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What are the important things to consider when installing a garage?

Shed - 3 complete extTired of getting wet when you dash to your car on a rainy day? Dream of having extra space for storage purposes or a workshop? Whatever your reasons might be, getting a garage is a good addition to your home. However, before you can start your garage project, you’ll need to make a few decisions.

  • Do you have enough space?
  • Attached or freestanding?
  • Access and traffic flow
  • Relationship to your house

Do you have enough space?

Sure, having a garage offers you several benefits such as providing your car with safe storage but is it physically feasible to have a garage? To ensure you are not violating any building codes, go to your local planning department and find out everything about garage building. How close you can build to the edge of your property and know the required garage size etc.

Attached or freestanding?

This is another decision to make – should you opt for an attached or freestanding garage? An attached garage will cost less and is more convenient. It will keep you dry and can easily serve as your home extension should you need a space for laundry or pantry. A freestanding garage is also an attractive option since it can keep exhaust fumes, dust and noise away from your home. Choose an option that will suit your needs and lifestyle the best.

Shed - McGuigan FrameAccess and traffic flow

If you’re adding a garage, it also means you need a driveway. Do you have enough space? A single car driveway should be at least 3 metres wide. At a minimum, you will need an area of 3 metres wide by about 3.5 metres deep for your car to properly make a turnaround.

Relationship to your house

A garage should look like an accessory to your home and not something that was just tacked onto your house that all you see. When building a garage, make sure to build it farther back from the street than the main entrance to make it look less dominant.

What are the important things to consider when installing a garage?

A garage is a good investment to your home – just make sure to get the most out of it by giving attention to these details. Need to build a garage? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for all your garage needs – we also build patios and carports. Ring us today and let’s discuss your garage.

5 tips for storing your car in the garage during winter

garageThe cold season is fast approaching! Are you ready? Or rather, is your garage ready? It can be very tough for your car so make sure you have a safe place to store your vehicle. Whether you want to make sure that your car looks new for longer or just spoiling yourself for keeping a beautiful, classic car, you’ll need a garage.

Car in the garage

A car that’s comfortably stored in the garage will be sheltered from the foul weather obviously. However, knowing these tips on how to store your car in the garage during winter can allow you to maximise its results.

Here are things you should know when storing your car:

  1. Check your garage. Make sure your garage is completely dry and safe to use. Check if there are any rodents that could cause damage to your car. If there are any cracks or problems with your garage, repair it now – don’t wait for another season.
  2. All vehicle fuel should be topped up. Make sure the engine oil is fresh to make restarting the engine easier. The fuel tank should be full to prevent condensation. You can also add a fuel stabiliser to help avoid oxidation.
  3. Clean around your car, make sure there is plenty of space so you can get in easily.
  4. Have a hat rack or storage area where you can put your jacket or umbrella to dry if it gets wet.
  5. Make sure you have an umbrella in your car.

Shed - Harvey - 1 Partial Complete5 tips for storing your car in the garage during winter

You might be using your car during winter, it’s your choice but it is also your responsibility to keep your car secured and protected – put it inside your garage. Don’t have a garage yet? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for all your garage needs. We offer installation services that include garages, carports and patios. Ring us today and let’s build your garage this winter!

3 signs you need a garage today

garageYou don’t have a garage yet? Then you need to think about getting one built. Yes, a garage is very important investment and you need to ensure that you are getting the best quality garage that will really suit your needs. Answer some of the questions below to put your mind at ease.

Do you need a garage?

The decision of having a garage lies on whether you need it or not. Do you really need a garage? If you are unsure about your initial resolution, maybe you need some motivation or signs that you are making the right choice. So, here are some signs that might help you decide:

  • Your car looks worn out. When parked outside on a daily basis, your car has to deal with a lot of dirt, sun and other outside elements which can cause harm to its appearance and cause it to age prematurely. Parking your car in a garage will keep it looking good for much longer as it will be protected the elements.
  • Your car has been damaged. Perhaps you have been unlucky enough to have your car broken into or even vandalised. The worse scenario is having it stolen. Having your car garaged can eliminate these factors and reduce the risks. All the while, giving you peace of mind.
  • You don’t have much space. If you have limited space on your driveway, why not install a garage? Parking your car in your driveway can reduce your space – why not build a garage on the side or at the back of your home? You can use the space on your driveway for more important things.

Shed Building, from DYI kits to complete sheds3 signs you need a garage today

Do you need a garage today? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for all your garage needs  – we can build your garage your way. Ring us today for a free measure and quote.

Call CPR Outdoor Centre in Bunbury on 9726 2311 or in Busselton on 9754 2657.


What is the right style garage for your home?

Custom Designed Sheds for you by CPR Outdoor CentreBeen thinking of adding a garage? It’s one of the greatest things you can do for your home. Garages are extremely important, especially with the extreme weather conditions we get here in Australia.

What does a garage do?

Apart from adding value to your home, a garage can also offer you so many more things such as:

  • Keeping your vehicles safe
  • A perfect storage area
  • A good place to entertain

You can turn your garage into a valuable space that you can use all year round, especially when you know how to organise it properly. Throwing a party this summer? Your garage would be the perfect place. With a little planning, organising and designing, turning your garage into an outdoor entertainment area can be fun!

Shed for extra spaceThe right style garage for you

If it’s your first time to install a garage, perhaps you’ve been faced with one big problem: what is the right garage style for your home? With so many garage styles to choose from, it’s easy to get lost with the options. What shire bylaws do you need to follow?

Here’s how you can easily find the right style of garage for your home:

Choose a material that works best for your local climate

Your garage will offer shelter for your vehicles and storage, and it also needs to work well with your climate. Some garage materials last longer as they are more durable, like metal – colorbond steel for instance. If you live near the ocean,ask the professionals for advice on what materials will work best for you if there’s salt in the air.

Great garages from CPR Outdoor Centre supplies in genuine BlueScope Steel.Match it with the architecture of your home

You don’t want your garage to look out of place? Always choose a garage style that matches your home’s architecture. You can also ask your installer to customise your garage. After all, there is no limit to your creativity!

Consider your lifestyle

Like the idea of a glass window in your garage? Perfect, let the light in and great way to get airflow into your garage. Remember to have window locks added and use them. Your garage should reflect your lifestyle just like your home.

Choose the right style of garage for your home and feel great about it.

Need advice on a garage? Thinking about installing one? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for your garage needs. We also offer custom built garages as well as patios and sheds. We service in the Bunbury, Busselton and surrounding areas! Don’t delay – call us today.

What are the signs that your garage needs a replacement?

door-closed-garageChoosing a home project is a challenge. There’s always something that can be done, yet we want a project that will be worth all of our time and effort, as well as money. Good news, having your garage replaced is proven to be a good investment for your money.

When should you take the leap?

Your garage looks fine for the moment, and you think it could still keep your car’s protected for a while longer. Is that the case or are you just convincing yourself about it? Are you still undecided? Take a close look at your garage – has it seen better days? It may be a cheaper option to replace it.


If your garage has had too much damage – it can pose a risk to your car or whatever else, you have in storage. It’s time to have your garage replaced.

Garages built by CPR Outdoor CentreEnvironmental hazards hit you

It might be a harsh storm or a tornado that recently hit your area and your garage is badly damaged. You cannot continue using your garage as it will be like putting your car in an open street at night – defenseless with no protection at all.

What are the signs that your garage needs a replacement?

It’s not difficult to see the signs that your garage needs replacement. The moment it doesn’t function for the reason it was built, it’s time to call CPR Outdoor Centre and have it replaced. We repair as well as replace garages. Call us today; we’ll come to you and offer you some friendly advice and provide you with a hassle free quote. No job is too big or too small for CPR Outdoor Centre.

Important questions to ask before you install a garage

Garages built by CPR Outdoor CentreDo you need to build a garage? It is important that you know what you want in a garage.

  • Will it house 1 or more car?
  • Where will you put it?
  • How big will it be?

When it comes to garage installation, planning is the key. It can save you a lot of your time, money and effort.  A properly designed garage makes all the difference, so you need to plan carefully.

Get it right the first time

When planned and done correctly, you can maximise the use of your garage. You don’t have to go through the process and then be worried about the quality of your garage. Before you start installing or even choosing a garage design, ask yourself a few important questions that include the following:

Why are you building a garage?

Do you really just want to store cars inside or are you looking for a space to store some of your prized possessions? When deciding, remember to think about your lifestyle. Do you exercise? Your garage might just be a good place to do your workouts. This way, you can find a garage design and utilise it the way you want it.

How big your garage does needs to be?

If you think that your garage will not be just a place for your cars and other vehicles, perhaps you can consider building a larger garage? Do you need a small workshop or area for your man cave?

When your garage is installed, you don’t have to do any more repairs or upgrade in the near future.  A larger sized garage makes a world of difference!

What is your budget and how much will it cost you?

When building a garage, think about the cost and how much you are willing to spend. Pricing will vary and there are many factors to consider when installing a garage. Make sure you receive the right price for the job at hand and contact a professional garage builder for an estimation.

Important questions to ask before you install a garage

When you need specialist advice to install your garage, contact CPR Outdoor Centre. We are your patio people in Bunbury, Busselton and the surrounding area plus we build sheds and garages. We will provide an obligation free onsite quote. Ring us today to discuss your needs.

Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for all your garage needs.

Why choose a detached garage for your home?

Garages built by CPR Outdoor CentreYour car needs a garage for safety purposes. A garage is a perfect place to house your car and can also offer a sheltered storage space to store some of your belongings at home. It can be an old bicycle you don’t use anymore or gardening tools that need to be easily accessed.Undeniably, a garage is an important addition to your home.

What type of garage is right for you?

Now, you are faced with the real problem – what type of garage should you go for? There are two types of garages – detached and attached. Both are a good option but there are instances when a detached garage would make a better option.

It includes:

You have a bigger space

Does your home have a lot of space available? If so, a detached garage would be perfect. Most detached garages require a bigger space – giving you the option to build a bigger garage.

Convert it into a living space

Should you have plans of making your garage into a living space? Then you would be looking at a detached garage.You can make it look like an extension of your home or you can use it for storage. Either way there’s no need to worry. With four walls and a door, your possessions will be safe and protected. Check with your local council in regards to the bylaws first when planning this option.

You need a bigger garage

Do you need to store two or more cars? You can design a bigger garage without having to compromise your indoor living,which would most likely be the case if you were to choose an attached garage.

Why choose a detached garage for your home?

Whether it’s an attached or detached garage, contact CPR Outdoor Centre. We offer garage installation and we also guarantee you a garage that complies with the building codes and local building regulations. Ring us today for a free measure and quote.

5 important tips for new garage owners

garageA garage plays a very important role in keeping your car out of the element and your things secure. Having an organised garage can really help you make the most of your garage space.

  1. Store things properly
  2. Install shelves
  3. Arrange the items
  4. Remove unnecessary things
  5. Secure the doors and windows

Store things properly

Want to make your garage look bigger? Simply have a place for your things, store them properly. It is best to store things vertically to minimise the space used. You can hang items such as bikes, wheelbarrow, gardening tools /spades /shovels and brooms to make use of the storage area for bigger items. By storing vertically you will free up extra floor space perfect to use as parking area of your car and other large items.

Install shelves

Put up shelves so you can use the space right to the roof. Shelving offer an easy access to your important things and makes them easy to find. Keep any dangerous things such as sharp objects, chemicals up high and out of reach of your children. Look for sturdy shelves that can hold heavy materials for safety purposes and long term use, many of the hardware stores have modular shelving that you can customise to your needs.

Arrange the items

Separate items of each type to have more organised look in your garage. Label different items so that you can quickly pick up and determine the things you will need. Store all your gardening tools together, makes it really easy when you are looking for things to only have to go to one area.

Remove unnecessary things

Take away unnecessary things from your garage to add more space for important items. Garages and sheds can often become a dumping ground for  – “I will look at it later things”. You can sell these items to earn extra money, recycle them, give them to charity or if they have no further use put them in the bin. Give your preloved clothes, toys and shoes to your neighbours, relatives, friends or charity; let someone else use these items and enjoy the space you have regained in your garage.

Secure the doors and windows

Make sure to perform routine maintenance on your garage door. Regularly dust the door both inside and out to remove dirt and sand that can cause the tracks to wear prematurely. Make sure to keep your garage door closed to prevent prying eyes and use your window and door locks especially when you go out.

5 important tips for new garage owners

Follow the 5 easy tips and you will have great use from your garage for years to come.
Don’t have garage yet?
Need a new garage?
Want a bigger garage?
Contact CPR Outdoor Centre Busselton on 9754 2657 or Bunbury 9726 2311 to get a FREE quote and discuss your needs. We are your patio people and we build garages, carports and sheds to.


5 Things to Know About CPR Outdoor Centre

mobileCPR Outdoor Centre are the oldest patio builder in Bunbury and we have been in Busselton for a long time too. Why have we lasted so long, you might ask? Because we are good, here are 5 things to know about CPR Outdoor Centre.

1. CPR Outdoor Centres have 2 convenient locations, each with friendly, professional customer service experts who can help you with all your patio, carport and garage building needs.

Bunbury – 5 Barnard St, Bunbury.Phone 9754 2657

Busselton – 1/30 Barlee St, Busselton. Phone 9726 2311

2. CPR Outdoor Centre custom builds and designs patios, garages and carports. The choice of style of your new patio, garages and carports is all yours. Want to combine a flat patio roof with a gable patio roof? Sure we can do that. Or create a completely new look for your home with your new patio? We can do it too.

3. Our sister companies, Shedboss Bunbury and Shedboss Busselton; designs and builds premium quality sheds. They use only premium quality materials to build anything from a large industrial sized sheds down to residential garages.

4. CPR Outdoor Centre sell DIY patio installation kits for the handyperson or a full installation service is also available. Our fully installed service offer not only design,the build and installation of  your new patio, but we also complete all the paperwork and organise permits so that you don’t have to lift a finger.

5. CPR Outdoor Centre also sells rainwater tanks to reduce your environmental impact or if you simply want the benefits of having your own water supply.

Garage by CPR Outdoor CentreCPR Outdoor Centre supply rainwater tanks in a wide range of sizes and colours; there is a different one to suit every home. Made from UV treated food grade Polyethylene these rainwater tanks are strong and durable and will not rust or taint your water.

If you think you don’t have enough space for a rainwater tank, think again. With the slimline range (starting at just 60 cm wide) you can fit a slimline tanks easily into a small backyard, minimising impact on your precious space. We can also deliver and position your water tank for you, no strenuous heavy lifting needed.

5 Things to Know About CPR Outdoor Centre

CPR Outdoor Centre are the best for call for a free quote today. Bunbury on 9726 2311 or Busselton on 9754 2657 for your free onsite quote and we will see you soon.


4 mistakes you don’t want to do when building a garage!

Garages built by CPR Outdoor CentreNeed a new garage?

That is exciting!

Stop, hold on a minute, read these 4 mistakes you don’t want to do when building a garage and this article might save you getting yourself into trouble.

Did you know that lots people make mistakes when building a new garage because they don’t understand the process needed from planning to the installation of your new garage?

Let’s go through these 4 main mistakes

  1. Not Planning
  2. DIY – not allowing enough time
  3. Not getting a building permit
  4. Incorrect foundation or ground works

1. Not planning how they will use the garage

What do you want your garage to do?

  • Are you just storing your car
  • Do you need extra space for a small workshop
  • A must have man cave?

Think about what you want to do in your garage and then you can plan accordingly. If you want a bit of a man cave then you might like to add a personal access door and a window. A window would also be great in the workshop area. The size of your garage will be determined by what you want to use it for. An extra metre or two in size now could make a world of difference.

2. DIY Project – not enough time

Building a garage can be a big job and can be a great project if you have the right skills and time. The biggest mistake people make on a DIY project is that they don’t realise how much time it will take when you only have the weekends to build your new garage. It really does help to have a mate nearby to give you a hand, manoeuvring sheets of steel is much easier with two people. If you can’t allocate multiple weekends to build your new garage a DIY project may not be the best option for you.

3. Not getting a building permit – BEFORE you start

You must have a building permit to build a garage and some areas have strict regulations and codes of the type of garage you can build. Check with your local shire or council to see if there are any caveats on what type of garage you can build in your area. Size, shape and colour can be restricted so check before you buy your DIY kit and you must apply for a building permit before you start.

4. Incorrect foundation or ground works

You need to think about the foundations and ground work needed to build your shed before you start.

  • What type of flooring are you going to have?
  • Do you need to excavate the site to get a flat pad?
  • Do you need to bring in fill or sand to make your pad?

If you are planning to use your garage to store your car and other heavy equipment vehicles, make sure the foundations are strong enough to withstand it. The concrete has to be thick enough to support the weight of these stored items and keep the water out.

Don’t make mistakes with your new garage?

Taking note of these mistakes and how to avoid them could save you from having a huge headache later! For your garage needs, contact CPR Outdoor Centre.

We offer a full garage installation service for you, from planning, to getting permits and installing it the way you want it to look like. We can sell DIY kits too. Ring us to discuss your needs today.