Alpha Oak is a family run business, and as specialists in the construction of oak framed buildings and garden structures, we endeavour to meet each project, however large or small, with the same professionalism and enthusiasm.
Each building is bespoke, with the machining of all the oak on site, and illustrates the craftsmanship and detail involved, whilst using traditional materials and skills.
Telephone: 01452 554037 - or contact us here.
Traditional methods are used in the frame work. Mortise & tenon , half lap, scarf joints, bridle joints, spline joints and bevel shouldered tenons are just some of the joints used to construct the frame. All joints are then traditionally pegged with kiln dried oak pegs, which strengthens to a superbly strong fit as the oak dries out in situ.
The methods we employ to create your oak building are designed to be in keeping with the style and craftsmanship of these traditionally built features as well as to harmonise with it`s surroundings and existing buildings They will enhance any garden as they are pleasing on the eye, very durable, and will give years of quality service. - Some methods
The materials and methods we use are very much traditional. `Green oak` is felled from FSC approved sustainable sources and delivered to the site ready for machining. All of our timbers are sawn to order, from selected suppliers. The beauty of using oak is that it is a naturally durable timber, which requires no further treatment. All of the beams are inspected by ourselves to ensure maximum stability when used.
The oak timbers can be supplied with a rough sawn, sand blasted or smooth planed finish, all with optional chamfers. We can also machine beams to request, e.g. Braces and Curved pieces.
Oak frames are ideally suited to barn style structures. Layouts often show a run of bays with fewer modern divisions inside, and are usually weatherboarded externally. Features include open framework and contemporary joinery. Designs may include larger areas of glass and simple frame arrangements. These designs use a combination of oak frames and enclosed areas, blending the medieval craft with modern day technology and materials.
We specialize in traditional oak buildings such as garden rooms, artist studios, summer houses, garages, stables and many types garden structures.. We offer a totally bespoke 'turn key' service, and are happy to discuss your ideas with you.