guides and advice

Guides & Advice

As one of the country's largest and longest established manufacturers of timber garages, carriage houses and workshops, we have lots of useful advice & guides below but if you need some specific advice, do get in touch.

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Oak framed garages for conservation areas

Oak framed garages for conservation areas

Do you live in a conservation area or AONB? An oak framed garage could be the perfect outbuilding, could it lead to a successful planning application?
The difference between barn and full hips

The difference between barn and full hips

Find out what sort of roof you want. Learn what the difference is between barn hips and full hips on a timber building.
Treated timber for long life wooden garages

Treated timber for long life wooden garages

Using good quality treated timber extends the lifespan of a wooden garage, but what does 'treatment' mean?
How Green Are Timber Garages

How Green Are Timber Garages

Is timber the most environmentally building option for wooden garages and workshops? How green is a timber building?
Do garages need planning consent?

Do garages need planning consent?

Not sure if you need planning consent for a wooden garage or timber outbuilding? We explore the potential answers.
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