Oak Garages Hampshire


Oak Garages Hampshire – In May 2016, a private client approached Horton Barns. He wanted a quotation for a 3 bay oak framed garage, to replace an existing garage adjacent to his house. The new oak building would cover the same area as the existing one, giving the owner room for various cars and a storage room for garden tools.

The site was located along Midlington Road (A32), in the countryside village of Droxford. The location of the site was down a narrow driveway, which tested logistics for the build.

After accepting the work, Horton Barns put in for planning permission in December 2016. Winchester Council accepted the application, and plans were put into place for a quick start on the build. Due to a large waiting list of customers, work didn’t begin on-site until May 2017.

Once the build had commenced, the building took shape very quickly. Concrete Lorries were turning up by the day to pour the foundations. (Three 6-tonne Lorries were used, because the driveway was long and narrow). Once the slab was laid out in place, work could begin on the oak frame. This would be made off-site in the Horton Barns Workshop and then transported for final assembly on site in Droxford. Whilst this was being undergone, work on the timber frame panels was also underway. These were then aligned accordingly to give the structure of the walls for the building.

The buildings structure wasn’t made complete without its final component, the roof. Horton Barns built and fabricated the roof on site, whilst up on top of the building, as each component was slightly different than the last. Erected in under a day, the main rafters gave a true sense of the scale of the garage. Having completed the structure of the building, all was left to do was clad the walls in a stained softwood weatherboarding, and to install the oak windows and doors, to complete the build.

The history of droxford

Droxford is a thriving village in Hampshire, England, lying in the Meon valley. It lies around 5 miles east of Bishop’s Waltham and 6 miles north of Wickham within the South Downs National Park. Local amenities include a post office, two garages, a junior school, two pubs, a local shop, a village hall and good access to the Meon Valley Trail. St Mary’s and all Saints church dates back to Norman times.

Droxford is first recorded in history when the Manor of Drocenesforda (Droxford) was granted to the Prior and monks of St. Swithun, Winchester, by King Egbert in 826. In 939 king Æthelstan granted 17 hides of land at Droxford to his half-sister Eadburh. By the time of the Domesday Survey Droxford had passed to the Bishop of Winchester, to support the monks. This arrangement continued until 1551 when it was surrendered to the crown and it was passed on to the Earl of Wiltshire.

Oak Garages Hampshire – Horton Barns

Horton Barns has a long history of manufacturing and building quality oak-framed structures ranging from garages, garden rooms to complete houses. Over the last ten years Horton Barns has built a reputation for delivering competitive quality timber frame houses using our large workshop facilities to manufacture the timber frame panels before delivery to site. Timber Frame is the most widely-used structural building method in the world, highly-insulated building solution, giving a fast, eco-friendly construction. We can project manage your build from start to finish, supplying the whole package from the groundwork to roof tiling. Also we can complete the internal finishing. This way we are able to ensure that the work has been carried out to the highest possible quality levels.

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