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Located in the beautiful countryside of South Devon – a short distance from the river Dart, The Framing Yard has evolved over the years, from one workshop (a former chicken shed) to now six workshops, employing 35 staff including 25 full time skilled carpenters.
We have the capacity to work on numerous projects at any one time (usually one medium sized project per workshop) with larger projects spanning 2 or 3 dependant on the timescale and size. During the summer months we can stretch out a little and frame outside giving further capacity.
We normally keep a team of 3/4 carpenters per workshop, with the same team working on a project through the workshop, then critically (we think) taking the same project to site. This maintains quality and gives the carpenters a varied working life, keeping them inspired.
From this yard we design, manufacture and deliver oak frames across the country and internationally. Visit our worldwide map page to find out where we’ve completed projects.
The Framing Yard has served as a social venue for an amazing array of events from Stuart and Caroline's wedding (September 2012), Firework Displays, Summer BBQ's, a pit stop of a huge cycle event and the occasional Christmas party. Every Friday evening during the Summer the game of pétanque is vehemently played (with a beer in hand) amongst most of the team, the Carpenter Oak way of winding down after a busy week.
On the site is our show barn, which is available for you to view, nestled amongst piles of green oak beams, air dried oak braces and trestles.As part of your visit to the Show Barn we will take you on a tour of the workshops, giving you an opportunity to see our oak and meet the carpenters and designers.
Developed to give Carpenter Oak Ltd greater flexibility and geographical coverage we have a yard located near St Ives, Cornwall and another in Kirriemuir, Near Dundee, Scotland.
The Cornwall yard houses one large workshop and a small team of up to 4 carpenters and one designer. This team primarily completes our Cornwall projects.
The Wiltshire yard includes offices and workshops and is the original yard from when the Group was founded in 1987.
The Scotland yard consists of a workshop and a skilled team of carpenters, sales, design and project management, meaning your Carpenter Oak frame can be created locally to you with the same exceptional quality and reasonable prices we provide clients across the UK and worldwide.
The Devon yard serves as the head office and is the primarily point of contact at the beginning of your oak frame journey.