Very good point Jez. Didn't think of that! You could build suitable ventilation into a blockwork garage though if you so desired. I just like it from the security side of thingsInsBro said:Steel frame and timber is good as Fish says for ease of construction it does have another advantage over Brick - it lets cars breathe eg if you put your classic away after washing it of a rainy journey it could sweat in a brick or block garage whereas wood will let it breathe.
Just to clarify, using a skim of plaster isn't doing it incorrectly just takes longer to dry outFamous steveyb said:If done correctly..............dry lining (i.e. No Plastering) just jointing compound where boards meet.......this should give 1/2hr fire resistance
If a greater lenght of time is required.....something like asbestolux fire retardant sheet can be used..............(other fire retardant materials are available)
OR fit a sprinkler system.
It was not my intention to infur that plastering was an incorrect or inappropriate technique, I was meaning that when, Dry lining is done correctly using jointing compound to cover screw holes & joints, It gives an overall fire resistance of 30 mins.Fish Monkey said:Just to clarify, using a skim of plaster isn't doing it incorrectly just takes longer to dry out