint can wait, I will add 1k budget for a door, I have access to cost on any electrical and lighting and can do it myself
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I'm assuming that price does not include the concrete either... Thats why its so low.
That's correct the slab is $2400
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24x40 - I have material for the shell coming in at around $4800. Walls, siding, decking, shingles, man door and windows. Overhead door quote is $536 (16' steel Clopay), about $3500 in finish - paint, insulation, drywall, electrical.
That sounds like a good price, I would like to figure my own bill of material so I can go price it out on my own
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My price for all the materials on my 26x40 including doors, windows, siding, ect, was $7900.
Pretty close to what guy said above, thanks for info
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:56 PM   #9
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Good price on the slab. I'm getting 4.25 sq/ft, neighbor had a different crew pour his driveway at 4.50.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #10
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If you have the room, save up and go larger than 20x20. Its hard to turn around in a 20x20 without bumping the other wall, way too small to be practical for anything but a MINI or a VW (or a Yugo).

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Old 07-18-2011, 11:05 PM   #11
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Good price on the slab. I'm getting 4.25 sq/ft, neighbor had a different crew pour his driveway at 4.50.
Man that's a good price, I do business with a client thats neighbor has a concrete business so I think I might be getting hooked up with a better price
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If you have the room, save up and go larger than 20x20. Its hard to turn around in a 20x20 without bumping the other wall, way too small to be practical for anything but a MINI or a VW (or a Yugo).
Yeah I know it's small but I'm trying to still have some yard leftover. Might even go 16x30, all I'm after is storage for two cars and enough side room to house my streetbike. I have more thinking and design to do before anything is permanent anyway
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Yard and grass is highly overrated!!!! bigger garage means less grass to mow, and more time in the garage!!!

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:36 AM   #13
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materials for 36x36x16 with two garage doors and all insulation, vinyl siding, interior osb, shingles, 2 man doors and three windows. 16000 dollars. concrete add 10000. trusses add 2400, electrical 2500, water and sewer? my brothers labor to frame it 2500. budget 35000 and im going to spend every penny. if i can squeeze a hoist into that i will.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:21 AM   #14
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I had a turn-key 20x26 shop built in 2005 for $10k. That included concrete floor, vinyl siding, asphalt shingles, 3ft-wide shop door, 3x3 window and one 9ft metal garage door. It was stick-built on site. No insulation or paneling, open rafters and did not include electrical at all. My buddy and I wired it for electrical and phone and 6 yrs later I'm just now getting around to insulating and putting up OSB paneling for the interior walls. I wish I done that sooner. I also wish I'd put in at least a grey-water sink...but will probably figure that out somehow. If I had it to do again, I'd also definitely bite the bullet and go 24x40. 20ft is just not wide enough for most things and 26ft length just doesn't cut it either. Think about that size really hard and go bigger now..or face adding on later, like I'll have to do.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:30 AM   #15
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I am building a 22x40 garage and calculate materials minus doors to come in at $5K, so It looks like a reasonable price for you at 20x20
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:21 AM   #16
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FWIW - my spread sheet has the build running at $13.24 sq/ft. Caveat - lumber is priced at retail and I'm going to bid out at 4 places here. Two national chains (HD, McCoys) and two local yards. I am counting on a price break (hope, hope, hope....!)

On size - I went 24' deep because I have had no problem doing motor pulls, etc in that space with 16~17' cars. (Falcon, Mustang, etc). I have been able to still do it in 22' of space but it's tight. I would like 26 or 28 but that requires trusses and the cost goes up a lot. I did push the building 10' off the back lot line which leaves 7' of expansion room. Or, I can go wider as I have 14' left on the east end counting the side setback. That is the real "secret" behind my decision to use gable ends LOL. With all the electrical feed, etc already in, expansion would be around $8 a sq/ft.
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