Large Timber Garage, Somerset. Mr S contacted Garden Retreat June 2020 requiring a large garage to store classic cars and after discussing the project with previous Customer who had a similar building in Devon Mr S decided to go ahead with his project.

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Our timber garages are constructed using 100mm x 38mm timber framing clad with tanalith BS8417 shiplap, bitumen paper and 4mm plywood lining.  This garage, has 300mm overhangs to the sides with guttering down both sides, the overhang to the gable ends are 150mm. The eaves height on this large garage is 2.3m and it has two sets of insulated sectional garage doors, one in the gable end and one under the eaves.  In addition to this there is a matching personnel door which has the slats matching and are level to each other from the floor.

The standard covering for the roof is a heavy duty felt or in this instance the customer opted for red / brown felt tiles which has a underfelt to ensure the roof is completely waterproof. Finally, 4 Velux windows were installed to provide secure natural light and ventilation when required

One concern for a number of customers is the damp proofing.  When the sections are bolted through the single course of bricks into the concrete base the timber clad runs 50mm down the outside of the brick.  In addition to this the vapour barrier also runs down the same distance ensuring no rain water can get into the building.  One further measure is a DPC is attached to the bottom rail of the section which sits on the top of the brick and stops any moisture in the brick rising up into the timbers.

If you are interested in this design or would like something similar please do not hesitate to contact us for a quotation?



“I am so happy with this garage. Garden Retreat were fantastic, professional at all times and the installation team were a joy to watch. The quality of the building is second to none, so pleased” Verified Review By Houzz

Mr S – Western-super-Mare, Somerset, 12.2m Wide x 7.0m Deep Timber Framed Garage with Golden Oak Sectional Doors

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