We were commissioned to deliver an oak framed garage to accommodate a classic car with a controlled internal environment. The building should provide good security and enough space to accommodate a small bench area and sufficient space to the perimeter of the vehicle.
Following discussions on the siting of the building a design was drawn up and presented to the SDNP for determination; approval was granted and works commenced to reduce ground levels to set the building adjacent to a bank to minimise the appearance of the structure.
Construction then followed to form the base with perimeter land drainage excavated with granular beds; pipework laid to control ground and surface water served by a cellular soakaway within the lower grounds.
The frame was constructed on site in air dried oak and clad with green oak weather boarding with perimeter plywood to walls and roof providing wind bracing and internal lining to the frame. The roof was finished with salvaged clay tiles with Velux roof windows to the first floor accommodation to provide natural lighting to the interior.
A small first floor area was formed to provide storage and a compact working area. To provide access to this location an electric staircase was installed to enter the stairs through the interior of the car!
Insulation was provided to the walls floor and roof, reinforced screed laid to the floor and finished with tiles laid in a Chequer board pattern with electric underfloor heating.
Storage units were provided together with fitments, desk and drawer units installed to the first floor.
Although a compact building with limited access to the first floor there is sufficient space for all activities and the interior temperature can be maintained whatever the weather.
Naturally, the car was not included within our design package.