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My oak frame project. Where do I start?

If you’re planning an oak frame project from scratch, here’s our advice on a) the process to follow and b) how our team work. There are four clear steps to your dream oak frame… A note about planning permission Does my project need planning permission? Go straight to your local council’s website or planning portal […]

The story of one Scottish oak framed bridge

Oak framed bridges start as tiny acorns – here’s the story of one. We were challenged by the Scottish landscape with this project, working just shy of fast moving water and a 4 metre waterfall. The elements were also against us… Stage 1: Oak grown in Shropshire Working closely with leading British sawmill, Whitney Sawmills, […]

A timber walkway for a famous RHS Garden

Chelsea Flower Show has been on my career bucket list since I started, so when I was asked to be part of the RHS 2019 ‘Back to Nature’ garden, I jumped at the chance. This garden was co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White […]

Traditional oak framing in a modern world

Although oak frames are typical of the past, they are ever present and relevant within the construction and building industry today. When well managed timber is sourced, oak frames provide a sustainable, alternative way of building. When built correctly, the durability of oak will ensure that the buildings will last for hundreds, not tens, of […]