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Benefits of Buying Garage Plans Online

Building a detached garage on a property is quite a task. The process can be made a lot easier by purchasing the garage plans online. Buying plans online makes building a garage cheaper and more convenient. Behm Design offers many different plans. These plans include various styles and sizes allowing homeowners to find a garage that works perfectly on their property. Here are a few benefits of purchasing plans online. Not Having to Hire an Architect The first benefit to buying Read More...

Trusses and Code Compliance

A truss is a series of beams that create the roof of a building. When looking at garage plans, many customers wonder if they can build their own trusses as a way to save money. The short answer is, a truss must be engineered by a manufacturer. It cannot be pre-engineered for the customer. This is due to code compliance issues. Here is some information about trusses and why they need to be code compliant. Trusses in the IRC Years ago, Read More...

Garage Features to Help It Survive an Earthquake

Seismic activity is extremely common in some parts of the United States, especially on the west coast. Earthquakes occur at various strengths. Some can ruin houses and detached garages. It can be upsetting to invest so much money and time into getting a detached garage to then have it destroyed by an earthquake. At Behm Design, we offer a braced wall construction feature in our garage plans to help garages survive an earthquake. Here is some information about earthquakes Read More...
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Steps to Take Before Ordering a Garage Plan

Adding a detached garage to your property is a very exciting endeavor. Before ordering garage plans, there are a few necessary steps to take to make sure you build the perfect garage. Be sure to take your time and go through all necessary requirements before building the detached garage. Check these steps off your checklist before ordering garage plans. Check on Building Permit Requirements It is very important that homeowners check building permit requirements before building a detached garage. A visit Read More...
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How to Fill a Jumbo Garage

You are ready to add a garage to your property. You have researched various garage plans and decided on a jumbo plan. The jumbo garages are designed for people that need a lot of space in their garage. At Behm Design, we have seven jumbo plans to choose from. The jumbo plans include various options such as one, two, three, and four-car garages as well as garages that are big enough to fit an automotive lift. Picking a jumbo Read More...