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On this website you can find examples of our work all over the UK and abroad, from extensions and conservatories to houses, swimming pools and public buildings.
By working with us you are choosing a company that genuinely cares about a sustainable future. All our oak is sourced from well managed forests with FSC or PEFC (European equivalent) status. Much of it comes from France where the quality, management and volume of oak is second to none. And to ensure the mighty oak has a healthy future we will give you 10 saplings to plant for every one used in your oak frame, or we will arrange planting for you in FSC status woodlands.
Our team is what makes us special, they are a true asset to Carpenter Oak Ltd and our clients often comment that the “skill, enthusiasm and commitment” of our staff from start to finish has made the whole experience of a build far easier and more enjoyable than expected. Meet the Carpenter Oak team here.
“I would like to thank you and all your team for the wonderful oak frame extension which you have made for me.
From my very first e-mailed enquiry, and Lee Manning’s quick response inviting me to visit the show barn at Cornworthy, to my visit to see the frame made and its erection here in Cornwall and all the e-mails in between, you have given me outstanding support and service. Every member of your team with whom I have contacted has been positive, helpful and enthusiastic – exactly what a novice like myself needs when making such life-changing decisions. The day the frame was erected will always stand out in my memory.
I cannot thank you and your team enough.”
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. As well as supporting sustainable European forests, we work closely with the Woodland Trust charity in the UK, who campaign for, support, replenish and establish forests across the UK.
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.
Yes. If you are looking for a complete build or ‘Turnkey’ service, we can offer a solution to include each stage of the process, from the feasibility assessment, design, management and construction, right through to completion. We pride ourselves on being adaptable as every client is different. We can offer a number of routes for you and your project, depending on how involved you want to get. We aim to understand your particular situation and respond to deliver what you need. For many people that means us working as a contractor alongside your architect and builder, for others, involvement at each stage or a self build project. Get in touch to find out which route would suit your project best and we can deliver a range of options from a finished frame to a finished house, ready for you to move into.