Planning & FAQs

An oak frame garage provides a solid, life-long structure to protect your vehicles, with the potential added advantage of storage space, living accommodation, a home office, or more! With so many options – enclosed or open-sided, multiple bays, single-story, or room above – acquiring planning permission for an oak garage may appear simple, but on occasions can be complex.

You’ll also need to comply with any applicable building regulations, for example being at least a metre from the boundary. Although, carports do not need building regulations approval providing they are open on at least two sides and have a floor area of not more than 30 square meters.

Planning for an oak frame garage

Providing your proposal meets certain size and location considerations and there is vehicular access to a drive and/or a parking space already exists, you may be deemed to have Permitted Development rights. Therefore, you may not need to apply for planning permission for a garage unless the structure is to the front of the house, will lie on designated land or Listed Building orders affect your property.

Planning for an oak frame garage with room above

If you’re looking to build a second storey over your garage/carport, you may need planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval, depending on your intended use of the space. You may also be required to set the frame back from the front of any existing building so that it won’t be over dominant or affect any other considerations, especially the visual aspects of the property. Generally, any new outbuilding needs to be in keeping with surrounding properties.

To discuss your oak frame garage options or for more information on successfully achieving planning permission for an oak garage, contact one of our experienced team today

Yes, you can pay a 20% deposit over the telephone or online, and then the full balance will be due one week before delivery. Call our sales team on 0843 289 6955.

All main posts, soleplates, eaves beams and the curved braces are made from green oak, together with rafters and studwork in treated softwood. The frame is manufactured using traditional building methods, using full timber joints.

The price also includes all necessary softwood weatherboard, staddle stones, DPC to be laid under the soleplate, and a fixings pack (which includes enough nails, timber plugs, pegs, pins, and coach screws to fully assemble the frame and weatherboard). Also included is a full set of clear, easy-to-follow assembly instructions and most importantly, independent structural calculations.

No, we supply the frame components only.

Standard drawings take approximately one week. Design your own drawings usually take up to two weeks.

We can give you a price for delivery in mainland UK, or you are welcome to pick your garage up from our factory in East Sussex.

Standard size frames will be made to order and usually delivered within 6 to 8 weeks, from the time of production drawing sign off. Design your own frames may take a little longer and delivery time will be quoted on an individual basis.