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    Sheds and/or garages.

    I need a new double garage/shed because my old one is too low, too narrow, too short and too rotten. Looking for something about 6x7x(Landcruiser+a bit). What's the best bang for buck setup in a shed or garage?

    Got a quote from Totalspan for $20k and change built on a new slab for a 6x7.2m 2.7 stud height garage with a roller door. Considered a pole shed type setup but prefer to have the floor area totally unobstructed.

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    Versatile do specials from time to time.
    Maybe a house with garage attached.
    Might even get the Richie McCaw to visit you.

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    Try to get a reference or other reccomendation on the outfit selling the gear. We built with Versatile and the shed was a major pain in the ass. Slow as fuck and just difficult to deal with. Wanted cash up front, but contract was for progress payments. Luckily the council inspector was onto it and pulled them up on a heap of things. Could be very different with the franchise/s in your area.
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    Getting me a nice new 7x 12 with 3 m doors, still will never be big enough
    Try wide span and shed boss
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    If saving coin is the go, have a nosey around your local Housemover's yard as they sometimes have double garage shells cheap

    Otherwise you could adapt a country style barn type like Totalspan or whoever the local cockies use and trust down that way

    Strongly recommend a sectional door over a roller - Tiliting doors can be quite easily forced by thieves

    Build as big as you can afford, you'll use it

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    A mate in another country made one for himself with two old shipping containers, assuming that looks don't matter to you.

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    Get a kit from Mitre 10 and get a local builder to do it, much cheaper


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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I need a new double garage/shed because my old one is too low, too narrow, too short and too rotten. Looking for something about 6x7x(Landcruiser+a bit). What's the best bang for buck setup in a shed or garage?

    Got a quote from Totalspan for $20k and change built on a new slab for a 6x7.2m 2.7 stud height garage with a roller door. Considered a pole shed type setup but prefer to have the floor area totally unobstructed.
    I would think 20K is fair for the total span. IMO I prefer timber framing over light weight steel structures as you can always line them easily. I would also pay the extra to make sure they use building wrap to the walls and roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChosenOne View Post
    A mate in another country made one for himself with two old shipping containers, assuming that looks don't matter to you.
    2 shipping containers with a roof between them? Thinking of going down this line, got one container already and bloody impressed. Prob a bit pricey getting it delivered depending where you are

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    I built my own Total span 9x6 a few years back never again very light weight.
    I'm about to get a Placemakers 15 x 9 built kit cost $13 k in colour steel and way stronger but that is with no floor or doors as I will supply my own.

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    I think I have decided on a 2.4 stud height Totalspan with the thicker 0.4 6-rib cladding, 6x7m, single roller door, single PA door, no windows, shitloads of overhead light. I like the open overhead design of the totalspan instead of the useless triangle trusses of the timber framed options; and while the kitset cost is slightly higher (about 15k vs 13-15 for Skyline/Versatile) the assembly cost is much lower.

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    I like the triangular trusses. Great for storage.. I figure if you can fit it through the door the extra height achieved by the total span design doesn't offer much..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I think I have decided on a 2.4 stud height Totalspan with the thicker 0.4 6-rib cladding, 6x7m, single roller door, single PA door, no windows, shitloads of overhead light. I like the open overhead design of the totalspan instead of the useless triangle trusses of the timber framed options; and while the kitset cost is slightly higher (about 15k vs 13-15 for Skyline/Versatile) the assembly cost is much lower.
    .4 is normally the lightest guage I would use .55 on the roof as TS sheds are very light wouldn't hold me walking on it and I'm 110kg.

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    Most roofing iron put on in NZ is 0.40, loading up trusses with dead load note: Not designed for that over time they will sag fail
    Qualification for these comments I drafted frames & trusses for 10 years, and I am heavily involved in QS / Cost Management > Turnover $10M per annum
    Only suggestion for you Gimp is reconsider 2.7M stud height?

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    Thanks @Bonecrusher. I'll check pricing difference between 2.4 and 2.7 stud - might have permitting issues too with 2.7 as I plan to have a 1m wide awning along the boundary edge out to the fence for storing firewood etc under - if I go to 2.7 stud height it might poke into the recession plane

 

 

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