Many thanks for the excellent job your company did in erecting the frame – the building is now weatherproof and looking good.

Dr A I Jolly, Reading

Timber frame house contemporary interior

About us

Carpenter Oak & Woodland specialises in handcrafted, bespoke timber frame houses, conservation and timber engineering.


timber frame houses oak-frame-kitchen-bespoke

Timber frame houses that are always bespoke

Our belief is that timber frame houses should be distinctive, individually designed, carefully crafted, unique spaces in which to live and work. So at Carpenter Oak & Woodland timber are not a standard design that’s simply adapted, but something that’s created entirely for one customer. It’s something we know a lot about: we believe that we’ve built more truly individual timber frame houses than any other UK company.


timber frame houses Tie beam mortice and tenon

Traditional skills and building techniques

While our skills are grounded in medieval carpentry, we also utilise the best of modern construction methods to deliver timber frame houses that stand the test of time. However, there aren’t any computerised cutting machines at Carpenter Oak & Woodland: every piece of timber is cut and crafted by a skilled carpenter. These finely honed skills and time proven construction techniques deliver green oak frames that perform far better over time.


timber frame houses Ballista

The industry’s leaders

We lead the industry and are widely acknowledged as providing the industry’s leading oak framing training programme, which is also used as the basis for the Structural Post & Beam Carpentry NVQ. Some of our carpenters are also NVQ assessors. All of our carpenters are also highly skilled oak frame conservation specialists.


Recognised in multiple industry awards

Carpenter Oak & Woodland The Team

We believe that we’ve won more awards for our work than all of our competitors combined. Our awards include the Stirling Prize, the Royal Institute of British Architects awards (multiple awards), the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding Award and the Wood Awards (multiple awards).