What is a carport — and how is it different from a garage?

oak frame carport with storage above
(Image credit: Welsh Oak Frame)

Exactly what is a carport and could it be just the thing you need to make life run a little smoother on a day-to-day basis?

When it comes to creating a garden room or outbuilding, many people are a little unclear on the difference between a garage and a carport, as well as being unsure of the benefits of this kind of structure and what kind of costs they tend to entail. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.