There are times in life when you really have to make your mind work hard. When you decided to pull down your old brick garage and build a replacement yourself, you know that the task is going to take you weeks, if not months, if you’re completing the assignment by yourself and only at the weekends. In the meanwhile, where are you going to keep your vehicles?
A temporary garage is an obvious answer, but how you are going to install one and where are you going to put it?
Where to install your temporary garage
It is perhaps easier, first, to state where you can’t install a temporary garage.
You should speak with your local planning authority and tell them that you are considering the installation of a temporary garage. They will supply you with rules and regulations that will dictate the types of temporary garage you can install, along with measurements and location possibilities.
They may not allow you to install anything ahead of your normal front building line – that is to say, you might not be able to build anything in front of your house.
If they do give you permission to install a temporary building, which comes with a different set of rules to those governing permanent buildings, they might restrict the height of the building and it might not be sufficient for your choice of temporary garage.
If your plot of land is large enough, you might be able to remove secure fence panels or part of a brick wall that forms the border between your front and rear garden. This might give you enough space to drive your vehicle over your front building line and install a temporary garage, technically, in your rear garden.
You probably won’t be able to install your temporary garage anywhere close to the garage that you are building because the two will get in the way of each other and you wouldn’t want to damage your vehicle as you are building your new garage.
Possibilities for your temporary garage
As this is a temporary garage, you won’t want to overspend on its construction, but you will still need to spend enough to provide a secure location for your vehicles, to protect them from the weather and car thieves.
This is a good reason to use secure fence panels, on fence posts, to mark a new area for you to park your vehicle, to provide a weatherproof area and to ensure the car thieves don’t have easy access to your vehicle. The advantage of using secure fence panels, perhaps choosing to use the hit and miss fence panels so that sufficient air can pass around your vehicle, is that you can relocate them to other parts of your garden later, perhaps to provide a secret garden or to replace ageing fence panels that form part of your current border.
When you install six-foot secure fence panels, you will be keeping your car out of sight of nosy people, and if you are able to secure a roof, perhaps by the use of a large tarpaulin, or if your vehicle space is small by using further fence panels, over the top of your fence panels, you will have weatherproofed your vehicle as well.
You can use to hit and miss fence panels as your garage gates to your temporary garage. As these are substantial and secure fence panels, you will be able to fix a temporary locking mechanism to your satisfaction and then your temporary garage is ready and available for use.