TWO-BAY OAK CARPORT IN SWAY
This is the build log of our latest building – an oak framed car port in Sway, in the New Forest.
This oak framed building is 6.5 m wide x 6.5 m deep with a roof pitch of 35° to provide under-cover parking with enough room for bike storage at the back. The building is clad with Scottish Spruce and the tiled with clay tiles to closely match the house.
The build features the oak frame, softwood stud work / cladding / rafters. We fitted extra-wide (215mm) front posts so that the tracking system for any doors could be hidden behind.
Tile choice is very important. We decided on an Imerys tile, the style is called Val-de-Seine. There are hundreds of options on roof covering, machine or hand-made clay tiles, slates from Spain or Wales, the list is endless!