Oakmasters specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke, luxury oak garages and oak outbuildings, such as oak stables, oak barns and commercial oak buildings. As with all our products, the quality of work and service shines through each project and we like to think we make the finest bespoke oak garages available.
It is best to contact us as early as possible, even if it is just for a preliminary chat about what you are thinking of doing. You might find that a friendly chat with our team will give you the right information to carry on with your research. If you are further advanced, here are some useful pointers:
No two projects are the same, so please don’t hesitate to call us and chat to us about yours as early as possible.
Building kit – choose this option when you already have a building contractor in place. In this case, we will pre-construct and hand finish your oak framed garage at our premises. The components will then be numbered, the structure disassembled and shipped to your site as a kit, including the appropriate amount of dowel. Plans, assembly instructions and other details for your garage will be part of the package.
Supply and assemble frame – choose this option when you are planning a large project, or are located within a reasonable distance for our assembly teams to work on your site. You will need your own general building contractor for groundworks, general building and roofing services. Our assembly team will work with your building contractor and erect the oak frame on your site in sync with your project plan. The assembly will include erecting the full oak frame structure up to the roof level, including full oak frame, studwork, cladding, roof structure and fitting of any joinery you have requested.
Complete build – choose this option when you are planning a large project, or are located within a reasonable distance for our assembly teams to work on your site and require a general building contractor. We will assist you with our network of trusted building contractors to take on the build.
Please contact our team to talk about your project. We are more than happy to advise you on which package best suits your needs and budget.
The end price of your building depends on the ratio of oak and softwood you wish to use. The main structural frame of your garage will always be oak, but you can choose how much of this we use and what the other components are made up from.
For example, a thinner oak frame (e. g. 6”/150 mm square posts) in combination with softwood intermediate studwork and a softwood roof will offer a lower cost alternative, perfect for a single storey car port or storage. On the opposite end of the scale, a chunky oak frame (e. g. 8”/200 mm square posts) with a choice of oak intermediate studwork and large oak roof trusses will give you an impressive oak building, suitable for accommodation, entertainment or commercial use.
Our sales advisers will be happy to discuss your requirements and help you pitch your oak framed garage design at the price that suits your budget.
Do I need planning permission for my oak garage or oak outbuilding?
In many cases yes, but not always. Generous exemptions apply in many areas of the country in terms of permitted development, so it is always best to check with your local authority. In many regions, we are delighted to offer planning services. If you are applying for planning yourself, we will be more than happy to advise you throughout the process.
Can you help with planning application for my bespoke oak framed garage or outbuilding?
Yes we can. We offer a design and planning service, which is very competitively priced. If your planning situation is more complex, we can recommend planning consultants, who can advise on tricky cases. See more about our planning services.
Can you help with the design for my bespoke oak framed garage or oak outbuilding?
Yes, our in-house design team can design an oak garage just for you and according to your specifications and budgets. Talk to us about what you like and what you are planning, as well as giving us an indication of your budget and we will endeavour to design the best bespoke oak framed garage to suit your needs. Find out more about our oak frame design services here.
I already have a design for an oak framed garage, can you quote based on this?
Yes. We will take your existing design and give you a no obligation quote. Please let us know if you have specific requirements, such as a budget to keep to, specific design features, or anything else that may be important, so that we can provide you with the best possible price.
Can you provide a complete design to build solution for my bespoke oak framed garage or oak outbuilding?
We can provide oak frame garage assembly service in areas close to where our assembly teams are located. If you are further afield, you may find it more economical to find a local builder, who can assemble the oak garage as well as carry out general building work, such as ground works and roofing.
Do you have designs I can choose from?
Our oak framed garages are all bespoke, as each one of our clients has different requirements. Please visit our bespoke oak framed garages gallery for inspiration for your project.
How much does it cost to build a bespoke oak framed garage or an oak outbuilding?
The cost of build depends on many factors, such as footprint, building height, roof structure, loft space requirements, design style as well as how much oak you want. As a rule, the more oak you have, the more expensive it gets. The same oak garage design with chunkier oak posts and oak roof rafters will be considerably more expensive than a version with slimmer oak posts and softwood rafters. However, we can give you an idea of budgetary costs fairly quickly, once we know approximately what it is that you are looking for. The best thing to do is to give us a call and chat with us on the phone. We don't have pushy sales people, so even if you are the research stage, we will be able to have a chat with you to give you a rough idea.