What is a steel building garage? Everyone knows what a garage is right? But did you know that the word garage, was introduced to English in 1902! It originates from the French word garer, meaning shelter.
Residential garages typically have space for one or two cars, although three-car garages are used. Garages normally have a wide door which can be raised to permit the entry and exit of a vehicle, and then closed to secure the vehicle. Garages are also used for a variety of projects including painting, woodworking and assembling of projects.
The common term for these structures in the first decades of the 20th century was motor house. Many garages from before 1914 were pre-fabricated. The style was usually in keeping with that of the house and its locality, however, they were mainly of timber construction and few have survived!
Cars really took off after the passing of the Federal Road Act in 1916 and the Federal Highway Act in 1921. Early Garages looked like carriage houses attached to the home, with a gable roof and masonry.
Modern garages are a far cry from the converted carriage house in which the first cars were stored. Over the last century, garages have evolved from an external necessity to an integral part of our homes.
HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THINGS!
Garages have over time matured becoming a place not only to house your precious car but also for storing household items. With advent of the electric guitar and modern rock and roll the Garage Band found its place!
Hence, today it is no longer just a place to store unused items and cars – technology has made it an additional room in the house! And a pretty cosy one at that!
Garages are now used widely for so much more:
Over 1 in 2 homeowners want a garage that their neighbours envy!!
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