Whilst the standard concrete garage range, which is massive, may suit your needs it’s often the small changes to a garage which makes it suit your needs. This is when it’s important for the concrete garage company to offer the largest number of options as well as sizes. Add in a choice or size to make your concrete garage to suit you precisely and you can begin to understand why Lidget Compton is the leader in the field of concrete garages.
The number of options is large and the possibilities endless. There is a choice of wall finishes which range from the standard concrete garage finish, which looks like a pebble dash finish, through to brick or stone cladding. The concrete garage brick effect comes in 4 different styles to match your house. The stone finish comes in a Cotswold or Pennine style so if you live in those parts of the world your concrete garage will blend in seamlessly. And even if you live elsewhere and like the look of stone – then ‘why not?’
Uniquely you can select a concrete garage which can be rendered after being constructed and this will make it unrecognisable as a prefab concrete garage. The rendering will make it look like a traditional garage built from block work but at a fraction of the cost. Finally, there is the superb Garaclad wood effect finish which has to be seen to be believed. Very desirable.
Still, on the outside walls of the concrete garage, you can choose from front posts in a choice of brick or stone. Again this changes the look of the concrete garage to reflect your views and make it a little more special than it’s all ready.
Moving to the roof of the concrete garage there is a large choice of options which vary according to the model. However, in most ranges there is a choice of colour or finish which ensures the concrete garage you choose reflects your preferences. Where some roofs are fibre cement, a far more advanced method of making concrete garages roofs than the old asbestos roofs of years ago, some are galvanised steel which ensures a very long life. The steel roofs tend to have an anti-condensation barrier applied on the inside to stop any condensation forming on the underside of the garage roof. Amazingly the steel roof are normally made in one section which eliminates any leaks where the joins would have been in the more normal ‘run of the mill’ garages available elsewhere.
At the end of the roof on the concrete garages, there are fascia and verge boards and these add that nice cosmetic finish to the building. Normally supplied in factory treated timber there is an option for modern, long-lasting PVC boards. When applied to the concrete garage, and because they come in a range of colours including timber effect, they again change the building and make it even more personal.
The Lidget Concrete garages come with an ‘up and over’ door as standard and the width varies depending on the size of the garage. The standard colour is white but there are various colour options as well as Georgian styles which add a touch of class to the garage. If that is not enough you can choose from timber side hung doors, roller doors and sectional doors. You can also consider a door on both ends of your garage so you can gain access into your garden. If you would like it a little easier when you get home you could consider an electric remote control door. It may be a little expensive but a garage is not an every day buy so why not get it right in the first place. If you have a concrete garage door on hand then Lidget is happy to provide your garage with just the opening to take your doors saving you some money. Can’t be bad!
With the exception of the Deluxe Concrete Garages, which has a personal door as standard, the garages don’t come with a personal door. However, there is a great choice of optional garage doors ranging from wood, steel or PVCu. The PVCu garage doors are available in white or in timber effect – very nice. The steel garage doors come in brown, white or timber effect. Add in Georgian and glazed options and you can see this range of concrete garages have a great choice of doors to choose from.
On all concrete garages there is a timber window included providing a degree of light into the building. Again there is a large choice of windows in timber and PVCu which include opening windows. On some concrete garages ranges, there is an option for roof lights which allow light to flood in from above.
Other options to these concrete garages are gutters and downpipes, shelves, lining clips and a timber weather bar to stop rain blowing under the door into your garage. There is also an option for the concrete garage fitters to lay a sand and cement fillet around the garage to stop water intruding into your new building. Worth considering.
Another great option is a partition. This will enable your concrete garage to be split in two so you can have your car in one end of the garage and a workshop in the other. Much nicer than having two separate buildings and usually much more cost effective.
If, even after considering all the above options there is something else you would like in your new concrete garage then give us a call. Lidget are renowned for their expertise in concrete garages and frequently excel themselves – might just be your garage as well.