Should you decide to proceed with a quote we have offered for an oak frame, these are the steps that follow to complete your project
Upon receipt of your deposit, the CAD team will prepare and issue your approval drawings based upon information gathered during the consultation phase. Any required amendments are then made until your final sign off is granted.
Planning Permission / Building Reguations
Whilst we are more than happy to assist, the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the project meets planning and building regulations lies with you. Many of our frames meet planning exemption criteria and may be classed as permitted development; often a quick phone call to the local authority will suffice. Please contact our team if you require a full planning service. As a guide, a building regulation application is usually required if your building has an internal footprint greater than 30m2 or is less than 1m from a boundary with a floor area greater than 15m2.
Whilst we are more than happy to assist, the ultimate responsibility for establishing whether you need to appoint a structural engineer lies with you. If your building requires building regulation approval, structural calculations are generally required. As many customers prefer to use their own engineer, we do not offer this facility in house. We can, however, provide details of engineers with oak framing experience (who will bill you directly). Please note that any frame revisions suggested by an engineer will be chargeable to you.
Construction drawings are issued once you have signed off your drawings and any structural amendments are established. At this stage, any special size oak that we do not hold in stock is ordered from our continental sawmills and accompanying joinery (if ordered) will go into production.
These are estimated at quote and invoice stages using the workshop’s capacity at the time. As significant periods can elapse between these and sign-off, lead times are subject to clarification.
In advance of your delivery, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire. Please notify us of any access or working restrictions at this stage, as unexpected costs may be passed on to you. If you have ordered bricks, these will be delivered in advance of your frame to allow the groundwork team to lay your plinth. Delivery dates are provided on a best endeavours basis.