What is a prefab garage?
is the ideal solution to protect your car and house your tools and
whatever else you’d like to store inside. For some, though,
pursuing a standalone garage is out of the question because of the cost and their lack of
construction expertise. If this sounds like you, a prefab garage
might be just the right fit for you and your home.
prefabricated garage, or a modular garage, is one that is
manufactured offsite and transported to the location where it will be
used, in comparison to a regular garage which is built at your house.
There are many different styles of prefab garages on the market that
include custom products that can be customized for specific purposes.
Modular garages are ideal for Malaysia because here, you need to ask
for permission with any addition to your property, and prefabs are
generally quickly approved.
materials do I need?
three main materials required for a prefab garage: wood, steel, and
concrete. You can opt for either a wooden or steel-made garage, but
both of these styles need to be situated on top of a concrete slab to
support your car and give the structure support.
Malaysians opt for wooden modular garages because they are much
cheaper. It will be more than enough if you are only looking to store
a few tools and a car and can be built apart from the home or
designed to attach to it. They are also totally customizable and can
be designed to match your home color and style.
want more serious garage space, then consider modular steel garages.
Garages made from this material are stronger than the typical wooden
prefab and are often used by industrial companies for their
sturdiness. These steel buildings can even be more than one story and
have plumbing and ventilation, almost like a mini
concrete prefabs outperform metal and wooden prefabs. They’re
impact resistant, maintenance free as they won’t rust or warp and
retains finish without maintenance, they’re weather-proof, and
they’re more secure. These, of course, are the costlier option.
What foundation do I need?
two options for a foundation: concrete slabs or piers and stone pads.
Before placing either one, you need your plot of land to be ground
level and compacted so that it can be properly filled in and provide
more stability for your prefab.
slabs are one of the best options, as they are readily available and
easy to fit onto any plot. You can also invest in slabs that are
reinforced with steel rods. You can also purchase ready-mixed
concrete that can be poured into the leveled ground.
can be ordered in the size you need to create a suitable foundation.
This gives you the ability to create a foundation that’s as deep as
you need to support your structure.
can I put together my prefab?
a location for your garage. It should be on level ground and drain
well for when it rains. Measure your plot and decide on a suitable
your permit. Ask for permission to build from your State
Commissioner by filling out an application.
your safety materials like eyewear and gloves before you start.
the foundation. You can do this yourself or hire an experienced contractor.
the instructions that come with your prefab and assemble as
much does it cost?
of a modular garage depends on its size and the materials used to
make it. We’ll give you a good idea of the prices by listing a few
dimensions, whether it’s a one or two-car garage, and the materials used to
one-car, 6x6m averages about 17000 MYR. A two-car garage at 9x9m
more than doubles to 47000 MYR.
one-car, 6x6m costs about 20000 MYR, while a two-car (9x9m) costs
about 54000 MYR.
one-car (6x6m) starts at about 34000 MYR, and a two-car (9x9m) can
get up to 60000 MYR.
can you compare traditional garages to prefabs?
When you compare the two designs, you’ll notice that
modular garages are less expensive, take less time to build, and have
more possibilities for customization.
- Modular garages are about ⅓ to ⅛ the price of a
traditional garage, and that’s even including the foundation. Of
course, this depends on the model, maker, and quality of the prefab.
- The build time for a traditional garage can last
months, while a modular design takes 14 days maximum. On day 1, pour
the foundation and wait an additional 3-5 days for it to harden.
Depending on how many people you have to help, it can be 16-48 hours
of construction time.
- Traditional garages do have more durability and have a
higher quality, especially when built well, but when compared to a
concrete prefab, the quality can be comparable.
- Modular garages come with more options for
customization. There are thousands of molds already in storage for
you to browse through to find the perfect fit for your home.
permit do I need to build a prefab in Malaysia?
any home addition or extension in Malaysia, you need permission to
build it. Send a construction application to your State Commissioner
and detail what you will be building. The Commissioner needs
information such a frontage, access, and the design of the building.
If the Commissioner is satisfied with everything, you will have
permission to build. This usually comes with some building
restrictions, but if you’re lucky, you can get unconditional
permission and build whatever you want. If you are denied for
whatever reason, you can resubmit it within a certain time period.