Oak framed garage or carriage house
Timber carriage houses are a traditional open-barn style of garage originally used to house carts and carriages. Each bay can be open or easily enclosed creating a secure garage, workshop or store space.
The ideal type of garage for country or heritage settings, the carriage house or car barn is supremely flexible and easily adapted to your specific requirements. From building somewhere to park your car to creating a home office or gym, the carriage house offers a sustainable solution.
Carriage House or wooden garage?
Often called a cart lodge or a car barn, a carriage house is much like a wooden garage but built in a more traditional style. The parking bays are usually left open to the front, enclosed to the sides and rear, featuring our characteristic curved bracing which is available in pressure-treated softwood or if you are looking for an oak framed barn or garage, consider our Chester carriage house. The front uprights, supports and curved bracing are made from slow grown oak whilst the main structure is constructed from faster growing pressure treated timber. Embracing the oak look where it is seen but using FSC certified and pressure treated softwood elsewhere helps balance cost and environmental considerations.
If you would like enclosed bays, we can install a pair of timber doors or even a flush or recessed timber frontage with a door and window to create a workshop or studio. Equally, you can choose any combination of enclosed or open bays, as well as additional doors and windows to the side or rear, internal partitions, ply lining and even a log store to the side.
We build our carriage houses to order, so whether you need just a one bay carriage house, two bay carriage house, triple bay or a range of bays, we can accommodate any size and configuration. Equally, we can extend the depth and add a catslide roof to create a workshop space at the rear of the bays.
Choose from either shiplap or weatherboard external cladding and select your preferred roofing material to match your home or fulfil any planning requirements.
Our experienced team can help with the design, provide both base plans and elevated drawings needed for planning and we will deliver and install nationwide.