There are some aspects that may make the construction of a garage either a cost or not even impossible to undertake. You may need to know whether there are any set rules for your specific local authority or even whether there is any covenant. In a case where your property has a covenant or has some turning space restrictions, you would need to work with a creative garage contractor who is capable of meeting the requirements and at the same time save you some cost. You would need to make sure that you do not end up contravening with any guidelines when putting up your garage. In a case where you are not sure, you would need to consider checking with the relevant local authorities or even as a specialist to guide you on what is expected of you in the area in question.
Depending on where your home is situated, you may need to be sure that your garage does not affect other dwellings and hence the need for permission. Depending on the place, you may have restrictions based on how close you are to build the garage to the border or fence line. You would also need to know whether there are any meterage restrictions you would need to meet.
It would wise to also check whether your home is in a heritage zone. It would be critical to check the requirements you must meet in a case where you live in a heritage listed area. In some instances, you would need to note that a garage may not be allowed to face the streets.
You may also need to note that some areas tend to have the local authorities with rules on space off the streets. One may need to check especially where he or she lives in a busy inner city. You would however need to remember that while the required turning space may be an impediment to your project, a specialist may be of great help in making sure that you overcome some issues with placement and the design of the garage in question.
You would also need to know whether the area you live in has some covenants or not. You would need to note that a place with covenant tends to have some standards which one must always meet when putting up structures such as garages. One would need to be sure that he or she meets the set standards in the construction of a garage. Covenants to your area may also dictate whether you are allowed to build a garage separate from your house or whether you can attach your garage to your house. Depending on the restrictions availed, the specialist may consider recommending underground parking where above-ground garaging is not allowed.