Brick garage construction

Does it matter if a garage is built with a single or double skin of bricks?

Asked by Christian on 3rd Oct 2022
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"If it’s just somewhere to park the car then it doesn’t matter. Might need some piers in it to support single skin, roof and doors"
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"for a garage its fine.for any habitle room cavity wall necassary."
Answered on 18th Nov 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"You can build in a single skin most are (piers will need to be built in
Kind regards
Abacus brickwork"
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
"– Garages are usually constructed with single-skin walls, but if you intend to spend a lot of time in the garage or if a garage conversion is a possibility in the future, it may be worth paying more for a double skin wall that is structurally stronger, and you can insulate it via the cavity."
Answered on 23rd Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"No single skin is fine mainly.double skin to keep warmth in but as it's a garage that's fine"
Answered on 5th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"This all depends in what you wish to use this for in the future and what your personal budget is single skin will do for just a garage for a vehicle"
Answered on 5th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"No if it just a garage to park the car etc it’s single skin brick .

Pete sands"
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
"it matters if you think about the future
because the double wall gives you more resistance
in addition, you have heat in the winter and coolness in the summer"
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Hi you would want a cavity with a inner leaf of block work with damp course and insulation to stop damp soaking through the outer leaf of brick work
Many thanks"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
"It shouldn’t really matter if its a single skin depending on what you use as your roof if it’s a rubber or grp roof it will be fine because you can fix your wall plate round to anker the roof down and support your walls if your wanting too tile it then you would need to put pliers in too support the weight of the roof"
Answered on 4th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
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