Commercial Consultancy, Design & Manufacture
Work with one of the UK’s leading experts in oak design, manufacture and construction
As one of the leading specialists in oak frame engineering, Essex Oak Frame is a trusted design and engineering partner to architects, designers and conservationists.
Our commercial partnership work includes high profile commercial projects including Apton Hall (link), The Bull at Hockley, and a stunning barn conversion in Fryerning.
Recognised by English Heritage, we work with commercial partners on the specification, design and manufacture of the most complex and sensitive projects to TRADA recommended designs. Our partners value our detailed knowledge of working with oak, combined with the capability of our craftsmen. Our team is available at every stage, from consultancy to final finish if required.
From stone casings, thatched roofs and traditional glazing to ornate carving and lime plastering, we are proud to work with some of the UK’s most talented traditional craftspeople to create truly unique homes.
When you work with Essex Oak Frame you can stretch the boundaries of design – we are the only UK company to have the capability to work with single piece of oak up to more eleven metres long and our team of skilled artisan bricklayers has the ability to repair, match and create highly complex brickwork using reclaimed materials and traditional lime mortar.
Essex Oak Frame works with the most sustainable methods, with green oak sourced from managed woodlands in the UK and Europe. We are a preferred end-user of local woodland management schemes, often, timber used on site will be sustainably coppiced from local woodland close to its new destination as part of a building. In the case of the Bull Inn at Hockley, timber for the restoration was sourced from woodland directly behind the pub.
Contact us for a no-obligation discussion around working with green oak, or register for one of our upcoming lunch and learn events.