If you are considering
The Olson guide below gives a brief and broad overview of the benefits that a timber garage brings over that of a block or brick garage. We know and appreciate that timber will not be the answer for everyone but there are some key factors that really do seem to make the case for a timber garage.
|Element||Timber Garage||Block/Brick Garage|
|Speed of installation||1-3 days (allowing for |
the setting of the
|7-14 + days depending |
on weather conditions
|Planning Permission||Often possible using |
|Often possible using |
|Building Regulations||Usually Excempt||Construction will often require building |
|Environmental Impact||Timber is a natural |
dioxide as the
tree grows and can be
recycled back in to theland. Treated timber
has a good life span.
|Concrete blocks have |
very few if any
positive impacts on
the earth. They do last well but are not
natural products and
the production process is energy intensive.
|Internal conditions||A timber garage is |
materials that do not
and can naturally
|A huge problem is |
building can not
breath. Surfaces are
hard and unforgivingmaking mounting
tools etc harder.
|Cost||Low to medium||High (likely double)|
As a timber building company you would expect us to be a bit biased but for the environmental impact alone it is hard to understand why a block built building makes sense, especially for a garage when a timber one is made
Marry the lower CO2 argument with the cost saving, speed and simplified approach to building regulations and a timber garage seems by far the best way forward.
You can still go wrong with a timber garage. If the wood is not high quality and treated, the fixings are not stainless steel and
A good, well made, well planned and thought out timber garage is, at least in our opinion, far better than a block or brick equivalent and costs the planet and the owner, less. For a quote on a timber garage tailored to your requirements click here