A timber frame gridshell for a historic orangery
Carpenter Oak’s depth of understanding is informed by decades of experience; working on buildings from the early medieval, to the 20th century industrial. We know how to read buildings, working with architects and structural engineers to survey existing frames and propose sensitive schedules of repairs.
Carpenter Oak has developed specific expertise in integrating steel and other materials within timber frame structures. Combining these modern techniques with traditional practices provides new opportunities for sympathetic preservation of historic structures. This specialist knowledge and expertise provides essential material to underpin design, Planning, Listed Building and Building Control processes.
The work we produce is award winning. Our conservation specialists are members of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). They lead cutting edge training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in timber engineering and conservation techniques. As a team, we value our work with young people and communities, supporting them to understand and get practically involved in heritage projects that matter to them.
We’ve worked on Windsor castle after the fire in 1992 as well as Stirling Castle, along with many other buildings of historical importance. Have a look at some of the images below – including the work we did on Shackleton’s and Scott’s Huts in the Antarctic – the furthest afield we’ve gone for a job! (so far…)
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Without your involvement, we would not have been able to achieve the fantastic end result that we have – and that which has been remarked upon by all who have visited the site.