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Why You Should Choose Lidget Precast Concrete Garages for Your Home

By comparing the specifications of their concrete garages with others available you will find that Lidget-Compton holds all the aces. Compare the quality of the concrete ‘up and over’ garage doors supplied by Hormann, the best in Europe, the thickness of the concrete panels and the choice in finishes to suit YOU. And the fact that windows are included as standard on most of the concrete garages range and are not an expensive add on, is another bonus. More ……

Help With Planning Permission For Domestic Garages

If you need help about planning permission take a look at our page about planning requirements for concrete garages on our web site or go direct to the Planning Portal Official Site

General Help And Advice for Precast Garages For Your Home

When buying concrete garages, sheds or workshops it seems to be very straight forward to – just click on the ‘web’ by maybe typing ‘garages for sales near me’ or ‘ready-made garages for sale’ find the garage in the size you want and then search for the best price. ‘Easy Peasy – YES?

Well, as there are so many different buildings available from the ‘cheap and possibly nasty’ right up to ones which would feel at home in a posh country home the answer is ‘not really’.

To ensure you make the right decision and to buy the one to suit you and your home then you need to do your homework to ensure you make the right choice.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, A Family Business Since 1979, ONLY Offers Concrete Garages Made to The Highest Quality & To Suit YOU.

If you need help and advice about choosing then please call us and we will be delighted to help or take a look on this page Advice about choosing a garage

Lidget Garages Available To View

It’s always worth taking a look when buying a new garage for your home. Come and visit either of our showrooms and see how good these buildings are

Guildford Surrey, Display Site

Please visit our show room within the Sutton Green Garden Centre conveniently situated directly off the A320 Woking to Guildford Road where you will a large range of garden buildings, including log cabins, garden workshops, summer houses, concrete garages and garden sheds.

The site is open and manned 7 days a week for viewing as well as obtaining free advice and ordering your delightful new building.

 

 

Farnham Surrey, Display Site

Please visit our show room within the superb Squires Badshot Lea garden centre, close to the Shepherd and Flock roundabout on the A31 Farnham to Guildford Road where you will a large range of garden buildings, including log cabins, garden workshops, summer houses, concrete garages and garden sheds. But only ONE Concrete garage at the moment. The site will be open 7 days a week for viewing and will be manned most days in the week including weekends.

 

 

Please Note There Is Only ONE Garage on Display at the Moment in Farnham. Mian Display is at Guildford.



How Qualified Are We To Offer Advice?

We, being a family business, have been involved in the manufacture of quality garden buildings for sale since 1979 when Robin started his first production unit. Craig, Robin’s son, joined in 1990 and trained at Guildford College in joinery. And for over 20 years we ran one of the largest UK shed companies in the south of England, and make very strong timber offices, and made the conscious decision to only deal with quality materials which we knew would last the test of time. This ethos probably comes from our upbringing. Robin’s father and grandfather were Master Butchers in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Quality and Customer Service was always the keyword behind their businesses.

Craig is a key member of the business and is helping 1st Choice to embrace the challenges of the 21st century. And with his two children, Daniel and Rebecca, the future looks very promising. So as you can see we are not just salespeople selling a range of products who know nothing of little about the products but have the history behind us to ensure that when you choose ‘1st Choice’ then you know your wooden office – garden room actually will be ‘1st Choice.


Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Lidget Deluxe Apex Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

This Lidget Deluxe Apex Prefabricated Garage is the ultimate value for money maintenance-free building. Visit our prefab garage UK display site near Guildford, Surrey and be amazed with the quality. Included as standard is free assembly and is complete with sand & cement fillets.

A Georgian ‘Up & Over’ door, a 3ft wide ribbed side door, real brick front posts are included as well as and coloured roof sheets in choice of colours. To complete this package it has fascia boards, 4ft window as well as gutters and downpipes – all in PVCu. 10 years guarantee for peace of mind.

Lidget Deluxe Pent Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

These Lidget Deluxe Pent Prefab Garage Kits are maintenance-free & provide ultimate value for money. A Georgian ‘Up &Over’ door is included as well as a 3ft wide ribbed side door, real brick front posts & coloured roof sheets in choice of colours. Additionally it’s complete with fascia boards, 4ft window as well as gutters and downpipes – all in PVCu. 10 years guarantee for your peace of mind.

Erected free of charge and complete with sand and cement fillets. It’s clear this is a superb all round package offering a complete concrete prefabricated garage with all the trimmings. Similar garage buildings on view at our Woking and Farnham, Surrey. UK display areas.

Lidget Mansard Pent Sectional Precast Concrete Garage
These Lidget Mansard Pent Concrete Garages are stylish concrete buildings with its front pantile roof making it modern and ultra attractive. It’s complete with PVCu fascia, PVCu window and ultra attractive Metrotile galvanised roof which has an anti-condensation barrier to it. Galvanised steel Hormann ‘up and over’ door.

Supplied in spa finish to optionally Brick, Stone or Textured cladding for your ideal concrete garage. 10 years guarantee and erected free of charge. View at our concrete garage display near Guildford and Farnham so you can see the quality of the Lidget Compton concrete buildings and how good they look.

Lidget Apex Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

The Lidget Classic apex concrete garageis a traditional building but this model offers option of Spa, Brick, Stone or Textured cladding so it can reflects your taste. The fibre cement roof is available in 6 colours so will match most homes and there is an option for a translucent roof for extra light. Superb Hormann ‘up and over’ door.

Complete with 10 years warranty and for an easy life FREE assembly of this garage is included. A similar concrete garage is on display near Guildford in Surrey so you can inspect the quality of these superb Lidget concrete garages. Available in sizes up to 26ft 6in wide x 24ft 3in long OR longer. includes wooden window and fascia as standard.

Lidget Apex 15 Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

These delightful prefabricated concrete garages have a striking roll tile effect roof, only available from Lidget. The PVCu maintenance free option works well with the roof and if you add the optional brick front post will make a bold statement. Choice of spa, brick, stone (Cotswold and Pennine) and textured finish enables you to select the garage to suit YOU. FREE garage assembly and window as standard.

Large range of garage building styles and sizes up to 26ft wide and as long as you want. Hormann top quality garage ‘Up & Over’ door. Concrete garages display site near Woking and Farnham, Surrey so you can view the quality of the Lidget Compton superb garages.

Lidget Apex 20 Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

These Lidget 20 Apex top of the range concrete double garages are fully customisable. The 20 degree roof, clad with Metrotile Bond & with 40 year guarantee, traditional pantile profile tiles is the true cream of the crop and cries out style. With timber purlins and untearable roofing felt the tiles, available in 6 colours. Truly stunning.

Complete with Hormann ‘Up & Over’ door, fascias and window as standard. Also assembled FREE of charge. These garage buildings are available in spa, brick, stone or rendered finish to suit your requirements. prefabricated concrete garages display sites near Farnham and Guildford in Surrey so you can view the quality of these superb garages.

Lidget Transverse Apex Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

The Lidget 90 reverse Apex bring a new dimension to this concrete double garage. The roof is effectively spun around 90 degrees in comparison to a standard garage making it ideal for many unusual sites. Especially between two existing buildings. It has an attractive tile effect which enhances the appearance of this garage – and this concrete garage roof is available in a choice of four colours to suit you.

Complete with Hormann ‘Up & Over’ door, fascias and window as standard in white PVCu at no extra charge. Also assembled FREE of charge Concrete garages display sites near Woking and Farnham in surrey so you can view the quality of these superb garages.

Lidget Pent Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

These Lidget Compton Pent Concrete Garage are superb value for money concrete garages which have a great height and lengths of up to 28ft long and widths up to 20ft. Anti-condensation barrier on the fully galvanised steel roof and Hormann ‘up and over’ door. Includes full fascia boards and fixed garage window as standard.

With choice of Spa, Brick, Stone or Textured cladding you can be sure this concrete sectional garage will match your requirements. 10 Years garage warranty and assembled free of charge. Visit our concrete garage displays near the M25 close to Guildford, Surrey so you can inspect the quality of the Lidget Compton concrete garages.

Lidget Lean To Pent Sectional Precast Concrete Garage

The Lidget Lean-To Pent Concrete Garages are the answer for when you want to make the most of the space next to your home. 5 different roof styles, (apex, pent mansard) etc you can be sure these concrete garages will complement your home perfectly. These buildings are built to suit your home so you know it will fit like a glove.

With the choice of spar, brick, stone or rendered finish you can be sure it will match your home. Combined with brick piers and the maintenance free pack and you can be sure this garage will fulfill his role beautifully. 10 years warranty for peace of mind. It’s clear this is a superb all round package offering a complete concrete garage with all the trimmings. Guildford and Farnham concrete garages display site.

Lidget Lean To Pent Sectional Precast Concrete Sheds

The Lidget Concrete Sheds are the answer for when you want to make the most of the space in your garden. 5 different roof styles, (apex, pent mansard) etc you can be sure these concrete sheds will complement your home perfectly. These buildings are built to suit your garden so you know it compliment your home.

With the choice of spar, brick, stone or rendered finish you can be sure it will match your home. With the optional maintenance free pack and you can be sure these concrete sheds will fulfill its role beautifully. 10 years warranty for peace of mind. It’s clear this is a superb all round package offering a complete concrete shed for your garden with all the trimmings. Concrete garages display site at Farnham & Guildford concrete garages display site.


Their prefabricated garages are available in a range of different styles, such as pent, mono pitch, single slope or lean to concrete garages. Also, the range of garages extends to apex, gable, V-shaped or pitched in a range of different pitches (the angle of the roof). They also offer the very stylish Mansard pent garage with a tile effect front elevation which will make it stand as very stylish.

10-year Concrete Garage Warranty – for Long Life and Peace of Mind

These garages have sturdy roofs and there is an option for translucent roof panels which allows light to flood in on many of their models. The sheer strength of the concrete panels means you will have no worries about the security of your car, also, there is worry about them rotting. A great benefit to you with the garages being sectional means they can be dismantled and taken with you if you move, a great benefit for you. A superb garage – how can you look elsewhere?

FREE Assembly Service Available saving you Time and Effort

When you consider the prices for these concrete garages include vat, 10 year guarantee, extra strong and sturdy roofs, optional choice of spar or post & panel brick (4 styles), stone or textured claddings, superb Hormann Up & Over doors, free window, delivery and assembly you can see no-one offers a better all round concrete garage package that this. All inclusive

Assembly Service – Long Warranty – Choice of Claddings – Free Window

After choosing your new garage, after delivery, you will be sent a questionnaire to hear about ‘your’ experience. To ensure they have met your expectations as you are the most important link in the chain. Being from Yorkshire, Lidget, like to be open, upfront and say how it is. They expect to be the best and to be able to offer the very best customer experience and never forget that ‘customer is king’. By following that mantra they can ensure they remain at the top of their game and ensure their standards don’t drop.

When buying concrete garages, sheds or workshops it seems to be very straight forward to – just click on the ‘web’ by maybe typing ‘garages for sales near me’ or ‘ready-made garages for sale’ find the garage in the size you want and then search for the best price. ‘Easy Peasy – YES? Well, as there are so many different buildings available from the ‘cheap and possibly nasty’ right up to ones which would feel at home in a posh country home the answer is ‘not really’. To ensure you make the right decision and to buy the one to suit you and your home then you need to do your homework to ensure you make the right choice.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, A Family Business Since 1979, ONLY Offers Concrete Garages Made to The Highest Quality & To Suit YOU.

Converting A Concrete Sectional Garage To A Usable Space

If your concrete garage is being underused as a useful space, i.e. Your car is stuck outside and the garage is full of all sort of stuff (or ‘items various’ as my wife would say) then maybe you need to consider changing the use and converting it to a usable room. Depending on the usage of your converted garage you may need building regulations approval but if it is not being made any larger then generally planning permission would not normally be required. In both instances, it is worth checking with your local authority to be sure.

You need to clear out the garage of all unneeded items and you will be surprised what you have in there which is totally worthless and pointless. When you have done this you will have a clear empty shell so you can plan how you wish to proceed. The easier thing to do is to use the garage as a glorified workshop and this is easier to achieve.

If you wish to use a precast garage for full-time habitation then it best to speak to an architect or builder experienced in this type of work. This way you can ensure the work will meet building regulations which you would need to obtain. If maybe if there is a shortage of parking in your neighbourhood then this might mean you might not get permission. Also, if you have a listed building then this might make a difference as well.

With the brick built garage, I had in my property I decided to utilise the space better so cleared out all the junk leaving me with a garage which was more or less empty. I got a builder in to remove the garage doors, which were old and tatty and replaced them with some nice UPVC double glazed double doors. I also had the personal door replaced with a modern UPVC window.

The roof void in my garage consisted of timber joists so I decided to fill the gap with two thickness of polystyrene. I use polystyrene as I cut this slightly oversize so when I squashed it into the gap it became self-supporting. When I had done this using plywood, cut to size, I screwed this into the garage ceiling. Prior to this, there were areas where I had to add some noggins where the joins were going to be.

The walls were treated similarly. I screwed into the wall some 50mm x 50mm pressure treated timbers at 16-inch spacing. (the 16-inch spacing meant that I had to only cut the plywood boards to the height of the garage) Again, I use polystyrene, but you could use fibreglass loft insulation which you can squash into place. Polystyrene was easier to use. After this, I lined the walls with thin plywood, which I screwed into place, but you could nail it. Reason for screws is that I could remove the panels to get behind with any electrical wires.

I was going to paint the plywood but found the plywood soaked up the paint and was rather patchy. I then decided to wallpaper the walls and then paint the wallpaper. Using an embossed wallpaper on the garage walls this gave me a uniform surface. I added coving to the ceiling and skirting boards and painted them. The ceiling took 4 coats of paint to get a reasonable finish but the wallpapered walls only need 2 coats to get a top-class finish.

In the end, I have a really clean highly functional room, which you could have as well if you have a concrete garage, which is easy to heat in the winter and does not get too hot in the summer. The only problem I got is that the wife has decided this room is highly suitable for her and her friends. Their hobby is craft and card making and this is what they do most Wednesday nights.


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Bagshot Lea Road,
Badshot Lea,
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