|We think, fair to say this 40' x 20' garage
would be a 'deluxe' version by anybody's standards.,
This conversion was built from two 40' standard
shipping containers with the sides removed and a 4' wide pre
manufactured bridging fabrication to achieve the customers full
width of 20 feet.
Due to the huge spans and completely open plan
required inside, some roof strengthening was necessary.
A 12' wide electric roller shutter door was
fitted to one side and fitted so as not to encroach on head space.
Doubling up as a games room high grade fire
resistant insulation then fully lined to all walls, ceiling and
internal doors was all pre fitted at our factory leaving only
finishing to be done on site.
At the customers discretion a
heavy duty laminate floor was laid as we was unable to obtain
any guarantee from the makers regarding the driving of vehicles
over such a flooring.
The electric remote control roller shutter
door, telephone, doorbell, linked fire alarms and full alarm
system are all linked back from the main dwelling.
Activation of the door also turns on outside
flood lighting (but only if it is during dusk) and courtesy lights
inside the garage.
Manually operated is a second heating system and
huge extraction fan to vent any car fumes quickly away.
Many skills had to be applied and merged
to complete this conversion and we are proud that all the work
was done 'in house' by our team of craftsmen, benefiting the customer with an efficient, cost effective
A tailor made control panel was designed and installed to
Ring main for sockets, lights, security lights, electrically
operated door, alarm interface, automated lighting interface and a
host of power relays to facilitate remote operation from both the
original dwelling and radio control.
Heavy duty steel shelving was required and
manufactured to the exact size to fit & utilise space efficiently.
We are able to provide such things at a fraction of the cost of
standard domestic type shelving systems.
Our customer told us that the completed conversion came in at
approximately the same cost as just the footings and concrete floor
required for a brick built building.
We was polite, however it came as no surprise to us!
||Other features included:
Fire exit door built into the original twin opening standard
Fully insulated with fire retardant insulation.
Fully panelled with our high grade laminate boarding