Esther and I would like to pass on our thanks for all the hard work, commitment and effort that you put into our project. Out of all the builders and various trades that we have had to deal with your company has been the best on every front.

Robert and Esther Shipp, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Building conservation

Carpenter Oak & Woodland is one of few companies trusted with building conservation and repair of the UK’s most important oak framed buildings.

From humble barns to grand castles

Building conservation for future generations requires skill, experience and the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Building conservation Stirling CastlePreserving some of our most famous buildings

Carpenter Oak & Woodland works with many of the UK’s heritage organisations, including Historic Scotland, English Heritage, Landmark Trust and the National Trust. We’ve worked on such high profile projects as the conservation of the roof at St James Priory in Bristol, restoration of the ceilings at Stirling Castle and Windsor Castle – and even on the conservation of Shackleton’s historic hut in the Antarctic.

Building conservation Dogs TrustA wide range of timber framed buildings

The UK’s landscape used to be full of oak framed houses, stately homes, windmills and barns, but now few remain. Thankfully, many of those that do remain are being structurally restored and being put back into use. Carpenter Oak & Woodland has been involved in the building conservation, restoration, repair and conversion of many such buildings. And we always work with care and integrity to preserve the past for the future.

Building conservation Dolbelydr Safe hands, trusted with vital work

Our unrivaled track record makes us the logical choice for building conservation and historic building restoration projects. with our attention to detail and confident craftsmanship ensure your project is in safe hands. A safe pair of hands is vital when working on a building which is unique or rare. Our work has won the praise of our customers and has achieved multiple industry awards – including awards from RIBA, the Wood Awards and the RICS Award for building conservation.

Building conservation CommanderyBuilding conservation, restoration and repair

We approach each piece of work according to the brief, the building’s needs and its conservation status – whether it’s listed or a building of national historical importance. We’re equally skilled at conservation (preserving as much of the original fabric of the frame as possible), restoration (sympathetically replacing missing elements with the closest match to the original structure) and also repair. Many projects require a combination of these approaches.

Any size of building conservation project

Building conservation Charlton Court Barn

The nature of conservation work is that projects both large and small are treated with equal importance. This importance means we’ve been trusted with some of the nation’s most important buildings.

Building conservation

Stirling Castle

This was a major restoration project of the ceiling of the largest great hall in Scotland. Working on behalf of Historic Scotland, we rebuilt the vast medieval roof, restoring it to its original design. This work was a RIBA award winner.

Building conservation


The sympathetic conversion of a 16th-century house, which is regarded as the home of the modern Welsh language. The project won several awards, including the conservation category of the Wood Awards and the RICS award for building conservation.

Building conservation

Brotherton Barn

This 18th-century listed barn in Oxfordshire was in a dilapidated state before work was undertaken by Carpenter Oak & Woodland – to help convert it into a stunning, low-maintenance, workspace.