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the garage suite build process

There are many angles to consider when starting a garage suite project. Here are a few things that we have learned and answers to some questions that we commonly field. 

How much will this cost me?

In our experience, you can safely expect to spend somewhere in the ballpark of $120,000. That is a ballpark number. Some projects come in lower, some higher. There are many variables to consider, and we can walk you through them, but expect the project to land somewhere in that neighbourhood. Eight Block will offer a free estimate for your specific project if you'd like a tighter number. 

Can I add a second storey to my existing garage?

Maybe. But it typically creates more headaches and ends up being less cost-effective to do so. We advocate starting from scratch. It is less expensive in the long run, and we can guarantee the quality of the finished product. 

What's all this about Cornerstone Grants?

The City of Edmonton has a secondary-suite funding program called Cornerstone. We have built garage suites with the assistance of these grants and we'll make sure to pass along information on the 2017 program once it is available. 

If I hire Eight Block, what can I expect?

We are a full service design-build company, responsible for designing your structure, obtaining all necessary project permits, demolition of any existing structure and managing all new construction and helping you understand the ins and outs of the whole process. 

Hope to hear from you.