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  • Premier Icon nickjb
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    Can the current one really not be salvaged? Even repointing, replacing a few blocks and a new roof is likely to be a lot cheaper than a new wooden garage. Also getting rid of the current one will be quite a job.

    xcgb
    Member

    Yes I know but its the base thats the real problem.
    we have sizeable cracks where its moved and the 2 garages are very tight as they have a central wall where as a double could easily
    fit a car and a few motorbikes too!

    Foot print of the current pair is 5.2×5.2 metres so a nice size as one garage

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    I’m interested in this too. WE have a double garage that is beyond hooky massive holes in roof and breeze blocks but thought of doing anything is just too horrendous for the upheaval that you have to go through!

    xcgb
    Member

    I am looking at replacing 2 very knackered breeze block garages with one double. Its not connected to my house and has separate access.

    I am looking at timber as i want to keep costs down and the garages at the moment are really bad for condensation.

    Any one recommend a supplier as its a minefield i’m sure!

    I’m in the south east

    Ta

    xcgb
    Member

    one of mt cracks is in the top corner looks like the whole wall could fall over one day!

    I recently bought a house with a wooden garage about the size you’re talking about. What I found was the temperature oscillated massively so I had some big problems with damp and condensation so all the stuff I wanted to protect was going rusty. To fix this I spent 6 months fitting insulation and boarding and now it stays nice and consistent all the time. Remember to sockets and wiring first!
    My biggest concern is security, ultimately it doesn’t matter what I do, it’s always going to be relatively easy to cut through a wall and just walk in. I’ve got a ground anchor for the bike but I think if I had the choice of starting from scratch it would be blocks and roller shutters.

    piemonster
    Member

    Just out of curiosity, what’s the budget?

    We’ve just had a custom shed done that was cheaper than expected and is likely to stand longer than me.

    xcgb
    Member

    Budget? well i would think about 8k but i could be well off!

    I also have concerns re security as its not in sight of my house

    piemonster
    Member

    For that budget I’d at least speak to a few timber frame building specialists. You might be surprised, you’re just putting up a big box with a couple of doors so unless there’s a site specific issue it shouldn’t be difficult for them.

    No use to you as a supplier, but this is where we got our shed from and it was a lot cheaper than expected. Although I did the foundations myself which helped.

    Thomson Timber – Framing Handcrafted Wooden Traditional Buildings

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    We got a concrete sectional for not much and it went up very quickly. If you’re just after an easy replacement it might be worth considering.

    dingabell
    Member

    We’re in the SE and we bought one from Dunster House who are based near Cambridge I think.
    They have most models built up in their showroom.
    Very pleased with it and a doddle to put up.

    xcgb
    Member

    Thanks guys, a bit more research needed methinks but looks like its doable

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