GREEN OAK FRAMING
Green oak is an incredibly versatile, durable and beautiful material to work with for a variety of projects including:
Swimming pool buildings
All of our oak frames are bespoke, hand-crafted, using the highest quality green oak timber.
We provide a complete service that expertly covers your project from beginning to end.
WHAT IS GREEN OAK?
'Green Oak' is a timber that is freshly sawn from newly felled oak trees. It is timber that has not been through a process of natural or mechanical drying.
Green Oak is favoured by the craftsman for its ease of working. Oak has the most wonderful property of hardening as it ages. An oak beam is more than comparable to any steel or concrete alternative and has the added benefits of being both more aesthetically pleasing and having a beauty that increases with age. The natural movement and settling of its finish adds warmth and character to any building. The moisture content of green oak allows joints and peg holes to be cut and drilled with relative ease.
HISTORY OF THE OAK FRAME
Timber framing has been a native British tradition since at least the thirteenth century and has provided an invaluable building material for the construction industry. Clearly visible in the familiar Tudor oak framed houses and buildings up and down the country.
The oak framed buildings that remain today are mainly products of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when oak frame construction was at its peak. They are the work of skilled carpenters, and are all unique in character.
The methods of construction have altered little over the years. Obviously power tools have replaced many of the hand tools to cut the beams to size and length but the finishing of those beams and the finer details of joints still has to be done by hand.