Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos

Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos Frame houses are becoming more and more popular due to their strength, speed of construction and relative cheapness. For example, building a one-story frame house with a garage today costs 3-4 times cheaper than a similar brick house. In this article, we will look at the features of a frame house with an attached or detached garage.

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Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos A frame house consists of the frame itself, which made of wooden beams, and wall material - as a rule, these are panels of wood-based panels and insulation. The foundation for a one-story house can be installed columnar, and for a two-three-story structure, a more serious reinforced tape will be required.

Since the house is completely wooden, it is necessary to exclude the possibility of a fire, that is, a fireplace and any other source of heat that implies the presence of an open flame cannot be used in such a house. Windows, doorways are made simultaneously with the construction of a house or garage.

It is not recommended to decorate the house from the inside or outside with natural or artificial stone, as it is too heavy for such a structure. A cement screed on the second floor is also not worth doing.

Options for building a garage in a frame house

Making an extension from any material to a frame house will not be a problem.

In this article, we will dwell on the options for building a garage in a frame house. Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos

There are two ways to add a garage: with a separate entrance from the street or with the ability to enter from the house. You can also build a free-standing garage, or if the house is only used in the summer, just make a carport.

Advantages and disadvantages of wooden and foam block garages

  • Wooden garage:


  1. Easy to build
  2. Low price
  3. Can be added to any home
  4. Durable
  5. Odorless - wood does not absorb gasoline vapors


Fire risk

  • Foam block garage:


  1. Even lower price
  2. Environmentally friendly material
  3. Provides sound insulation
  4. Fire resistance
  5. Not susceptible to decay, mold, insects


May crack or shrink

Technology for building a garage in a frame house

  • Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos The foundation for the garage can be laid not as solid as that of the main house - it will fit and columnar . First, you need to dig a pit 0.

    6 m deep, lay a sand and gravel layer on its bottom, then rubble (broken brick, glass, fittings). The total thickness of the layer of sand and gravel mixture and rubble is 15-25 cm. Then you can install a supporting frame, form a formwork and fill the base with cement.

Alternatively, you can use just an asphalt surface as a foundation for a frame garage or lay concrete slabs. In this case, it will be possible not to worry about the flooring - the slab or asphalt in the garage does not require coverage.

Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos To pour a concrete slab, you need to dig a pit 50 cm deep, fill it with sand, tamp it, then there is a layer geotextiles and crushed stone. Next, you need to put the formwork, waterproofing, reinforcement and pour the concrete mixture. The concrete will completely harden in 2-3 weeks, then you can proceed to further work.

  • After that, you can erect the frame. It can be welded from a metal profile or made of wood, here we will consider an option with a wooden frame.

    To do this, first, the bottom strapping is made of boards 100x50 mm treated with antiseptics. Metal brackets will help secure the boards. For gates and corner posts, boards of 100x100 mm are used. Then the upper strapping is performed and the struts are necessarily installed in the corners. The structure is fastened with screws and nails.

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  • The roof of the garage can be flat, single-pitch or gable. For the roof, boards of 100x25 mm and bitumen, corrugated board or tiles are suitable. First, the rafter system is created, then it is covered with roofing material. It is necessary to arrange a drain on the roof.
  • For protection from water, you can sheathe the built garage with class C clapboard, you can also trim the garage from the inside with it .

    Sandwich panels, waterproof plywood, or just good quality boards are also suitable for cladding.

  • Inside the garage wall can be finished with plasterboard, plywood, plastic panels . Mineral wool and foam are used for insulation. Ideas and step by step instructions + Photos and Videos
  • Setting the gate . The simplest solution would be a sectional door that goes up and does not take up space.

    To do this, you need to mount the actual door leaf and install an electric drive. All work from professionals will take about 4 hours.

Sliding or sliding gates can be installed. After installation, they need to be sanded and coated with a primer and anti-corrosion paint.