Oak Trusses, Porches & Sun room's

With summer clearly on the way we are having more interest from people looking to improve on their property's with some oak framing.

Oak framing doesn't have to be a complete house or even a garage frame. A very popular improvement comes in the form of installing oak trusses, having a lovely new oak porch, or even finishing your garden with a beautiful sun room.

Large king post oak truss being installed

Large king post oak truss being installed

Oak porch from air dried seasoned oak

Oak porch from air dried seasoned oak

Stunning oak frame sun room

Stunning oak frame sun room


We often get asked to fabricate these frames in properties that are already beautiful homes where the clients are looking to imporove on what they already have with an extension, or to raise the value of the property if looking to sell and move.

This sun room was designed by the client himself. He wanted it made fro air dried oak so he could have the glazing fitted directly to the frame

This sun room was designed by the client himself. He wanted it made fro air dried oak so he could have the glazing fitted directly to the frame


If you are thinking its time to get to work on a project for the summer and expand or imrove your home, we like to think we can make the process as easy and approcahble as possible

Here at Oakfield Beams & Framing we can help you through all parts of the process when it comes to supplying oak framed sections. We can design, help design, guide with planning and get the full structural calculations ready for build

We are able to fabricate at our yard in Horsham, and then install UK wide. Our framers have a vast experience of all forms of carpentry and traditional oak framing, so no project is too big..... or indeed to small!


Designing a king post oak truss

Designing a king post oak truss

The same truss being framed at our yard

The same truss being framed at our yard


We use 3D computer aided design to help bring your oak frame to like. We like to think its easier to visualise what you are going to get with this system. We then take final site measurements before we start any cutting of the oak.

This oak porch has a curved tie beam. Stunning

This oak porch has a curved tie beam. Stunning

The same oak porch finished and istalled

The same oak porch finished and istalled

Our work doesn't have to stop at the frame itself. We have a high;y experienced team around us meaning we are able to carry out groundwork, softwood roofing, tiling, glazing and more. If what you are looking for is a turn key solution to your project we can accommodate.


If you are interested in anything you see here or have a project in mind that you just need some help with, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to assist in any way we can.  

A brief introduction to Oak Framing

Oak framing has been used for centuries and is typically the method of creating structures using heavy squared off oak beams with detailed jointed ends. Fitted together with nothing more than oak dowels or pegs.

If you have any wooden furniture in your home then take a look at some of the connection details. Oak framing is just the same, but on a larger scale  

The method of getting square beams from oak trees has changed over the years, but the principal is very similar. The trees are selected for their straightness and checked for faults then they are cut. Nowadays, we have very large machinery with laser guiding technology to cut the beams, but hundreds of years ago it was all done by eye... and hand tools!

Traditional jointing methods remain the same, though the tooling has changed slightly. What hasn't changed over the years is the craftsmanship. Some of the joint names such as mortise and tenon, scarf joint and dovetail are exactly the same as they were hundreds..... no THOUSANDS of years ago. Some of the oldest examples of framing can date back to 80AD. Some of the earliest known timber houses in Europe have been found in Great Britain, dating to Neolithic times.

The joints are cut and placed together, the holes are then drilled for the oak pegs. Once the whole frame is erected and pegged, it will then settle as the oak dries out. A lot of the joints were originally designed so that when the oak is drying and the frame is settling, the joints will actually pull tighter, strengthening the construction.

We hope you have enjoyed our introduction into oak framing and how long its been used. As you see, the tradition with oak framing and the use of oak beams in construction is still alive and really hasn't changed much at all. The oak tree is still one of the most beautiful species, and it happens to produce a wonderful building material. 

You have to be interested in something to really appreciate it, and we love oak and working with it!