Details for Typical Garage Designs
Clearly marked custom garage plans will most likely prevent annoying disputes with contractors as well as saving time and assuring you of a well built project.
We have taken random images from Typical Garage Designs with different plans to show the typical design drawings you will need in the construction of your new garage project.
We hope these design images and notes will show just how important it is to have complete drawings. If your builder doesn't know what you're looking for then he might not meet your expectations.
Our custom garage plans are designed to meet IRC code requirements with NC Amendments should you later want to use them as garage apartments saving costly remodeling changes to meet codes.
Garage Plan Front Elevation
The front elevation can show critical information such as garage roof pitch needed to meet your required needs. Attic storage if needed can be designed into the garage now saving cost in remodeling additions later to meet load conditions for heavy storage items.
Garage Plan Foundation
Foundation plans are required for permitting in most states and must include required items such as steel rebar in stem wall type footings and plastic film covering steel concrete wire mesh in slab footings. Anchor bolts and required placement for each. When brick and block stem wall type foundations are used you must show proper head course structure as well as any wire reinforcing wire that might be required according to height. Foundation drains and proper placement details.
Garage Plan First Floor
First floor plans can include any normal or even unusual notes for your builder to follow such as exact entry door placement and size. Window size, type and color should be noted. Garage door size for width and height clearance needed. Garage door material and brand if so desired. Interior wall and ceiling finish along with paint schedules. This plan as well as foundation should clearly show outside dimensions. This plan should show attic access in one form or another.
Garage Plan Second Floor
Stair details should clearly show size and placement. In the design details it should show proper head clearance. Ceiling lines should be applied to show ceiling heights at the highest points and also the lower points as in knee walls. Dormers should be clearly identified for correct placement and window schedule for required code egress in the event you might later turn your garage into a garage apartment for visiting guest.
Garage Plan First Floor Suggested Electrical
Our suggested electrical is designed for exterior garage use only and not for permitting use as we are not electrical engineers qualified for such duties.
Garage Plan Second Floor Suggested Electrical
As the first floor outlets are for attic storage and lighting use only.
Garage Plan Detail Section 1
Slab foundation details will show code requirements or better.
Garage Plan Detail Section 2
Garage door details showing type of door and wall and foundation construction for proper fit.
Garage Plan Window Schedule
Our window schedule will give you a complete list of the windows and their size. These windows should also meet code requirements in the event you convert your garage plan into a garage apartment later.