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Oak FAQs

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Will we need planning permission & building regulations?
You may be able to build without planning permission under what is called "Permitted Development" but, as with all building work, the owner of the property (or land) in question is ultimately responsible for complying with the relevant planning rules and building regulations (regardless of the need to apply for planning permission and/or building regulations approval or not). The general advice is to always discuss your proposals with the relevant Local Planning Authority and Building Control Service prior to works commencing.

Who can build my oak framed building?
We can recommend suitable contractors who will be able to carry out the groundwork and we can erect the building.

How long does it take to arrive?
Lead times are approximately 6 to 8 weeks from order date

What guarantee do you offer?
Our oak structures are guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years however you can expect them to remain standing for the next hundred years or so due to their extraordinary durability!

Do you offer doors and windows?
Doors and windows are available on request

What tiles do you offer?
There are many different types of roofing materials that you can choose from to further enhance your building, often tiles to match the house are requested by the planning authorities.

How long will my Oak framed building last?
Providing the base is solid, and that the building has been put together correctly, there should be no maintenance needed for the next hundred years or so.

Is your wood FSC?
We source our oak from responsibly managed forests that comply with PEFC and FSC regulations.

What is meant by 'green' oak?
The term green oak refers to timber that has been recently felled and unseasoned (dried). This means that the wood dries and settles naturally. As it does so the natural shrinkage results in a tightening of the joints and gradual strengthening of the overall structure.

Are your frames all oak?
As standard we only use oak in the construction of our frames, including all studwork, roofing and cladding.

Where are they made?
The frames are manufactured in France.

What are the overall dimensions?
See website for more details.

What size timber do you use?
We use 6 inch timber for all our uprights (or 8" for single spans greater than 4.8m)

Is it handmade?
All our buildings are computer-cut and hand-finished

Do you offer security?
Currently we don't offer any security products for our buildings, please contact your local security installer for more information.

Can you insulate my frame?
Unfortunately this is not a service we currently offer.

What about electrics and heating?
Options are now available for these items, please see brochure or website for more details.

How do I pay for my frame?
Payment terms vary on project, please contact us for more information.

How do I order?
Please contact a member of staff who will be able to help.