Oakleigh Manor’s buildings come to you with an all in-house service, one project, free project management, fixed fee quotations for the entire build process, one key to a beautiful structure in your hand, by an award winning contractor!
Building Designers | Planning | Foundations | Groundwork | Brickwork | Handcrafted Oak Frames | Roof systems | Interior | Doors | Lighting
Our in-house design & build teams provide bespoke Car Barns, Cart Lodges & Garages, including groundwork, foundations, brick support walls, frame, cladding, roof systems, internal walls, insulation and electrics, thus keeping the whole construction in-house without multi sub-contractors, ensuring precise project management, impeccable quality and exacting budgetary control.
Unlike many of our larger competitors, our buildings are built with Genuine hand crafted Oak frames, not only the visible front posts. We use traditional Mortice, Tenon & Oak Pegged Jointing, curved bracing beams, Jowel posts and often specify larger/thicker beams, all traditionally finished with an beautiful un-machined finish.
All buildings are built impeccable high standards with outstanding attention to detail. We have accumulated national awards for our build quality and craftsmanship which pay testament to our quest for continuous high quality service, product and aftercare.
Traditional framing methods
Compare our specifications with our larger compeditors, our frames are traditionally jointed using mortice & Tenon, pegged with genuine replicating centuries of traditional, tried and tested methods. Many and even our largest compeditors use frames bolted together, something you wont find in one of our buildings.
Heavy Oak Frames (all the frame)
Firstly, our building frames are made solely of Oak, unlike many of our compeditors who use inferior timber types within the rear (less visual) areas of the building
We also use larger and thicker beams, the way Oak construction should be formed. You will often find our frame specifications show thicker vertical posts, sole plates and top plates than even our largest compeditors.
Unique to Oakleigh Manor, our buildings have a high specification to create a beautiful and genuine oak frame with a unique handcrafted finish.
Single Bay Garage Footprint size: 3.6m wide x 5.75m deep
Two Bay Garage Footprint size: 6.2m-7m wide x 5.75 – 6m deep
Three Bay Garage Footprint size: 8.8m-10.8m wide x 5.75 – 6m deep
Four Bay Garage Footprint size: 10.8m -14.2m wide x 5.75 – 6m deep
Our design team will guide you through the sizing options available subject to how generous you would like your bays & internal divisions.
Our designers will create a bespoke frame size & shape to suit unique requirements.
We can design log stores or Lean too structures on the side or rear of your car barn, simply ask your building designer for these options.
We specify genuine green oak for the entire building frame and walling stud-work as standard due to its beauty and traditional appearance, creating a beautiful handcrafted finish on the inside of the structure.
Our soleplates, top plates and vertical support posts are a minimum thickness of 175mm x175mm (7″ x 7″), on some of our buildings we specify larger.
Our jointing methods are traditional Mortice/Tenon/Oak Pegged jointing, we never join our frame coners with modern day nuts and bolts.
We always use Mortice and Tenon bracing, often hand- cut curved braces with structural bracing shoulders on each tenon, ensuring your frame locks and unites in strength in the decades to follow as your oak ages.
We specify green oak cladding as standard due to its beauty and traditional appearance.
We also offer pressure treated softwood options for a sharper and less ageing external appearance.
We can design roof styles to suit your requirements, Single ridge, Hipped, Kent Hips and Gable Ends. Just ask our designer for the roof styles available for your building.
Felt & Membranes
We also offer a range of geotextile weathering membranes under your tiles ensuring a traditional roof structure appearance is gained with the latest breathable and waterproofing technology underneath. We use traditional Eave felt under the Eaves to strengthen the fine detail of traditional finishing.
We offer a wide selection of clay nib or peg tiles, in varying clay orange, brown & red tones. All tiles come with traditional bonnets and ridge tiles for the ridge and any hip sections, ensuring a traditional roof structure appearance is gained with the latest breathable and waterproofing technology underneath.
We aslo offer Cedar Shingle Roof systems, fitted by our specialist roofers using copper nailing traditional cedar fixings that stand the test of time.
Vehicle Bay Doors
We provide vehicle Bay doors formed in Oak or pressure treated timber, all fitted with traditional ironmongery.
Our Automation division also provide Automatic Door opening systems for Oak & Timber doors, as well as Roller shutter doors.
Pedestrian Entrance Doors
Our designer will also create pedestrian access doors in suitable points of your building.
Our buildings come with genuine Oak sprockets at the rafter ends, creating the perfect traditional finish
Black cast Iron - Our standard traditional gutter & downpipe range
Aluminium – High quality metalic finish
Black UPVC - Plastic
Ask our building designer for advise on Guttering options.
We offer in-house planning and building regulations service to guide you through any local authority. requirements.
Most new buildings that a no less than 2m from a boundary, a maximum roof ridge height of 3.999m within non-conservation areas do not require planning consent under permitted development. The are some exceptions to this when permitted development rights have been removed or you are in a Conservation area. We would be able to apply to the local authority on your behalf to obtain confirmation.
Our Building Designers offer a comprehensive Planning service and Building Regulations for your new building if required. Planning fees are subject to Local Authority charges.
One of our Building designers will visit you at your home or premises to discuss your requirements.
Oakleigh Manor provide transparent fixed fee pricing for all Design and Build projects.
We offer a free of charge initial site visit to discuss your building, we also offer a free of charge Initial Estimate Service providing you with an outline specification and estimated budget costs.
From then on, we only provide fixed fee proposals for our Design Fees, and Building Installation costs, we never under estimate initial quotations to gain your commitment.
Our aim is to simply to provide beautiful buildings at genuine fixed costs.