Kit frames are particularly suited to trades people (as well as accomplished DIYers) as they are pre-designed, available on short lead times and go together easily. All buildings are pre-assembled in workshop, with posts being numbered, to ensure ease of fit once on site.
They also represent excellent value, given the economies of scale Round Wood have been able to achieve by investing in significant machinery. Prices start at just £2,395 for a 1-Bay garage kit, which includes the 150mm oak post frame, as well as softwood studwork, rafters and weatherboard.
The range of ‘Chippy’ kits comprises 47 standard designs, from 1 to 4 bays, in a variety of roof profiles. Additional options of half-bays, log stores and side aisles allow for most requirements to be catered for (although modifications are possible).
As the ridge heights are below 4m on all designs, permitted developments rights are granted for many projects (exempting them from planning). The smaller frames in the range are also exempt from Building Regulations (having an internal footprint of under 30/m²), providing certain site criteria are met.
Round Wood of Mayfield also offer groundwork, assembly and roofing services. Whilst, however, they already have nationwide teams, they are looking for new contractors to aid their ongoing expansion and will consider regional exclusivity arrangements. If you believe you could assist in this area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
For more information on Chippy kits, you can call Round Wood of Mayfield on 01435 860 260, or visit their dedicated garage kit website: www.oakframedgarages.co.uk.
Round Wood supply nationwide from their base just outside of Mayfield. In addition to oak framed buildings they offer hardwood decking, oak and walnut flooring, joinery products and garden features.