3 car garage ideas

Share knowledge or ideas about doing anything and everything.
D2Cat
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 850
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Location: 50 miles south of Kansas City

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby D2Cat » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:12 am

You said 3 car garage. Guess you have to decide if you want a garage, a workshop, or a machine shed. And as you can see, whatever it is designed for, it will eventually not be big enough and have lean to's on each side!
0 x

Farm Fence Solutions
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:37 am

Image

60x96......Thought it’d be big enough to last a lifetime, but there’s still three trucks and a gob of equipment and trailers that sit outside. At least the shop can still be used as a shop this time of year. Lol
0 x
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2130
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby ddd75 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:34 pm

guys.. this is pricefarm.. he's cheap as cheap can be.. he ain't building no 50 x 100 haha :)
0 x

User avatar
pricefarm
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1217
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:05 pm
Location: Southwest Va

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby pricefarm » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:22 pm

ddd75 wrote:guys.. this is pricefarm.. he's cheap as cheap can be.. he ain't building no 50 x 100 haha :)


Yes you are right about that I am cheap. This building will not be a machinery shed I have one those already that is 60x70 and another shed that is 30x60 at the farm and like everyone has said it still not enough room but we make do. My house is across the road from the farm and only sets on about 1.5 acres. Iam just wanting somewhere to park a car and truck which I think 9ft doors would work then maybe a 12 ft door so I can work on stuff. I don't own a combine so don't need anything huge. Mainly just tractors and hay equipment. Iam thinking of making the doors 10' tall and the ceiling would be around 12' ..?

What's everyone opinion on a stick built vs pole barn style??
0 x

User avatar
dun
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 47343
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:34 am
Location: MO Ozarks

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby dun » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:35 pm

pricefarm wrote:What's everyone opinion on a stick built vs pole barn style??

Estimates I've seen for a shop building with a couple of additions showed that if you pour the concrete floors first the stick built is cheaper. If the concrete will be poured later the pole barn is cheaper.
0 x
"“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.” ― Aristotle

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2130
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby ddd75 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:02 am

i'd just throw up a pole building.. should be cheaper and faster to have built.

the garage doors will be the most expensive thing on that barn.
0 x

Farm Fence Solutions
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:12 am

Post frame comes out cheaper unless you plan on finishing out the interior. Stick frame on a slab still needs a good concrete footer. We haven't had any trouble with posts rotting, but I know some that have. There are plenty of options to prevent that, such as a Postsaver or a Permacolumn.
0 x
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

Beefeater
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:11 pm

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby Beefeater » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:53 am

If building myself I’d go with a stick built for something like that, and utilize a raised footing / couple courses of block for outside of walls. Wouldn’t need to hire help erecting, maximum options for siding to go with your house, a bit more options for insulation, etc. The raised footing / block will give you generations of no rot guarantee, could assist with keeping termites at bay, and gives you some flexibility for grading if ever needed. I’ve dealt with a couple older buildings on slab, and need to do something with my current 3 bay garage as well because they were built on slab, not a fan... my cattle shed and small barn were built back in the 30’s/40’s I’m replacing poles now, while my barn has a short raised footing - looks to be good for another 80 years.
0 x

User avatar
pricefarm
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1217
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:05 pm
Location: Southwest Va

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby pricefarm » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:45 pm

Got some prices today on a post frame 30x40 12ft tall. I got several quotes anywhere from 20-30000$. That's turn key. Fully insulated with 3 garage doors and a walk in door. Seems pretty high to me. None of them included any electrical work I'll do all that myself.
0 x

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2130
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby ddd75 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:15 am

those 3 garage doors are upping the price. the 30 is high. the 20 isn't bad.


i'm going to start on a 26 x 72 here soon for a machinery shed.. front side open.
0 x

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8481
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby 1982vett » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:28 am

The garage I designed fo my house is 25 x 28 attached. Two 10 x 8 doors and a 3 ft entry door. Some designers may think that’s a lot of wasted space, but we have plenty of room in fron, behind and between to enter and exit the vehicles without banging car doors. Also gives a clear 4 ft walkway into the house...or a place to bring the outdoor pot plants when a freeze is eminent. The 25 ft deep gives me room for a freezer and storage cabinets got stuff I didn’t intend to store in the garage but do. Course if you have a full length crew cab that’s going to get tight. I don’t think I’d want the shop and garage to be open to each other either. Not just because of flying wrenches, but because of all the byproducts of grinding, sawing, welding, oiling, greasing, sanding..... enter from the ends and put a wall between with a walk door between if you want. So doing that with a stick or pole barn, roughly 28 x 48 as SoB suggested. If you go metal building, a common size would be 30 x 50.
0 x
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~Harry S. Truman

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2130
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby ddd75 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:05 pm

pricefarm.. I just saw a local ad here.

3 car garage 30 x 40 x 12. 3 garage doors, 36" walk door, 14,900 installed.
0 x

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2130
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby ddd75 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:06 pm

i'll be building an equipment shed this spring. I'm thinking 26 x 72. Should be around 6,800.00 in material, front side open.
0 x

User avatar
TexasBred
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 29660
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Heart of Texas

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby TexasBred » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:30 pm

pricefarm wrote:Iam thinking of building a 3 car garage at my house. I'll use 1 bay for my wife's car one for my truck and the other bay to work on farm equipment. What size do y'all think would work? Iam thinking a 40' long and 30' deep. Also what would be best, a post frame or a stick built?

Wouldn't even consider it. The work area will turn into a nasty junk area and the value of your house will go down. Even is you clean it up the floor is going to always be nasty.
0 x
A dung beetle walks into a bar, looks around and says "Is this stool taken"????

User avatar
pricefarm
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1217
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:05 pm
Location: Southwest Va

Re: 3 car garage ideas

Postby pricefarm » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:33 pm

ddd75 wrote:pricefarm.. I just saw a local ad here.

3 car garage 30 x 40 x 12. 3 garage doors, 36" walk door, 14,900 installed.


That's a good price. Wonder if they travel to VA
0 x


Return to “Tips 'n Tricks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests