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Old 02-15-2011, 10:34 PM   #16
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Sounds to me like what you might consider is build a heated garage with windows you could put in a window air conditioner unit. Do it that way and you'd have something which future owners may find adds value even if they wanted to use it like a garage.

Otherwise I'd been thinking pier and beam construction, but really unless you already have plenty of garage space, I'd think a garage would be best from a property value standpoint.

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #17
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Sounds to me like what you might consider is build a heated garage with windows you could put in a window air conditioner unit. Do it that way and you'd have something which future owners may find adds value even if they wanted to use it like a garage.

Otherwise I'd been thinking pier and beam construction, but really unless you already have plenty of garage space, I'd think a garage would be best from a property value standpoint.
If you could see what my house looks like (inside and out) you probably would see it differently. I don't think anyone in the world would buy my house! :P


EDIT: Just got finished talking to one of the folks from the Pascagoula planning department. She told me that all the codes were on the website, and that there were no local codes that applied beyond that. I told her what kind of structure I intended to build, and she told me that it would have to be built with treated wood up (but not including) the rafters, and that it would have to be able to withstand winds up to 150mph. She told me that what I could do, is get a set of drawings made for the building I intend to construct, and then bring it to the planning dept. where one of the engineers (or inspectors I dunno) will check it out, and see if it meets the standard. She said it didn't matter if the plans were made by an engineer with all the fancy stamps and all, or by myself, as they will check it regardless.

She also mentioned something about "flow through vents" which I assume are spaces in the wall type foundation that enable the flow of water. That makes sense to me, as the water reached 7' in my house during hurricane Katrina. I'm not 100% sure though, so some clarification is needed.

Where do I go from here?

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Old 02-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #18
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Okay quick update. The plan for the building has changed. Myself and my brother have decided to make it more like a simple garage space. Same size as before 24'x16', but no insulated walls or anything. Just a closed space that the wind can't enter.

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I should have said shed really. The building will have 1 door and 2 windows or so.

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