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A Three Bay Oak Frame Garage with Roller Shutter Doors -Case Study

The three bay Beeston is one of the most popular Oak Frame Garages designed and built by Cheshire Oak Structures Ltd.

Each enquiry starts with Cheshire Oak Structures sending out a tailored information pack, explaining the service, offering design ideas and detailing the specification of our builds, plus providing price indications for budgeting purposes. If this pack meets all the requirements of the customer, we arrange a viewing of a similar structure and conduct a site visit at their address. Once the design is confirmed a detailed quotation is prepared. As each site is different and designs can be bespoke, each project is costed individually. The quote details each section of the build ie. groundworks, base, walls, supply and construction of the frame, roofing and guttering.

After the contract is agreed the Oak frame goes into production in the workshop and our groundworks team start on the groundworks, base and dwarf brick wall.

For this three bay Oak garage our groundworks team dug out the site for the base, installed a re-enforced concrete raft and built a dwarf brick wall for the structure to sit on. Whether we use a dwarf brick wall or re-enforced footings it is important the Oak Structure sits off the ground and out of any standing water. The groundworks, as with the rest of the building, must meet all the technical requirements for the Oak building to ensure the finished product has full structural calculations. Structural Calculations are provided for all our buildings and are necessary for building regulations sign-off, depending on the size of the building.

Once the ground works are completed the Oak frame is delivered and constructed. The Oak frame construction is of a traditional method, using mortice and tenon joints, Oak draw pegs and Oak knee braces. The Oak that is used for the posts and beams is amongst the largest available in the marketplace. The Cheshire Oak Structures team use specific detailed construction methods to ensure the structure is watertight.

The images below show the staddle stones that the free-standing Oak posts sit on to ensure the posts are out of any standing water that may occur following rain. We tend to use Red Cheshire Sandstone for the staddle stones, but we can source a staddle stone using the stone local to the area of the build. It is this type of individual detail that makes a Cheshire Oak Structure’s design different to others in the market.

This project used tiles for the roof covering to match the rest of the property and the same setts along the front of the Oak garage as the existing flower beds. Construction methods used by Cheshire Oak Structures are detailed and have been tried and tested over fifteen years in the industry, to give the best build quality possible.

Our customer selected Roller Shutter doors, which are available in a range of colours to easily co-ordinate with the existing property. These doors are electronically operated by a key fob but also have a manual system should a problem occur. The doors allow the Oak knee braces to remain visible keeping the traditional elements of the Oak frame on show. The client also decided on a resin floor coating, again these are available in a range of colours, but the main reason for using a resin coating is to provide a very tough and durable surface. In this Oak Garage the client needed additional storage and a loft area was fitted.

Before, on the left, and after, on the right is the finished three bay Beeston Oak frame garage, with roller shutter doors, resin floor and loft space.

To find out more or discuss your plans please call the office on 01829 250919, email or complete the online enquiry form.

We don't just design and build Oak garages, if you want to see examples of our range of designs the gallery is the best place to start.


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