|A £50,000 Thunderbirds-style pop-up garage has become the latest home-improvement craze. |
The garage uses a hydraulic platform which can be hidden under a water feature, flowerbed or patch of gravel – or even a second car.
The futuristic parking option has drawn comparisons to the Thunderbirds aircraft hangar deep beneath Tracy Island.
...The waiting list is already four months long and experts predict demand will continue to grow as families choose to improve their home rather than try to sell in a weak property market.
Cardok managing director Alastair Soper said: ‘It's 100 per cent secure, far more so than a garage or driveway, and the vehicle's completely protected from the elements.
‘It goes down well with insurance companies. One man with a Bentley had been charged an annual premium of more than £5,000 when he parked his car in a well to-do street but that fell to £1,500 when he installed the Cardok.
‘In London a lot of people who have garages want to use them as extra rooms because of the value that adds to the house. Installing a Cardok allows them to use their space most efficiently.’
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Latest awesome: pop-up garage that sinks into your drive
UK: Finally the UK comes up with something awesome instead of something that wonders who will turn out the lights when it comes to the UK.