Timber Frame Carports

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A car parking shelter is a valuable addition to any home

A car parking shelter, or open fronted garage can go by many different names, such as carports, cart houses, carriage houses, whatever you like to call them, they add versatility to your home. They will not only provide protection by keeping the weather off your car, with no more scraping the windscreen in winter, but give you the option for useful additional storage space too.

Designed for you

A Shields Buildings timber frame carport is bespoke, hand made to order, so you can have whatever size and combination that suits you, be it single, double or triple. A double garage with a mix of one open fronted bay and an enclosed section is a popular option. Built around a substantial wooden framework, your building is made to last and we work with you to provide the perfect solution for your space and needs.

The timber

All the external  timber we use is northern European redwood, from sustainable and well managed sources. It is pressure treated, for two reasons - to protect against attack from wood boring beetles or termites and against fungal decay. The colour fades over time, but the chemicals carry on working to keep your building as good as new. Your bespoke timber frame carport will be given extra protection against the weather with two coats of water proofer, or if you prefer, painted in a wide range of colours giving a personal touch.

Roof  options

You have a range of roofing options to choose from – an apex roof with natural finishes of cedar shingles or slate, or long lasting plastisol steel sheeting in a range of colours to enhance your new building and blend in with your garden. If you plan to have solar panels on the roof, our team can work directly with your supplier to ensure the correct roof specifications are provided.

Do you need Planning Permission?

A question that we get asked regularly is ‘Do I need planning permission for my new timber building?’ Many garden buildings will not need permission, but you are always advised to check first, or give us a call if you need more help.

As this can often be a bit daunting we offer a Planning Application service to help you. Let our experienced team prepare and submit the application for you along with the detailed drawings and plans required.

Building Regulation Approval - Timber buildings over 30 square metres of internal floor area may require Building Regulation approval. Please ask for advice if you are considering a larger timber frame carport.

On show

Come and visit our display site here at North Tawton in Devon – it is open all day every day! We have a wide range of buildings on show based on a variety of designs and uses that have been chosen by our customers in the past. You are welcome to visit at any time and browse at your leisure. If you have a specific project in mind its helpful if you bring along some photos of your site.

If you have any questions or would like a no obligation quote, contact us today and we'll be happy to help - Tel: 01837 82442

Handmade in Devon, Shields Buildings are the proud suppliers of bespoke timber frame 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.


Benefits and Features of a Shields Buildings bespoke timber carport: 

  • All buildings come with a 5 year guarantee
  • Pressure treated timber to give lasting protection
  • Choice of roof materials and colours to blend with your house and garden
  • Garages have a minimum headroom of 2m
  • Rainwater goods are included
  • Planning permission advice and applications prepared
  • Options available for the removal of your old buildings and site clearance
  • All our buildings are bespoke, so you can have the size that YOU want