If you need an outbuilding, a wooden framed garage can offer an ideal alternative to the standard brick and masonry option. Not only does a wooden framed garage look stunning, but it is a practical solution and is designed to last. A wooden framed garage can be a particularly appropriate option for car enthusiasts, as wooden framed garages offer a suitable environment for housing valuable motor vehicles due to the properties of timber. We outline the benefits of wooden framed garages below.
Natural Aesthetic Appeal and Design Options
While brick-built buildings can often be in stark contrast to the natural surroundings, wooden framed garages have the wonderful ability of being able to blend into a natural environment. A timber framed garage or extension can act as an effective transition between inside and outside.
It’s vital that your garage, or any other outbuilding or extension, suits your property and requirements, and thankfully oak framed garages and oak framed extensions are available in many styles and designs. Whether you need a garage to house a collection of classic cars or you wish to combine your garage with accommodation above, a design can be created to suit your requirements.
Strength, Durability and Longevity
With the right materials and meticulous construction, a wooden framed garage or oak framed extensions can be extremely strong and durable. Research has found that it is the molecular architecture, specifically the ‘glue-like’ characteristic of the cells of timber, which determines its strength.
Although wood is a biodegradable material, wooden framed buildings are not necessarily more susceptible to fungi rot due to advances in modern construction in terms of both materials and technologies.
One of the main advantages of timber when it comes to garages is that it is a naturally breathable material, so a consistent temperature can be maintained. Due to air pockets in the cellular structure of wood, it is a natural insulator, and timber has hygroscopic qualities which offers some protection against short-term changes in temperature and humidity. This means timber framed buildings provide a perfect environment for storing cars.
Because timber is a renewable material, a wooden framed garage is an eco-friendly option. Timber is considered to be fairly lightweight in terms of building materials, so the transport and fuel impact is reduced.