Purpose built classic car garage and workshop
Case Study

Classic Garage and Workshop

Working Together
When Mr and Mrs Miles Ambler moved into their dream house in Devon all they needed to complete the perfect picture was some additional space for their hobbies. Being new to the area their initial search for a timber frame garage was via the internet followed by a visit to the display area at Shields Buildings confirmed their impression of a professional business where attention to detail was key.
Overcoming Obstacles
Miles had a pretty good idea of the building he wanted, but was delighted when the Shields team came up with some clever options to make the end-product much more usable and flexible. By creating a triple-bay structure that was then sectioned-off to incorporate a classic car workshop and a tractor garage meant part of the building was more utilitarian and part more comfortable with appropriate heating and light.
What Was Achieved
Matching the building to the location is always paramount, so traditional garage doors were chosen to match existing farm buildings. In a similar vein, John suggested a dark wood stain to give the structure a more traditional appearance; again in-keeping with a nearby barn. However, for the windows and doors the latest timber-look uPVC was chosen because they really do look like wood, but are almost completely maintenance-free, draught proof and secure.
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"All-in-all, we would have no hesitation in recommending Shields Buildings to anyone that appreciates attention to detail, enjoys being treated as a proper customer and wants an end-product of genuine quality."
Miles Ambler - Classic Garage and Workshop
Case Study Highlights
Case Study Highlights
Safe and Secure
Safe and Secure
Whatever your buildings use it's important that it's safe and secure. As standard we supply a range of security items including; heavy duty door bolts, lever handle locks and deadbolts.  Whether you have a garage, workshop or studio you can be rest assured your contents are protected.
The Right Roof
The Right Roof
Choosing the right roof for your timber building is essential for the look and feel of your building. There are options, but don't worry we'll help guide you through them; the main roof styles are apex or pent and the materials are plastisol steel sheeting, cedar shingles and slate.
An Impressive Finish
An Impressive Finish
It's important that your building is beautiful inside and out, which is why we can colour match the exterior Superdec paint to a colour of your choosing for that perfect finish. Alternatively, you can have the building stained in a colour to blend in with your house or other buildings.
Planning permission
When does a timber building need planning permission? Many buildings will not need permission, but you are always advised to check first.
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