Introduction to Green Oak Framing
Green oak framed construction is a well tested and extremely adaptable building technology. It is a method of construction which has been widely used in the UK and throughout Europe for many centuries.
A green oak frame will typically form the major structural component of a building, roof or extension. As a modular material, it is almost unique in its ability to sit visually and structurally within both traditional and modern contexts. The range of materials and settings that it can be made to complement is limited only by the imagination - its lifespan not just measurable in decades but centuries.
It is a very economic way of adding both space and value to your property without having to relocate, and compares very favourably with block, steel or uPVC systems - a complete frame can cost a lot less than you think.
In addition to its suitability to a wide range of applications, green oak is renowned for its environmental credentials. Our timbers are selected from sustainably managed and certified woodlands, through reputable suppliers. This promotes the continued management and survival of oak and mixed broadleaved woodlands, together with their associated habitats and wildlife.
Once more, this versatile and sustainable material is being appreciated for its strength, adaptability and beauty, and a hitherto dying science and art is now undergoing a welcome revival.