Garaport Sheds: A Multi-Functional Storage Solution

19 February

Optimising your outdoor space to suit a range of different needs can be challenging. On one hand, a lockup garage solves your car and equipment security needs, but an easy-access open area would also come in handy.

A solution that has gained popularity amongst Australian homeowners is the garaport, a perfect blend of a garage and carport. At Buffalo Built, we specialise in creating these intuitive spaces that serve multiple purposes and also enhance the look of your home.

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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

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Benefits of Combining a Garage and Carport

We’ve built many garaports for customers throughout Victoria, many of which have been custom-designed to suit different property styles, sizes, budgets and tastes. A garaport provides you with the best of both worlds by combining the security of an enclosed garage with the openness of a carport.

The enclosed section can serve as a secure storage area or workshop, while the open carport section is ideal for parking vehicles or providing cover for outdoor activities.

These multifunctional structures are an excellent solution for people with limited land, as they maximise utility without compromising on design or functionality.

"A garaport combines the security of an enclosed garage with the openness of a carport."
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

Things to Consider When Designing a Garaport

A traditional garaport is achieved by including open bays in your garage design. A drive-in open area can be positioned in front of your roller doors, or you can have an open carport area next to the garage at the side. Designing a garaport involves considering other factors too, such as:

  • The size of your car / boat / caravan / golf cart / ride on mower or any other vehicles you have
  • The amount of lockable storage space required
  • The intended use of the open carport area
  • Aesthetics of your home, colours, and surrounding buildings
  • Gable or skillion roof options
    Extras like windows, personal access doors, roller doors, partitions and water tanks
  • And of course, your budget.

With Buffalo Built, you have the freedom to fully customise your garaport shed, from its size to its colour as well as any add-on sections for your garage, workshop, or outdoor entertaining areas.

Carports by Buffalo Built

Buffalo Built’s Garaport Shed Kits

At Buffalo Built, we offer garaport shed kits that can be tailored to your needs. These kits include everything you need to construct your garaport, and our team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

We believe in supplying the highest quality Australian made products, meaning our garaport sheds are designed to be modern, practical, strong and long-lasting. Designed to Building Code specifications and made from high-quality steel components, each garage + carport combo is engineered to withstand many years of use.

Picture of Ross Barker

Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

Start Designing Your Garaport with Buffalo Built

Investing in a garaport is a smart choice that offers both functionality and street appeal to enhance your property. Whether you’re based in Wangaratta, Mansfield, or the Braeside regions, Buffalo Built is committed to helping you design a garaport that perfectly suits your needs.

Call our team at Mansfield,  Wangaratta or Braeside, or send us an enquiry online.