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Building new garage in Fort Lauderdale.....

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Norseman, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Norseman

    Norseman Member

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    Any leads on good contractors and architects?

    Right now We have a 1,5 car garage. Been that way for 16 years since we bought the house.
    Now toying with the idea of buying a Tesla Model S, perfect time to put up a new garage.
    A guy on the next street over are doing the same and it turned into a nightmare, so at least I know
    which contractor not to use..:scared:

    Talled to to one builder who gave me a rough estimate of $50k for a 2.5 car garage and 6 months build time.
    Drawings were $5k from one architect I met with.

    Need second opinions for sure. Price of $50k is probably ok, but 6 months for building a darn garage seems excessive.

    Anybody with recent experience doing the same In SE Florida...?
     
  2. squadra

    squadra Member

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    Drawings is a bit expensive especially if it is a simple garage
    Construction should be 90$/square foot.

    However because of the demand in constructions price are going crazy! My contractor told my that some of his sub contractor are asking double from 2-3 years ago.

    I can put you in touch with my contractor, he is very reliable.
     
  3. Norseman

    Norseman Member

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    That be great.
    I will need severeal estimates and good recommendations.
    (Preferably a fast contractor/builder who knows the Permit Game)

    Yeah, simple garage, but need to add spaces for washer/dryer and a 1/2 bath. Also need work benches and stuff.
    Pretty much a 2.5 car garage with some goodies. Also have to work on up the roof:
    House is from the mid-50s with a Bermuda type roof, kind of concrete. Rock solid and weathered many a hurricane. It will be hard to match the new garage roof to the house roof however. Not sure how to crack that nut. Hopefully a good architect have some tricks up his sleeve.
    That is the project in a nut shell, should be fairly simple (yeah right).
    First thing to do is to take soil samples to see if I can even build or pour a slab right there.
    Need to get the garage before I order a Tesla: It may not even fit in my present garage. Had my E-500 Wagon in the garage, pretty snug fit. The Tesla may be bigger...(?)
     
  4. primetime

    primetime Member

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    Any update on the construction Norseman?
     

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