Before you buy

Before you buy an oak framed garage kit

Before you buy oak roof trusses

OAK GARAGE KIT

Before you buy, please ensure you have the right to build or have suitable planning in place. We cannot take responsibility or accept returns due to planning issues. If you require a planning design pack, please contact us for details of the specific design.

Buying a pre-set garage kit:

Simply choose from our available options. You can modify each set design by clicking Customise button and adding or changing individual features of each garage.

Design your own oak garage kit using our garage kit configurator:

  • Select number of bays, roof pitch and design, choose softwood or oak cladding and optional extras such as partitions, doors and log stores.
  • Place in the basket and add any other products you might want. The basket will show the total value of order and add VAT
  • Pay the full value of order online, or 50% deposit of the value of order by phone (you will have a 2-day cooling off period to cancel your order and a further opportunity to review and accept the order or receive a refund)
  • We will contact you to confirm details within one working day and tell you about the process and lead times.
  • You have up to 2 working days to change or cancel your order by phone and receive a full refund, no quibbles.
  • Next, you will need to obtain structural calculations for your oak garage. Alternatively, you can purchase a structural calculations package through us. The specifications and the price of the garage kit may change after the structural calculations. We will discuss this with you once we have this. You will have a chance to change or cancel your order at this stage and receive a full refund (except for the cost of the structural engineering service) – this is your final opportunity to do so.
  • Next, you will receive full drawings and materials list for approval and receive final price confirmation, which you need to approve before we proceed with manufacture. The quoted lead time on 6 to 12 weeks starts from this point.
  • Once we have your order re-confirmed, we will proceed with the manufacture. From this point, it is no longer possible to change or cancel the order and full value is payable before delivery of the goods.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE OAK GARAGE KIT:

  • Supply ex works of the structural oak frame, including oak sole plate and oak braces (contact us if you want to know the section size details)
  • Softwood frame structure, including roof rafters and wind braces
  • External cladding (softwood or oak, based on your specification)
  • Partition walls and garage doors (if you specify them in your order). Partitions are clad on one side only, with the same timber as the rest of external cladding
  • Fin plates to anchor oak posts
  • Oak dowel
  • Complete assembly instructions for your builder, including recommendations for key building materials suitable for use with the oak garage kit)
  • Post-delivery advice over the phone or by email
  • VAT will be added at the checkout

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Joinery such as windows or doors, unless ordered separately
  • Door furniture, unless ordered separately
  • Roof tiles, bricks or concrete
  • DPC membrane, ply sheathing, insulation or any other building materials
  • Delivery (unless added to your order)
  • Delivery to specific areas of your building site, unless accessible by an HGV
  • Hire of any lifting or site equipment
  • Garage frame assembly or any building work. 
  • Planning drawings for the oak framed garage, unless ordered separately
  • Structural calculations for the oak framed garage, unless ordered separately
  • VAT is added at the checkout 

OAK GARAGE KIT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Main posts sections: 150mm square
  • Perks: solid oak sole plates, oak braces for extra stability of the frame and elegant fin plates to anchor posts into the ground
  • Finish: planed all around
  • Roof: softwood rafters and collars
  • Cladding and joinery: choice of oak or softwood
  • Overall footprint and height – see each garage individually

PLANNING CONSENT & STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS FOR YOUR OAK FRAMED GARAGE

In most cases, you will require planning consent to build an oak framed garage. It is possible, you might be able to build under permitted development, if your oak framed garage is under 4m in height. It is your responsibility to obtain planning permission, or to consult your planning authority on permitted development for your oak framed garage before you commit. We are unable to accept returns due to failed planning. You can purchase a planning drawing pack from us, which you can use to apply for planning permission.

Whilst all our oak garage kits have already been structurally pre-approved for generic build, you will also need structural calculations for all oak framed garage kits, specific to your location. You are responsible for either obtaining those from your preferred engineer, or you can purchase a structural calculations package through us. 

The price of your oak framed garage kit may change as a result of structural calculations specific to your location. We will discuss the changes, if any, with you prior to supplying final drawings and obtaining your final approval, following structural calculations. You will have the opportunity to change your mind about the project at this stage.

DELIVERY OF YOUR OAK FRAMED GARAGE KIT

Your oak garage kit will be delivered disassembled to kerbside. Please ensure you have good access to your building site and have suitable transport and lifting equipment in place before delivery. 

Read this important information on delivery.

ASSEMBLY OF YOUR OAK FRAMED GARAGE KIT

The prices quoted include oak frame garage kit supply only, including softwood elements of the garage frame, as well as cladding. The oak frame garage kit will arrive ready to assemble, with all oak and softwood sections cut to size and planed all around, all joints and drill holes where appropriate, with a suitable amount of oak dowel.

We will supply an easy to understand document, which will give instructions and all necessary information to allow a local builder, or a carpenter to assemble the oak framed garage kit. We are also available 5 days a week during normal working hours for advice during assembly process.

If you are struggling to find a building contractor to assemble your oak framed garage and are located within a 100-mile radius from our manufacturing site in Sussex, we will be able to arrange assembly service, subject to a separate quotation. Please contact us for details.

You will need to find your own independent building contractor for all general building work such as groundworks, foundations, wall building, roofing, services, insulation, rendering and any other construction work.

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE YOU START BUILDING YOUR OAK GARAGE

We will supply detailed drawings with instructions for building work prior to garage manufacture, however, please read the following main points, before you start any building work: 

  • The oak garage kits are designed for masonry 150mm wide, and 250mm high (from top of the concrete slab or garage floor). 
  • All oak posts on the front of the building extend to finished floor level, therefore the masonry wall to each side of the building must stop 150mm short of the overall depth. 
  • Any foundation details are indicative only and as ground conditions vary they need to be checked with building control or the structural engineer 
  • Foundations are required below any central posts within the oak garage. 
  • Log stores will also require foundations, positioned central to each side elevation 
  • It is assumed the oak garage floor will be laid with a slight fall towards the front of the garage to drain any driving rain water 
  • It is assumed that the oak garage floor will be approximately 50mm above ground level with an external gradient to the driveway

 

OAK TRUSSES

Oak trusses form the structure, which supports your roof. It is your responsibility to ensure that the trusses are suitable for your project in terms of fit as well as structural strength. For that very reason, it is important you have good knowledge of construction before you select and buy trusses, or obtain advice from your builder, architect or structural engineer.

Alternatively, call us and we will be able to advise you or offer design or engineering services at competitive prices. We are unable to take responsibility, or accept returns for oak trusses, which do not fit or are structurally unsound.

Buying a pre-set oak truss:

Simply select from our range of oak roof trusses, King post trusses are the most popular design, suitable for the majority of vaulted ceilings. Queen post trusses provide extra room in the middle and are more suitable for projects, where you require access to the roof. You can customise all pre-set trusses by clicking the Customise button.

Designing your own oak truss using our truss configurator:

  • Select the type of truss type you like. The configurator will show you the shape live as you make changes.
  • Select the roof pitch, section options, lengths and sizes for the truss, either using sliders, or typing the values value directly into the windows. The section sizes are in millimetres. The truss configurator will intelligently allow you to only input size values that are structurally sound, depending on the length of your tie beam.
  • Maximum span is 6.5m. We are able to manufacture larger trusses on request. Please contact us for a no obligation chat and a quote
  • Pay 50% deposit on the value of order online or by phone (you will have a 2-day cooling off period to cancel your order and a further opportunity to review and accept the order or receive a refund)
  • We will contact you to confirm details within one working day and tell you about the process and lead times.
  • You have up to 2 working days to cancel your order by phone and receive a full refund, no quibbles.
  • Next, you will need to obtain structural calculations for your truss. Alternatively, you can purchase a structural calculations package through us. The specifications and the price of the truss may change after the structural calculations. We will discuss this with you once we have this. You will have a chance to change or cancel your order at this stage and receive a full refund (except the cost of structural engineering service or planning pack) – this is your final opportunity to do so.
  • You will then receive full drawings and materials list for approval and receive final price confirmation. You will need to approve these and the quoted lead time to delivery will start at this point.
  • Once we have your order re-confirmed, we will proceed with the manufacture. From this point, it is no longer possible to cancel or amend the order and full value is payable before delivery of the goods.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE OAK TRUSS:

  • Supply ex works of the pre-assembled oak roof truss. (Except in cases, where access prevents us delivering the truss assembled)
  • Complete installation instructions for your builder
  • Post-delivery advice over the phone or by email
  • VAT will be added at the checkout 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roof tiles, bricks or concrete
  • Delivery (unless added to your order)
  • Delivery to specific areas of your building site, unless accessible by an HGV
  • Hire of any lifting or site equipment
  • Installation or any building work 
  • Planning drawings for the oak truss, unless ordered separately
  • Structural calculations for the oak truss, unless ordered separately
  • VAT is added at the checkout 

OAK TRUSS SPECIFICATIONS

  • Finish: planed all around
  • Section sizes - see each truss individually
  • Supplied: assembled, ready to fit

PLANNING CONSENT & STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS FOR YOUR OAK TRUSS

You do not need specific planning permission for an oak truss, however, check that you have planning consent for the overall building project you are undertaking. We are unable to accept returns due to failed planning.

Whilst all our oak trusses are designed to be structurally sound, you will also need structural calculations for all oak trusses, specific to your location and situation. You are responsible for either obtaining those from your preferred engineer, or you can purchase a structural calculations package through us. 

The price of your oak truss may change as a result of structural calculations specific to your location. We will discuss the changes, if any, with you prior to supplying final drawings and obtaining your final approval, following structural calculations. You will have the opportunity to change your mind about the project at this stage.

DELIVERY OF YOUR OAK ROOF TRUSS

Your oak truss will be delivered fully assembled to kerbside. Please ensure you have good access to your building site and have suitable transport and lifting equipment in place to move it from there to its final location, prior to delivery. In case of unsuitable access, we can deliver trusses in kit form to be assembled on site. Please contact us for details.

Read this important information on delivery.

ASSEMBLY OF YOUR OAK TRUSS

Our oak trusses are delivered assembled, ready to install. You will need to book suitable lifting equipment to put them into position. Consult your builder or call us for advice.

You will need to find your own independent building contractor for all general building work such as groundworks, foundations, wall building, roofing, services, insulation, rendering and any other construction work.