Looking for a safe and secure garage to keep the family car? If so why not have a look at the Trent Garage! This superb Garage includes a hard wearing Metal Door which not only is secure but looks fantastic! This garage also features a 4mm toughened glazed window as well as a side door for ease of access. A great alternative to a concrete building, this Garage is made from slow grown spruce timber.
10 year guarantee
The floor bearers that offer support to this garage are pressure treated and therefore are guaranteed against rot and insect infestation for 10 years. Protecting your timber thoroughly, you won't need to re-treat the timber for at least ten years or worry about little critters causing havoc.
Slow grown spruce
Unlike our competitors, we only use high-quality spruce timber in our garden garages rather than the cheaper alternative pine or mixed timber. Why do we use slow grown spruce rather than the much cheaper alternatives?
Spruce is considered more stable as it expands and contracts less than pine. This stability means that the spruce walls of our garden buildings minimise gaps appearing as the timber changes along with the weather. We responsibly source all our timber, where it grows slowly in the cold northern regions. We all know the old adage of counting the rings to see how old a tree is, well our timber grows slower, and takes longer to get to size meaning it has more rings in it. This means it has a tighter grain, and each ring helps prevent cracks and shakes appearing in the densely packed timber.
Our garden buildings really are built to last therefore we use only the highest quality, slow-grown spruce. Spruce is much more resilient to warps and splits compared to its cheaper alternative pine. Being a whitewood, it doesn’t discolour anywhere near as much as pine so it is also much more aesthetically pleasing for a log garage. Considered more stable, less knotty and resinous than pine, spruce will also produce a lot less sap. It is also less dense meaning it is not as susceptible to mould and rot.
Many manufacturers use a mix of timber saving them money. They will buy the lowest cost timber and then mix these up during production, often using finger joints. Ending up with a wooden garage, where the walls are a mix of pine (redwood) and spruce (whitewood). Not only does the timber garage then look comical, with stripy walls of different timbers, but this just shows a lack of pride about the finished product.
Real Glass, Not Plastic
Unlike most garden building companies that fit their products with either plastic glazing such as styrene, acrylic and Perspex or shed-spec glass alternatives such as 3mm horticultural glass we don’t. We break the mould by only using 4mm toughened glass, as we feel this is the most durable and secure in comparison to the rest – trust us, we’ve tested it.
During our rigorous testing, we found that toughened glass was harder to scratch, harder to break and safer to clear up when our brick eventual broke through. It’s clear to see that our 4mm toughened glass is the best choice for any outdoor building.
Our 28mm garages come with single glazing as standard, which consists of a single pane of 4mm toughened glass, able to repel stray footballs. Whereas our 45mm garages come with 24mm double glazing included at no extra cost. Our 24mm double glazed sealed unit comprises of two, 4mm single glazed panes of toughened glass on either side of an aluminium spacer bar, designed to absorb any excess moisture within the sealed unit.
All our sealed units conform to BS EN 1279 standards. This standard covers the requirements for insulating glass units, including thermal and sound insulation. The sealed units are tested to show that they will not suffer from any form of condensation within the unit.
Quite simply we don’t believe in compromising on quality!
Avoid sagging roofs
Our heavy duty 140mm or 210mm high by 45mm wide supporting roof beams prevent unsightly sagging.
Adjustable Storm Braces
Our storm braces are not only supplied as standard but tie the garage together. Unlike other log garages on the market ours are adjustable, this allows for the natural movement of the garage, which helps prevent gaps appearing between wall logs as the logs settle and move.
We have included ventilation as part of our garage kit to help prevent condensation build up within the building. We use two pairs of plastic base plates, one round and one square. The external round vents have chamfers to help direct water away from the hole, the inner square vents have an integral fly screen to prevent insects from entering through the vent. The pair of vents allows a flow of air through your garage to help keep out musty smells.
No Glued together Offcuts
We only use full lengths of timber in our garden buildings - we don't glue separate offcut pieces together with finger joints. Not only are they stronger, but they look much better too.
Domestic Style Locking System
Your security is of the upmost importance to us. You have invested your precious time, thought and money into creating your perfect Cabin, therefore we want to ensure your valuables are as safe as they would be inside your own home.
Our doors feature an industry leading domestic standard 4-point locking system consisting of mushroom headed espagnolettes which slide in opposite directions as well as a 6-pin Euro cylinder, which has been tested to BSEN 1303:2005 classification. Making it difficult for intruders to break in and steal your precious belongings.
Most companies will use a cheap and simple 2-point locking system. For us it’s a no brainer – why would you compromise your security when we offer the best on the market! Beware garages with cheap, ill-fitting windows that are susceptible to the weather and cannot be properly secured.
Pressure Treated Bearers
All of our garden buildings have 70mm pressure treated bearers as standard. As they are exposed to the damp, cold ground. This treatment will prevent them from rot, decay and insect infestation for up to 10 years.
Due to this costly but effective process we can offer our customers a genuine 10-year guarantee against rot and insect infestation on the bearers. We only suggest that you apply a good quality water repellent to prolong the longevity of the timber.
Shockingly still some of our competitors offer untreated bearers to keep their costs down. Who wants to have to annually deconstruct and re-treat the bearers each year!
Industry Leading Walkthrough Height
We were the first on the market to provide tall walkthrough height to the UK market. There's no need to 'duck' on the way in through our quality single side door. With a tall walkthrough height of 6'2" (1.88m) you’re free to move in and out of your cabin concussion free. There are other companies who have tried to copy us but have had to include the doorframe as part of the walkthrough height!
How high is this Garage?
A: It is 2.67m (8' 9") high
How thick are the walls?
A: 45mm Tongue & Groove
What timber is this Garage made from?
A: We use slow-grown Spruce timber for the main structure of the Garage. Spruce is less porous than Pine and so less likely to shrink, warp or split.
Do you offer any guarantees or warranties on this product?
A: We offer a genuine 10-year guarantee against rot and insect infestation on pressure treated timber.
Where can I visit you? Do you have a store near me?
A: We have 6 branches across the UK. Click here
to find the nearest one! Please check with us before you visit if you are travelling to see a particular product.
Do I need planning permission for this Garage?
What base do I need for this Garage?
A: We recommend a flat, level concrete base at least 100mm bigger on each side. e.g. A 4m by 3m building would have a base of 4.2m by 3.2m See more details
We deliver our products to mainland United Kingdom (England, Wales and Scotland). Some exceptions apply; these are illustrated on the map below.
Scottish areas may be subjected to slightly longer delivery turnarounds, please contact us for details.
FREE delivery on selected products over £200 to mainland England and Wales.
Green - £19.99 delivery fee on all orders under £200.
Yellow - £59.99 delivery fee.
Orange - £84.99 delivery fee.
Red - We are unable to deliver to these areas.
If you cannot provide an able bodied person to offload the vehicle with the help of our driver, we can provide additional manpower with our Assisted Delivery Service. The driver will arrive with some help to unload the lorry, meaning that you can put your feet up.
We offer this service on all items that are delivered, we do not offer this on our couriered products. Prices for this service can be found on individual products.
Should you require further information on our standard or assisted delivery services, please contact a member of our Sales Team.
Scottish areas may be subjected to slightly longer delivery turnarounds, please contact us for details.
To ensure the very best quality, we only use slow-grown White Spruce Timber, which is harvested in cold climates to ensure solid, dense log rings. This gives the wood superior strength and longevity, and also a much more consistent colour than the likes of Pine.
Despite the care we take in selecting the very best Timber available, it’s not like predictable brick or cold steel, this natural material has characteristics and quirks unique to every log.
Because our timber logs once fed water and nutrients back and forth from its roots to its leaves, its very nature is to be porous and swell up when it gets wet. Any wooden product will do this throughout its life, but there are a few things you can do to help limit this movement.
1. A great design!
- Don’t worry, we’ve got this one covered. We’re experts when it comes to all things timber, so we have designed our products from the ground up with its natural properties in mind.
2. Water Repellent Treatment.
- How you customise and decorate your product is up to you, however we would recommend that you use an appropriate water repellent treatment. This really helps minimise the amount of moisture that the timber can absorb. Therefore minimising the risk of any major movement.
- (Please note: water repellent treatment is not the same as pressure treatment, which protects against rot and insect infestation, and which we guarantee for 10 Years!)
- Keeping your timber building ventilated is no less important than keeping your house well ventilated. This is especially true if you plan to cover up your floorboards with something (double check with an expert, that the material is suitable to do so), as moisture can become trapped between layers of non-breathable materials and build-up, leading to floors becoming rotten.
4. Regular Seasonal Maintenance.
- Whether you opt to build your product yourself, or have us do it for you, don’t be afraid to tighten the odd bolt here and there. Your product is a life improving investment, so it’s only right to give it some love and care from time to time. Make sure that it’s properly treated before the rainy months, and you make adjustments to doors and window frames, when needed.
Natural Timber Properties
After building your timber product, this natural construction will begin to ‘settle’. This means that you will likely see some natural timber imperfections appear. These types of natural imperfections can include:
- Expansion and Contraction
Please be aware that, as these are natural timber properties they are not considered as defects under our Terms & Conditions (for more information, check out our Ts&Cs here). However, in most cases, these imperfections will not impact the integrity or function of your timber product, and/or can easily be rectified. For advice on how to rectify these and for more support, please get in touch with our Customer Services Team on email@example.com.