Garage Specifications And Heights

Compare our prices and quality anywhere, if you find the same specifications at these prices we will beat it!
We have fantastic specifications as standard, however should you like any different specifications or size please give us a call and we will be happy to quote you for it.

100 x 38 Wall Framing
Planed eased edged framing as standard
We only use the high grade timbers in our garages for strength and durability.
Side walls are 7ft high including a course of bricks, we can make them higher or lower on request.

FSC Timbers- all our timbers are from sustainable sources, we use high quality Scandinavian timbers throughout.

Shiplap cladding (125mm x 16mm nominal size)
All quoted timber sizes are nominal before machining finished sizes will be approx. 3mm less than that quoted.
we now offer optional tanalised shiplap boarding on request or as standard un-tanalised externally hand painted with cuprinol total treatment, which has a more decorative look than the green tanalised timber the choice is yours.
Also available in 19mm/ 22mm and 32mm thick cladding as can be seen on our pricelist.

All our shiplap is 5th’s grade Scandinavian redwood, we don’t cut costs with 6th’s grade, whitewood or timber sourced from the Baltic regions which tend to have a lower grading system.

Roof framework
Over the years we have developed our own roof design which have considerable strength and look great.
we use 100mm x 38mm framework which run top to bottom in the roof rather than the purling effect which has a higher likelihood of twisting, then we support these with 100mm x 38mm trusses.

Roof cladding
125mm x 16mm (nominal size) high quality Scandinavian redwood tongue and groove boards. We do NOT cut costs by using inferior unsightly O.S.B strand board as seen in manufacturers garages. All quoted timber sizes are nominal before machining finished sizes will be approx 3mm less than that quoted.

Roof covering
Heavy duty 38kg green mineral felt
Optionally available are corrugated onduline roof sheets and the rather attractive felt shingle tiles.
One piece rubber roof, available on pent roofs. Rubber roofing has a life expectancy of 50 years.

Windows
Fixed windows are available (2ft x 1ft 6 inch) spaced out down one side at no extra charge.
Opening windows are also available if required.

Doors
Standard doors are fully inner framed ledged and braced 100mm x 38mm timbers with 125mm x 16mm boarding.
3 heavy duty hook and band hinges on each door as can be seen on our photographs.
2 tower bolts at the back of the first closing door to secure it then a heavy duty tower bolt on the outside closing door.
Standard double garage door sizes are 6ft 6inch high (higher on request) by either 7ft 7ft’6 8ft 10ft wide depending on the building width and customer requirements.

Bolt down
We bolt down all our timber garages with 180mm long through bolts.
We install a layer of damp proof course between the base of the garage and bricks before installation.

Standard building heights
The heights below are a rough guide only. Different roof coverings and different door placement may alter the height of your building.
If the height of your building is a crucial factor please ask us for an exact height.

10ft wide building external eaves height 224cm apex height 292cm
12ft wide building external eaves height 224cm apex height 302cm
14ft wide building external eaves height 224cm apex height 312cm
16ft wide building external eaves height 224cm apex height 310cm
18ft wide building external eaves height 224cm apex height 320cm
20ft wide building external eaves height 224cm apex height 330cm

If your building is to be placed within 2m of a boundary and you want to comply with permitted development rules (meaning no application for planning permission in most cases) then your building would need to be less than 2.5m overall height.

If this is the case please ask us to reduce the overall height of your building to a maximum of 2.5m. This is easy to achieve with a pent or mono pitch roof but with an apex roof we can only do it in buildings that’s are 12ft wide or less. If the building is wider than this it would mean having restrictively low doors in your building.
Always check with your local council if planning permission is required for your building.
This will be dependant on the height of your building and where the building is to be placed.

Base preparation
The customer is required to have a prepared base in place for the building to sit on.
We recommend 6inch hardcore, damp proof membrane, 4inch concrete slab 2 inch bigger in length and breadth than the quoted size of building, we recommend a single course of bricks for the garage to sit on to help prevent damp. (base plan provided on order)

Optional extras

  • Side access doors
  • Ply lining and bitumen vapour barrier (walls only) for damp prevention.
  • Onduline roofing sheets
  • Felt roof shingles
  • One piece rubber roof
  • Guttering
  • Up and over doors
  • Electric roller doors
  • Higher doors
  • Opening windows / double glazed windows
  • Security locks
  • 16mm / 19mm/ 22mm and 32mm thick cladding.

Different windows styles/ sizes are available on request.

please call for a quote if you would like anything made differently.

All quoted timber sizes are nominal before machining finished sizes will be approx 3mm less than that quoted.