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3 bay oak framed garage with cladding and tiled roof

3 Bay Oak Framed Carport Case Study

Watch this short video showing the step-by-step build of this beautiful 3 bay oak framed garage

Standard oak framed garage design

The journey of crafting an oak frame structure is a beautiful blend of tradition and personalization. Starting with a basic 2-bay garage, the design evolves through a collaborative process with the client, ensuring each addition reflects their unique needs and vision. It’s a creative dance between form and function, where every beam and joint tells a story of craftsmanship and attention to detail, culminating in a space that’s not just built, but thoughtfully composed.

The anticipation of receiving oak beams marks a significant milestone in the construction process. It’s a moment filled with promise, as these sturdy beams will form the backbone of a new structure. The six-week lead time ensures that each piece of timber is prepared with care, promising quality and durability for the build. Once delivered, the transformation from raw material to architectural marvel begins, a testament to skilled craftsmanship and the timeless beauty of oak.

Suppliers lorry delivering oak
Using chisels to perfect a joint
Truss for oak framed garage

The art of woodworking breathes life into the mighty oak as skilled hands craft mortise and tenon joints, the hallmark of strength and durability in timber framing. Each beam, meticulously shaped, begins to form the skeleton of a structure that promises not just shelter but a legacy. 

As the dawn breaks and the frost glistens on the cleared plot, it’s the perfect canvas for creation. The chill in the air is invigorating, fueling the enthusiasm for the day’s work ahead.  This is the start of a project that will rise from this empty space.

The blank build plot
Beginning the installation of an oak framed garage
Beginning the installation of an oak framed garage

The construction of traditional timber structures is a craft that marries history with precision. Staddle stones are laid first, providing a sturdy and elevated base that guards against moisture and pests. Beams are then carefully positioned, ensuring a perfect fit with the stones. Following this, top plates and the first truss are meticulously measured and aligned, slotting into the prepared holes with exactitude. This method, rooted in centuries of building wisdom, ensures the longevity and stability of the structure, creating a legacy that stands the test of time.

The curved braces with pegs are not only functional, supporting the structure, but also add an aesthetic appeal to the architecture. As the rafters begin to be added, one can truly appreciate the intricate craftsmanship involved.  

Detailing the braces in this oak frame joint
First rafters in place
Oak framed garage end truss, top plate and posts
Main oak frame of the garage is installed

That’s a significant milestone in construction! With the main frame solidly in place, it’s a testament to the careful planning and hard work that has gone into the project. Now, the next exciting phase can commence: roofing. This step will not only provide protection from the elements but also give the structure its distinctive silhouette. 

The transformation of a building reaches a thrilling stage when the oak frame roof is ready for slate tiles!  The addition of slate tiles not only provides protection from the elements but also adds a timeless elegance to the building’s aesthetic. 

The oak frame prepared roof of the garage
Oak frame roof being prepared for tiling
Carpenter's marks on the oak frame joints
A shot of the oak frame braces and rafters with the roof build up

Carpenter’s marks are a fascinating aspect of woodworking, serving as a blueprint for the perfect assembly of structures. These marks, often simple yet precise, guide the carpenter in aligning joints with remarkable accuracy. They are the silent narrators of the construction process, ensuring each piece of timber fits seamlessly into its designated place, creating strong, curved braced joints that stand the test of time. 

Slate tiles set of this roof perfectly
Roofing in progress on oak framed garage

The choice of grey slate tiles for the roof is a stroke of architectural genius! Not only do they provide a durable and weather-resistant covering, but their elegant color complements the natural warmth of the oak beams beneath. This harmonious blend of materials creates a timeless aesthetic that is both functional and visually stunning, ensuring the structure stands out with a classic yet modern appeal. 

3 bay oak framed garage with cladding and tiled roof

Here is a charming three-bay oak-framed garage, its dove-grey slate tiles gleaming under the sun, brings to mind the elegance of traditional craftsmanship blended with modern design. The oak-clad eaves add a touch of rustic beauty, harmonizing with the sturdy Ham stone staddles that anchor this structure firmly to the ground. It’s not just a building; it’s a statement piece that would enhance the character and value of any property it graces. Just the finishing touches of the guttering to be added by the builder.

An oak-framed garage not only provides a practical space for vehicles and storage but also adds a touch of rustic charm and character to a property. With the flexibility of custom designs, homeowners can tailor their garage to fit specific dimensions and aesthetic preferences, ensuring it complements the existing architecture. Options for personalization include selecting the type of wood, the style of the roof, and additional features such as log stores or upper floors for extra utility. The enduring quality of oak ensures that such a structure is not just a short-term solution but a lasting investment into the home’s value and appeal. Fill in the form below to arrange a discussion with one of our team to start your dream garage project today!