Our cars provide the ability to travel from place to place with great ease and it's something we take for granted. It's an essential part of any household. Because we can travel to any location with little effort, we can afford to live some distance from where we work. We also use our cars to help with the shopping and of course getting away for a well deserved break. So it makes sense to consider taking steps to help protect our vehicles to ensure they last longer. One of the best ways you can do this is to build a carport or garage but carports come in many different shapes and sizes and there are a few things you should consider before embarking on this journey. A carport for instance can either be attached to your house (lean-to) or detached (free standing). You should of course also have enough space to erect the structure and because of the layout of many households, the choice is fairly restricted. More often than not you'll need to consider the local building regulations which comes with its own challenges. Other considerations such as underground water pipes and electrical wiring should also be taken into consideration when factoring in the overall costs and complexity of the building work. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite.
In most homes, the space occupied by the vehicles owned by the occupants is second only to the space used by the residents. Most families own more than a single car and probably own a trailer or boat apart from a second car. It is often difficult to find garage space for all the vehicles owned. However, you can easily construct a carport for around one-sixth the cost of a garage and ensure that your vehicles are protected from the harsh sun, rain, hail, and snow. Carports can be freestanding or lean-to structures depending on the available yard space and the building regulations in your locality. Read moreAs you can see, there are plenty of options available to you when it comes to building your carport. Each material has its pros and cons and it's up to you to decide which one to go with. Here at Pergolas R Us, we specialise in building timber carports because we recognise the huge benefits that come with using wood as opposed to steel or any other material. If you're considering pursuing a detached carport, then you'll find the following information helpful.
As with any project, it pays to take the time in ensuring you make the correct decisions right from the start. If you need any help and advice, please call 1300 724 118 and we'll get back to you as soon as he can.
3 Types of Detached CarportsDetached carports really aren't just for people who can't afford, or don't have, a garage. They aren't just cheap substitutes at all. In fact, these useful structures are for anyone who needs to protect or shelter something outside. Obviously, they are meant to be separate from any other building. This makes them a great option because of their portability, affordability, and durability. Let's take a look at the three types of carports for your considerations. Read more