Green Oak timber frame construction gives architects endless possibilities for design and creativity. Whether your client wants a highly modern build incorporating steelwork and glass, a build in a conservation area using local materials, or a totally traditional heritage approach, all can be achieved.
The endless flexibility of timber engineering means that innovative and new ways of working with all sorts of building systems can be used. As an architect the world's your oyster and we’ll be happy for you to challenge us to design a timber structure that integrates with newly discovered techniques and materials.
How much of the frame remains exposed is up to you. Some architects like a paired back contemporary interior. Others make full use of the beautiful oak frame roof trusses keeping them fully exposed with a vaulted atrium filled with light. Either way, the exposed oak adds tone and texture with plenty of character.
If your client is interested in a carbon neutral building, Green Oak timber construction is one of the best sustainable building solutions. If you’d like to find out more just get in touch.
“My design for a green oak frame extension was quite complex, and most framers we visited told us it would not be possible to achieve, trying to persuade us to adopt something simpler. When we met the team at Westwind Oak we were impressed with their attitude, skill and good humour and it was clear that they could successfully undertake our design. So it was their willingness and ability to take on complex designs and constructions which differentiated them from other companies.”
“The building of the frame, delivery and installation had to fit in with our builders time frame, who was building our garage underneath and interfacing the new extension to the old house. Westwind Oak were seamless with this time scale, their delivery and very professional erection of the frame. We have no hesitation in recommending Westwind Oak; from the initial meeting with the design team, right through to the friendly team who delivered and built it.”
“We worked closely with Westwind Oak and our Architect to develop our four bedroom oak framed self-build house. Westwind Oak were a pleasure to work with and delivered the oak frame and sips panels package on time and on budget. The attention to detail and ‘crafting’ of the timbers resulted in a spectacular open plan upstairs living area, taking full advantage of the exposed roof timbers and unique interrupted collar sling brace frames to the gables. We were able to visit the workshop to see the frames being made and the oak frame installation was particularly impressive, taking just one cold December day to erect from sole plate to ridge”