Bespoke Designs

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Warwick Garages are constructed using the following materials:

Enviromentally friendly
All Warwick Buildings are made using FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) timber from Scandinavia. FSC means that the timber is grown to a strict code in a sustainable manner

100mm x 38mm Planed (Eased Edged) framing
We use selected slow grown timber which provides greater tensile strength, but is also less prone to twisting and warping.

Tanalised Shiplap Cladding (125mm x 16mm)
The majority of our garages are constructed using shiplap cladding. The cladding itself appears similar to tongue and groove, except that the internal part of the groove is missing from the profile. Shiplap allows a certain amount of natural movement to take place between timbers which is a natural response to changes in weather. At Warwick Buildings we have developed our own special shiplap profile which features a large overlap and tongue, offering more protection from moisture ingress, thus increasing the lifespan of the building. The cladding itself is pressure treated with an environmentally friendly product which produces a rot resistant finish for over 20 years.

Shiplap has a planed finish which offers a near flat finish which is helpful when fitting items such as hinges and door furniture.

Plywood & Paper Lining
An additional skin of plywood is used to line the outside of the framing. In addition to the improved appearance, it provides extra rigidity and insulation, ideal for both classic cars and motorbikes.

Overhangs & Guttering
Not only do overhangs improve the appearance of the garages, they are important as they offer protection to the sides of the buildings. We include guttering as standard to allow rainwater to be easily collected and re-used, along with the obvious protective benefits.

Standard roofing is heavy duty 38kg Green Mineral Felt onto 12mm O.S.B. Boarding. The boarding is fitted onto 50mm x 125mm joists (purlins), spaced at 2' centres. We can provide alternative roof coverings (please see options). Should you require Onduline roof sheets - please note that we recommend sterling board underneath, because without the boarding it is liable for condensation during the winter.

Fixing to base
Customers are required to construct a level concrete base of 150mm compacted hardcore, and 100mm concrete prior to the building arriving on site. If laying a new base we recommend that a DPM (damp proof membrane) is placed between the hardcore and concrete layers. If using an existing base it will not be necesary to dig the base up as a DPM will be installed with the building. Once the concrete has set, a single layer of bricks is required around the perimeter (laid to a Base Plan provided). We recommend that the concrete pad is at least 50mm larger than the brick course as built to plan. THe building sections will be placed ontop of the brick ocurse and integral DPM and bolted down to secure