Why Use Oak?
Nothing beats that old world charm afforded by our quality solid oak beams. Oak has been the preferred choice for architects, builders and designers, traceable back in time for generations.
Now very much in vogue, the blend of Quality Oak in modern architecture gives the best of both worlds... Solid, dependable yet stylish.
A room containing Quality Oak beams exudes an ambiance and class unobtainable from other building materials.
Our Oak is grown to stand the test of time, and the enjoyment will be inherited by generations to come.
All our Fresh sawn green oak beams are PEFC certified to ensure that we do our bit for the environment.
Oak framing has enjoyed a long tradition in the UK, being the favourite home building method for the majority of people, designers and architects for centuries.
These days its very rare to open a home building, architecture or renovating magazine and not find a case study featuring the use of oak somewhere, and the warmth and appeal seem to keep growing.
Oak buildings today offer an unusual mix with very traditional techniques and often combined with very modern materials. There is just something about the look, feel and smell of oak which is innately appealing to both traditionalists and modernists, and people love the fact that it's such a naturally long-lasting material.
Oak trees are harvested when they are around 80 years old. Each one will produce roughly 15 ft3 (cubic feet) of construction grade oak. Almost all of the oak used in British green oak homes is sourced from sustainable plantations in France and Germany, with companies replanting many trees to compensate.