Over 100 years of British Craftsmanship

Over 100 years of British Craftsmanship

Our Story

Our Story

Today, Passmores is a major manufacturer of quality timber buildings. We supply Garages, Carriage Houses, Open Barns, Equestrian Stables and Sports Club Houses throughout the UK and overseas. We also supply a comprehensive range of Garden Buildings to customers in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London.

It all started with chicken feed

It's hard to believe that the "seed-corn" for this family business when it started over 100 years ago, was quite literally chicken feed. Grandfather Passmore started the Poultry Farmers Supply Co. out of railway arch premises in Strood High Street at the beginning of the last century.

Chicken feed led to chicken houses and during the 1920's and 30's, the company produced a very wide range of poultry houses. Battery farming gradually killed off the demand but the spread of suburban homes led to an ever increasing need for sheds, both for storage, as well as a garden retreat.

Time for a new direction

Time for a new direction

It was in the 1950's that demand for stables, garages and cricket pavilions began to take off. Many of the designs we use today can be traced back to that era.

Over the years our product designs have been refined and improved and we are now able to offer a comprehensive range of garages, garden buildings, equestrian buildings and timber club houses all manufactured to exacting standards.

Due to increased demand for its range of products the company embarked on a planned expansion programme in 2000 and acquired new freehold factory premises in Knight Road, Strood, where our fleet of modern low emission vehicles are also based.

The original High Street premises now accommodates our recently refurbished offices and a showground village displaying examples of all our products.

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Visit Our Showground Village

For one of the best displays of timber buildings come to Passmores. Our award winning showground is located next to our offices in the High Street, Strood, Rochester, Kent.

There is convenient parking in our private car park. Do visit if you possibly can. It really is the best way to pick the building that's right for you.

Our informed and helpful staff can offer advice on building selection, preparing for delivery and how to look after your new Passmore product.

Over 35 buildings are displayed including:

  • Single and double Garages
  • 2 Bay Carriage House with attached Cart Lodge and Log Store slate roof
  • Open Barn with tiled roof
  • Club Range Building with verandah, part lined and insulated
  • Factory Specials and ex-display buildings for sale
  • Large range of Apex and Pent Garden Sheds and Garden Tidies
  • Standard and Heavy Duty Apex Garden Workshops
  • Garden Lodge and Garden Room with verandah
  • Equestrian complex
  • Mobile Field Shelter
Explore our factory

Explore our factory

The success of any manufacturing process relies on the quality of the raw materials, the skills and application of its staff and the precision of its machinery and Passmores is no exception.

Consistent quality is assured by our long term arrangements with leading timber producers.

The majority of our timber is imported direct from the forests of Northern Sweden, renowned for slow grown high quality redwood. The oak frames that feature in our range of Carriage Houses, Cart Lodges and Open Barns are sourced as QPA grade oak beams from Belgium. This grade is the very best available.

All Passmore products are individually manufactured by skilled staff in our factory in Strood, Rochester, Kent. Our timber mill is able to produce all our specialist requirements in house by trained staff, under careful supervision, using modern woodworking machinery.

Panels are jig built for accuracy and compliance with established designs and are quality checked before dispatch.

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