Have a look through our FAQ’s and if you cant find the answer please get in touch, we will be more than happy to answer any questions.
The dimensions of the timber used are:
King Post – 150mm x 150mm
Supporting Oak Beams (Posts and Eaves) – 150mm x 150mm
Oak Tie Beams – 150mm x 100mm
Oak Sole Plates – 150mm x 75mm
Roof Spars – 125mm x 40mm (can be upgraded to – 150mm x 50mm)
Standard cladding in tannalised Spruce Pine – 150mm x 15mm (upgrade to larch or oak)
Each bay of the car barns come as standard at 2.4m opening.
This can be increased up to 3.6m per bay if required.
Our lead times do vary with the type of structure.
It can be as short as four weeks, up to 12 weeks in our busier times. This also depends on whether the order is a standard or bespoke product, and whether you are using our installation team or a local builder.
Delivery and Installation
We are able to deliver all over the country or even palletise it for deliveries on the continent.
We also have an installation team who are able to install the kit on your base, all over the UK. Partial installations are also available.ie the oak frame only.
You are also welcome to collect from our yard.
All our oak framed car barn kit include tannalised Spruce Pine cladding as standard.
There is an option to upgrade to Larch or Oak Cladding. We have also sourced both Larch and Oak in Waney Edge, and straight cut Cedar cladding for customers in the past to ensure the barns fit with the local area.
Cladding Life Spans
It is very difficult to say what the full life span of each of the cladding will be exactly.
The tannalised Spruce Pine (the standard option) has had a treatment which is meant to last 25 years.
Oak should last the longest, however, it is more liable to split in the cladding form as it is cut quite thin.
Larch has a natural self-preserving oil, which helps it last.
All three types will deteriorate quicker under trees or where it is damp. But with a good air flow around it, they should all last a good 25 years or more.
For the foundation, it is difficult to advise exactly what is needed as it depends on the ground type and level.
There are two ways of doing it:-
1 – Dig a strip footing with a wall and then slab the concrete off the wall. This is slower, and more methodical, and the way we would use, as it’s less messy and more controlled.
2 – Shuttering and slab the concrete, then build a wall on the slab. This is quicker for people who are set up with the right equipment.
The concrete is normally 100mm to 150mm thick and doesn’t normally require steel unless the ground is particularly soft or there are other issues.
Colour Plans available