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We have already unearthed the best contractors for your garage construction project so that you don't have to search for them yourself. With our help, your garage construction project could bring you closer to your dream home faster than expected. On this page, you will learn the important steps to follow when building a garage, the cost of building a garage, as well as the many advantages of using our free service!

Garage construction: Build a garage that will be much more than a parking space

You made the big decision: you want to build a garage, and now comes the big questions. Should it be a garage detached from or attached to your home? Should it be a one-storey garage or maybe a two-storey garage to increase the living space of your home? A single garage or a double garage? A garage for your car(s) or a garage for storage? Will it act as a workshop or even a garage bar? It all depends on your wants and needs. We have the qualified, verified garage construction experts with specific experience in these areas to help you realize your dream garage. We will take away the burden of having to find them yourself while you focus on your vision for the dream garage you want.

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Cost of a garage

Before embarking on your garage construction project and determining your requirements, it's important to assess the practicality and feasibility of your project and to get a sound idea of the budget required. We have identified the construction costs of several different types of garages which we have seen in projects handled by contractors who specialize in garage construction.

Firstly, the table below gives a comparison per square foot of a turnkey garage versus an unfinished garage. When we speak of 'turnkey', this includes, among other things, insulation, electricity, plumbing, draining, as well as all the required finishing. As far as an 'unfinished' garage is concerned, this involves the basic garage structure and does not necessarily include the elements just mentioned. By speaking with our renovation advisors, you will find answers to any questions that will help you better decide between the two options.

Here are the average market prices for a new garage construction based on our experience with past projects:

Project Type Average Cost (Materials & Labour)
Turnkey Garage $120 to $150 / sq ft
Unfinished Garage $85 to $115 / sq ft
Single Car Garage (12' x 20') $25,000 to $35,000
Double Car Garage $35,000 to $45,000
Garage Slab $5,800 to $7,900


It's important to note that these are the average project prices that we have seen. Depending on the type of materials you want to use (cheap, medium-range or high-end), the price may vary downwards or upwards of the margins given above. This table can still, however, help you gain a good idea of the potential budget required.

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What is the cost of a carport?

As an alternative to garages, there are always carports. These car shelters, attached or detached to your residence, provide protection to your vehicle without being completely sealed. These are permanent solutions to protecting your car and its entrance from snow, hail, rain and UV rays that over time can damage your car's paint and chassis. A carport can be built at the front or side of your house. It can be included in the new home construction plan but can also be added easily afterwards. Depending on the size and whether it's attached to the house or not, with or without a roof, it is generally estimated to cost between $10,000 to $25,000 for a turnkey carport. It is also possible to add one next to a garage as can be seen in the image below.


Obtain a garage plan

When constructing a garage, it is essential to respect a certain sequence of steps to ensure your project is completed in conformity with the rules and regulations imposed by your municipality. Obviously, as with any project, it is important to identify your needs in the first place. How would you like your garage to be situated, whether attached or detached, from your home? Should it be built with a foundation or directly on the asphalt? A newly constructed quality and durable garage or prefabricated garage? A single or double garage? Once you have a good idea of your needs and the specifications and dimensions of your garage, it is essential to confirm with your city if you have the right to build a garage. Some municipalities have strict rules for expansion and regulate this type of project. This doesn't necessarily mean they will prevent you from going ahead with them, but that they may require you to meet certain aesthetic and structural guidelines to keep a uniformity in the neighbourhood. If your project is approved by the city, they will ask you to provide them with a garage plan from an architect or technologist. These plans play an important role because, following your requests, they will dictate the objectives that will direct the contractor throughout the completion of your garage.

Here are the steps you, your architect or technologist and your contractor will need to take to build your dream garage:

  • Identify your needs.
  • Determine the specifications for your garage.
  • Confirm with your city what guidelines you may need to adhere to.
  • Obtain design plans (which can also be done independently with a technologist).
  • Obtain a municipal building permit.
  • Plan your budget and financing.
  • Commence preparing the identified area to build the base.
  • Build the garage.

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Open your dream garage with Reno-Assistance!

With one of our 360° Verified Contractors, building a garage will undoubtedly have great benefits for you and your family. Although this type of project requires a significant investment, your new garage will improve the look and functionality of your home, increasing its resale value while meeting the needs that prompted you to build a garage initially.
Of course, as with any renovation or construction project, there are several steps to take before you can start  ̶  these are steps that the garage building contractor can do for you, in a personally tailored manner, to ensure your specific needs are met. We will make sure you find the right garage contractor. This is what we do best for homeowners like you.

The specialized local contractor in the construction of garages whom we will refer to you will have proven his expertise to be able to undertake the construction of your garage perfectly - from beginning to end.

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Let our renovation advisors help you bring life to your dream garage...

When you contact Reno-Assistance for a quote, one of our renovation advisors, experienced in the construction of garages, will review your project with you and send you up to three contractors - only garage professionals who have our 360° Verified seal of approval – to quote on your project. This means that they have met our strict verification criteria and high standards and that their work has satisfied our previous customers.

After receiving their quotes, your advisor will review them with you, helping you choose the best contractor for you and your budget... all for FREE!

Whatever your needs are for your new garage, we have trusted contractors ready to bid - so you can start your project as soon as possible.

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Get up to three free quotes and start enjoying your new space

Simply fill out our contact form on the right to get up to three quotes for your project and start building or renovating your garage today... All for free! And since you have no obligation to work with our experts, you have nothing to lose, just a perfect garage to win.

With tens of thousands of projects of experience since 2010, our advisors can help you plan your project. They will guide you through all necessary stages to ensure no important details are overlooked. Give us a call us or fill out our contact form and an advisor will be assigned to your project and get in touch with you to start your garage construction on the right foot. It's free and there's no obligation to you. Contact us now!

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