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Gecko Projects | Our Process

Residential Garage Building Specialists



Gecko Projects | Services | Our Process

Residential Garage Building Specialists

Our Process

1. Discuss Design, Confirm Pricing, and Sign Contract

There are a variety of factors to consider when building a garage. This includes everything from city by-laws, location on your lot, landscaping, and architectural design. We’ll combine our expertise with your requirements to design and build the best garage possible. We’ll go through all options, and provide a price for the entire project. There will be a detailed contract signed by both parties so you know exactly how much it is going to cost you, what you’re going to get, and when it will be built.

concrete pad for garage
Garage permits and approvals

2. Garage Permit/Approvals

Avoid the hassle, we’ll obtain all necessary permits required to build your garage. Before we break ground we’ll have all permits in place. As required all electrical and gas install permits are handled by us as well.

2. Garage Permit/Approvals

Avoid the hassle, we’ll obtain all necessary permits required to build your garage. Before we break ground we’ll have all permits in place. As required all electrical and gas install permits are handled by us as well.

Garage permits and approvals

3. Survey and Prep

The concrete pad for the garage will first be surveyed and prepped as determined by the contract and building permit. We can place all types of garage foundations; ranging from your standard slab on grade, engineered foundations, or full frost wall foundations (footings below the frost line).

Garage site survey and preparation
Garage concrete pad pour and finish

4. Pour/Finish Concrete

Pads will be professionally poured a minimum of 4” thick and have a slope of 1 inch for every 10 feet, for drainage. Most of our pads will have control joints to reduce surface tension (risk of cracking and/or spread of potential cracks). Aprons will have control joints and are broom finished. If you have a special request, just let us know; I’m sure we can accommodate!

4. Pour/Finish Concrete

Pads will be professionally poured a minimum of 4” thick and have a slope of 1 inch for every 10 feet, for drainage. Most of our pads will have control joints to reduce surface tension (risk of cracking and/or spread of potential cracks). Aprons will have control joints and are broom finished. If you have a special request, just let us know; I’m sure we can accommodate!

Garage concrete pad pour and finish

5. Framing

Gecko Projects uses premium lumber to frame every garage. All walls are built on-site allowing us to build any custom design you require. We use engineered trusses and can accommodate any roof style/slope request. More often than not, if we begin framing you can expect to see a fully framed garage before the days end.

Garage framing
Garage windows and doors

6. Install Windows and Entry Door

Gecko Projects uses the best windows and doors of any garage builder. Again, we can order any custom size window/door you require, whether it is a window with grills or a patio door for your garage. Our standard size windows are 48”x 36” vinyl picture or slider windows. Unlike many other garage builders, our windows have jamb extensions to better prepare your garage for future finishing. Our standard entry doors have full return maintenance-free metal cladding, nailing fin, and high-security striker plates giving you a clean, strong, and secure entry door.

6. Install Windows and Entry Door

Gecko Projects uses the best windows and doors of any garage builder. Again, we can order any custom size window/door you require, whether it is a window with grills or a patio door for your garage. Our standard size windows are 48”x 36” vinyl picture or slider windows. Unlike many other garage builders, our windows have jamb extensions to better prepare your garage for future finishing. Our standard entry doors have full return maintenance-free metal cladding, nailing fin, and high-security striker plates giving you a clean, strong, and secure entry door.

Garage windows and doors

7. Roof Felt and Shingle

The style and colour of shingles installed on your garage will be chosen to best match your home and/or your requirements. Every roof will have synthetic underlay over the entire roof before we shingle and the eave will have a double layer of shingles to better protect perimeter.

Garage roofing
Garage weather wrapping

8. Paper Walls

Every garage is wrapped with Tyvek home wrap. The Tyvek acts like a windbreaker and is wrapped over the sheathing and under the exterior siding: cut out around windows and doors and taped securely at the seams. This provides resistance to wind infiltration, water intrusion and makes for a more comfortable, energy-efficient garage.

8. Paper Walls

Every garage is wrapped with Tyvek home wrap. The Tyvek acts like a windbreaker and is wrapped over the sheathing and under the exterior siding: cut out around windows and doors and taped securely at the seams. This provides resistance to wind infiltration, water intrusion and makes for a more comfortable, energy-efficient garage.

Garage weather wrapping

9. Siding Soffit, Fascia, and Troughing

We have access to all of Calgary’s commercial building product suppliers. All finishing materials will match the colour and profile of the material installed on your home or any other colour you choose. Troughing will be made and installed on site so there are no joints or leaks.

soffit and siding for garage
garage overhead door

10. Over Head Door

Gecko Projects uses 2" steel insulated overhead garage doors. Overhead doors are available in a variety of sizes pending your requirements. We also use top-of-the-line belt drive openers that come equipped with MyQ so it can be linked with your home's Wi-Fi and other ‘smart devices. Standard install includes 2 remotes and you are guaranteed a quiet and smooth operating overhead door.

10. Over Head Door

Gecko Projects uses 2" steel insulated overhead garage doors. Overhead doors are available in a variety of sizes pending your requirements. We also use top-of-the-line belt drive openers that come equipped with MyQ so it can be linked with your home's Wi-Fi and other ‘smart devices. Standard install includes 2 remotes and you are guaranteed a quiet and smooth operating overhead door.

garage overhead door

11. Utilities

Our basic electrical package includes a 40 amp service with an 8-16 subpanel installed in the garage, and any combination of interior and exterior lights and plugs you require. We’ll design it with you and build it exactly how you want it. We also offer an upgraded 60 amp service and can have Natural Gas brought out to your garage giving you the option to heat during our cold winter months.


garage construction utilities
garage final inspection

12. Inspection

The project is not done until all necessary building, electrical, and gas inspections have been completed by the municipality. Once all the permits are closed, the garage will be yours to use!

12. Inspection

The project is not done until all necessary building, electrical, and gas inspections have been completed by the municipality. Once all the permits are closed, the garage will be yours to use!

garage final inspection

13. Enjoy!

Get some of that gear out of the basement so you can move around down there. Set up your workshop. Clean out the garden shed (maybe get rid of it altogether), and most importantly get those cars in there so you have a warm ‘snow-free’ car in the morning when you’re off to work.


However you plan to use your garage, we guarantee you’ll be happy you built it!

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