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.
"Thanks for the excellent job which has just been completed on the Oak Frame extension to the above property. Not only is the quality of the work faultless, it is a true work of art, which will bring endless enjoyment to me and my wife. The end result has surpassed our wildest expectations."Ray Nicolaides
"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
"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
"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
"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