If you’re considering a new garage to house your vehicle in, then it’s well worth looking beyond the traditional brick or concrete structure. There’s a reason why the wooden garage is exploding in popularity right now. In fact, there’s a number of reasons!
A wooden garage is closer to a garden building than it is the standard, dusty garage which many homes include. This allows it to serve as an extension of your garden, with the timeless timber design being one that has appealed to many from an aesthetic standpoint for years.
Moreover, this excellent design is achieved without compromising on structural integrity. Our wooden garages are manufactured with interlocking, tongue and groove boards to provide an incredible degree of solidity and strength.
A wooden garage is equally capable of being utilised beyond that of a standard storage area. If you’re looking for a space in which plenty of time will be spent pursuing DIY ventures and other similar projects, then one of our timber garages is more than capable of being used in this way.
So yes, wooden garages are brilliant products. Here at Garden Buildings Direct, we pride ourselves on the quality and consistency of all our wooden buildings, with the timber garage being no exception!
Thanks to a quality design and the employment of interlocking tongue and groove boards which add additional weather-resistance and structural strength, you can expect a wooden garage from Garden Buildings Direct to last for years to come!
Even better, there are numerous tips you can follow to ensure a lasting lifespan for your wooden garage:
Treat the wood
Having wood treated will increase its resistance to the worst weather conditions the UK can throw at it, whilst warding off the likelihood of mould or rot.
The Aston Wooden Garage comes pressure treated as standard. Pressure treatment is a fantastic option which will ensure longevity for your wooden garage.
While wood is a natural insulator and will help to regulate temperature to an extent, the internal temperature within a wooden garage can still fluctuate and affect its lifespan. Insulation is a great way of further improving this temperature regulation, such as fibreglass or polystyrene insulation.
Limit humidity and mould
Similarly, a humid or damp interior will shorten the life of your wooden garage. The solution to this is simple - ensure proper air flow through your garage. Simply leave the garage doors open and allowing air to ventilate in and out should prove to be more than sufficient.
Your wooden garage must be built on an expanse which is dry and properly levelled. Building on ground which isn’t flat may result in water collecting under the flooring, leading to a humid interior, mould and rotting wood.
While building your own wooden garage may seem cheaper from the outset, the costs will quickly stack up. In between buying and having a large amount of materials delivered, the likely hiring of builders to construct it for you, and the potential for having a durable foundation laid, expenses will start to rapidly rise.
Meanwhile, our prefab wooden garage is excellently priced at £3,499, including pressure treatment. It’s also relatively easy for the vast majority of people to build, with little-no prior construction experience required, meaning the obvious cost of paying builders is saved on.
When it comes to building a wooden garage, the price will greatly vary, depending on a number of key factors, such as the size required to comfortably house your vehicle. Generally speaking, buying a wooden garage from a retailer such as Garden Buildings Direct will prove to be the more financially savvy option than designing and building one yourself; not to mention, the far less time consuming and stressful alternative as well!
You may think that a wooden garage is simply a large shed, but there are certain differences which separate a wooden garage from its shed counterpart. For one thing, a wooden garage doesn’t come with a floor, in order to avoid having your vehicle placing constant pressure on a wooden surface when driving on and off it.
A garage will generally cost more than a wooden shed which can largely be attributed to vast size differences. The double doors included with a wooden garage allow you to move your vehicle in and out with ease. They also allow for easier movement of other large and often unwieldy items such as ride-on mowers.
Overall, your preference can be determined by your individual wants and needs. If you wish for somewhere to store your car then a wooden garage is your best option. If you want a large space to perform DIY projects or store gardening equipment then you may be better suited to a garden shed.
Without having to apply for planning permission, the maximum eaves height of your garage is 2.5 metres, if it is within 2 metres of your property boundary. The eaves height of our wooden garages is 2 metres, so below the maximum height.
Because a wooden garage is classed as a permitted development - unless you intend to use it for office/work purposes or plan on sleeping/living in it - you can have a garage on your property without the need for planning permission.
If you’re at all unsure about boundaries or planning permission, then the best course of action is to contact your Local Planning Authority or visit the Planning Portal for further details and clarification surrounding this.
The most obvious and conventional thing to store in your wooden garage is a vehicle - be it a car or motorbike. Storing vehicle related supplies, such as wiper and brake fluid also makes perfect sense.
Beyond this however, your garage can be modded out to store just about whatever you wish! Be it gardening tools such as lawnmowers and handheld equipment, kids outdoor toys or even rarely used items which would otherwise be cluttering up your household/garden.
Here at Garden Buildings Direct, we’re firm believers that outside of items which cannot withstand temperature swings, items which can be deemed dangerous (such as propane tanks) and items which may attract pests, your wooden garage is more than capable of storing a huge range of items.
Similarly, when it comes to a garden shed, particularly a wooden shed, if it fits and isn’t obviously inappropriate, it’s probably worth storing!
There are several things that we’d advise you avoid storing in your wooden garage, in order to ensure your home is kept safe and your belongings remain in excellent shape. Some of these items include:
Storing firewood inside your house often isn’t an option, for a number of reasons. Alternatively, storing firewood outside is a feasible course of action, but it will be exposed to the elements and likely become damp as a result.
Therefore, storing wood in your garage or a different type of garden storage building can be a great option.
Before doing so, ensure that the wood being placed in your garage is already dry. This is because it will likely stay damp within your garage and may spread to the rest of your firewood. Moreover, be sure to store your firewood in a location which is away from any potential fire hazards. If your garage contains a workshop/workbench, then placing it on the other side of the garage would be a wise move.