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Temporary shelter/garage

Postby ash1293 » 14 Mar 2018, 20:44

Has anyone got any experience of these relatively cheap portable garages found on ebay and the likes?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-Duty-Garage-Carport-3x6m-Portable-Car-Cover-Temporary-Parking-Canopy/142708726406?epid=18003300657&hash=item213a1a5a86:g:5dQAAOSwuUZamQYj

Toying with the idea of one so I can get out and work regardless of the weather. Mainly while prepping for paint, window seals etc and the possibly for the roller rustoleum job.

My drive is 3.1m wide so just wide enough in theory. Mines a high top but suspect it may just fit or certainly would if the legs were up on blocks.

Just not sure if its worth the hassle so would be keen to hear from anyone that has used one or just fancys chipping in an opinion.
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Re: Temporary shelter/garage

Postby jrt » 14 Mar 2018, 20:49

No experience of those ones but had a chat with someone who had one of these https://www.machinemart.co.uk/c/sheds/ and they said it was very good, even in the high wind. A bit more expensive.
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Re: Temporary shelter/garage

Postby Jonnyb416 » 14 Mar 2018, 23:05

I started with this
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Tried fixing this on top but it didn't work
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Eventually built this on top. Made up of timber frames clad in visqueen then bolted together.
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Re: Temporary shelter/garage

Postby ash1293 » 15 Mar 2018, 16:02

Thinking I may be better off looking for a carport due to width of drive etc. Neighbours fence is 5’ so would provide some shelter and if I needed to enclose the front a simple tarpaulin would do the job.

Just don’t fancy spending a huge amount of money that could be better off spent on the van.
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Re: Temporary shelter/garage

Postby meggles » 16 Mar 2018, 22:00

Hi Ash. Youngest son getting married this year. They're having two 'services' and a reception in someone's field!! He is buying some large gazebo's which he will be selling off cheap afterwards. I'll try to get a pic for you. They are well less than £100 I believe.
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Re: Temporary shelter/garage

Postby Slider2 » 16 Mar 2018, 22:34

I'm exactly in this position too.

My van needs stripping and chopping and I need the covered space to work in medium term.
I've looked at secondhand timber garages, sectional concrete garages and tent garages..... Would like to hear from others with first hand experience.....

I have a pop top and would probably want to remove powertrain as one of the first stages. Not sure he tents would have the height....
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Re: Temporary shelter/garage

Postby 100leelee » 20 Mar 2018, 05:12

[quote="Slider2"]I'm exactly in this position too.

My van needs stripping and chopping and I need the covered space to work in medium term.
I've looked at secondhand timber garages, sectional concrete garages and tent garages..... Would like to hear from others with first hand experience.....

I have a pop top and would probably want to remove powertrain as one of the first stages. Not sure he tents would have the height....[/quote]

I bought a used carport from eBay, was pretty good I have to say.
There seem to be two varieties, this hadpoles pretty much the same diameter as scaffold poles, very strong steel.
The cover was plastic, decent strength.
Not totally waterproof, but very good in the wind.
Had to raise it on 3 breeze blocks so my high top would fit.
New on eBay are around the 180 Mark.

Eventually removed the roof to get the van into my garage as got too cold to work outside.
Good for short term/summer working though.

The machine mart ones seem to have better material.
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