Making a carport
Garages And Carports

Making a carport

A carport is basically a lean-to arrangement, fully or partially open on one side but usually open at both ends. It is simpler and cheaper to construct than a garage. This type of structure must conform with building regulations. Any part closer than 6ft (or 1.83m) to the boundary must be made fire-resistant. Timber upright…

Garage Doors
Garages And Carports

Garage Doors

Up-and-over. The up-and-over garage door does not require more than the site width for opening. The door hinges, tilts and slides up into the garage roof space for half its depth. Through lack of care, older swing doors often warp, fail to hang or close properly. As a result, hinges rust and break. The simple…

Building a Garage
Garages And Carports

Building a Garage

You can build your garage in brick, concrete blockwork or assemble a prefabricated structure. Concrete slab It is generally best to erect a garage on or over a concrete slab. The garage may stand directly on the slab or may be built, in the case of brick or concrete block construction, on a shallow over-floor….

Planning A Garage
Garages And Carports

Planning A Garage

The ideal garage or carport should blend with and complement the home. It should be neither an eyesore nor an afterthought. The inside should be kept dry as it will serve, in many cases, as a store and home workshop. This “dual” role should be carefully considered when building a garage. Siting and conversion The…