Single Timber Garage, Dorset. Mr & Mrs P contacted Garden Retreat  May 2020 requiring a single timber garage.

The Client required a standard building with a cedar tile roof, double Cedar barn doors and a cedar personnel door which satisfied their requirements perfectly.

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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 standard garage, has 300mm overhangs to the sides and front with guttering down both sides, the overhang to the rear is 150mm. The eaves height on this single garage with cedar double doors in the gable end is normally 7’ 1” plus the single engineering brick course. The ridge height varies depending on the width of the garage but sits generally around 3.5 metres.  We can manufacture the ridge height to be no higher than 2.5m if required to sit within the planning regulations. This particular garage, instead of a 20 degree roof is 25 degrees therefore providing more height.

This timber garage comes with one set of standard barn doors or an up and over door and the garage also comes with guttering, either black or brown with down pipes.

The standard covering for the roof is a heavy duty felt or you can opt for felt tiles, a metal Rollaclad roof, Tapco Slate or Cedar shingles as Mr & Mrs D chose.

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?



“We chose Garden Retreat to install a stand-alone custom garage build in the summer of 2020. Having researched various local options we decided to use James and his team because of the customisable choices with the size of the building, and the different finishes available. We chose the cedar door and roof options with a feathered-edge cladding and the end result is great. From the start of the project right through to the end there was no delay in communications and answers to the many questions we had were answered promptly. The building itself went up very quickly and we are pleased with the quality and sturdiness of the garage. Thanks again and we have already recommended the team to friends and family.” Verified Review By Houzz

Mr & Mrs D – West Moors, Dorset, 3.2m Wide x 7.0m Deep Single Timber Garage

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