DIY Self Build Wooden Garages – Could Handy Storage & Some Wood Increase the Value of Your Home?


There are a number of factors that have led to the rise in the number of wooden garages being purchased in recent years. The first is that there are limited alternatives. If an individual needs somewhere to park their car, they have the choice of street parking, a driveway, car port or erecting a brick or block garage. The problem with the later is that laws govern the erection of garages so individuals can end up seeking planning permission or getting involved with building regulations. This process can take months, or in some instances, years. A wooden garage on the other hand is not a classed as a permanent structure so is not subject to such restrictions. They can be obtained quickly, especially if ordered online, are easier to erect and can be more cost effective.

Many wooden garages on the market today are DIY kits that come delivered in flat-pack form with easy to follow instructions. In many instances, a wooden garage can be up and in use within a day.


With a wide variety of styles and sizes of wooden shed available to buy, the decision as to which to purchase all depends on what it will be used for. The most common use is for parking the car. A wooden shed fits much the same requirements as a typical garage, providing security for the car and protecting it from the weather. However it also has another advantage, wood has microscopic hollow cells that act as a natural insulator. The result is a warmer garage in the winter and a cooler one in the summer. This is especially beneficial when the garage doubles up as a work space.

This brings us to another common use for a wooden workshop – as a workshop. Wood also serves a natural sound barrier so whatever noisy activity you decide to undertake in your wooden garage, you’ll have piece of mind that you won’t be disturbing the neighbours. Some individuals even use their wooden garage as a home office by lining and further insulating it. Of course the wooden garage can also be used as additional storage space, in place of a traditional garden shed. It can be used to store bicycles, lawn mowers, garden furniture, tools or pretty much anything else you would expect to find in a shed. They are indeed, very versatile.


Not only has the industry seen an increase in sales of wooden garages, but it has also seen an increase in the number of styles available. Although a couple of years ago one wooden garage looked much like another, this is not the case today. A wooden workshop can be chosen that is bold and eye-catching to make a statement, or chosen to blend into its surroundings.

There are many modern, contemporary designs on the market. You can choose multiple windows to flood the space with light, different width doors depending on its purpose, you can even choose the type of treated finish it has such as oak or pine.


The wooden garages available to buy in the UK today are very durable and have a long life-span. Pressure treated garages are guaranteed to withstand rot, in some cases for up to 15 years. A traditional garage is unlikely to come with such a long building guarantee.

Environmental Concerns

With wooden garages being made of wood, many people have concerns about how environmentally friendly they are. Most wooden sheds available to buy are certified by either the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forrest Certification (PEFC). FSC certified means that the manufacturers comply with the highest environmental factors on the market and they conform with worldwide forest management. The PEFC mark provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

Property Value

Possibly the most significant factor in purchasing a wooden workshop is the amount it can add to the value of your property. A wooden garage that is treated annually and well kept can in fact add more value to your home than a metal or concrete garage. A wooden garage in Glasgow sold as a secure parking space, recently fetched a hefty £20,000 price tag^!

Wooden garages can be hard to find at a realistic price with free UK delivery and a size and style to meets your needs. Gardeneco offer free advice and a wide range of wooden garages that may be just what you’re looking for. Click here now at the Gardeneco Wooden Garage Shop

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