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.

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FRAME CARPENTRY

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

FRAME RAISING

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

 
 
 

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

OPENING HOURS:

 

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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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.