Navigating Permissions and Regulations for Your Wooden Garage
Working your way through the complexities of planning permission, all while making sure you’re adhering to Building Regulations, might sound like a daunting task. It’s stress you don’t need when adding a wooden garage to your property, and Oak Frames Direct can help to prevent it.
With over 30 years of experience in constructing timber buildings, we understand what it takes to stay strict to UK Building Regulations. We also know where to turn when you need to look into local planning permission. We’ll be glad to help you find the advice and information, as well as the specialist assistance, you need when you get in touch and choose to work with us.
Technical Information & FAQs
We have a variety of frame types available. You can find out more here.
- Main span
- Main span with rear aisle
- Aisled Barn
- Main Span with first floor with central post
- Raised plate without central post
- Sling brace
- Flat roof
We use a selection of traditional jointing techniques. You can find out more here.
- Scarf Joints
- Mortice & Tenon Joints
- Lap Joints
There is a selection of traditional roof options available for your garage. You can see all the options here.
- Gable roof end Barn Hip roof end
- Full Hip roof end
- Catslides roof end
There are lots of traditional and modern roofing materials available. You can find all the options available here.
- Profiled Sheet
There are several options available depending on your circumstances. You can find out more here.
- Shallow Foundations
- Deep Foundations
- Insulated Walls
- Soleplate at FFL
- Dwarf Wall
- Oversite / Floor
Most small timber garage designs won’t require planning permission to be built, as they tend to fall under the terms of permitted development. However, all designs will need to get Building Regulations approval to ensure health, safety, and accessibility standards are met.
As a developer looking to sell or rent out a property, you’ll need to ensure compliance with Building Regulations at the very least when building your wood garage. If your design is small and simple you may also want to find out more about permitted development – even if you don’t need permission to go ahead with your build.
Getting Planning Permission
Planning permission is likely to apply to larger, more complex builds and garages with multiple floors. If you feel like this applies to your project, take a look at our Planning Permission Guide.
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Meeting Building Regulations
Building Regulations are the same UK-wide, and they ensure that any new building work you do on your property is high-performing and designed to keep your buyers or tenants safe when in use. To see descriptions of the parts that apply to our wooden garages, see our explanation.
Use Our Oak Frame Garage Builder
Choose a starting point from the designs below and then build your own bespoke oak garage using our configurator.
Our Recommended Consultant
At Oak Frames Direct, we take pride in our partnership with an experienced Planning Consultant. For over a decade, their expertise has been instrumental in guiding our customers through the finer points of planning permission. The owner of this Chartered Professional practice, as well as their Associate, both boast qualifications in both planning matters and building design. Together, they share an impressive track record of nearly three decades working within architectural practices.
As dedicated professionals and partners of ours, they bring an extensive understanding of our products, materials, and construction techniques to the table. Their deep knowledge makes them the ideal team to provide you with comprehensive planning advice for your wooden garage project.
Comprehensive Planning Support
To support our customers in overcoming planning restrictions, our in-house team of skilled professionals offers a valuable service: professional planning drawings. These drawings are tailored to your specific project, ensuring that your application is well-prepared and aligns perfectly with local council regulations. With our expertise, you can confidently submit a comprehensive application that increases the likelihood of approval and minimises the risk of delays.
Our commitment to providing you with the tools you need to navigate the planning process demonstrates our dedication to streamlining your project, saving you time and effort in the long run. Whether you’re a seasoned property developer or new to the industry, our planning drawings are a valuable resource to help you overcome planning obstacles efficiently. They’ll also be available again if you should return to us for a second time on another project.
A Selection Of Our Oak Framed Garages
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We supply a wide range of oak frames all across the UK.
Plan the Path to Project Success
Planning restrictions can be a formidable obstacle. Navigating the intricacies of local council rules and building regulations requires expertise, time, and meticulous planning. But Oak Frames Direct is here to help, and to point you in the right direction for the services you need if we’re not able to provide them ourselves. These are made available to you when you get in touch to order the ideal wooden garage for your property.
Contact us today to explore how we can make your property development aspirations a reality, and get you on the path to success with a wooden garage project that’s fully approved.