Cedar Nursery is pleased to offer bespoke oak framed garages that combine traditional building methods with the strength and durability of Britain's favourite wood.
We only use Green Oak in all our construction, including frames, tie beams, braces, soleplates, studwork, cladding and rafters. All joints are precisely cut and use the traditional method of draw pegging to hold them in place.
Our standard range all have ridge heights under 4m, and 1 bay and 2 bay garages are both under 30m2, usually negating the need for planning permission. Our oak framed garages can be fully erected by us, including foundation and roofing installation, or, delivered in kit form with the necessary instructions and wooden jointing pegs.
We also offer a fully bespoke option including garages, pergolas, gazebos, garden rooms, summerhouses, stables and more, please contact us with your request and browse our frequently asked questions below:
Fresh Sawn Oak
Oak is a common and iconic symbol of strength and endurance and has been an integral element of architectural history for many centuries. Its inherent sturdiness and durability make it an ideal material for use in construction, while its appealing grain markings and beautiful colour make it an aesthetically desirable finished product.
Most of the oak used in Britain today comes from Europe - mainly France where it is farmed as a commercial crop and where its planting, growth and harvesting are carefully and reliably managed. The whole operation is sustainable and ecologically sound and we can take comfort in knowing that oak will be enjoyed as a valuable raw material for many years to come.
Our oak framed garden structures are built using the same traditional 'post-and-beam' construction methods used by our ancestors. Each individual joint is precisely cut to ensure a snug fit and is securely held in place with oak pegs.
We also let you choose precisely how involved you wish to be in the construction of your outdoor building. From the supply of the basic frame and assembly instructions right through to an all-inclusive build, the management of your project can be very flexible and determined during initial discussions with our landscape and garden building design team..
Frequently asked questions about our garage range
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 my new garage 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?
Please talk to us to discuss your requirements, we have standard sizes but can usually alter according to your needs.
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 the garage handmade?
All our buildings are computer-cut and hand-finished
Do you offer security products for outdoor buildings?
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 for the garage?
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 my new garage from you?
Please contact a member of staff who will be able to help.