An oak orangery is light and airy with an elegant roof lantern, cosy and inviting in inclement weather, the synergy between oak and glass works. Create your new oak framed orangery – your favourite space to fit with your home and lifestyle. The choice is yours, how would you like it to look?
Bespoke Oak Orangery
There are endless oak orangery design solutions, so initially we will listen to you and ask lots of questions so that we have a complete understanding of your requirements. Design and budget are the main factors to consider when building an oak orangery, and so we need a clear understanding of where the balance lies for you. We can then start to plan the project by designing a frame that fits with your brief.
Oak Framed Orangeries
If you want a glazed room with an insulated tiled roof, possibly incorporating a lantern you probably want an Orangery. This is the best of both worlds, you can grow tomatoes in it or sit around a dining table admiring the view. We can make it for you, you decide how to live in it.
Everything is bespoke
All oak orangeries are made to order by our team of skilled carpenters, setting out British Oak beams on trestles in our Cotswold workshop. We carefully measure, draw and scribe each joint before cutting and shaping the mortice and tenons by hand. Each carpenter will work exclusively on your oak framed orangery or extension and will carve his initials in a secret place where they will not be found for hundreds of years.
Extras to consider when installing an oak frame with us
We glaze our Oak frames using air-dried English oak cover boards to clamp glass in place, forming a weathertight seal by compressing closed cell memory foam between the oak and the glass. Having a small degree of flexibility in the method, the timber can move up to 6mm without causing bending stress on the glass.
The benefit of this glazing method is the complete coverage of the internal mortise and tenon joints, shielding them from outside weather conditions.
Whether it’s finishing the garage with a pair of oak doors, or the main entrance to your home, doubling down on the oak look is a beautiful style choice.
Offered to those when purchasing a custom oak frame with us, we’ll make sure to recommend the best finishes.
External staircases are a popular because they don’t waste any internal space. Fully bespoke designs mean we can customise elements such as treads, risers, handrails and balustrades to satisfy building regulations as well as the aesthetic needs of the building. We can design the perfect oak staircase, maybe even incorporating a balcony for a sunset tipple.
Weather durable and aesthetically beautiful, a bespoke oak staircase can see generations of use and remain strong.
Sustainable Oak Construction
We believe it is our responsibility to make maximum use of every magnificent oak tree that we bring into our yard. Harvesting a tree that was planted by our great-great grandparents’ generation which has now reached maturity is an honour.
Each saw log is selected for the job, considering length, girth, knots and efficiency. Not only do we produce beams, we take boards form the outside which, grade dependent, are used for cladding, joinery or flooring thereby maximising the yield from what might be a 120 year old tree.
We are proud that nothing is wasted. Only the bark and slabbing boards, pieces too small or rotten knot pockets which can’t be used are chipped to fire our biomass boiler, heating the workshop, office and kiln.