Garages ‘too small for modern cars’ warning
UP to three-quarters of recently-built homes with garages have garage doors that are too small to accommodate modern cars, a recent survey has shown.
Now developers are being urged by the Door & Hardware Federation to increase the width of the garage doors. The DHF say that developers still design and build new homes with 2134 mm (7ft) wide doors, which has been the standard width for 40 years. But cars have been getting wider and the doors need to be at least 7ft 6ins.