Reclaimed oak – the greener option

Green Option: Reclaimed Oak

At Tradoak we have one of the largest stocks of reclaimed oak in the UK.

But reclaimed oak isn't just a stunning feature, it is also an eco-friendly option.

Wood is one of the greenest materials you can use for building and manufacturing.

However, its source can impact these environmentally-friendly credentials.

Reclaimed oak is recycled making it the ideal material for sustainable and eco-friendly homes and buildings.

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Reclaimed brushed oak

What is reclaimed oak?

Reclaimed oak is wood which has already been used for buildings in the past.

Much of it is from a time when wood was in abundance and used as a principal building material.

As awareness of deforestation has grown, reclaimed wood has become more popular than ever as a socially-responsible choice.

Flooring, doors, tables, beams and fireplaces can all be created using reclaimed oak.

oak finish

Unfinished reclaimed oak

Are there other advantages?

Aside from its environmental impact, reclaimed wood is popular for a host of reasons.

Having had decades to dry it is hard-wearing and can be less susceptible to warping and movement.

This makes it particularly popular for flooring.

Each beam also has its own unique history. Your new mantel could once have sat in an historic inn or country home.

It's beautifully rustic character also makes it the perfect feature, particularly in period properties.

Using reclaimed oak doesn't mean having to sacrifice your design vision either. The wood can be recycled to create almost anything if you have the right experts working with you.

How Tradoak can help

Traditional Oak & Timber Co. has one of the largest stocks of reclaimed and air-dried oak in the UK.

We can talk you through your options over the phone or you can pop into the yard to pick out the beams yourself.

Whether you need a single length for furniture or enough to build a barn we can supply whatever you need to get the job done.

Call us on 01825 723 648 or complete our contact form for a free estimate.

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