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Unlike many other manufacturers, Trade Oak building kits use only high-quality European green oak timbers in both the frames, and the rafters and studwork.
Functionally and elegantly designed to complement the existing space, our oak frame building kits are ideal for housing up to four vehicles, with oak garage doors that are both robust and secure.
Our oak framed garage kits do not come with bricks or roofing material, allowing you to tailor the final look of the garage with customisable materials once it is in place. All frames are cut on demand to minimise the time between production and site delivery to ensure all the joints still fit perfectly. Quick delivery and ease of construction allow for rapid deployment on-site that is both on time, and on budget.
A variety of roofing styles are available, as is the option of second storey and loft rooms in our larger models.
Trade Oak framed one-bay garage kits, compact and easy to assemble. Designed to suit the needs of any space. Available in a variety of configurations to suit.
Larger oak framed garages with space for the efficient storage of up to two vehicles. Available in a variety of designs compatible with on-site needs.
Generous oak framed garages with three full bays for vehicles or other storage and workshop purposes. Available in a variety of configurations to suit.
For that perfect, tailor-made fit, work together with our expert design team to create your own bespoke Oak Framed Garage Kit.
Much of the expense of having a new garage designed and built revolves around the design process itself, the purchasing and fashioning of the materials used to create the frame, and the construction of that frame.
When you opt for an oak garage from Trade Oak Building Kits you bypass most of that expense. Not only that, but you also ensure a higher quality outcome. How can that be?
With our oak framed garage kits the design work has already been completed. In addition, the oak timber used in your garage is purchased by us in great quantities which enables us to keep material acquisition costs down. And because the individual components are crafted using our state-of-the-art CNC machine each of our framed garage kits fits together with stunning precision.
“But what” you might say “is bespoke about a framing kit”? Good question and here’s the answer. While the components of even our most popular oak frame garage kits may be the same, how you finish them is entirely up to you. You are completely free to choose the cladding and roofing materials of your choice, the windows of your choice, the doors of your choosing and to build out the interior in a way that is unique to your needs and sensibilities.
As such, two customers who both purchase our 2-bay oak framed garage kit can wind up with 2 garages that look nothing like one another or like any other 2-bay garage. In other words, bespoke garages in the best sense of the term.
Nonetheless, if your lot or other requirements call for a footprint and profile that is completely unique our designers can work with you to create a 1, 2, 3-bay (or more) garage that dovetails perfectly with your needs.
Let’s look at the many benefits of erecting an oak framed garage on your property.
An oak framed garage adds immediate kerb appeal to your entire property. Your new oak framed garage will have a timeless air about it and one of extreme durability as well. Real Estate Agents will tell you that kerb appeal can affect the value of your property by as much as 10%. With an oak framed garage you can be certain that will be a 10% enhancement.
Because you are free to finish your oak framed garage in whatever way you see fit, the degree of functionality it adds to your property will be entirely up to you. Choose one of our 3-bay oak framed garage kits and finish one bay for your car, another for a home gym and still another as a home office. Or choose one of our 2-bay garages with an upper storey and have 2 bays for your vehicles and the upper floor as an entertainment centre.
Space for a growing family
As kids get older it’s important to give them some space and allow their personalities to develop naturally. At the same time, the world these days is an increasingly dangerous place. By transforming part of your bespoke oak garage into the aforementioned entertainment centre you’ll give your teenagers plenty of incentive to stay close to home. And since the garage is separate from the main house they’ll also have a degree of autonomy.
Long term value
Each and every component of our oak framed garage kits is meticulously engineered from QP-1 European Green Oak; the same type of wood being used in the restoration of Notre Dame. All cuts are made using our state-of-the-art CNC milling machine which is capable of creating joints that are accurate to within millimeters. This type of accuracy ensures that your oak framed garage will stand up to whatever mother nature can throw at it and has the potential to still be standing when the great grandchildren of your great, great, great grandchildren are the owners of the property.
As the world around us becomes ever more dependent on the virtual and real materials fade from the marketplace in favour of plastics and other cheap synthetics, your oak framed garage will stand as a testament to the timeless beauty of real things. And what better way to accentuate that timeless beauty than finishing the interior in a way that leaves these stout oak rafters exposed for all to see. Whether you use your oak framed garage as a home office, a spare bedroom, a home gym, workshop or to store your vehicles, having an interior that’s replete with exposed oak beams will provide classic beauty that’s simply unattainable any other way.
Optimal storage for your vehicles
Garages constructed from concrete, brick, cinder block and other such materials are prone to promoting condensation within the interior space. And since moisture is one of the primary enemies of the long-term storage of just about anything, including cars, it's in your interest to have your garage constructed from genuine green oak. Besides being a great insulator oak is also highly breathable and as such makes it easier to maintain a dry, stable environment within the garage. This dry, stable environment will also benefit other things you may store in the garage including expensive rugs, artwork and wooden furniture.
Whether you choose to customise one of our existing oak frame garage kits or you opt for framing designed specifically for you from the ground up you’ll be doing the environment a favour. That’s because timber is known to have the lowest carbon footprint of any building material. That’s right. It’s #1. The amount of greenhouse gas that results from the production of enough concrete or steel to build a garage is 5-6 times as much as is needed to craft an oak framed garage. At every stage of the production process - harvesting, transportation, processing and assembly - an oak frame garage uses far less energy than any other material.
Work with Trade Oak Building Kits and get the bespoke oak framed garage you want for less.
Your new bespoke oak framed garage is destined to be a beautiful, versatile, eco-friendly, cost-effective addition to your property that delivers its benefits for generations to come. But the frame itself, while representing the crux of the matter, is not the only consideration when constructing a bespoke oak framed garage. Other considerations include:
In most cases, customers choose to match the roofing materials of their bespoke garage with those used on the main house. This helps produce an architecturally coherent look across the entire property. And because an oak frame is so strong and durable you do not have to worry about the weight of tiles or other heavy materials like you might have to with a lesser frame. Pro tip: to achieve a true throw-back roof style install a thatched roof.
If you want your new bespoke garage to match the look and feel of the main structure(s) on the property then your cladding choices will be clear. If, however, you are looking to build a structure with its own personality the sky is the limit when it comes to cladding materials. That said, our designers would recommend you consider a durable and attractive soft wood like larch or red cedar. If you are concerned about leaving these types of wood exposed to the elements you don’t really need to be. They typically stand up fine. But if you want to make sure you can always treat them with a sealant that will repel UV light and help them maintain their colour.
Of course, if you plan to build out any part of your bespoke oak framed garage for use as a living or working (or working out) space you will need to install insulation. You might want to do this anyway even if you only plan to use the garage for storing your vehicles since not subjecting them to extreme winter cold can only be good for them.
Even if you only plan to use your garage for automobile storage you will still need to install minimal wiring to facilitate any garage door opener and to provide power for lights and an alarm system. If you want to use the space as an office, workshop, home gym or in-law suite you will need to have it wired to code by a qualified electrician.
The meticulously crafted oak frame of your new garage will not need any special treatment to ensure its longevity. The 800 year old oak beams of Notre Dame that were consumed by fire in 2019 are testament enough to the durability of this material.
That said, as oak ages you will likely notice black marks emerging on the beams. These are caused by natural tannin in the oak and do not represent an existential problem. In time, these marks will dissipate and then disappear. If, however, you feel the marks undermine the aesthetic feel you want for the interior you can treat them with oxalic acid (available at most hardware stores).
Joinery, though, will likely need to be treated from time to time to prevent cracking or movement that could undermine structural integrity. The team at Trade Oak will be happy to provide you all the information you need on how to perform this simple process, or put you in touch with someone who can.
We offer more than two dozen different framing options alone for our oak frame garages, each one of which can have a fully customised exterior and interior that sets it apart from any other garage out there. It’s the quality and affordability of our oak garage kits, combined with the ability to customise them to your heart’s content, that sets Trade Oak Building Kits apart from the competition. We are tireless in our pursuit of excellence and tireless in our commitment to keeping our costs down and passing the savings on to you.
Need a beautiful single car oak framed garage for your city home? We have a variety to choose from.
What about a single storey, 2-bay oak garage with a catslide roof for extra storage space? We have you covered. Or maybe you want a 3-bay bespoke oak framed garage with a gable roof, a lofted living space on the second storey and multiple dormers. As we alluded to earlier, we can provide that too.
If the time has come for a new garage, the company to call is Trade Oak Building Kits.
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