Open Barns

Open Barns


Open Barns

Open Barns

Features include:-

  • Robust construction - Morticed, tenoned and pegged oak frames front and rear
  • 35° pitch trussed rafter roof ready for tiling
  • Choice of 9 standard sizes and 2 cladding options
  • Optional sturdy and attractive barn doors (see price list)
  • Rear cat slide roof for traditional appearance and extra depth without increasing overall ridge height
  • Ridge height on 4.8m and 5.4m span buildings is under 4.0m so planning permission is not always required

Choose from 19 x 125 planed shiplap or 2 ex. 32 x 150 sawn featheredged weatherboard cladding. Both are machined from joinery grade northern Scandinavian Redwood timber to Passmores pattern with deep rebate and pressure treated for a long life with low maintenance.

The use by Passmores of high quality joinery grade redwood cladding is, we believe, unique in our industry. The benefits are increasingly felt as the building ages with reduced shrinkage and warping, fewer splits, curling and loose knots.

Passmores offer a tiling service within 100 mile radius of our factory in Kent and we will be delighted to quote to supply and fit natural slate, fibre cement slate, interlocking concrete tiles or plain tiles upon request.

Building Regulations approval is usually required for buildings larger than 30m². (5.4m x 5.4m = 29.16m²). An Open Barn exceeds the structural requirements of the Building Regulations and we can prove it by calculation, so we guarantee that you won't suffer from sagging walls or roof when you buy a Passmore building.

An Open Barn clad in dark stained sawn featheredge weatherboard with a plain tile or natural slate roof, frequently provides a solution for garaging in a conservation area or within the grounds of a listed building.

If space on site is limited it is possible to utilise some of the roof by incorporating a 2 post lift - Please see below for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

This will usually depend on the size, height and location of the proposed new building.

If you are positioning the building close to a boundary or in front of the building line of your home when viewed from the road, then planning consent is usually required.

If the building is to be behind the house, more than 2.0m from a boundary and provided the ridge height is less than 4.0m, then you may not need permission, assuming it is for non business use. Most garden sheds and chalets therefore do not need local authority permission.

However, if you live in a listed property or within a conservation area then planning permission is nearly always required.

The Government Planning Portal contains a wealth of additional information and includes an interactive guide covering most circumstances.

We have over 35 buildings on display in our showground village in Strood, Kent. As well as a full range of Garden Buildings we also display examples of single and double Garages, Carriage Houses, Open Barns, Equestrian buildings and a Club Range with verandah.

Our opening times are Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm and Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm. Informed staff are always on hand to answer any questions and offer advice.

If you are interested in viewing a Garage, Carriage House, Club Range or Equestrian building and would prefer not to travel to Kent we may be able to find you a suitable viewing address in your area, in which case please contact us on 01634 290033 with your details.

For Garden Buildings i.e. Sheds, Chalets and Workshops, delivery is free to postcode areas ME, DA, CT, TN, SS, RM and BR and we offer an erection service in these areas. For delivery outside these postcode areas please refer to the Delivery Map.

We deliver Garages, Carriage Houses, Open Barns, Club Range and Equestrian buildings throughout the UK. Delivery is free to most destinations in the South East and outside this area a scaled charge applies depending on your distance from us (see Delivery Map). We offer an erection service in Zones 1, 2 & 3 with published prices for zones 1 & 2 and prices on application for zone 3.

Goods delivered within the mainland UK carry a 12 month warranty against faulty materials or workmanship.

Normally any defect will show in the first few months of the buildings life as it settles onto its foundation.

What our customers say

We are very pleased with the quality of our Carriage House many have commented on how good it looks. I would like to commend the team who came to fit the Carriage House. They were a pleasure to have around and did a great job.

Mrs. B. Dorset

Particularly impressed with your written advice on dates and the quality of your plans. As good as an oak Garage and appreciate your transparent pricing online. Thank you.

Mrs. S. Kent

Both product and service were impeccable. You handled various challenges and rearrangements with consummate professionalism! An established and quality driven firm.

Mr. C. East Sussex

Excellent Garage, well made, very efficient service. You supplied our original Garage 20 years ago and we are still very satisfied.

Dr. H. Wiltshire

We love the new building, on site service excellent too. The lads were great.

Mr. A. Worcestershire