Surrey Oak Barns own skilled craftsmen assemble the barns which means you are assured of the highest level of quality and co-ordination that comes from years of experience in both project management and construction, and by craftsmen who delight in working with oak.
The assembly team and equipment employed vary greatly depending on the scale of a project. Typically a simple oak framed garage, summer room or workshop can be erected complete with pitched rafters ready to receive roof tiling on a completed foundation in 5 days. More complex structures such as housing, large agricultural barns and extensions to existing properties can take up to 3 weeks.
The following is a typical specification for a simple oak barn for guidance only since all of our buildings are bespoke.
All our oak frames are traditionally and individually constructed for you typically from 150mm x 150mm superior quality milled green ‘unseasoned’ oak.
Our buildings feature hand-made mortise and tenon joints, secured with kiln dried oak pegs. Other oak features include 150 x 75 sole plates to suit a solid wall, cladding starters and finishers, bargeboards, window and door reveal boards.
The frame will be clad in our heavy-duty, 200mm x 47mm featheredge softwood cladding (cut 26mm to 10mm). The cladding is pressure treated with clear preservative ‘Vacsol Aqua’, a biodegradable insecticide and fungicide, which also ensures a natural finish. Unseasoned oak or Douglas fir cladding is also available.
Barn doors are heavy-duty softwood, framed, ledged and braced, 44mm thick, supplied stained oak and fitted with blackened door furniture. Windows and glazed doors are supplied in oak stained softwood and feature energy saving double-glazing to low E standard, toughened in all French doors and floor to eaves glazed panels. Oak doors, windows and direct glazing are also available.
The above images show the before and after photos of an oak framed extension undertaken by our team.