The Department Store – Brixton
An architectural showcase and revival
At Carpenter Oak, we see the opportunities to create buildings differently, and have been doing so for 30 years, pioneering ways of integrating new materials and techniques within exquisite timber structures. It is this acumen for combining the traditional with the ultra-modern that allows unique buildings to take shape.
We create buildings that surpass expectations. Behind our striking timber frames sits a combination of timeless tradition and true innovation. Our team has proven skills in creative and technical design-led solutions of timber frames ranging from small gridshells to large timber canopies. We don’t promote a particular approach within our design. We harness the potential of timber engineering to tailor an approach that is right for each project. We are passionate about detail – both the practical and the aesthetic.
We don’t promote a particular approach within our design. We harness the endless flexibility of timber engineering to tailor an approach that is right for each project. We revel in problem-solving to achieve the extraordinary.
From small cabins to custom-built offices and public buildings; this is the age of timber frame innovation.
Carpenter Oak has maintained the specific skills of traditional timber framing and developed these to combine technological advances in design, materials and procurement over the last three decades. Our experience is evidenced in imaginative projects around the UK. Each one has been skilfully conceived and designed, then adeptly and confidently constructed using a wide range of materials.
To provide further character or to enable more complex structures, we imaginatively combine traditional craft with modern engineering.
Timber frame design and build, combined with modern materials, creates impressive architecture and a wonderfully comfortable living or working environment. Timber-engineered buildings can also contribute to low running costs and minimising the impact on the natural environment.
On behalf of the site team at the manor house in Dorset I would like to thank you and your employees for the outstanding quality and team effort shown. Many aspects of this contract were challenging and of a complex nature; therefore your co-operation and commitment has been a big factor in achieving a successful outcome on this project.
We’ve dreamed and schemed for over two years and the frame you built and erected surpassed those dreams. It has been a pleasure to deal with you and we have been unhesitatingly recommending you to the people who have stopped to ask about this impressive oak frame.
I can’t believe that all your work is over so soon, it doesn’t seem that long ago we were looking at the piles of oak in the yard. Thank you all so much for your hard work and for what I’m sure is going to be a very stunning home.
Just a note to put on record how delighted I am with the green oak structure. I am enjoying it without glass or doors at the right time of year – the sunlight on the dry timber, then the rain bringing out the wonderful smell of the oak too.
I don’t know whether it is good luck or good management that you have such a likeable, enthusiastic and dedicated team working with and for you, but it was a pleasure to watch them at work.