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Oak Framed Car Barns | Cart Lodges | Garages

Throughout Kent, London, Essex, Surrey & Sussex

Car Barn Planning & Design

Oakleigh’s Standard Car Barns

We offer a range of 1 to 4 bay car barn configurations together with an in-house design team who can help you with planning and building regulations service to guide you through any local authority requirements.

Oakleigh’s Bespoke service – Car Barns & Buildings

We also design & build bespoke Oak framed Buildings to suit your requirements. Feel free to speak to our design team to discuss your options.

Oakleigh’s Car Barns within Permitted Development

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.

Oakleigh’s Car Barns that require planning permission

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.

Unique to Oakleigh’s Car Barns

Here at Oakleigh Manor install genuine heavy and traditionally styled oak frames, not to be mixed up with many compeditors.

Its no secret with the UK, theres a vast choice of oak frame garage/building suppliers, a majority of them are creating frames using softwood studwork and weatherboard panels fixed to a minimal, bolted together oak frame therefore only resembling a traditional structure.

We also use traditional Oak framing methods, designed for the characteristics of Green Oak. When the frame starts to season and expand/contract, the joints are designed to knit together and strengthen, using the Oaks properties to the framers advantage.

Recent projects

If you would like more information about our Car Barns, simply complete an Enquiry form, one of our team will contact you asap.

Why Oakleigh Manor

In-house Site Teams

Our build teams install 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.

Genuine Oak Frames

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.

Attention to Detail

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.

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    Single Bay Car Barn, Headcorn, Kent

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    Four Bay Car Barn, built in NE London

If you are thinking about having a new Oak Framed Building, you can call one of our designers, freephone on 0800 023 1310, or click here & complete our enquiry process. Our designers will provide free advise and guidance about your building design, planning and actual build options.

Oakleigh Manor’s heavy Oak frames

Traditional framing methods

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Draw dowelled & Pegged Tenon Brace

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 o

f 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.

Car Barn dimensions & details

Unique to Oakleigh Manor, our buildings have a high specification to create a beautiful and genuine oak frame with a unique handcrafted finish.


Our Standard Car Barn options

Single Bay Garage Footprint size: 4.05m wide x 5.5m deep x 3.99m high

(Within Permitted development – subject to location)

Two Bay Garage Footprint size:  6.675 wide x 5.5 deep x 3.99m high

(Within Permitted development – subject to location)

Three Bay Garage Footprint size: 9.9m wide x 5.5m deep x 3.99m high

(Within Permitted development – subject to location)

Four Bay Garage Footprint size: 13.125m x wide x 5.5m deep x 3.99m

(Within Permitted development – subject to location)

Bespoke sizes are available if you require a more spacious internal area for comfortable parking or door opening


Oak framed Log Store with Cedar shingles

Log Stores

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.






Genuine Oak Frame

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.

External Cladding

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.

Roof styles

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.

Roof weathering systems

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.


Cedar Shingles

We aslo offer Cedar Shingle Roof systems, fitted by our specialist roofers using copper nailing traditional cedar fixings that stand the test of time.

Bay Doors

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.

Guttering & Drainage



Our buildings come with genuine Oak sprockets at the rafter ends, creating the perfect traditional finish


Gutter options


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.

Oakleigh Manor’s  pricing policy

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.

If you are planning to install a new Oak framed Garage or Building, we will arrange free of charge, 1 hour Initial site meeting with one of our designers to view the area and discuss your requirements in more detail. Once the meeting is complete, we will process fixed fee quotations both design and the construction, together with booking lead times & works durations.