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Oak FAQs

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Will we need planning permission & Building Regs?
You may be able to build without planning permission under what is called “Permitted Development" but you should always confirm this with your local authority.

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 approx 4 to 6 weeks from order date

What guarantee do you offer?
10 Years.

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?
All our raw materials are FSC Compliant

Can I have softwood stud and roof?
We now offer softwood options, or can supply you with just the basic oak frame.

Are your frames all oak?
As standard we only use oak in the construction of our frames, including all studwork, roofing and cladding. We are now offering a softwood option on studwork and rafters.

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 info.

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.