Carriage houses are experiencing a revival, and it’s about time! Timber carriage houses have been sorely underrated for a long time considering the benefits they can provide.

Not only do they protect your vehicle from unforgiving weather, but they can add an extra living/working space, and add value to your home! Optional wooden garage doors give your property that cosy, quaint country charm. Not to mention- you can design them to exactly match any equestrian buildings you may already have!

But why should you choose a wooden carriage house over a metal or steel design? There are many benefits to building a carriage house, but in this article, we want to draw your attention to the beauty and practicality of timber carriage houses.

Jon William Stables Bespoke Wooden Carriage Houses

Protects from weather damage

Although this goes for any carriage house, it’s important to point out. Your vehicle can stand weather up to a certain point, but when extreme weather comes around it can have a lasting, and costly, impact on your vehicle.

A carriage house protects your vehicle from rain, hail, snow, dirt, and the suns merciless rays. It can reduce the likely hood of your battery being damaged by high temperatures, protect your paint from sun rays to avoid fading, and prevent you from scraping ice off the window ever again!


The beauty of having a wooden carriage or carport is that you can design it exactly to your liking. You can design your carriage house simply to provide shelter for your vehicle, or one that is completely bespoke to your requirements- say a large wooden garage for many vehicles along with a workshop.

Different types of wood to pick from to fit your specific finish and style. Integrating the features of our house into your carriage house, whether that be practical or decorative. Whatever you have in mind, building your dream timber garage can be done, individually created for you, and done to high-quality standards with Jon William Stables.

View out some examples of our Ideal Range Carriage Houses and our Elite Range Carriage Houses to see some of the design’s we have previously worked on.

Environmental BenefitsWooden Garage and Timber Garage

There are so many benefits to building with wood over other materials;

“The production and processing of wood use less energy – known as embodied energy – than most other building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint … If you convert one cubic metre of a solid material, such as concrete or brick, for a cubic metre of timber, you will eliminate approximately one tonne (1000kg) of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.” -Make It Wood

In addition, wood is a durable construction material when looked after correctly, is structurally very strong, uses less electricity, and is a natural insulator. goes on to state, “As an insulator wood is 15 times better than masonry and concrete, 400 times better than steel, and 1,770 times better than aluminium.”

So not only can you have a beautiful bespoke carriage house on your property, but you can feel great about what you’re doing for the environment!

Multiple uses

Although the point of a carriage house is to protect your vehicle, it can be optimised for many other uses! Design your wooden garage to have;

  • Space for machineryJon William Stables Bespoke Wooden Garage
  • Extra Living Space
  • Gardening Shed
  • Workshop
  • Home office
  • Playrooms
  • Swimming pool rooms/storage
  • General storage room for everything that doesn’t have a place in the house

Added home value

If you want to invest in your property, having a unique high-quality carriage house is a smart choice to start. A wooden garage that blends seamlessly with the architect and style of your home adds function, character, and value to your property. Because many older homes in the U.K. don’t have a garage, in many cases the value gained by a garage can cover the construction costs.

These are five of the many benefits of building a wooden carriage house. We’re sure you will come up with many more when you have your beautifully crafted carriage house! Visit our Carriage Houses page to find more information on our designs.


We enjoy helping our clients design their building to their specific requirements. If you are considering building a carriage house, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 01380 850965. Alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry on our contact page.