A Family Run Carpentry Business

Premier Oak Carpentry is a family-run business, based in the Staffordshire countryside, bringing you beautiful oak frames and oak products. We are inspired by the beautiful surrounding countryside – from Cannock Chase and Cheshire to the North, Shropshire to the West and Derbyshire’s Peak District to the North East. Although the different areas host a variety of building styles, a traditional oak-porch or oak framed garage blends perfectly and enhances the kerb-appeal of many homes.

Skilled Oak Framing Company

Oak framing is a traditional and highly skilled craft that involves constructing buildings using large, heavy oak timbers joined together with traditional joinery techniques, rather than modern methods like nails or screws. This craft has a rich history dating back centuries and is still practiced today by craftsmen who value oak for its durability, beauty, and timeless appeal.

The process of oak framing begins with selecting the finest quality oak timbers, often sourced from sustainably managed forests. These timbers are carefully inspected to ensure they are free from defects and suitable for use in construction. Oak is favoured for its strength, longevity, and resistance to rot, making it ideal for structural elements in buildings.

Traditional Oak Joinery Techniques

Once the timbers are selected, the joinery work begins. Traditional joinery techniques such as mortise and tenon joints and scarf joints are used to connect the timbers together. These joints are meticulously crafted by hand, requiring precision and skill to ensure a tight fit and strong connection.

One of the defining characteristics of oak framing is its use of exposed timber beams, which showcase the natural beauty of the wood and give buildings a distinctive rustic charm. These exposed beams are often left untreated or finished with natural oils to enhance their appearance and protect them from the elements.

Oak Framed Craftmanship

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, oak framing is valued for its structural integrity and longevity. Buildings constructed using oak framing techniques are known to last for centuries, standing as a testament to the craftsmanship of their builders.

While oak framing is a traditional craft, it continues to evolve with modern techniques and technologies. Combining traditional joinery methods with modern tools such as computer-aided design (CAD) software and precision cutting machinery enhance efficiency and accuracy while preserving the integrity of the craft.

Traditional Oak Joinery Techniques

Whether used in the construction of historic buildings or modern homes, oak framing continues to captivate and inspire with its timeless appeal.

Our senior carpenter, Rob, has worked as a joiner and carpenter for over 35 years. He has a love of oak and particularly enjoys designing and creating bespoke oak projects. His many years of experience are invaluable when it comes to assessing the right size oak porch to suit your property, or the best size oak beams to use for your oak framed gazebo.

Professional Oak Craftsmen

Harry joined as an apprentice in 2017 and after qualifying as a joiner, blossomed into a key member of team and takes the lead of a large proportion of projects

Your complete satisfaction is our priority and of course no business can be a true success without first-class customer service. Kerry is our administration and accounts manager, and she is on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

Along with a core team of groundworkers, builders and roofers, Premier Oak Carpentry Ltd will deliver your oak frame project with complete professionalism.