I've started a new thread on this rather than adding on to a post resurrected from 2003.
I have a rather dificult decision to make, based on the limitations imposed on me by the Town of Olds.
1.) My lot is 50 x 110 (5500 sq ft)
A maximum of 55% of the lot size can covered by "structures", which calculates out to 3025 sq ft.
My house is 1168 sq ft, and the back wall measures 11 high x 34 wide.
3025 - 1168 = 1857
I'm assuming that a deck would be a "structure".
The existing deck is 6 x 30 (not including a 4 ft formed-concrete step) but my plan is to fill the space between the house and garage completely.(10 x 34 = 340 sq ft) It will be so shady there that I can't imagine having grass or flower beds.
(1857 - 340 = 1517 sq ft remaining.)
2.) Maximum size of an "accessory building" is 753 sq ft (converted from metric)
3.) Maximum Height = 14.76 ft (again, converted from metric) and can be no higher than the primary structure. Luckily, our home is a raised bungalow with 11 ft exterior walls, and appears to have a 4:12 roof slope (cottage roof, I think they call it?)
My original plan was to build 30 x 34 2-storey (19 ft wall - 11 + 8) with a 10 x 10 connector ... but I guess not
I was kind of hung up on having the width the same as the house (34 feet), but that limits me to 22 ft deep. I still haven't measured the length of my truck frame ... but 22 ft sounds pretty tight, right?
So now I'm considering 25 x 30, without the enclosed walkway... even though I really want that! No Jacket, no rain, and no snow! (It's -30* C and blizzarding like crazy here today.)
I'm looking for input. Should I keep the 10 x 10 walkway and sacrifice the garage size, or toughen up and build as big as I can?
Oh, and as suggested in that other post, I plan to have 3 ft of concrete and 8 ft of stick walls.
Maybe I'll get approval / inspection for the detached garage, and "sneak" the enclosed walk in later. :mwink: