Detached Garage

Detached Garage

Detached Garage with a Loft ‘Steels’ the Scene

Whether you have 2 car detached garage plans or want a garage with extra living space for guests, SteelMaster metal building kits can do it all.
Check out how Montie and Jayna P.’s SteelMaster Quonset hut garage with a loft came to fruition!

  • Location: Dumas, Texas
  • Model type: S-Model
  • Size: 30’W X 17’H X 24’L

 

Detached Garage Backyard Ideas (Before)

Detached Garage Backyard Ideas (Before)

The genesis of their prefab detached garage originated in 2006 when Montie and Jayna bought their home. They say they knew then that they wanted a building like the one they now have, but it wasn’t until 2009 when they set to task looking for one.

Detached Garage Plans

Detached Garage Plans

The plans began with a neighbor whom the Powell’s hired to make the couple’s landscaping vision a reality by infusing a natural ‘wild’ motif into the settings of both the front and backyards.

Detached Garage Builders Near Me

Detached Garage Builders Near Me

The outside of the Powell’s SteelMaster building is largely complete with tongue and groove timbers, Clinker bricks, and a broad array of items that they had collected, including various rocks brought to them by friends.

Constructing a Detached Garage Kit

Constructing a Detached Garage Kit

“It was a lot of work for the two of us, but doing this together was super duper awesome,” says Jayna. “We looked forward to the late evenings of arch building. It was an awesome time. Our SteelMaster is definitely a work of art.”

Detached RV Garage Plans

Detached RV Garage Plans

The downstairs of the garage is used storage for their AirStream camper, truck, and motorcycles, and a small bathroom.

Detached Garage Behind House

Detached Garage Behind House

The outside of the Powell’s SteelMaster building is largely complete with tongue and groove timbers, Clinker bricks, and a broad array of items that they had collected, including various rocks brought to them by friends.

How much does it cost to build a garage with a room over it?

How much does it cost to build a garage with a room over it?

“Originally we wanted a wood-frame structure,” says Montie. “The cost was way more than we expected. Then we found SteelMaster were convinced that they were the best choice. Initially, it was the price, but we became more pleased as we were made aware of the benefits of using steel, such as the strength and ease of installation and assembly.”

Detached Garage Plans with Apartment

Detached Garage Plans with Apartment

The upstairs loft area contains an office area, guest bedroom, and storage space. Additionally, the building serves as a photo/video/music studio for the couple’s side business, PunkinMusher Productions, LLC.

The Final Product

The Final Product

“Montie and Jayna rose to the 2011 Back Yards in Bloom Tour challenge, impressing with a fantastic yard and barn that garnered ‘Oohs and Ahs.’ The tour fostered enjoyable connections with fellow community members who appreciate unique yards. Our yard was showcased in the newspaper, and SteelMaster’s building choice brought us delight despite no official winner.”

How much does it cost to build a detached garage?

There are many things you have to take into consideration when planning your garage and/or living space.  There are several factors that must be considered when trying to determine the cost of each Quonset hut building kit.

The price varies depending on the model, size, and components.  It’s also important to think about the other aspects of your build. For example, what is the cost of the building’s foundation? How much will it cost to finish the interior of your building? Are you insulating your detached garage? Do you plan on framing the interior with wood? The list goes on!

However, there are still many ways you can save money with a Quonset hut in the long run.  Our standard building kits are designed for do-it-yourselfers to save on high construction costs. We make the building process much easier than a traditional building because our arch panels and endwalls are pre-cut and pre-drilled at the factory to their exact specifications.

Are there any design challenges that could change my detached garage plans?

It depends on your needs. For example, building a detached garage with a loft is different than building the average garage. This is because home and living spaces are considered a category two design, which has higher snow and wind requirements.  You also have to factor in collateral loads when designing homes. Simply put, collateral loads are the weight of what is going to hang from the arches such as drywall, sheetrock, etc.

 

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