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3rd Apr 2010, 09:03 PM
Currently doing my plans and I have put a double garage at the back of my house (with 2 street access) I believe I have to set back 3m which is not a real issue I take it this is from my boundary. I want an idea on what dimensions I should build, I havent done any costings yet, first a slab then go from there. What would I need to do if i were to build the sides out of brick for the slab? Also can someone advise on the roller door, is there standard sizes I should consider I am possibly looking for one with a greater drop ( so i can park the caravan in it.) Or am I better off going for a steel pre fab one? So the first question is height, I look like building a 6x6m one. I have become a fan of trusses is there any degree of pitch I should go for?
4th Apr 2010, 11:10 AM
Maate - the answer is simple the biggest you can fit and afford! :2tsup:
No such thing as a shed that's too big! :D
But depends on what you plan to use it for - is it really a garage to hold cars (one or two) or one car and a workshop, a workshop which occasionally has a car while you area away etc. If you need to park a caravan then height and door height will be critical - and 6m will not be wide enough IMO.
Best idea is to sketch it to scale on graph paper or computer or both. Useful to to get one of those free kitchen planner kits that have to scale items that are able to be moved around to see how things fit. Rename and cut or join to create what you will have in your garage and you can see what size you need.
I have a 4.5 m wide roller door on my new steel portal frame shed which was constrained by my block and house to be 6m wide x 9m long and only 2.4m side walls rather than the 2.7 or 3m I would like due to an electricity easement. I used a 15 degree pitch to gain a little more height at the centre.
IMO single large door much better than two doors with a removable mullion, but each to their own. I am working on an EV conversion so will be doing mechanical, electrical and welding work and will need to have car body inside, but still be able to do woodwork and move around too. It looks like a bomb hit it, but when I get it tidied up a bit I'll put some pics up and a description of why I've done what.
6th Apr 2010, 09:04 AM
I have had a look at the dimensions on some kit garages, the pitch on sheds are us didnt seem to add up the height of the roller door opening was 2150mm with an overall height of 2330mm, not sure how they manage to get the clearance with the small pitch. I am basically trying to put it on my plans for council so I was hoping there was a generic size I could come up with but obviously not. I would have liked to park a caravan inside and I was going for a single roller door, so the height was the most critical, the council mentioned something about if it were greater than 3.5m high then it would be treated differently.
7th Apr 2010, 10:59 PM
Roller door height is governed by the wall height - raise the wall height and the roller door can be larger. Standard sheds offer std doors even if the walls are higher and simply infill above to the gable end - but if you tell them you want a taller opening they'll do that too and provide a roller door with a longer drop (for an extra cost too).
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