What are the best temporary portable garages for families? Take a look at our reviews below to find out.
Sealey are well-renowned as a top supplier of tools and equipment in the UK market,…
The frame of this car port is made from durable galvanised 1.2mm steel with a…
This one’s easy to set up but may require 4-6 people to help fit the…
This incredibly high quality heavy duty instant garage is fab for both temporary and permanent…
Portable garages, a more versatile and cheaper alternative to regular garages, are a popular option nowadays but, luckily for you, we’ve researched and tested over 20 different types in order to compile a list of the top five on the market today.
Factoring in costs, dimensions, durability and ease of use, we found that the heavy duty House of Tents premium carport is arguably your best investment, lasting several years and giving maximum protection to your vehicle, though it does depend on what you’re after, so check out our top 5 in the comparison table below, as well as our more detailed reviews of each one further down.
Sealey are well-renowned as a top supplier of tools and equipment in the UK market, so it would be remiss not to mention this option. This Car Port shelter is a cheap and light alternative to others available, and it comes with stake pegs and thick tarpaulin
The frame of this car port is made from durable galvanised 1.2mm steel with a heavy duty powder coating to protect it from peeling, rusting and corrosion. The grey cover fits over the fame perfectly and is tightly secured with ratchets in each corner keeping it tight, secure and neat looking in all weathers. The fabric has been made from UV-resistant, triple layer, extra tough 200gsm woven polyethylene for durability and exceptional water resistance.
This one’s easy to set up but may require 4-6 people to help fit the canopy. There are two removable roll-up doors at the front and back that allow for cross ventilation. The size of this tent means it’s ideal for family parties – perhaps more so than for a car
This incredibly high quality heavy duty instant garage is fab for both temporary and permanent use; it offers the protection of a traditional garage building at a fraction of the price. It is UV protected and waterproof, and the roof and sides come as one piece.
A portable garage is a good choice for anyone who doesn’t necessarily have the time or funds to build or buy a traditional garage. They are usually simple to assemble, much like a tent, and are a much cheaper alternative, but still provide adequate shelter and security. There are many different types available, and you have many options regarding material and size. Some pop-up garages can have an alarm system set for extra security!
One of the more obvious advantages of a portable garage is the versatility and ease of moving the garage to different locations. This is good if entertaining guests, or if you decide to move house. Another huge advantage is the ease of setting one up – it usually only takes around two hours! They are also relatively cheap – a big bonus!
Some weaknesses are that they can be easily blown over by gusts of wind, or damaged by severe weather. It might also be a cheaper and more stable option to build your own more permanent shelter with wood.
Our pick goes to the House of Tents PVC carport tent 3,66 x 6,2 metre heavy duty. Whilst the premium version does not come cheap at a hefty 572.80, we believe that the build quality, materials and size of the garage contribute to an excellent tent that will last for years. The PVC tarpaulin, along with the ground fixings, ensure that the ten will not be adversely affected by strong winds. It is also 100% waterproof and can protect your car from UV rays.
Generally, tarpaulin, canopy and in some cases powder coated steel frame. They can also have either metal or wooden frames.
If you need to set up a quick and easy area for a car, motorbike, work area or party, we’d say yes! We’ve selected a few of varying costs and sizes, so there should be something available for every budget and purpose.