The expense of constructing a garage in the United Kingdom?
Authored by Dencroft Garage Experts on August 20th, 2021, last updated in April 2023.
The cost of building a garage in the UK is determined by several factors, including the size, materials, foundation depth, and roof type. The prices for building a garage can vary greatly, ranging from £2k to £30k, depending on these factors. Let us help guide you through your options and prices so that you can estimate the cost of building your garage.
Costs involved in building a garage
Garages come in many shapes and sizes, which are partly determined by the planning permissions that you can obtain. For more information on this, please refer to our guide to garage planning permission. Once you know the permitted size of your garage, the following steps will be required for the build:
Garage Foundations (including excavating, trend digging, and base laying) – £2,000 – £3,000
Concrete floor (including pouring concrete, reinforcing, and backfilling the ground) – £2,500
Brickwork, lintels, etc. – £3,000 – £4,000
Construction of structural roof timbers – £1,300
Roof coverings (including felt, battens, and tiles) – £2,300
Installation of fascias, soffits, guttering, and downpipes – £2,000
Installation of power sockets, internal lighting, and security lights – £800
Installation of the main garage door, access door, and windows – £3,000 – £4,000
Painting, internal shelves, and final finishes – £500 – £1,000
Overall, the average cost to build a single garage ranges from £13,000 (flat roof) to £15,000 (pitched tiled roof), whereas the cost to build a double garage ranges from £21,000 (flat roof) to £25,000 (pitched tiled roof). In addition to the build stages, several design elements need to be considered when building a garage, including style, size, and associated costs.
Style and size
When it comes to garage style, pent or apex roofs are the two most popular types. The apex roof is triangular, with two slopes meeting in the middle, whereas the pent roof has a single slope that creates an incline.
Pent roofs tend to be cheaper, with a small garage pent roof (14’3″ (4.34m) x 8’6″ (2.59m)) costing from £1,800, and up to £5,210 for a large garage (26’3” (8.00m) x 20’6″ (6.24m)). The cost of an apex garage roof can range from £2,030 for a smaller size to £7,180 for a larger size.
Door styles and finishes
When it comes to the main garage door, there are many finishes and styles to choose from. These include horizontal, vertical, Georgian, vertical steel double hinged, roller, and sectional. The cost of these types of doors can vary widely, ranging from £30 for a basic horizontal door to £800 for a sectional door.
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