Things To Think About When Building A Garage
If you have the technical know-how, time and patience then building your own garage can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Better yet, by being in charge of the design and planning, you can build a custom structure that is directly suited to your needs whether this is to store cars, gardening equipment/tools or for use as a gym or home office space. Recent trends are seeing the use of garages shift from vehicle storage to extra lifestyle activity space. The building of any permanent structure must be done with absolute attention to detail and thorough planning to make sure that nothing is left out that could potentially hinder your project.
What Will You Use It For?
Detached Or Attached?
It is absolutely vital that before starting any kind of work you make sure that proper planning permission has been received from the local authority and council in which your property resides. For this to be granted you will have submitted detailed blueprints to your local authorities planning department. Technically you don’t need permission required for building a garage as this counts as an “outbuilding” but you will need formal planning permission if:
- The garage is going to be used as a living space
- The floor of the garage is going to be more than 15 square metres if freestanding
- The floor of the garage is going to be more than 30 square metres if attached to the house
Weatherproofing is a basic necessity required in all garages especially those being used for things like offices & leisure rooms etc. There are a number of ways to prevent damp & weather ingress by using things like tanking slurry and damp proofing courses. Another great way of ensuring a weatherproof garage is to fit high-quality garage doors such as roller shutter, side hinged, sectional and up & over models. At Access Garage Doors our products are made to order and installed using highly experienced specialists so no matter the size, shape or colour of your garage, we can fit bespoke garage doors that will act as a security and weather barrier for years to come.
Tempted To Build Your Own Garage?
Building your own garage can be the project of a lifetime if done correctly and with tight attention to detail, your dream can soon become a reality! Part of maintaining your dream garage set up is securing it from harm whether this comes from intruders, rain or the cold. For high-quality garage doors in South Wales call Access Garage Doors today on 029 2061 4858