Oak framed garages

Here is a step by step guide of how we built an oak framed garage.  On this garage, we fitted an oak frame to the front with mortice and tenon joints, and the rest was built using 150 x 50 treated softwood.
This method is a quicker and cheaper way to build yet still retains the beauty of an oak framed garage from the outside. saving on the cost of materials and time which is then a cheaper option rather than going for the full oak framed garage.

Mortise and tenon joints are one of the oldest methods of construction that we still use today even the romans were using mortise and tenon to build their houses back in the fifth century but didn’t really take off in England until the twelfth century.

When timber frame construction began

This was about the time that we changed the way we built with timber, before we would bury the post into the ground but now the new idea of running a sole plate above the ground and the upright posts were then secured using  Mortise and Tenon’s into the sole plate. The sole plates were not built onto foundations like today instead they were built on stones that were dry laid onto the mud known as a ‘framed wall’ so the buildings would move this is why you still see today those lovely old warped timber frame houses full of character.

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 foundations for the oak framed garage
Bricklayers laying the first course of blocks for the oak framed garage
 bricklayers laying the face brickwork for the oak framed garage
Builders in Kent finishing off the brickwork for the oak framed garage
Compacting the sand blinding layer with a Wacker plate compactor for an oak framed garage
Builders levelling out the concrete oversite for the oak framed garage
Compacting the hard-core with a Wacker plate compactor ready for the timber framed garages
Mild Steel Reinforcing mesh ready for the concrete oversite
oak framed garage base finished
 Timber delivery kent
Timber frame construction garage being built by local carpenters
Traditional mortice and tenon for an oak framed garage
Traditional mortice and tenon oak beam for the oak framed garage
Our carpenters made a lovely job of finishing off the wide board oak floor in Maidstone Kent
mortice and tenon  oak wind braces for the oak framed garage
 Oak posts and oak beams with oak wind braces and softwood stud walls.
 oak post with mortice and tenon ready to be fitted to the oak framed garage
Floor joists all level on the oak framed garage being built in Kent
oak framed garage with a new cut and pitched roof in Kent
oak framed garage with cut and pitch roof
Timber framed garages with roof windows ready for tiling
oak framed garages with softwood cladding in Faversham Kent
oak framed garage with a cut and pitched roof
tiling the oak framed garage
Timber framed garages with Velux windows
Oak frame garages in Faversham Kent
Fitting an oak door to the oak framed garage. Faversham Kent
Oak framed garages storage area.  local carpenters in Faversham.
Oak framed garages storage area.  local carpenters in Faversham.
Oak framed garages storage area.  local carpenters in Faversham.
Oak framed garage in Faversham Kent. local carpenters in Faversham.
Oak framed garages  by local carpenters in Faversham
traditional Oak framed garage in Faversham Kent. local carpenters in Faversham.
2 bayed Oak framed garage in Faversham Kent

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Timber being delivered time to start building the garage