Wooden Garages, Dorset. Mr B contacted Garden Retreat requiring a double garage which we were pleased to design build and supply.  As you can see it has some fantastic cars stored in the garage and wooden garages are great to store classic cars as they allow them to breath.


Wooden Garage 9


Wooden Garage 1

Wooden Garage 2

Wooden Garage 3

Wooden Garage 4


Wooden Garage 5

Wooden Garage 6

Wooden Garage 7

Wooden Garage 8

Wooden Garage 9

Wooden Garage 10

Wooden Garage 11

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Our wooden 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 front and rear with guttering and down pipes, the overhang to the rear is 150mm to the gable ends. The eaves height on this double garage with standard double doors is 2.3m plus the single engineering brick course, this allows the doors to miss the guttering if barn doors are installed.. 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 wooden garage has white roller shutters doors with cart lodge bracing to provide a classic look and also incorporates an inspection pit.

The standard covering for the roof is now felt tiles or a metal roof with underfelt. Tapco Slate is a popular additional option which will last for 50 years!

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 really pleased with the professionalism and advice from my initial enquiry to the completed installation and erection of my Carriage house , I am completely over the moon.”

 Verified Review By Houzz

Mr B  – Dorset.