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Solid Oak Gazebos - Oak Timber Structures

Expertly Crafted Oak Structures
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Bespoke, Solid Oak Gazebos - Any Shape or Size

Custom made, solid oak gazebos supplied in kit form for simple assembly by your builder. Buy these standard types online or contact us with your bespoke requirements.

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Please see below for descriptions of these options.
Shape | Type | Size
L-Shape Hex
Double Link
3 x 3m
3.5 x 3.5m
4 x 4m


Use the custom option to enter your own width, length and roof height

3 x 4m
3 x 5m
3 x 6m
3.5 x 4m
3.5 x 5m
4 x 5m
4 x 6m



Length 2:

Roof Height:



Right Gazebo Width:


Gazebo Roof Height:

Roof Height:

This will make the total height approx m
Roof Height will be made to the nearest 0.05m.
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Boarding is optional if you don't want to see the battens and shingles or tiles when you look up.

No battens

You will need battens to fix your shingles or tiles to but they're optional on our designer.

No shingles
Treated cedar

We only sell cedar shingles for roofing but many people supply and fit their own tiles.

95% of the cedar shingles we sell are untreated. They have around a 20 year lifespan. Treated adds around another 5 years but are a lot darker in colour. They will both eventually go silver-grey like all outside timber.

Normal Posts
Staddle Stones
Staddle Stones
Into Ground

We can optionally supply staddle stones for your posts to sit on or you can choose to have longer posts to fit into the ground. Read below for further information.

For posts into ground, we supply posts an extra 600mm longer for you to fix them into the ground.

Side Coverage


  • Spindles are 50 x 70mm solid oak. These are traditional mortice and tenoned in to the handrail and bottom rail.
  • Handrail and base rail are ‘the selected post size’ width x 100mm thickness. They are also mortice and tenoned in to the posts and fixed with oak dowels.


  • The cladding provided is solid Fresh Sawn European Oak machined to a feather edged cladding, based on a 30mm overlap.
  • The studding is 50 x 70mm and solid oak. Traditional mortice and tenoned in to the top plate and bottom plate
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Gazebo Price Breakdown

Delivery added at checkout
Total excluding VAT: £
Total including VAT: £
Approx roof area: m2 Approx Height: m
All our Gazebos are:
Completely bespoke
Made entirely from hand-selected, expertly crafted oak, including the rafters
Planed all round for a smooth finish
Made of high quality Fresh Sawn Oak
Flat-packed for easy assembly
Currently on an approximate 7 - 9 weeks (from drawing sign off) lead time
50% deposit on checkout. Balance payment due approx. 1 week before delivery.

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How To Use The 3D Oak Gazebo Designer

Don't forget, all our structures are bespoke and can be made to any shape or size to suit your requirements.


Control explanation - Gazebo Shape

Which style of Oak Gazebo would you like? You can choose from Square Oak Gazebos, Rectangular Oak Gazebos, Round Oak Gazebos and Hexagonal Oak Gazebos.


Control explanation - Gazebo Size

The size of a square or rectangular gazebo is measured from the outside of one post to the outside of an adjacent post. The stated sizes are the ground footprint sizes. A round or hexagonal size is measured from the outside of one post to the outside of the opposite post. The roof will protrude a little further (approx 170 - 250mm each side, depending on roof pitch and overall size). We have included a silhouette of a couple approximately 6ft in relative height to give you an idea of the size of the gazebos. The Oak Gazebo photos below with furniture and people will further help you get a feel for their sizes.

You can now click on the "Custom" option and type in the exact sizes you want to get an instant price.


Control explanation - Gazebo Thickness
The thickness refers to the square cross-section sizes of the upright posts and top plates (the horizontal beams or 'ring beams' that run around the top of the posts). A 175mm thickness means that the beams are 175mm in thickness and 175mm in width. The larger the size of gazebo you choose, the thicker you would normally have the posts to keep it looking proportionate. If you ask us to quote for larger sizes of gazebo, we may recommend the thicker post sizes for added strength.

Boarding (optional)

Control explanation - Gazebo Boarding
Boarding is a completely optional supply of timber to sit over the rafters before you fix the battens (that the shingles or tiles are fixed to, see below). Some people prefer boarding so you can't see the horizontal battens and underside of the shingles or tiles when you look up from underneath the gazebo. Most of the gazebos we sell do not have boarding, allowing you to see the battens and shingles from underneath. If you do choose boarding, we supply 135mm wide tongue and grooved board. We supply a surplus to take into account any wastage from the cutting required. Some people opt to source and use plywood (as can be seen in our Gazebo Build Photo Gallery). Please note, boarding is not intended or recommended as an alternative to roofing shingles or tiles. Be sure to read the section below on treating your boarding if you choose to have it.

If you do opt for boarding, it's important that you treat it with something like an OSMO 420 clear wax oil or similar to seal the timber to prevent moisture from entering the boards and causing movement.

Battens (buy from us or source your own)

Control explanation - Gazebo Battens
Battens are fixed on top of the rafters of your gazebo for you to then fix the shingles or tiles onto. We supply enough battens to space them to 125mm centres. This is the recommended spacing if you are fixing Cedar Shingles. If fitting your own tiles, spacing may vary depending on the type and size of tile. We can supply battens in a treated softwood or oak at 25 x 38mm. If you're opting to use boarding as described above, most people choose treated softwood battens as you won't see them sandwiched between the boarding and the roofing material. Some people prefer to source their own battens, or opt for different roofing methods and so they are optional on the 3D designer.

Roofing (buy cedar shingles from us or source your own tiles)

Control explanation - Gazebo Roofing
The most common way to roof an Oak Gazebo is with Cedar Shingles. You can find more detailed information on shingles below. If you prefer to source and fit tiles or slates, leave the roofing option as "No shingles". Untreated shingles have an expected lifespan of around 20 years, depending on environment. Treated shingles have an extra 5 years or so on the lifespan but are much darker in colour. Untreated shingles are by far the most popular choice and make up the majority of shingles we sell. Both treated and untreated will turn a silver-grey colour in a few years with exposure to the sun's rays.


Control explanation - Gazebo Staddle Stones

With no footings selected and placement directly onto foundations you we advise the use of re-bars to prevent the posts from kicking out, these are embedded metal rods with a diameter of 20mm or so that are to be fixed into your foundations so they protrude up. You then drill into the bottom of the gazebo posts which will rest over the bars, the intention isnt to raise the gazebo from the ground so the drilled hole should be deep enough to house the rebar without resting on it. The weight of the gazebo means you don't actually need to fix it to the ground.

You may also choose to use stainless steel or galvanised metal fencepost "shoes" that the posts are screwed to, and then the shoes are screwed into the ground. Both of these methods would just require the "Normal Posts" selection on the designer above.

Another popular method is to use "Staddle Stones". These are white, tapered, reconstituted sandstone blocks with small metal pins protruding from the top. You then drill the bottoms of the posts to take the metal pins and the whole structure rests on the stones, keeping the posts out of any standing water. Again, the weight of the gazebo holds it down and no fixing is required between the stones and the posts. Some people opt to cement the stones in place once fitted but this is optional. When you select this "Staddle Stones" option, by default, we will reduce the length of the posts by the height of the stones to keep the overall gazebo height the same. The staddle stones are 230mm tall, with the top measurement matching the size of the posts you choose and tapering out at the bottom by around an additional 25mm.

The final option on the designer above is "Into Ground". Here, we supply the posts an extra 600mm longer for you to fix them into the ground.

Sides - Cladding or balustrades

Control explanation - Gazebo Sides

You can now optionally add oak cladding or balustrades to your oak gazebo on our designer. Select either half or full height European feather edge oak cladding and all associated supporting studwork, or oak balustrades and handrail on any side of your gazebo.


  • Spindles are 50 x 70mm solid oak. These are traditional mortice and tenoned in to the handrail and bottom rail.
  • Handrail and base rail are ‘the selected post size’ width x 100mm thickness. They are also mortice and tenoned in to the posts and fixed with oak dowels.


  • The cladding provided is solid Fresh Sawn European Oak machined to a feather edged cladding, based on a 30mm overlap.
  • The studding is 50 x 70mm and solid oak. Traditional mortice and tenoned in to the top plate and bottom plate

Take a tour of one of our luxurious Oak Gazebos

Take a tour of a newly constructed Oak Timber Structures Gazebo.

The Gazebo is situated on a small, picturesque pond with concrete pillars for support.

The walkway is made up of an Oak deck and the balustrades provide an elegant safety rail.

Expertly Crafted Solid Oak Gazebos

Our solid oak square, rectangle, hexagonal or round oak gazebos, also known as pavilions, are a relaxing place to sit with great views of your whole garden.

Open sided, or with optional side cladding or balustrades, plus your choice of roofing, oak gazebos provide shelter from the sun and the inevitable English weather.

Our wooden gazebos are available in multiple sizes (see below) and can be large enough to accommodate multiple family members or guests.

Made from solid oak, our gazebos are planed smooth and lightly sanded for one of the best finishes you can get. Every part of our gazebos are made from oak, including the roof rafters.

How Your Gazebo Will Arrive

Our gazebos are supplied in kits with all the woodwork already done. They can be put up by a general builder. Your gazebo will arrive in kit form packaged like the following:

Oak Gazebo Quick Frequently Asked Questions

These are short answers to our most frequently asked questions. Read on for in-depth answers.

What grade of timber are oak gazebos made from?

Oak gazebos are usually made from constructional grade fresh sawn, or green oak. The slight shrinkage as it dries is relied upon to pull the jointing tighter.

How are oak gazebos made?

The main frames of our oak gazebos are held together with traditional mortise and tenon joints and oak pegs. The common, or intermediary rafters are held with stainless steel screws.

Is there anything else I'll need?

In addition to the main frame being held with provided oak pegs, you will need to get some stainless steel screws for the rafters as described below in the "Is there anything else I'll need" section.

How much maintenance do oak gazebos require?

Oak gazebos are near enough maintenance free. As the oak ages, it will become weathered and turned silver-grey by the ultraviolet rays of the sun within a few years.

How difficult are oak gazebos to erect or construct?

With our oak gazebo kits, all the woodwork is already done, so for example on a 4x4m gazebo, a couple of builders can construct the frame in around one and a half days, and the same again to roof it.

How do oak gazebos change as they mature?

As oak matures and dries, it develops splits and cracks in the surface. Left in the sun, it will also turn the classic silver-grey within a couple of years.

How can water marks or tannin stains be removed from oak gazebos?

A mixture of water and oxalic acid crystals brushed onto the oak and left a while will magically remove watermarks and tannin stains from fresh sawn oak and anything they rest on.

What type of footings or groundworks does an oak gazebo need?

Check with your builder as it varies depending on the type of ground and size of gazebo, but concrete pads are regularly used, for example 60 x 60 x 60cm under each post.

Do I need planning permission for an oak gazebo?

Most clients find a gazebo does not need planning and is allowed under the "permitted development" guidelines. Always check with your local council first. Listed buildings tend to be a lot stricter.

How long does it take to make a bespoke oak gazebo kit?

Allow approximately 7 - 9 weeks (from drawing sign off) for completion from approval of your oak gazebo drawings.

How does an oak gazebo get delivered to my property?

There are two options, on a flat-bed lorry, if you have person power or offloading equipment on-site, or we can quote for a HIAB (crane arm lorry) to offload to the ground for you.

How much do oak gazebos cost?

A standard 4x4m oak gazebo frame kit with 200mm oak posts costs around £5,200 inc VAT. You'd then need to have it erected and supply the roofing materials. Use our online designer gives you instant prices for your bespoke sizes.

Oak Gazebos In All Shapes and Sizes

Because our oak gazebos are all bespoke, we can make any shape and size for you. Here are a few photographs of some recent gazebos.

A series of start-to-finish gazebo build galleries

Here are a few image galleries of our oak gazebos being put up showing every step of construction for you to get an idea of how they go together.

General photographs kindly sent in from previous clients:

Frequently Asked Questions

I'd Really Like an Oak Gazebo, Where Do I Start?

If you're new to the idea of an Oak Gazebo, its likely you have a long list of questions, or at this stage aren't even sure of the questions you should be asking.

Below, we've answered a list of the most frequent questions our customers ask to start you off. If you still have questions after this, feel free to send us an email or give us a call on 01889 597283.

Why Should I Buy a Gazebo Made of Oak?

Oak is an incredibly durable, traditional hardwood that looks fantastic and has no problem standing up to the wide array of weather Britain can throw at it. Oak is very resistant to rot and insect attacks, unlike a lot of the softwood products that many people come to us to replace.

Oak gazebos are virtually maintenance free. They are provided untreated and so the oak will turn the traditional silver-grey as it weathers and takes in the sun's UV rays.

With regards to roofing, because of the strength of oak, you can fit cedar shingles or your own slates or tiles to match nearby buildings or achieve a particular look.

Can you give me an overview of choosing, ordering and building one of your oak gazebo kits?

Choosing a design

Use the information and pictures on this page, the 3D designer above for ideas and to get prices, and feel free to call us with any specific questions to help you decide on the size, shape and style of gazebo you'd like.

Placing the order

We've made a small illustrated guide to give you a better appreciation of some of the different sizes: Oak Gazebo Size Exmaples.

When you know what you want, place the order with us online or over the telephone or email and we'll create detailed drawings of your gazebo for you to check, alter if necessary and approve. The drawings are good enough to submit with planning applications if required.

Once you approve your drawings, we make the gazebo to your exact designs, working to the quoted lead time.


When we've finished making it, we call to arrange delivery with you.

Your gazebo will arrive as a kit, with all parts bundled together on one or more pallets. You have the choice of a flat-bed lorry for delivery, if you have the people-power or your own offloading equipment, or we can quote for a HIAB lorry with a crane-arm to lift it down to the side of the lorry at your premises. You can of course choose to collect if you have access to your own transport.

Building your gazebo

We are a supply-only company, so all of our products are designed to be easily put together by a general builder.

Around the time of delivery, we email you a drawing of your gazebo with the oak posts labelled to match how the actual oak pieces are marked up. Wherever the oak joins together, the pieces are marked with the same number or letter.

Once you have everything laid out, it's a case of lifting the oak and holding it in place while pegging the pieces together with the supplied oak pegs.

All of the woodwork is already done, so most people hire general builders to construct them, rather than carpenters. Because of the weight of the oak, people will usually hire one or more Genie Lifts to hold the oak in place while constructing the gazebo. (The above link is to a generic Genie Lift. Please check the heaviest piece of your gazebo with us to make sure you hire a strong enough lift.)

Once the main frame is up, the final job is to put your choice of roof on. There's a section below dedicated to roofing.

Take a look at our start-to-finish photo build galleries to see how other people have put theirs up:


The measurements we like to work with refer to the outside of one post to the outside of the other post across one side. It is therefore the total footprint area of your gazebo. A 4m x 4m gazebo will include the thickness of the posts.

Depending on the size and pitch of your roof, once tiled, it will overhang the frame by around 250mm per side, so usually another 500mm or half a metre in addition to the footprint size. The design can be altered for minimal overhang if required, for example if it needs to sit tight against an existing building.

If you need to work out the centre points for fitting steel rods for your gazebo to stand on, just take the width of one vertical post (150, 175 or 200mm) off the total measurement (full measurement minus one half of one post, minus one half of another post).

Do I need planning permission for an oak gazebo?

We will always recommend you check with your local planning authority. While many clients find they don't need planning permission and that they're covered under the permitted development rules, it can depend on the area you live in and even on the individual planning officer you talk to. You may have to take overall height into consideration (we keep them under 4m for this reason), the distance from the boundaries of your property and how visible it is from public roadways.

Listed buildings have very strict rules on planning and require extra care and attention when looking at adding structures into the garden, even if not attached to the main property.

The drawings we provide when you place an order (or in advance for £100 + VAT which is then taken off your final order) are detailed and thorough enough to be sent with a planning application if required.

You can visit the following website to find your local planning authority by typing in your postcode: Planning Authority Finder

We also take a closer look at permitted development in our Detailed Information PDF Booklet that we can send you:

Receive our detailed PDF

We've put together a booklet of detailed answers to our most commonly asked questions. A perfect in-depth read about buying your oak structure from us.

Click here for our booklet

How long do they take to assemble?

We often get asked how long our gazebos take to assemble in order for your builder to give you an accurate quote. Assuming any groundworks or foundations are decided on and ready, one of our 4m by 4m solid oak gazebos, complete with cedar shingle roof can be assembled by two people in approximately two and a half days. Bear in mind that solid oak beams are very heavy so you may need to plan in some extra labour or lifting equipment for manoeuvring the large beams.

Foundations / fixing to the ground? How do I stop it blowing over?

Like any building, the ground it stands on needs to be solid and stable. We always recommend you ask a builder's advice based on the actual proposed location of your gazebo. Complete concrete foundations aren't always required. Existing paved areas may be adequate providing they'll take the weight (more below). Some customers have even used large slabs on grassy areas, but you must be certain in this case that the ground remains stable when it's wet.

Because of the weight of these solid oak gazebos (a 3 metre square one weighs the best part of a tonne before the roof is installed), they don't actually need to be bolted to the ground.

There are two main popular ways of fixing your gazebo. The first is for gazebos with normal posts to be assembled directly onto foundations, for this method you must install steel rods into the foundations where you intend to place the posts, drill holes into the bottom of them and place them over the steel rods. The purpose of this is to prevent sideways movement of the posts, not to raise the gazebo up from standing water or fix them in place, the weight of the gazebo will secure it to the ground. If you are looking to avoid standing water you will need utilize another footing method.

The second method is to use staddle stones. These 230mm (9 inch) high tapered stones lift the posts off the ground to stop the possibility of standing in rain water. Staddle stones have a steel rod protruding from the top, so you just drill holes into the bottom of the posts and rest them on. The stones can be left free-standing or optionally cemented down.

Other methods include concreting the posts straight into the ground, or simply leave the oak posts resting on the ground, but they are then likely to spend time in contact with ground water which can affect the life of the posts. It's worth bearing in mind that even untreated oak has a durability of 15-25 years if left embedded in the ground (taken from the Timber Research And Development Association's experiment data).

How are the oak gazebos held together?

The main frame, consisting of upright posts, horizontal beams, or 'top plates', and braces are joined using traditional mortise and tenon joints held together with oak pegs. Traditionally, the oak pegs are left protruding slightly or can be cut shorter according to taste once inserted.

The four primary, corner rafters are mortised and tenonned at the top into the central lantern, and will need 6mm diameter, 150mm long stainless steel or galvanized screws (available from most DIY outlets) for where they meet the main frame. You'll need one for each corner, so four in total.

The common roof rafters (the smaller, intermediate rafters between the large, main primary rafters) are simply screwed on. Screws for the common rafters should be around 4 inches (100mm) or longer. For the common rafters, you'd normally use two screws at the top, where they meet the primary rafters, and one at the bottom where they meet the main frame. Your gazebo drawings will show how many common rafters your gazebo will have and therefore how many screws you'll need.

Everywhere you screw the primary or common rafters will need to be pre-drilled first as oak is so hard it will just snap the screws if you don't use pilot holes.

See the "Is there anything else I'll need" section below for links to buy these screws. It's important not to use iron products as they will react with the natural acid in the oak and quickly erode.

What are the options for roofing my gazebo?

Cedar Shingles or Tiles

Western red cedar shingles, which we can supply, and ceramic or slate tiles, which are available from various merchants, are the most popular type of gazebo roofing. We can supply the cedar shingles and the "hip and ridge" tiles to cover the roof corners.

All you will need in addition are battens, which are available as an option of either treated softwood or oak on the designer above, and some screws and nails to attach the roof battens and to fix your tiles or shingles. You should not use iron-based fixings as the tannins (natural acids) in the oak and cedar will quickly corrode them. Nails for the cedar shingles should be 30mm and should be stainless steel (if you're nailing into oak battens, because they're very hard) or Silicone Bronze ARS nails (see the section below, "Is there anything else I'll need?"). The gazebos are incredibly sturdy and will support a full roof of slate tiles.

We offer two types of cedar shingle, treated and untreated. Treated cedar shingles are rated as having a 25+ year lifespan, a figure that is dependent on the environment, amount of exposure to direct sunlight and moisture. Untreated cedar shingles have a 20+ year lifespan and are actually the more popular choice. You get the natural cedar colour in untreated shingles whereas the treated ones are a very dark brown. If you order shingles from us, we provide enough to overlap them when fitted onto battens spaced at 125mm centres.

Roof Layers - Optional Boarding

Once you've decided on the outside roofing that you're going to use, be it cedar shingles or tiles, there is one more decision to make with regards to the roof. You can either fit your treated softwood or oak battens straight across the top of the gazebo's rafters, and then fit the tiles or shingles on top of these, or alternatively you can first fit tongue and groove boarding straight onto the rafters, and then fit the battens and tiles or shingles.

With the former, when you look up you'll see your battens and the underside of your shingles or tiles. With the latter you'll see your timber boards, which give a very clean and uniform view. If you opt for boarding, you'd normally then just opt for treated softwood battens, rather than oak, as you won't see them.

See the section below about treating boarding to prevent moisture movement if you decide to fit it.

The most popular method is to simply fix treated softwood battens every 125mm (centre to centre) across the oak rafters and nail the shingles directly onto these. With no boarding on first, you get the pattern of the overlapping cedar shingles showing from below (as shown in some of the main product photos above).

Fitting Around the Central Lantern

On gazebos with a "pyramid" style roof, you will have the central post, or lantern protruding from the top. There are two recommended ways of making sure this is sealed against the cedar shingles. The first is to use spare shingles to make a "skirt" that fits around the central lantern where it meets the shingles, and then use silicone to seal around the top. The second method is to use a full flashing over the top of the entire central lantern and onto the shingles.

How will my gazebo be delivered to me?

We will always call you many days in advance to arrange delivery with you. It will never just turn up unannounced.

Your oak gazebo will be supplied flat-packed in kit form. There are two methods of delivery.

The first is on a flat-bed lorry, which is perfect if you have plenty of person-power such as builders or offloading equipment such as a forklift or telehandler on-site to offload the pieces. In the case of manual offloading, the pieces are banded together on pallets, so you can just break the bands and remove each piece.

The second option is on a HIAB lorry with a crane-arm which will drop the whole kit to ground level for you. Because we outsource our haulage, we quote for HIAB lorries on an individual basis, depending on where you are in the country. HIAB lorries will need more space than a flat-bed as they have stabilising legs that come out the side before operating the crane.

Is there anything else I'll need?

Screws for the Common Rafters

While the main frame is held with supplied oak pegs, you'll need some stainless steel screws for the rafters. It's important to use a material like stainless steel that won't be corroded by the tannins in the oak.

There's further information about fixing the rafters, battens and shingles in our detailed PDF booklet:

Receive our detailed PDF

We've put together a booklet of detailed answers to our most commonly asked questions. A perfect in-depth read about buying your oak structure from us.

Click here for our booklet

Links to 150mm stainless steel screws:

Screws for the Battens and Optional Boarding

We recommend using 40mm stainless steel screws to fit your battens either across the gazebo rafters or across the boarding if you're choosing it. Softwood battens can be screwed straight in. If you're using oak battens, pre-drilling the battens will save a lot of effort as oak is very hard.

If you're fitting boarding under your shingles or tiles, we recommend 40mm stainless steel screws to fix it to the gazebo rafters. Because boarding has the potential to expand and contract with moisture (see the information below about treating boarding), we recommend pre-drilling the boarding and holding it with the head of the screw so it has the ability to move slightly if required. Similarly, when fitting your boarding, don't butt it right together, but leave a small gap between the tongue and the groove to allow moisture movement if it needs it.

Sealant for Optional Boarding

If you're fitting boarding between the gazebo rafters and the battens and shingles, it's important that you seal it all round before installing it with something like an OSMO 420 protection oil to prevent moisture movement and any warping of the boards.

Nails for the Shingle Roof if fitting to Treated Softwood Battens

If you're buying cedar shingles and you're fitting to treated softwood battens, we recommend Silicone Bronze ARS nails as they won't be corroded by the natural acidity of the cedar.

Click here to download our leaflet on battens and shingles (pdf).

Links to Silicone Bronze ARS Nails 31mm x 1.8mm:

Nails for the Shingle Roof if fitting to Oak Battens

If you're buying cedar shingles and you're fitting to Oak battens, we recommend thicker, Stainless Steel Nails as the oak is much harder the softwood.

Click here to download our leaflet on battens and shingles (pdf).

Link to Stainless Steel Nails 30mm x 3.35mm:

How will my oak gazebo stand up to the weather? Will I need to protect it?

Your gazebo will be supplied untreated and it can be left like this. Depending on the environment, weather and amount of sunlight received, left untreated it will go the classic, mature silver grey colour within a few years.

Oak is a very durable timber and will easily last 25 years plus, even unprotected (the 15-25 years mentioned above is for oak embedded into the ground). Your gazebo is made from "fresh sawn" oak. This type of oak is used in construction of buildings. As the oak naturally dries out, it will shrink ever so slightly across the width and the depth of the beams but not the length. We rely on this slight shrinkage to pull the mortise and tenon joints tighter. Over time, the drying of the oak results in surface "checking" or splitting as the gazebo matures. This is to be expected and is what gives long-standing oak structures their distinctive look and beautiful natural appearance.

How To Order Your Oak Framed Gazebo

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Ordering from Oak Timber Structures is straightforward. Nevertheless, our team is on hand to help throughout the process. Here are the simple steps to order a bespoke oak gazebo:

  1. First, create the oak gazebo using the designer or send drawings to
  2. For online orders, click ‘Add to Basket’.
  3. Navigate to your shopping basket where you can checkout securely online. We accept all major credit cards excluding American Express (as image). If you run into any checkout issues, please contact us using the online chat or call us and we’ll talk you through the process. Alternatively, you can order over the phone.
  4. We then produce technical drawings for you to sign off and gain approval from a structural engineer if needed. CAD drawings take between 2-3 working days to produce.
  5. If you are unhappy with an aspect of the drawings, we encourage you to call and seek advice from our helpful and friendly staff. They’ll revise the drawings accordingly and send them back to you for re-approval.
  6. Once signed off, we add your structure to the production queue and create it according to the stated lead times. During this time, many people use the approved drawings to get their groundwork in place if required.
  7. Our skilled team assembles the oak gazebo to make sure there are no issues. This also allows us to code all components for seamless assembly. We then dismantle the gazebo and organise it into transportable kit form.
  8. If you're running behind schedule, we're happy to store your structure for up to 4 weeks at no extra charge. Please note that we limit storage to 4 weeks. As green oak dries, it shrinks. Shrinkage is normal. In fact, our skilled staff prepares your structure for shrinkage to fuse joints, making them tighter and more robust. Yet, after 4 weeks, joints can become misaligned and harder to assemble, so it's important to limit storage time.
  9. We schedule delivery by liaising with you once your bespoke oak gazebo is complete.

In Summary

We hope everything above answers most of your questions and gives you a better understanding of our gazebos and the available options. Feel free to call us on 01889 597283 with any further questions or to place your order.

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