Oak Framed Build Process
A satisfied customer has shared his experience of creating an oak-framed build with Tradoak.
Robert Crofton chose Tradoak to create the oak frame for his residential Old Off Licence building.
"We were impressed with the workmanship on other jobs Neil showed to us," he said.
Robert visited our East Sussex yard to select his timber and talk to the team who created a bespoke design for his oak frame.
After going through the design process the timber was cut to specification, delivered to the site and assembled.
"It was very easy and very simple, the guys did everything they said they were going to do," said Robert.
"There were no issues at all.
"It all went up in a couple of days, it was a really fantastic product and we loved the design and work that went into it. Obviously, Neil designed it from scratch and it was great."
The oak framing process
When a client first approaches us about a framed build we work with initial drawings to get a sense of the desired look.
After taking measurements we create a frame design and then detailed frame drawings.
The timber is selected once the final design is signed off.
If green or air-dried oak is being used all the beams are straight, true and square.
However, if reclaimed oak is being used the process is more complicated as each beam is unique and has its own history.
Once beams have been selected and treated the framing process can begin.
You can take a look at the whole oak framing process here.
Create your own oak-framed build
Tradoak specialises in creating oak-framed houses, garages and extensions.
We can make structures to exact specifications using freshly cut green oak, air-dried oak or even historical reclaimed oak.
Tradoak works closely with architects and structural engineers to ensure your build is a success.
A 3D design will also help you visualise your final product long before building work commences.