Oak Framed Garage Prices in the UK

3 bay garage

Building a garage with oak timber frames is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and many construction firms are offering different oak building types at a range of different prices. In this guide, we will tell you more about oak framed garage prices in the UK, what determines them, and how it works when you choose to use our service. What Determines Average Prices for Oak Framed Garages in the UK? Most oak frame garage prices will fall somewhere between £4,000 and £20,000. It’s possible that some prices will be over or under this estimate,…

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Bespoke Precision-Cut Cart Lodges

2 bay oak framed car port

Our expertly crafted cart lodge kits are not only perfect for creating additional outdoor storage and shelter, but they are also a beautiful addition to any home and garden. The Garage Specialist plan, design and deliver a huge range of oak-framed cart lodges using only Douglas-fir timber or green oak for the most sustainable and highest quality oak framework. We are leading industry experts with a range of timber-framed structures created with Q-Mark equivalency from BM TRADA. Each cart lodge kit is manufactured to the exact specifications of the customer using traditional jointing techniques, precision…

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What Is a Carport?

At The Garage Specialist, we sell a wide range of carports and garage kits. We’re often asked questions about our carports, so we’ve made this quick guide to answer the most popular. It covers the basics, like what is a carport, the differences between carports and garages, the costs of carports, whether your carport will need planning permission, and the sizes of carports available. What is a Carport? A carport is defined as a covered structure offering limited protection to your car or cars. They can be standalone or connected to the side of a…

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Is An Extension Above Your Garage The Right Choice?

Oak framed garage with room above

When looking to expand their houses, many people across the UK choose to build an extension above their garage. This is often the most cost-effective way to add to your property, as foundations and structures are already in place, allowing for a comparatively cheap build. Adding a single or double bedroom extension above a garage can add up to 15% to the value of your home. However, many people have concerns about building extensions above their garage. They worry about whether their garage can support an extension above it, how much it would cost, and…

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Garage in the UK?

single garage kit

How Much it Costs to Build a Garage When you’re thinking about building a garage for your property, the first thing you will need to know is how much to set aside for your budget. Not many people know that this extends beyond the individual costs of materials and labour, so how much does it cost to build a garage in the UK, really?  Below, we’ve set out a guide on what you should think about before building your garage, the different types and materials available, and other considerations that might affect the price of…

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Our Garage Design Ideas

What Garage Design is Best For You? At The Garage Specialist, we’ve had the pleasure of crafting timber and oak framed garage kits for customers across the UK for over 30 years. As a result, we’ve seen a wide variety of garage design ideas and uses once they’ve been fully built and installed, including: Home offices and studies Living spaces and gaming rooms Art and photography studios Gyms and exercise spaces Workshops for mechanics, pottery, and carpentry Storage spaces for tools and garden furniture Below, we’ve set out a few professional suggestions of how each…

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Top 20 Interesting Oak Tree Facts

In the UK, one tree has remained a consistent favourite among the public, both to admire in nature and to use for man-made structures. This tree is the oak, and at The Garage Specialist, we have had the pleasure of working with oak as a material in our garage construction kits for over 30 years. As a result, we have also learned many interesting oak facts, from its place in history and culture to how long they can live for, how tall they can grow and how many species there are. Below, we have listed…

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When Will You Need Planning Permission for a Garage?

4 bay garage

Planning Permission for Garages Just imagine starting work on your perfect home improvement project. You already have a use in mind and you are looking forward to making the most of it, when suddenly it is discovered that you don’t have the necessary planning permission. You may be able to submit a retrospective application to avoid an enforcement notice (and maybe prosecution if you don’t comply), but why take the risk in the first place? At The Garage Specialist, we believe that our customers should know if they will need planning permission for a garage…

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Covid 19 Update


Our office staff are continuing to work remotely and are fully operational. Our phone lines and email service therefore remain open as usual and our Sales, Technical and Drawing teams are available to discuss your project with you. To ensure the health and safety of our employees and the wider community, we took the decision on 23rd March to close our manufacturing facility. We are delighted to confirm there have been no cases of corona virus amongst our colleagues during the isolation period, and therefore our factory has reopened. We have implemented a strict safe…

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