How a garage could provide long term storage

With the average house size having shrunk by 2 square meters – the size of a storage cupboard or small cloakroom – over the past decade, storage space is becoming more restricted.

Building a new garage will not only protect your car, it will create storage space for garden tools, lawnmowers, bicycles and general storage.

A strong, sturdy and fully engineered garage, made to match your property at half the typical cost of a brick built garage could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Advantages of a Steel Garage:

  • Made to measure

o   A steel fabricated garage can be made to your design. You can specify all aesthetical features of the building, considerations are roof types and cladding options so it remains in keeping with your home.

o   A garage designed to the millimetre means you can make the most of the space you have.

  • Extended warranty

o   Concrete garages typically have a warranty of 10 years, whereas a steel garage can be as much as 25 years.

  • Low maintenance

o   Steel fabricated garages require no maintenance, unlike timber garages that require annual attention.

  • Durable long lasting design

o   Steel garages are fully engineered, meaning that they are much stronger in design, and as a result of a fully galvanised frame, it will not rot.

  • Optional skylights and windows

o   One feature that is often complex and intrusive to install in many concrete, timber and brick garages is skylights. Skylights allow natural light into your building, reducing lighting costs. These are much simpler to install in steel garages, meaning they are a simple, quick addition to your garage.

o   This is also the case for windows and doors, they can be added where you need them.

  • Fast construction

o   Compared to brick garages, steel garages are much faster to construct, with standard double garages installed in 2-3 days, as opposed to several weeks.

o   One reason why steel garages are significantly cheaper and quicker to erect, is because they will not require foundations as substantial as a brick building. As deep footings are not required, there is less mess and less cost.

  • Value for money

o   At almost half the cost compared to brick built garages, steel garages are much better value for money.

What to look for in a steel garage supplier

  • Ensure your supplier uses components that are of the highest quality.  This will impact the durability of your garage.
  • If being green is important to you, check if your supplier uses recycled materials.
  • Ask if you can see fully erected garages to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your choice before committing to buy.
  • Ask your supplier to provide you with testimonials from previous customers, find out if they are reliable and their products meet customer expectations.

What to do next

To find out more about DPL steel garages and get answers to all the important questions visit our garages page here.

You can see a selection of our garages for yourself, bring your car and try out our garages at our show site. You can park your car inside, and see the full range of claddings, roof designs and doors. The site is situated on the outskirts of Melton Mowbray.

For more information or to book an appointment to view our show garage, call the team on 01664 566 119

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