Choosing the right material for a garage @LidgetCompton

Choosing the right material for a garage build takes careful consideration with numerous factors that may influence decisions. As with any build its important to weigh up the core advantages and disadvantages of different materials before finalising any decisions. The materials that are chosen can have huge effects not only on the overall appearance of the build, but also its practicality and usage abilities, so it’s important to carefully consider a variety of options before making a firm decision. Here we discuss the key things to consider when selecting the material from which to build a garage.


The purpose of the garage will determine which materials are required initially. Many garages are used for extra storage and are not intended to be used as a living space, yet in the few instances where this is the purpose, the materials picked need to be good insulators. Concreate has a low R-value meaning that it stores transferred heat, so when a concreate garage is added on the side of a home, it will almost certainly store heat which has been transmitted from the home.


The cost of the building materials is an important factor and will take prior planning in advance of the build. The budget of the build will help govern the materials being used, with some options proving more costly than others. A brick garage is going to cost substantially more than a simpler cinderblock garage, so this is something to consider when progressing with plans and designs. There are of course cheaper alternatives for more expensive materials available, for example choosing stone cladding rather than stone, so it’s important to look out for substitutes where budget restraints require.


Garages are much more visually appealing when they appear as an extension of the pre-existing home and because of this, many look for a garage that complements the overarching architecture of their house. By taking note of pre-existing materials utilised across the property and selecting similar ones, you’re able to create cohesion between both the garage and home. This doesn’t just apply to building materials either, details such as roofing selection or doors also need to be selected carefully in order to coordinate successfully. By taking these steps, this will ultimately result in delivering maximum curb appeal.


Material type can also have differential effects on the build time. It’s imperative that skilled materials, such as bricks and stone, are implemented by professional workers, which can be greatly labour intensive. If you have a tight schedule to keep to then its worth considering a prefabricated garage. Prefabricated garages from Lidget Compton will save massively on build time and thanks to the huge variety of materials and styles that are available, there’s sure to be a look to match the home.