Build a Cart Lodge With a Room Above

A cart lodge is an incredibly versatile parking solution that offers plenty of extra storage potential on its own, but with our kits, you can take that potential one step further. Adding a room above your cart lodge can not only extend your storage capacity but also provide the option for additional living space.

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Our Range of Bespoke Cart Lodges With Rooms Above

Our cart lodges with rooms above can integrate beautifully with almost any setting, especially classical features and grounds. Our service spans from initial designs to the full installation of your build, and our experienced team work alongside you to answer any questions you may have along the way.

We are experts in timber-framed garages and cart lodges, and our goal is always to provide every customer with a tailored and complete service from start to finish. Every kit is designed with easy maintenance in mind, and all come with a detailed manual to help with upkeep as well as a full aftercare package. Our cart lodges with rooms above are made to last, and we want to make sure you have all the tools and guidance needed to ensure their permanency.

How We Will Build Your Cart Lodge With a Room Above

Our cart lodge kits are designed with smooth installation in mind. We want to offer you the freedom to decide how your cart lodge is built and by whom, with DIY installations a potential option for experienced tradespeople. From the timber beams to the roof tiles, we harness state-of-the-art crafting techniques developed over decades. 

With the help of our team of experts, your cart lodge with a room above will be completed to an unbeatably high standard and in line with your precise specifications.

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The Garage Specialist Quality Assurance

When you trust us to design and build your cart lodge with a room above, you can expect:

1. Professionally-Graded Timber

We use the finest cuts of douglas-fir and green oak timber to build our cart lodges, as well as the optional rooms above. For each beam and off-cut, we bring in our dedicated graders who check that, no matter what, we are only using the best and most aesthetically pleasing cuts of wood. And when a piece is deemed imperfect, it will be recycled responsibly.

2. Seamless Engineering

Harnessing the precision-cutting capabilities of our Hundegger CNC machine, every piece of your timber cart lodge kit will be smooth and exact, to the millimetre. Every fixing is drilled and cut to slot together snuggly, making for a hassle-free building experience you can trust no matter the kit or scale of your design.

3. By-The-Book Processes

Combining industry timber graders and one of the best cutting machines available, our services and kits are among the highest quality available. Alongside these processes, we also perform final checks on every kit to make sure it complies with international quality standards.

Get in Touch With an Expert

If you are intrigued by the endless possibilities an oak-framed garage can introduce to your Leeds home, get in touch with a member of the team today to discuss your design options or for more information.

We offer free, no-obligation quotes for all potential customers looking to transform their suburban or rural homes with an oak-framed garage.

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Does a Cart Lodge With a Room Above Need Planning Permission?

Our cart lodge kits vary widely, as each is made bespoke. This is especially true of our models that include the rooms above, so determining whether your kit will need planning permission will depend on a number of factors, all of which we can detail during the planning process.

Most kits will require strict compliance with certain building regulations, but cart lodges differ from standard garages in that they consist of at least two open sides and, generally, a floor space of no larger than thirty square metres. As long as your kit falls within this region, you should not require pre-approved building regulations. 

When it comes to multi-storey kits, such as cart lodges with rooms above, you may require additional planning permission as the build itself will exceed the height limit of permitted developments. It will be best to discuss your options with your local council during the planning stages, as this will guarantee your project can go ahead with all the right permissions. 

If you have any questions or concerns about whether your design complies with construction laws, feel free to get in touch with us today, and our experienced team will be happy to offer guidance and support. 

Build Your Cart Lodge With a Room Above Today

For stunning cart lodges with rooms above that embody the natural beauty of British timberwork, you can rely on The Garage Specialist. Our builds offer space, utility, and endless potential, designed and constructed to the highest of standards.

Once we have finalised your specifications, you can expect your cart lodge with a room above to be delivered within six to eight weeks, primed and ready for straightforward and reliable assembly.