At the start of a project you can often gather that much information "you can't see the wood for the trees" and making a decision about which supplier to choose can be more complex than it needs to be. Hopefully, this blog can help highlight the reasons we believe you should choose Cheshire Oak Structures.
Why Choose Cheshire Oak Structures
There is a selection of Oak Framers offering similar structures to ourselves, so why should you select Cheshire Oak Structures as your supplier? We are one of the few suppliers in the marketplace to offer the full managed turnkey service from start to finish. We offer a very personal service and work directly with our clients on every aspect of the project, from the initial design discussion through supply and construction of the Oak Structure to completion of the build, using the experience we have gained from over 12 years in the Oak Frame trade.
We believe we supply some of the best quality structures in the market. We will never say we are the cheapest supplier in the market however, there is nothing hidden in the quotation, we cost in detail, even to the individual gutter clip. Perhaps this testimonial from one of our customer’s best sums up our service and the reason to choose Cheshire Oak Structures.
Dave Perkins, Cheshire, two bay Oak Frame Garage with log store: “If, like me, you believe that you get what you pay for in life, then Cheshire Oak will not disappoint. The quality of the materials, organisation of the build and attention to detail are the best we have experienced from contractors.
The finished article is a testimonial to their commitment to excellence. We used Cheshire Oak to supply the full turnkey solution, all the various tradesmen were very obliging and polite which is a small but important when dealing with clients on a prestige build. We have no hesitation in recommending Cheshire Oak Structures and already we are getting good feedback from friends and neighbours”
At each stage of the process there are reasons that differentiate Cheshire Oak Structures from other suppliers are:-
We offer a full design service from initial concept drawings, to CAD drawings then to elevation & plan drawings for planning permission and then working drawings for all aspects of the Oak frame building work.
All of our buildings are designed so as to comply with modern building regulations where required.
The standard range is designed to accommodate the largest family vehicles including 4 x 4’s.
If a standard model doesn’t quite fit the bill, we will produce a building to suit your specific design requirements.
We can prepare planning drawings on your behalf if required and can undertake planning applications in most areas that we cover.
We have gained a reputation for being “experts in our field” as we often get calls from builders working on oak structures from other suppliers asking for advise on construction methods, technical points, etc. as they have concerns about the frame they are working on, but this is content for a different blog!
Our standard Oak frames are much more substantial than the majority of our competitors. We use 175mm x 175mm (7” x 7”) posts & eaves beams on all of our standard and most bespoke buildings, plus we can include larger framing sections if required.
All of our Oak frames have traditional mortise and tenon joints and are crafted from constructional grade Oak.
We use draw pegs on our Oak frame joints from seasoned Oak so as to create stronger and more stable structures
The softwood items (wall studs, rafters and ridge board) are planed so as to offer a neater finish and are Vac Vac clear treated giving a more longer lasting natural colour.
Our joinery products which include doors, windows and staircases are hand crafted by experienced joiners and include several coats of protective oil.
Our various construction teams are experienced in all areas of the build, from ground-works, brick laying, Oak frame erection & construction and roofing in slate, tile or cedar shingle.
We use our own specific construction system to ensure a more water tight, draft free building, even on our open front bay garages.
All of our Oak frame structures are thoroughly cleaned and acid washed at the end of the construction process, ensuring a pristine building is handed over to our customer.
We also offer more, ie. landscaping, drives, internal fit out of buildings, a maintenance programme and much more.
We are here at every stage to help with your project, please either complete the request a brochure form on the website or give the office a call on 01829 250919.