Design details & info sheets

This site is designed to help you with all aspects of your oak frame project. There are a number of important principles in oak framing and understanding some basic rules will help you decide if mortice & tenon jointing is the way to go for you. We can provide a 3D drawing service, a planning service, supply only oak frames or can assist you in a complete build project from a small garden office or garage to complete house design or commercial structures.
Our range of garages and outbuildings have been designed with the self builder, in mind. Based on traditional mortice & tenon jointed architecture and with an unlimited choice of designs to choose from. We can supply open car ports, secure garages, workshops, logstores, poolside buildings along with garden rooms, conservatories and orangeries. The main posts, eaves beams, tie beams, soleplates and curved braces are manufactured from green oak with studwork and rafters being of softwood. The frame is clad with Protim treated featheredge weatherboard ex200 x 38mm; independent posts are located on staddle stones which are included with the kit. All our supply only frames are pre-assembled in our workshops with all joints being cut and perfectly fitted ready for assembly by you on site. We pay close attention to detail to ensure that everything is just right. Whether it’s a garage, home office or garden building, you can be sure that it will fit together with ease.
Planning Permission An Oak framed garage or other outbuildings such as swimming pools, sauna cabins, sheds, kennels, enclosures (including tennis courts) and many other kinds of structure for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house may not require planning permission subject to the following conditions: No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation. Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof. Maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse. No verandas, balconies or raised platforms. No more than half the area of land around the "original house"* would be covered by additions or other buildings. In National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites the maximum area to be covered by buildings, enclosures, containers and pools more than 20 metres from house to be limited to 10 square metres. On designated land such as National Parks & Conservation areas, - Buildings, enclosures, containers and pools at the side of properties will require planning permission. Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission.