Oak Frame Houses
Many of our projects involve whole house frames which form a unique, new build home for our clients.
We will design, engineer, fabricate and erect a beautiful Oak frame, which forms the structural skeleton of your building, before being clad externally by others, with your choice of building materials. Tall Trees is a really nice example of a whole house frame. Alternatively some projects employ a pared down style of Oak frame with the primary structure only on show for maximum impact. Examples of this style of framing are Boneshill or Rookwood, both of which also utilise conventional construction methods to minimise costs.
According to best practice for timber buildings, the Oak frame should be placed within the building envelope, protected from the weather to ensure longevity. The majority of our frames use traditional jointing techniques and designs which follow well-established traditions going back many hundreds of years. That said, we also undertaken contemporary style frames, embracing a more modern approach to the architecture, often including components in steel, such as Lees Farm or Chantry’s Barn.
We are happy to discuss your ideas for your Oak frame project and will work hard to achieve your aspirations and budget. Engaging with us early in the design process, with your (or our own) architect, will ensure you get the most from the Oak frame and exploit all the potential it has to offer. Early discussions are free and you will find us well informed and keen to help.
"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
"We wanted to write to you to express our profound gratitude for the excellent work you have done on our building scheme. It cannot have been easy to pick up the project from another architect when there were still a number of issues unresolved, but you have done so brilliantly and remained calm throughout, even at fraught times. We really do appreciate that you have gone the extra mile for us. We have all enjoyed working with you and have been so impressed with the quality of your work."Alastair, The Early Years Project
"Thank you for the frame that you have just finished at Rogate. It was a miserable wet day, yesterday and John and team carried on regardless. We are delighted with the overall look and also the mouldings to the members. As usual, the frame was millimetre accurate and will be easy to take forward to complete the building."Bob, Trembath Associates
"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