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Oak Framed Car Barn, Essex

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  • Oak framed barn/garage area, Essex

    Four Bay Car Barn, installed in NE London

Project type: Oak framed car barns

Date completed: 2012

Location: Woodford Green, NE London

Design brief:

Our clients required a new 4 bay car barn to replace their existing garage, which 1 bay enclosed for security reasons.

The position of the barn necessitated the clearance of dense shrubbery and woodland growth, yet maintaining a foliage wrap around the boundary line so the building did not make changes to the street scene or privacy was not lost from this busy London neighbourhood.

We designed the pitch roof with two Kent hips on each end to reduce the impact of the ridge line to the neighbourhood, external oak cladding and clay tiles were selected to harmonize the car barn with the beautiful period home.

Project Notes:

The Design team prepared design and the drawings for Local Authority planning application and building regulations. After a delayed response permission was finally granted.

The groundwork team installed a reinforced concrete raft foundation, then once cured we erected the brick upstand walls. During week 3 the frame arrived which was erected in 4 working days, then our roofing carpenter pitched the roof, the roofers then installed the clay tile roof format.

Then it was over to our carpenters to install the interior partitioning wall , internal doors and external hung two leaf doors on the left hand bay. PIR sensor lighting was installed to flood the internal spaces, the roof area was used to capture and harvest rainwater for the garden’s irrigation system.