31 Oct Timber Garages – Single Storey or With a First Floor Room Above the Garage?
We are a leading Somerset timber buildings supplier and whether you’re looking for extra storage space for your tools and equipment or you want to create a workshop, timber garages are a great option. But what’s the best way to utilise the space – should you go for a single storey garage or one with a first floor room above?
Single Storey Timber Garages
Single storey timber garages are an extremely popular type of timber garage, and it’s easy to see why. They’re relatively quick and easy to construct, and they offer a cost-effective but sturdy and high quality solution for traditional garage purposes and extra storage space.
Our single storey timber garages have oak framed front columns and high quality pressure treated sustainable sourced timber, there’s a choice of roof materials, and 3 choices of cladding and options for doors and windows with fully galvanised furniture.
One of the main advantages of opting for a single storey timber garage is that you can make the most of the available height. If you’re storing tall items such as ladders or garden furniture, having a taller ceiling will make it much easier to access them.
Another advantage is that single storey garages are much easier to heat than those with a first floor room. This can be important if you plan on using your garage as a workshop during the winter months.
First Floor Rooms Above the Garage
If you need more than just extra storage space, then having a timber garage with a first floor room above could be the ideal solution. This additional space can be used as acstudio, office or just extra storage, a hobby room or even an extra bedroom – perfect if you have guests staying over.
One of the key benefits of having a first floor room above a timber garage design is that it makes use of otherwise under-utilised space. If your garden is large enough, then adding a first floor to your timber garage will barely make any difference to the amount of ground available.
A high quality timber garage with a room above it is likely to add value to your property as adding to its visual appeal, and creates vital extra space that can come in very handy in any home. If you ever decide to sell up, having an additional room – even if it’s small – can make your home much more attractive to potential buyers.
Our first floor option timber garages have Oak front columns and high quality pressure treated sustainable sourced timber, and are delivered in kit form.
Single storey or two-storey timber garage kits
Whether you opt for a single storey or two-storey timber garage will ultimately depend on your needs and requirements. If you’re simply looking for extra storage space, then a single storey garage will suffice. However, if you need an additional room for working from home or accommodating guests, then choosing to construct a first floor could be the ideal solution.