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    Default Converting a carport to garage

    Hi guys,
    I've recently purchased a property and am wanting to enclose the carport as I need to use it for storage (I have not moved in yet).
    It is a solid new structure (built in 2009) with a proper level concrete floor and it is powered.
    Half of the carport at the back is built flush with the house and I'm thinking of putting a garage door on the other half to keep access from the front of the house to the side courtyard.
    My problem is the side wall against the fence line. I'm trying to find the most economical way of enclosing it and protecting my stuff against the elements.
    I'm not fussed in how it looks it is as it runs so close to the fence line.
    Any ideas? Can you retrofit colorbond etc?
    All suggestions welcome.
    Thank you!

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    No idea what the structure looks like but something like this using custom orb with plastic for light.
    dscn0612.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
    No idea what the structure looks like but something like this using custom orb with plastic for light.

    Hi Cylic,

    Thank you for responding, sorry, I tried to attach an image with the first post but struggled as I was using my phone.

    This is one of the photos I have of the front of the house. The current owners have enclosed garage area near the door, however have left the side and half back wall exposed.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails home-garage.jpg  

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    Council might be upset if you enclose it fully...not that it would stop me.

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    Ha ha

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    Or the insurance company

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    I'd go with noideawhatimdoings suggestion.

    lets in tons of light and easily installed.
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    Thanks havabeer. I think that might be the most cost efficient solution. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noideawhatimdoi View Post
    Thanks havabeer. I think that might be the most cost efficient solution. .
    The spans shown are much longer than recommended.. If your spans are similar, expect a fair amount of drumming and rattle in the wind.

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    Ok, thanks r3nov8or, something to factor in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    The spans shown are much longer than recommended.. If your spans are similar, expect a fair amount of drumming and rattle in the wind.
    Well protected by the fence but if a problem simply add more studs/posts.
    Light gauge 25 square box tube would suffice.In the middle of each bay

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    Great. Thanks

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