Convert carport to garage

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  1. Yasmin

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    Tossing up whether it’s worth buying this place and converting it, or just find somewhere with a garage already. However, in the meantime, any ideas on what the cost would be to convert this into a garage?
    Any help would be great, I’m a first home buyer and have no real idea on costs.
     

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it a freestanding house? Looks like it would be easy to enclose and add a panel lift door. But if it is part of a body corporate set up you may be limited.

    I'd suggest about $2k for a panel lift and $2k for a builder to enclose. That's just my quick ballpark guess without looking back at what we've paid for panel lifts recently.
     
  3. Joynz

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    The planning permit for the building may have specified a carport.

    Check with Council first as you may not be permitted to enclose it.
     
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    My guess is 5K

    With colour bond walls, roller door and an electrician to wire up some lights.
     
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  5. Yasmin

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    Yes, it’s a freestanding house.
    Ok, that’s great!
    Appreciate your reply!
     
  6. Yasmin

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    will do, thanks for the reply!
     
  7. Yasmin

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    excellent, my thoughts were 5-7k
    Thanks for the reply!
     
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    Double check that the garage is wide and long enough. When you enclose it you often make it even smaller due to where things can be attached.
    The width for carports can be narrower as the doors can open between the poles. For a garage you need 3m width and minimum 5.5m length but some cars are even longer - like utes and 4wd with tow balls/roo bars.
     
  9. Yasmin

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    Good point, I certainly will, It’s to house my old Ford which is pretty big. Appreciate your reply!
     
  10. Marg4000

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    If you can’t fully convert it, you may be able to put a panel lift door in it, then run a high solid fence to the side boundary. This would give you more security than an open carport.
     
  11. Yasmin

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    I had thought about that option also, thanks for your reply!