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We have been turning our clients’ timber frame visions into reality since 1987. Since then we have completed a range of award winning projects, from the largest publicly accessible oak framed buildings in the UK, to a timber frame swimming pool in Russia. We’ve created numerous bespoke oak framed houses, oak conservatories and timber frame extensions along the way. You may have seen us on Channel 4’s Grand Designs or Building the Dream.
Our dedicated and professional team of project managers, frame designers, carpenters and glaziers are as passionate about your timber frame creation as you are. Come and visit our Framing Yard in the beautiful South Devon countryside where you can see timber framing in action, meet the team and talk to an architect in our timber frame show barn. Alternatively visit our state of the art contemporary oak frame show house. You don’t need to have a plot to talk to us – we are here to help and guide you at every stage from dream to reality.
Firstly I would like to say how pleased Roger, the boys and I are with the oak frame, it looks great and we all so look forward to living in this space.
I would also like to add that Mick, Dunstan and Matt were most professional and a pleasure to have around (Pippa and Truffle are also missing them!).
Everything went really well and all looks great.
Your guys were exemplary and were extremely professional, they were meticulous in the detail and the frame fitted pretty much perfectly on the foundation.
Please express both mine and Melanie’s thanks to the boys who did a great job and left the site very clean and tidy too.
It has been a pleasure dealing with you and Carpenter Oak on this project and I hope to work with you again in the future.
Hi Jamie & team at Carpenter Oak,
I just wanted to send an email to you to thank you for everything you’ve done regarding our frame. We totally love it, and can’t believe how quickly it went up!
Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate everything. Please can you also thank the onsite team, and everyone behind the scenes who helped.
I think Carpenter Oak are the best ever! We would always recommend to you to anyone looking for an oak frame 🙂
Just to say a big thank you for all your hard work and dedication to detail in the making and installation of my oak frame.
It has been an education and a privilege to watch you work over the last few days and I have been able to appreciate the skill and craftsmanship that has gone into the construction.
You have been a great team to work with and I am absolutely delighted with the outcome
Devon (UK) based award winning specialists in the design, construction and raising of oak timber framed buildings. We have a dedicated team of Project Managers, Frame designers and Carpenters who work closely with clients and architects to deliver a wide variety of bespoke oak frame projects across the UK, Europe and beyond.
We celebrate the beauty and joy of timber frames in many different styles and raise over 60 frames a year for inclusion within schemes ranging from oak sunroom extensions to extensive high-end architectural oak houses.
We love wood, we love design and we love a challenge.
As in most walks of life, if it looks too good to be true then it probably is.
We are different and instead pursue excellence – we look to be the best at what we do whilst maintaining affordability, accurate and realistic pricing – we seek the trust and loyalty of our clients as this is the basis of positive working relationships which last beyond the raising of the frame.
Carpenter Oak Ltd are investing into the natural resources of the UK. For each oak tree used in a project we will donate 10 oak saplings to an organised planting scheme in the UK. Investing in our future.
All of our Oak is from sustainably managed woodlands located around a single sawmill in Normandy, France (PEFC certifified). When this mill is unable to fulfil our order we divert to an alternative mill in Germany. The mills have access to a plentiful supply of exceptionally well managed and very high quality timber.
Why not use UK sourced oak, I hear you ask? Sadly, the lack of investment and good timber management for hardwoods in this country over many years means our domestic supplies are generally of a lower quality, inconsistent supply and can be more expensive. Although the situation will gradually change, it means that currently continental Oak is the best option for our framing. Carpenter Oak Ltd are investing in the future of UK woodlands.
For every tree used in a project we will donate 10 Oak saplings to an organised planting scheme in the UK
Douglas Fir and Larch all comes from sustainably managed UK forests.