Home Extensions and Garaging – Part Two

18th February 2022

You’ve decided to go ahead with an Oak Frame extension – what else should you think about? Groundworks Groundworks are vital to ensure the longevity and stability of your timber-framed building. Foundations are generally divided into two categories: shallow foundations and deep foundations. The type of foundation you have will depend on a number of…

Home Extensions and Garaging – Part One

18th January 2022

Looking to create more space in your home? Then a good approach may be to consider extending with a timber frame extension or building a garage. Oak adds charm and character, not to mention warmth and longevity so is well worth considering along with other build methods. Oak Timber Frames have created an oak frame…

Griggs Wins Newland Homes Partnership Awards

13th December 2021

We have been awarded our first award by our long-standing customer Newland Homes. Gareth Hart, the Commerical Director of Newland Homes said: “We love our suppliers and contractors. They’re a key part of what we do. To recognise this, we’ve created our very own ‘Partnership Awards’ scheme to celebrate the relationship we have with our…

Guide to Planning Permission

15th October 2021

So you’ve decided on a new timber frame building, but before you get into the detail of the design and structure, a key part of the preparatory process is to consider the feasibility of the project and secure consent from your Local Authority for an addition to your property. The most common forms of consent…

What is Permitted Development?

15th October 2021

Permitted development rights allow householders to improve and extend their homes without the need to apply for planning permission. Permitted Development is permission granted not by the Local Authority but by Parliament (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 for which a Certificate for a Lawful Proposed Use or Development can be obtained. Outbuildings (including garages), leisure…