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Old 12 June 2011, 07:29   #1
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Steel framed garages

Next summer I'm going to be building a new garage plus it will be my new workshop space.

I'm toying with the idea of a steel framed/clad building rather than a timber framed building which is more normal here. Blocks are not an option due to high cost here - 6 per block!

Specwise it needs to fit in four vehicles (Defender 110 or equivalent length) and one side needs to be able to take Seawolf when I need it to, so the size will be around 10m x 12m with two large roller doors in one of the short sides, doors will probably be a 3m x 3m aperture to get the boat inside. It will be sited in a windy spot (in a windy country) so needs to be pretty robust - think Scottish islands sort of climate.

Googling it there are dozens of suppliers, all seem to say much the same sort of thing, so I wondered what experience people on here had of any particular suppliers? The only 'different' one seems to be Miracle Span but I'm not convinced about the look of their buildings though I expect they are strong - they apparently use them in Antarctica and I know there are some here.

It isn't going to be the permanent undercover storage for Seawolf so no major concerns about salt water and corrosion of the steelwork - I have other plans for storage under cover so this is just to get her in as and when maintenance work is needed.

Thoughts please
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Are the concrete sectional garages no good ??they have steel frames and roof, double glazed windows. Just a thought.
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Never come across them here, but having had a quick look, I suspect the freight cost will be prohibitive as freight is charged by volume and I imagine precast panels would be fairly bulky?
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Why bother with a steel frame? A well built timber frame clad in coated steel box profile would be spot on. Valley fix self drilling fixings would make the build very quick. Ideally. 3/4 courses of block off of the slab would be good to keep the ends of the steel sheets up out of splashing rain.

You may need either steel or block columns to mount the roller shutter door on.
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does it have to be new? occasionally you find steel farm barns on ebay including sheets .
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does it have to be new? occasionally you find steel farm barns on ebay including sheets .
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possibly not but there are bargains to be had .Merely suggesting another route .
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Why bother with a steel frame? A well built timber frame clad in coated steel box profile would be spot on.
That's the other option. My existing garage at my old house is timber clad and the maintenance overhead is something I can do without so the cladding will be plastic coated steel regardless, and a timber frame is easier to line inside with ply for tool boards etc. Downside is the fire risk when using it as a workshop (in other words welding and grinding in it) but that's not a big problem. I'm not sure how the costs compare, that's probably the biggest deciding factor.
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Looking for something to keep the water and wind out, no? How about aluminum siding? No corrosion issues (well, less, anyway), and lighter than steel.

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Our last two workshops were Reid Steel buildings, very strong and quick to put up.
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