We believe that early collaboration may help a project reach its full potential.
Whatever form your timber structure may take be it post and beam, glulam portal, geodesic, etc, a conversation with us could help your project get onto the right tracks. We can give advice on the following:
1. Timber Species
What timber species are suitable with regard to appearance, cost, strength, and durability, given the project parameters, also the pros and cons of solid versus glulam and other engineered timber products. We can produce samples as required and discuss issues such as FSC certification and other environmental concerns.
2. Build-ability and Cost
As the design evolves we can give real time advice on the ease of construction and associated costs to enable the project to be kept on budget.
3. Structural Issues
We usually undertake the structural engineering of our timber frames, however, we are also happy to work with your own engineer. As the frame forms the principle skeletal structure of the building and given the variability of timber as a material we can develop timber grading rules to allow appropriate specifications to be produced for the sawyer. With our wealth of knowledge of timber jointing both with and without steel we can discuss and advise on the structural and appearance characteristics of various joint types.
4. Detailed Design
We can advise on the best method of glazing and forming the envelope of timber structures and where required appropriate detailing for abutments to masonry. The correct relationship of the frame to the wall build up or envelope is vital whatever type of system is chosen be it straw bale, hempcrete, SIP, masonry, timber stud or warmcell, etc, to achieve a good level of thermal performance and air tightness.
5. External Components
Where a structure may have an externally exposed porch, columns, over-sailing gables, etc, we can advise on detailing to ensure longevity and the best method for connection onto or through the envelope.
If cladding is timber we can advise on species, appearance, cost and longevity, as well as correct detailing for the conversion of the boards and the fixing details. Sometimes a Tudor style in-filled panel system is required. Here we have a wealth of knowledge and some really useful suggestions as to how to achieve this without compromising envelope performance. We can also produce samples for approval.
If you are interested in an oak bridge by Green Oak, please do not hesitate to get in contact. We enjoy collaborative working on interesting projects and look forward to getting to know you and your project. We will ensure your unique, affordable,oak structure exceeds all your expectations.
Direct Glazing System
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Ashfield Oak Frame Cladding Drawings
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Brick Tables – where using brick we strongly advise using these Brick Tables for setting out
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Example of frame drawings produced by Green Oak Carpentry Company
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Some examples of wall build ups in conjunction with Oak Frame
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"I wanted to drop you a quick note to show my appreciation for your guys efforts today; they were a pleasure to have around the house and worked hard to get the frame up today."Paul, Contracts Manager
"Just a quick note to say thank you for sending such a great team to do the work. As well as clearly being very hardworking and hugely skilled, Mick, Andy, Clark and Dave were all exceptionally pleasant, considerate and cheerful guys to have around, and as such a huge credit to Green Oak."Julia, Crabfields Farm
"Just to say that it looks fabulous, and all who survey it are wonder-struck. Best wishes and many thanks to you all."Simon, National Trust
"Everyone is very impressed with the finished result and I thought I would just take the opportunity of belatedly giving my thanks to you and your team for a job very well done. I have submitted the bridge for a Civic Society award for next year and have every expectation of its success."P White, Northholt & Greenford Countryside Park Manager
"Seems a long time since we finished with the garden room project but we have to say that it has been a huge success in every aspect. The room has become the place of choice for visitors. I can guarantee that everyone, yes everyone who visits, is blown away by the frame."Mel, Moat Farm