Looking to build a garage, what steps are involved?

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  1. pg325

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    I want to build an attached garage measuring 6 x 4 to my house, the garage will be built close to my boundry which is close to trees (within 1 to 2 metres). South Glos council have already confirmed that an engineered foundation will be required as foundation may need to go down more than 2.5 metres.

    Luckily I have family who can do brickwork, carpentry and roofing but no knowledge of engineered foundations.

    I want to stick to a budget and that budget took into account trench foundations, with the potential cost of pile foundations I need to determine if I'm going to proceed with the build.

    Can a foundation company give you a quote without drawings of the proposed garage, really I want to sort out costs before starting.

    How would you tackle this scenario?
     
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    You need a structural engineer to design any sort of non traditional foundation. They can't just be made up
     
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    So would a foundation company usually have an SE who would look and quote.

    I really need to get a cost before I submit a planning app as it may all be too expensive to proceed.
     
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    They might, or may work with an independent one. But either way there are potentially design costs.

    If the "foundation company" specialises in just one type of design, then they may not explore cheaper options

    You need to ring around and get some idea and costs
     
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