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We’ve been trusted with the timber frame conservation of some of the UK’s most precious oak framed buildings, helping to preserve our architectural legacy for future generations. Preserving some of our most famous buildings from humble barns to grand castles, building conservation for future generations requires skill, experience and the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Carpenter Oak honours traditional skills, enabling these to live on in the techniques we perfect for timber frame conservation today.

Our work contributes to cost certainty and reporting to funders, lenders and investors.

Our company roots lie partly in conservation and repair work and we have all the necessary knowledge and experience needed.

Usually, this kind of work requires a site visit, advice and a report before the work is agreed in discussion with the engineer, architect and conservation officer. We regularly work on a consultancy basis during that phase and if there is a frame to build at the end then we can take that on too.

Adam Milton (Founding Director) was one of the carpenters involved in the roof repair after the fire at Windsor Castle.

Carpenter Oak’s depth of understanding is informed by decades of experience; working on buildings from the early medieval, to the 20th century industrial. We know how to read buildings, working with architects and structural engineers to survey existing frames and propose sensitive schedules of repairs.

Come and visit our workshops in Devon and Scotland to see examples of our work, talk about your project and see the team who craft the frames. Keep an eye on upcoming events for opportunities to meet us in person and visit Carpenter Oak homes.

If you are interested in discussing a timber frame conservation project, we would love to hear from you, contact us to find out more.

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