WHAT WE DO

FRAME DESIGN

From the first ideas to our final workshop drawings...your timber frame comes alive with the help of 3D visualizations long before we craft the real thing.

magna oak - Frame Design
magna oak - Frame Design

Based either on your own ideas or your architect's outline design, we start by exploring to which extent a structural timber frame could integrate into your design proposal and enhance your project.

magna oak - Frame Design
magna oak - Frame Design

From the outset, we create a three dimensional model of the proposed timber framed structure.

magna oak - Frame Design
magna oak - Frame Design

Our visualization for a 'Green' Oak framed swimming pool enclosure.

magna oak - Frame Design
magna oak - Frame Design

Based either on your own ideas or your architect's outline design, we start by exploring to which extent a structural timber frame could integrate into your design proposal and enhance your project.

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FRAME CARPENTRY

Handcrafted with great attention to every detail in our workshop in Somerset.

magna oak - Frame Carpentry
magna oak - Frame Carpentry

The beautiful raw material for an Oak framed building! We use only PEFC or FSC certified timber for our projects so that our work's impact on our environment is sustainable. For more information, please go to www.pefc.org or www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk.

magna oak - Frame Carpentry
magna oak - Frame Carpentry

With the frame design finalised and approved, the timber for the new project has arrived from the sawmill at our workshop. Each piece is carefully checked for flaws, such as knots, shakes or grain patterns that could compromise the timber's strength. This 'grading' ensures that unsuitable timbers are rejected and replaced by sound ones.

magna oak - Frame Carpentry
magna oak - Frame Carpentry

And the only 'waste' left in the process of making an Oak framed structure - together with plenty of tea bags - keeps us warm during the colder days!

magna oak - Frame Carpentry
magna oak - Frame Carpentry

The beautiful raw material for an Oak framed building! We use only PEFC or FSC certified timber for our projects so that our work's impact on our environment is sustainable. For more information, please go to www.pefc.org or www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk.

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FRAME RAISING

The highlight of every timber frame creation...the raising of the structure on site!

magna oak - Frame Raising
magna oak - Frame Raising

The significant number of mostly large and heavy components for an entire Oak framed house requires that ample space around the building site is available, so that parts can be spread out prior to the arrival of a mobile crane. This ensures that timbers are accessible and ready to be craned into position without delay.

magna oak - Frame Raising
magna oak - Frame Raising

Large frame sections can be assembled on the ground and then lifted and guided into place with the help of a mobile crane, thus saving valuable time on site.

magna oak - After we have left
magna oak - After we have left

The result is a clean timber structure which over time will mellow to a golden honey colour internally and turn silver grey, where left exposed to the weather.

magna oak - Frame Raising
magna oak - Frame Raising

The significant number of mostly large and heavy components for an entire Oak framed house requires that ample space around the building site is available, so that parts can be spread out prior to the arrival of a mobile crane. This ensures that timbers are accessible and ready to be craned into position without delay.

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ABOUT US

We at Magna Oak design, handcraft and raise traditionally jointed 'Green' Oak and Douglas Fir framed structures of both vernacular and contemporary style for bespoke new houses and extensions, outbuildings, porches and other projects.

 

All our frames are designed and carefully crafted in our Somerset workshop, using mainly freshly sawn ('Green') European Oak and Douglas Fir, which we source without exception from PEFC or FSC certified and accredited sawmills.

 

We strive to create exciting and ecologically sustainable structures whilst combining time-proven skills of traditional craftsmanship with modern and efficient processes.

To date, we have supplied and raised structural frames locally around the cities of Bristol and Bath, for projects throughout the UK and as far afield as Switzerland, Germany and southern France.

Our personal approach to each project ensures continuity and good communication with our clients and guarantees flexibility at every stage from concept to completion.

We recommend to get in touch with us as soon as possible in the design process, so that we can assist you and your architect with the initial design concepts and help to explore some of the beautiful and varied features that a 'Green' Oak or Douglas Fir framed structure will contribute to your scheme.

Testimonials

 

The most rewarding part of our work is when we receive spontaneous feedback from our clients!

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Awards

We are delighted to have contributed to a number of projects which have received the following industry recognition...

 

Bath & North East Somerset Building Quality Awards 2011 - Winner of 'Best Domestic Extension', Coombe House, Chew Valley, Somerset.

Bath & North East Somerset Building Quality Awards 2014 - Highly Commended for 'Best Domestic Extension', Farrs Cottage, Bath.

LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015 - South West Finalist for 'Best Individual New Home', Murraydown, Somerset.

 
 
 

CONTACT US

MAGNA OAK - Bespoke Oak Structures

Old North Chew Farm

Norton Lane

Chew Magna

Bristol

BS40 8RW

T:   +44 (0)1275 331601

M: +44 (0)7788 722450

E: info@magnaoak.co.uk

www.magnaoak.co.uk

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Mon - Fri: 8.30 - 17.00​​​

If you would like to discuss your ideas with us, please send us an email or use the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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