What is a prefabricated garage?
A prefabricated garage, otherwise known as a ready-made garage, is a garage that is manufactured and assembled off site and transported to the location where it will be used rather than being built on site.
Anyone looking for a garage to be constructed offsite will be thrilled with our prefabricated garage kits. Prefab garages are a great option if you want to save some of your precious time, or if you are not as confident with a hammer and nails and would like the peace of mind knowing that our professional construction team have built your garage for you.
A prefabricated garage is a perfect, easy, and readily available option for anyone looking to buy a timber garage but doesn’t want to build it themselves. If you think that one of our ready-made garages is right for you, do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange construction and delivery for a time and price that best suits you.
Type of Prefab Garages
At Passmores, we have a garage for everyone. Whether you want a space to house your vintage car in a double garage, or a triple garage with ample space for cars and a workshop, we have you covered. Perhaps you want a single garage as a space for yourself outside your home, a solid, well manufactured garage can be turned into anything from a ‘man cave’ to an outdoor office or even a garden bar.
As with a regular garage that is constructed on site, you can choose from a multitude of different designs, including the design of your prefabricated garage roof. We can tile the roofs of our wooden garages with an array of different styles to choose from, which give a more premium and high-quality feel to your garage. We can also add a felt roof to your wooden garage which offers excellent value for money. If you’re uncertain about the best type of prefab garage for you, do not hesitate to contact us so we can put together the perfect garage for you and your home.
Timber prefab garage v concrete
At Passmores, we are the leading timber garage manufacturers within the UK. We chose to specialise in timber for the more premium build quality, more aesthetically pleasing design options and the all-important eco-friendly benefits that come from using timber over concrete.
In the past, blocky, concrete garages were built onto the sides of existing homes, making for an eye-sore every time you want to park your car. A timber garage adds a much more luxurious feel to your outdoor home space, and the outstanding build quality of our sustainable garages’ shines. By being able to custom design and fit your timber garage to match the style and space of your home, you are guaranteed a space that you will love.
Prefab garage features
We have a wide range of free-standing prefabricated wooden garages for sale. Our traditional garages are prefabricated and available in 30 standard sizes from 4.8m x 3.0m (16' x 10') to 7.2m x 7.2m (24' x 24'). So whether you need a single bay timber garage, two bay double garage, or even a timber triple garage, there will most certainly be an outbuilding that is right for you and your home.
Our timber clad garages can be used for everyday vehicle storage, as classic car storage, as garden machinery store, or even as a workshop. If you want to see our range of designs, there are plenty of size and style options in our wooden garage gallery.
Every sectional garage that we manufacture can be specified with a 22° pitch boarded and felted roof or with a steeper pitch to suit conventional tiles or slates. Typical roof pitch for slates and interlocking concrete tiles is 25°- 30° and 35° for plain tiles (maximum pitch on 7.2m (24') span is 30°).
At Passmores, we pride ourselves on producing impeccable quality products in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. We are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Scheme (FSC) and ensure that our timber is sourced from the best possible environment. This means that all the timber we buy from Stenvalls, our principal supplier, can be traced back to sustainable forests in Northern Sweden.
When choosing a timber garage, whether it is a prefab garage or timber building, customers are encouraged to consider not only if their timber garage is good value for money but also whether the materials used in their garage comes from a truly sustainable source. We are proud of our FSC credentials not only because the trademark is endorsed by major environmental charities like Greenpeace and WWF, but because it means our customers can rest easy knowing that they have not only purchased a quality product, but they have also reduced their impact on the environment by doing so.
Prefab garage costs - Are prefab garages cheaper?
Our wooden garages are an affordably priced alternative to brick or concrete block garages. Prices for a single wooden garage at Passmores start at £3,013 with boarded and felted roof. For a large, double garage, complete with assembly service and tiled roof, the price is between £8,000 and £13,000 depending on location, the options chosen and the type of roof tile specified. In comparison, a similar sized unit in brickwork or fully oak framed is likely to cost three times as much.
Prefab garage planning permission
Single storey timber garages don’t need planning permission if they’re less than four metres high (and less than two-and-a-half metres high at the eaves). These garages may be built under ‘permitted development’ if they’re also two metres away from the property boundary and are not in front of the principal elevation of the house. They should also not occupy more than 50% of the garden space alongside other outbuildings.
If you can’t meet this criterion or if your property is listed or in a designated area like a national park, then you’re likely to need to apply for planning permission. You’ll also need building regulations approval if your garage is over 15m² and less than a metre away from the property boundary, or more than 30m² in area.
We recommend that all our customers know what local authority permissions they will require before proceeding with their timber garage purchase. Passmores can offer support with planning and building regulation queries and our in-house draftsmen can produce technical drawings for your application if so desired. If you’d like to use this service, please visit planningportal.co.uk
How prefab garages are delivered
As you have opted for the prefabricated garage, it will be assembled off site usually the day before delivery. If you have asked is to tile or slate the roof of the building, this service will be added a couple days later. We deliver using our specialty 7.5 tonne lorries and will need to get our vehicle within 20m of your foundation.
The garage itself is heavy, so our staff will need an easy and accessible route to the foundation. If needed, we can bring additional staff or a 4WD vehicle to overcome most site issues, but if you think you require this service, please be sure to contact us beforehand so we can make delivery as seamless and easy as possible.
Delivery is free to most destinations in the Southeast, and scaled charges apply to areas outside this region depending on your distance from us. Please consult our delivery map to see where you fall within our delivery prices.
How long do prefab garages last?
Our timber garages are all built to last. Timber, as it is a natural resource, won’t last as long as concrete or brick might, but your timber garage will last up to 25 years with proper care and maintenance. All our garages are professionally constructed and coated with our specialty weather and time resistant varnish, to keep your prefabricated garage looking good as new for many years to come.
Create your own - Talk about this and then send people to the builder
If you love the look of a Passmores timber garage but want to try your hand at designing your own so your prefabricated garage can perfectly match the style of your home, you can head to our garage builder. You can customise and build your own garage using Passmores’ top of the line materials that we will then build for you and deliver straight to your door. The garage builder will also provide you with an instantaneous quote for the garage you have designed, so you can evaluate your investment and make any changes that suit your needs and budget.
Where to buy a prefab garage?
You can buy your timber garage from our website, come to one of our display villages to have a look at the timber buildings available and place an order with one of our staff on site. Passmores delivers across the UK. If you have any questions or enquires about purchasing a prefabricated garage, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are happy to help.