Open Sided Carports - Shields Buildings
Open Sided Carports

Shields Buildings are delighted to announce the latest product offering to their extensive range of bespoke timber garden buildings.  We have designed an attractive Open Sided Carport to give you all the protection you need for your vehicles, whilst not totally obstructing your views.

So how did this come about? Well, the answer’s simple. If you live in a gorgeous place, surrounded by a lovely garden a standard garage would obstruct your view. Several customers had come to us with this issue, so not being one to shy away from a new project, John called in the team and put their heads together to come up with an impressive solution.

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Open sided carport
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Open sided Carport
Open sided Carport
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Open sided Carport
Open sided carport
Open sided carport
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Open sided Carport
Open sided carport
Open sided Carport
Open sided carport
What's great about this product?

The Open Carport can be made as a single, double or triple to suit your needs and is built to the same high standards as all the Shields Buildings products. We’re currently offering a selection of sizes:

  • Single (6m x 3m)
  • Double (6m x 5m)
  • Large Double (6.5m x 5m or 6m x 6m)
  • Triple (9m x 5m)

Open sided carports are fairly different from our usual products. At the risk of sounding a little simplistic, the main difference is that they don’t have walls.

That means that the roof needs support from different areas and the whole thing is engineered in a very different way as a result. So we use solid braced Douglas fir timber posts mounted on concrete plinths with the gable ends made from tanalised redwood cladding.

When it comes to the roof, you can choose between:

  • Plastisol steel sheeting
  • Synthetic slate
  • Cedar shingles

Will an open sided carport actually provide my car with protection?
Not just your car, but you too! Say goodbye to that horrible feeling of rain pounding against your face while you’re trying to get your things out of the car and locked up.

Is a carport as versatile as a garage?   
More so! The roof and open sides won’t just provide a convenient respite from the elements for cars, they’ll do the same for people too. Carports make for handy play areas or protection for barbecue stations throughout the summer months.

If you've got any other questions please feel free to ask.

Pricing Examples

Example prices for timber open sided carports with uPVC guttering and Plastisol roof. Prices include installation and VAT. Download a brochure and price list, or contact us below for your own custom quote.

6m x 3m Single Open Sided Carport from

With synthetic slate roof from £14,500

6m x 5m Double Open Sided Carport from

With synthetic slate roof from £18,750

9m x 5m Triple Open Sided Carport from

With synthetic slate roof from £26,250

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Quality & Luxury

'We were delighted with our car port which is of the highest quality, erected with the utmost professionalism and surrounded by superb customer service. Our car port was largely bespoke, we had a good deal of input in the design, size and finish of the end product. John Shields himself visited us before, during and after the build which really seemed to add a personal touch to proceedings. Thank you to all at Shields Buildings for making this such a worthwhile and painless experience.' - Richard, Tiverton

Built to the same high standards as all our buildings your Open sided carport is built to last and we work with you to provide the perfect solution for your space and needs.

Come and see the quality and craftsmanship for yourself, there are a range of garages and open fronted carports/enclosed combinations for you to see at our display site near North Tawton, Devon.

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Handmade in Devon, Shields Buildings are the proud suppliers of bespoke open sided carports throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. With a solid reputation for designing, crafting and installing high-quality products, together with efficiency and exceptional customer service we guarantee you won't be disappointed. If you would like a no obligation quote contact us today.

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