We always have hundreds of both air dried and fresh sawn oak beams in stock in order to cater for even the largest oak beam order. We operate 12 crane vehicles on a nationwide basis and are able to offer a second to none delivery service - no help with offloading is required.
It is our aim to be able to fulfil any customer beam requirements in any dimension and with minimum fuss within 10 working days, normally sooner!
We also mill Air Dried Oak Beams to customers own precise requirements from our stocks. It is important to remember when ordering custom milled air dried beams that they can come from much larger stock pieces and there will therefore inevitably be some moisture variation, also the sides that have been re-cut will have the appearance of fresh wood and the other un-milled edges will be the darker air dried colour. Please remember that due to the slow, natural air drying process there will be some surface checking, splits and possibly one or two small patches of sap. A few historic bore holes are also possible.
In addition to our huge stocks we offer a Custom Milling Service, we can cut up to 10 metre Green Oak Beams straight from the tree on site in all dimensions! We are also able to offer a planing service for an additional charge - please contact us for further details.
All our oak beams are milled according to European QP1 standards although we also offer a green oak grading service with the relevant stamping to THA or THB standards as approved by TRADA and we aim to buy only from FSC and PEFC sources.
IMPORTANT: When preparing oak beams for delivery we will always try to give a little extra length so that the ends can be trimmed to suit by the customer, please remember that if you want the ends to be crosscut for you to the exact length you must tell us when ordering!
Traditional green oak framing joints require oak dowels to fix them - we are also happy to supply them.