OAK, THE IDEAL BUILDING MATERIAL
Man has long regarded native oak as an ideal building material. From grand medieval timber-framed mansions to understated twenty-first century homes, 'English' Oak has been the structural timber of choice.
Long-lasting strength, plus flexibility, utility and beauty – 'English' Oak delivers it all. This uniquely attractive combination of benefits explains why the desire for oak remains so strong.
'English' oak’s range of beneficial properties is substantial. It combines strength and comparative lightness with ready workability. So oak adds considerable utility to construction. Then there’s its highly attractive finish too. Oak’s tight grain adds character and interest to a structure as well as providing a perfect backdrop for fine arts and fabrics
We essentially offer two types of structural Oak: Green Oak Beams used for structural replacement and new Oak frames where shrinkage isn’t a problem… and, Air Dried Oak Beams for repairing old timbers and new Oak frames where movement has to be kept to a minimum.