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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by baby_fats, 5th Aug, 2015.

  1. baby_fats

    baby_fats New Member

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    Can you guys please explain to me what the difference is between a carport or a garage?

    How about if it has a roller door in the front but open in the back? Or sides?

    Lastly, how much does it increase the value of a property if I put in a carport or a garage

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    A garage (for a house) is fully enclosed
     
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    Random Username Well-Known Member

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    It may not add much to the value of the property, but could well make it more saleable or rentable.
     
  4. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    What he said. If you can't do a carport try to arrange some lockable storage.
     
  5. Esh

    Esh Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to tell how much extra value garage would add but the great positives is that it makes it more attractive to buyers - could translate in more value to the property, extra plus if you add storage. Buyers may also see this as more secure. All these factors really play in their mind when it comes to perceived value
     
  6. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    If it were myself with a new built I'd add a double garage rather than carport, however the cost for builder vs DIY to enclose a carport would be my deciding factor.
    Also, depending on the build layout it maybe possible to simply enclose the side with remote door on the front, leaving the rear wall open to incorporate as part of the patio area , comes in handy for side door access, especially to kick off the work boots etc, allows extra undercover room for parties etc.