Do I Need Planning Permission for a Timber Carport?

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Investing in a stunning timber carport is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to enhancing your property. Not only do these popular outdoor structures provide excellent shelter for vehicles, offering increased security and protection against inclement weather, they also add timeless beauty to your home. Although a high-quality timber carport can ultimately increase the value of your home, some might be hesitant to make the initial investment on account of the potential cost and workload of planning permission. However, at Oak Frames Direct we’re delighted to inform our customers that,…

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What Size Oak Garage Do I need?

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When it comes to home improvement, size definitely matters Whether you live in a house or a mansion, deciding how to utilise your land and what scale you need to consider when adding to your home is a very important decision, and we’re going to break down what you need to know when making such important decisions when it comes to our specialty; Oak Garages. What is the Oak Garage for? The first thing you need to look at when deciding what you need and how big you need it is its purpose; and you…

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A 5-step guide to achieving your perfect oak-framed garage

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For some, taking on any sort of construction work can seem like a daunting prospect. Navigating your way through design concepts and planning procedures can sometimes prevent the most aspiring home improvers from taking on the challenge. However, with the introduction of oak-framing kits, a lot the stresses and strains have instantly been removed. Here, Oak Frames Direct reveals a simple 5-step guide to achieving one of the most popular oak-frame products on the market today: a garage. Design conceptThere are numerous benefits to building with oak – longevity and strength means that whatever you…

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Why choose to build with oak?


For centuries, oak has been admired for its strength and endurance. The decades-old oak-frame barns bear witness to the durable and stable properties of this material, and may explain why oak framing is enjoying a steady renaissance. As a nation, we have evolved to become more eco-conscious, being mindful of how the environment is affected by the lifestyle choices we make. The building and construction industry is being particularly proactive for raising awareness of the more sustainable solutions on offer. In construction, Green oak has the lowest embodied energy of any primary building material. But…

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Why Choose an Oak Garage Kit

Our team at Oak Frames Direct specialise in designing and crafting bespoke oak garage kits at affordable prices within the UK. Oak-based construction projects are preferred over steel and other metal-based kits because of their longer lifespan and minimised labour time. We’ve listed our five top benefits of why you should build you own garage kit as opposed to paying for labour costs. 1. They’re Easy to Assemble Arguably the biggest benefit when it comes to our oak garage kits is that they’re easy to assemble, making it ideal for those who are on a…

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What is a Pergola?

At Oak Frames Direct, we are proud to be able to call ourselves experts in the timber construction industry, and we are happy to be able to supply pergolas to all of our customers across the UK. As such, we can also explain what they are and their uses to those who have never owned or seen one before, but are thinking of creating a new feature for their property. A pergola is an outdoor structure that consists of column legs built to support an open roof grid. This roofing grid may then be left…

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Top 20 Interesting Oak Tree Facts

In the UK, one tree has remained a consistent favourite among the public, both to admire in nature and to use for man-made structures. This tree is the oak, and at Oak Frames Direct, we have had the pleasure of working with oak as a material in our buildings and construction kits for over 30 years. As a result, we have also learned many interesting oak facts, from its place in history and culture to how long they can live for, how tall they can grow and how many species there are. Below, we have…

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