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Old 15th May 2010, 09:05   #31
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All indian houses are built with single gate and long driveway. If you need to put 3 cars side by side then the whole front compound will be covered in 3 gates. It can be done if you have a really large house not in the typical 60-40s that you find in Bangalore
Yes, Mpower, I agree that 3 cars side by side is a tough proposition. However, I am now looking at 2 cars side by side, with an extra wide gate, since the Ford escort is anyway used a bit less, and sits under the covers in the garage, mostly.

There is a clash between the schedules of the Ikon and the Scorpio all the time, so one of them ends up on the road quite often

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I park my Bimmer & Swift in my garage which is 16*16 area..both facing road and any car can be taken out when required.
I had 2 modify the gate to have parallel parking for both cars for 10k
Hi Inder, that sounds good ! Would be interesting to know the size of your plot. Did you need to encroach into your garden, I wonder.
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Hi Mpower,

I park my Bimmer & Swift in my garage which is 16*16 area..both facing road and any car can be taken out when required.

I had 2 modify the gate to have parallel parking for both cars for 10k

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THats quite unique. Could you share a pic?
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Hi Guys,

Sorry for late reply ..

I was searching for a pic with both Swift & Bimmer in gagrage but couldn't find one on my comp. Attaching a pic which might give you an insight into the setup.

As you can see from the pic, the inside gate is a foldable one, it opens two ways outside completely.Let me try to put a sketched pic on MS paint.

The plot is just 30X40.. have thought of basement setup for next house in pipeline on 60X40 plot

Feeling lazy so just a rough sketch, will take pics of the setup if required. The best part is that if I plan to sell swift and get a safari, I can fit that into the garage ( as per Safari spec it is 15.8 ft in length). It was modified with the reason to accomodate 2 cars (Sedans X 2 or Sedan + Hatchback or Sedan + SUV or SUV + hatchback, Hatch X 2 )
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Hi Inder, nice gate design, especially the separate entrance gate for the house, and foldable options for the main gate !

Your residential area must be extending to 1st floor, with most of the ground floor dedicated to parking, considering it's a 30 x 40 site, I think.
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Hi Inder, nice gate design, especially the separate entrance gate for the house, and foldable options for the main gate !

Your residential area must be extending to 1st floor, with most of the ground floor dedicated to parking, considering it's a 30 x 40 site, I think.
Hi Buddy,

Thanks. Yup, at
Gnd Flr - only Hall, Kitchen, 1 Bedroom + Garage.
1st Flr, Hall, 2 Bedrooms, 1 guest room
2nd Flr - 1 room

Neighbors used to tell us to make a huge room instead of the car park , but I was adamant while renovating the place because of the following reasons:

1. Road is not blocked with cars
2. Less damage to cars (Scratching/ hit etc.)
3. Weather protection ( Rain, Harsh sun)
4. Washing , polishing can be done in the garage itself.
5. Theft of stereo/tires etc.

I can suggest , shift your garden to the existing car park and alter the existing garden to form a 24X16 parking space... all 3 cars can be parked in parallel.

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With the same 800 square feet, a parallel parking system should be designed, with a large double gate, so that life becomes easy for all!
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Awesome car parking innovation!



Cheers!

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Ho yeah same problem in my parents house.
It can house up to 11 cars approximately, but ideally only 2 cars can be parked and removed without disturbing the other cars.
Imagine what a crazy L shaped drive way it must be in front of the house and the gate at the corner of the L.
But i don't see any other better solution but to have multiple gates. There goes the look of the house.

Another problem with multiple gates is more stress on safe guarding the house with that many cars.
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Give me an Independent house in New Delhi , with parking space of 800 Sq feet - 3 cars, I am ready to live up with all the issues :-)
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we have a 21 feet gate and park a corolla swift and zen. one of them will have to be reversed so that it is comfotable. length is 17 feet
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In Delhi, it is now mandatory to have "Stilt Parking" on the ground floor. The quantum of parking varies with the plot size, but provision for at least 4 cars is there for smaller plots ~ 150 sq.m. going up to 2/dwelling unit for larger plots.

In my case there is a park in front of my house, so we can park three cars at its boundary. In addition I can accommodate one large vehicle and a hatchback inside the house. But in case where the builders have built four stories it is difficult to accommodate 4-8 vehicles on the road, hence the "Stilt Parking" legislature.

In case of mooza, what I can suggest, is
. Shift the Garden to the present drive way
. Shift the parking to the front part of the house. From your sketch I think you can accommodate upto 4 vehicles if parked properly (Alternatively facing the house and the boundary wall)
. Replace the font boundary wall with gates.
. If possible relocate the Spiral Staircase to the end of the drive way, or to the narrow garden opposite the drive way.

Keeping in mind ever expanding requirements, please make provisions for future expansion of the fleet. In future you may have to utilise both the front and the existing drive way for parking.

Electric Lift.
This is an expensive proposition. What we do not realise is the lift has to cater to 3 tons (2+ tons for Scorpio + safety margin). Even if you lift the car, where does it rest? These lifts cost upwards of 6 lacs and may go upto 20L
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Even if you lift the car, where does it rest? These lifts cost upwards of 6 lacs and may go upto 20L
Using a simple lift will raise the car straight up letting you park another car underneath. An alternative would be to dig underneath to have one car park slightly below the ground and a platform with a folding ramp to park the other car above.

I have a single gate, short driveway and space to carefully park an Esteem and a Swift. There's space to open the doors toward the walls but little space between the vehicles. Considering that the second car is parked here for just 4 of 365 days, it isn't a bad design though an extra few inches would make it more comfortable to have both cars parked there.
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Guys, I am not sure if this is the right place to post this thread. If not, I request the admins to move the thread to the right place.

My Car porch is actually really small. It's about 3700 mm long and 3450 mm wide. The lane in front of our house is also really narrow (I guess about 2500 mm wide). I am not sure if I can squeeze in a small car inside this small area. Till now we used to park our car outside for rent, but now seriously considering keeping it in our house itself. The problem is I cannot try this out since our gates are smallfor now. If I have to get bigger gates, I have to convince my dad that we can squeeze in the car

Is there any way to squeeze a small sized car say : Alto, i10 inside? What kind of gates should I use ( folding, shutters etc.. ).

Eagerly waiting for your replies
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If the area is small you will definitely need a bigger (wider) gate area for smooth parking. There are many options available depending on the structure. Couple of snaps would really help to comment further.
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Thanks Vasanth. This is a good option.



But in my case, I guess it was only 25 % in planning, with the rest 75 % confusion, as seen !
Hi,
Don't blame yourself. It was the law and planning guidelines required the Left side (if you are facing the home from the road ) to be clear for about 3 mts. The only thing that could be built was a car garage at the rear, you could also build a separate room on top of the garage but it could not be connected to the house and must have a separate staircase. I guess the guidelines have changed now and you have more flexibility.
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@eyesice: If not pictures, you can use mspaint to give as idea of the layout.
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