Stunning Wooden Garden Buildings for Work and Leisure

With English Heritage Buildings, you will be guaranteed a beautiful, hard-wearing solution that remains cost-effective for your budget. We have a wonderful range of wooden garden building designs for you to choose from. These designs can be built as they appear or modified in order to better suit your needs:


Our Bespoke Timber and Oak Framed Buildings

We understand that every purchase should be as unique to a homeowner as the rest of their property. This is why we are always ready to craft fully bespoke timber and oak-framed garden buildings unlike anything else you might have already seen on our website.

If you already have ideas in mind for a bespoke timber or oak frame garden building for your property, get in touch with us to discuss your plans today. Large or small, we will do everything we can to ensure your designs exceed your expectations.

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Your Design Options from Our Specifications

Within our specifications, we have a wide range of options for you to choose from. This not only includes choosing from a variety of sizes and oak or timber frames; it also includes picking frame types, joinery, trusses, and roof and roof material options:

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Frame Types

Choosing your frame types from us means deciding between:

  • Main Span
  • Main Span with Aisle
  • Main Span with First Floor with Central Post
  • Main Span with First Floor without Central Post
  • Raised Plate with Central Post
  • Raised Plate without Central Post
  • Sling Brace
  • Two Storey
  • Lean-To
  • Monopitch
  • Flat Roof
  • Pitched Roof with Flat Roof

Joint Details

There are three different types of joinery that can be chosen for wooden garden buildings:

  • Scarf Joints: These connect two pieces of wood, end to end. This allows for much longer ends than are achievable in one piece. These joints are commonly used for Eaves Beams and Purlins, and there are several different types. In our work, we use the Bridle Scarf on our Eaves Beams and a Side Halved Scarf on our Purlins.
  • Mortise & Tenon Joints: This is a basic compression joint. The mortise is the cavity cut into the timber to take the tenon. Usually, it will be used to join two pieces of wood at right angles, but we will also use this joint on out curved knee braces. There are several different types of Mortise and Tenon joints, but we usually use the standard one. 
    Housed Mortise and Tenon joints will be used on oak floor joists.
  • Lap Joints: We will use either Half Lap or Stopped Half Lap joints at corners. These are fixed together with stainless steel pins if there are forces trying to pull the two beams apart. Most traditional joints are fixed using seasoned oak pegs and the joints are drawbored to help pull the joints together.

Some joints need to be fixed with stainless steel pins for added strength. Some, like King Post Joints, need bolts or plates to make them work structurally.

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There are many different types of oak trusses, and with our service you will be able to choose from:

  • King Post Trusses
  • Queen Post Trusses
  • Hammer Beam Roofs
  • Crown Post Roofs
  • Arched Brace Collar Trusses
  • Feature Trusses
  • Sling Brace Trusses

If you would like to see the specifications for each of these and read more information on them, please see our page on trusses.

Roof Options

We have an extensive range of roofing material options for you to choose from, in order to ensure your wooden garden building looks exactly as you want it to:

  • Tile Roofing: Our tiles will come in Clay or Concrete materials, and come in Plain, Machine Made, Handmade, Interlocking, Peg, and Pantile designs.
  • Slates: Our Slate types come in Natural and Manmade. The latter is generally less expensive than the former, but may not last as long or produce the same aesthetic.
  • Stone: Natural stone slates will typically be laid in diminishing courses, with large slates at the bottom and the courses reducing in size as you move upward.
  • Shingles/Shakes: Wood shakes and shingles are manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine, and redwood trees. Shakes are split from logs and then reshaped and are usually thicker at the butt end than shingles. Shingles, meanwhile, are sawn and have an even taper and uniform thickness.

    Both shakes and shingles are available pressure-treated, but only western red cedar products are available with a fireproof pressurised treatment.
  • Thatch: This traditional roof material option sees reeds or straw set down in a thick layer, in order to help water run off the roof. The higher the pitch of the roof, the longer the lifespan should be because water will not penetrate the thatch as much.

    On average, a Water Reed thatch roof should last somewhere between 40 and 60 years, a Wheat Reed roof should last around 25 to 40 years, and a Long Straw thatch roof for about 20 to 35 years. A new ridge should be needed every 10 to 15 years.
  • Profiled Sheets: We offer many different types of profiled sheets, including Corrugated, Box Profile, GRP, Fibre Cement, and Tile Effect sheets.
  • Metal: Our metal garden building roofs come in Lead, Copper, and Zinc varieties.
  • Green: Also called a living roof, a biodiverse roof, or a Sedum roof, this is a roof which is designed to allow vegetative growth. There are three broad classifications of Green roofs, which are Extensive, Intensive, and Biodiverse.

Benefits of Choosing EHBP


Our Range of Wooden Garden Buildings

Planning Permission for Wooden Garden Buildings

Most small wooden garden buildings will not need planning permission. But there are a number of stipulations to this, and there are guidelines that you will have to follow if you would like to ensure you can build yours without permission. We would always recommend checking with your local planning authority before you begin, especially if your design is on the large side and could run the risk of needing to be signed off.
To find out more, and to see how we can help you with planning permission, please see our advice page.

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How Much Will a Wooden Garden Building Cost?

The wooden garden buildings we provide will normally cost somewhere between £5,000 and £30,000, though the exact figure will depend on the size and the complexity of the structure. Every oak and timber frame design is made to the exact specifications of the purchaser, with price tags corresponding to the elements included. Altogether, this means that exact prices can only be calculated on an individual basis.

Our Q-Mark Certification

All of our wooden garden buildings are Q-Mark certified, meaning you will always be guaranteed a product that has been made to industry standard. We also uses processes that are regularly overseen by BM TRADA, one of the strictest and most highly-respected certification panels in the UK. 

The traditional green oak and Douglas-fir timber we use in our construction is all sustainably grown and cultivated on a specially designated site in France. These are all grown to be as tall, strong, and straight as possible, and only the finest and strongest of these will ever be used in our work. For every one that is used, three more saplings will also be planted in its place.


Start Building Today

Wooden Frame Building with well maintained lawn

If you are in need of a new outdoor room that can be modified and utilised to suit any need, you will find exactly what you need with our service. Whether you only have an idea of what you would like and need help deciding on the structure itself, or even if you know exactly what you want in a bespoke room and need assistance from experts in crafting the design, we can help. 

We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have before we begin helping you to place your order. Get in touch with us to start discussing your specifications for your perfect timber or oak framed garden building today, so we can start work on it as soon as possible.

Why Choose English Heritage Buildings?

We are oak frame specialists, with nearly 40 years of experience producing high-quality oak buildings, and this expertise is demonstrated through both our industry accreditations and our awards.

Q-Mark Certified

English Heritage Buildings holds a BM Trada Q-Mark for our oak framed buildings, the only UK company to do so. This showcases the unbeatable quality of our products.

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Business Award Winners

We were proud to recently receive the South East Best Rural Manufacturing Business Award.