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Oak Beams and Boards

UK Timber is one of the UK's leading stockists of high quality oak beams and oak boards.

We operate nationwide, offering both Air-Dried and Fresh Sawn Oak Beams, as well as Fresh Sawn Oak Boards, Air Dried Oak Boards and Kiln-Dried Oak Boards.

We use Green English/European Oak for our beams and boards, a popular building material throughout En...

UK Timber is one of the UK's leading stockists of high quality oak beams and oak boards.

We operate nationwide, offering both Air-Dried and Fresh Sawn Oak Beams, as well as Fresh Sawn Oak Boards, Air Dried Oak Boards and Kiln-Dried Oak Boards.

We use Green English/European Oak for our beams and boards, a popular building material throughout England, as it affords great strength and durability, has a high moisture content and offers great resistance to decay whilst requiring no chemical treatments. All of this as well as being maintenance free and eco-friendly.

Fresh Sawn (Green Oak) VS Air-Dried VS Kiln-Dried

Here is a comparison of our Oak Beam and Oak Board options:

Fresh SawnAir-DriedKiln-Dried
Adaptable for many various projectsUsed for framing and restorationFor internal use
Used where some movement and shrinkage is permittedSuitable for more sensitive situationsKiln drying allows the timber to dry uniformly and to the precise moisture content required
It dries slowly and adjusts naturallyThe beams are dried in square sections for 1-4 yearsCan be machined to a more superior finish
Appropriate for projects that require an aged aestheticMinimal acclimitisation required
Suitable for finishing immediately

We custom cut the following Oak Beams and Boards:

  • Structural Green Oak Beams (Fresh Sawn)

  • Structural Green Oak Beams (Air-Dried)

  • Structural Green Oak Beams THB/TH2 (Fresh Sawn)

  • Structural Green Oak Beams THA/TH1 (Fresh Sawn)

  • Landscaping Rustic Grade Oak

  • Kiln Dried Oak Boards (First)

  • Kiln Dried Oak Boards (Character)

  • Air Dried Oak Boards (Joinery Grade)

  • Air Dried Oak Boards (Joinery First Grade)

We P.A.R (Plane All Round) the following Oak Beams and Boards:

  • P.A.R Structural Green Oak Beams (Fresh Sawn)

  • P.A.R Structural Green Oak Beams (Air-Dried)

  • P.A.R Kiln Dried European Oak Boards (First)

  • P.A.R Kiln Dried European Oak Boards (Character)

  • P.A.R Air-Dried Oak Boards (Joinery Grade)

  • P.A.R Air-Dried Oak Boards (Joinery First Grade)

If you're still unsure as to what would be more suitable for your project, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable Sales Team on 01536 267 107 to discuss which will suit your requirements the best.

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  • Structural Green Oak...

    If you're unable to find one of our standard sizes to fit your project, we offer our Custom Cutting Service and Planing (P.A.R) Service for our Structural Green Oak Beams.

    Green Oak is a fresh cut (fresh sawn) oak that has been clear cut in the last 3-6 months, it is of high moisture content and is prone to shrinkage and movement during the drying process.

    Predominantly oak beams are used for decorative purposes, home structures as well as roof structures, the construction of oak framed buildings, bridges and marine structures - they can also be used for an array of external and landscaping purposes. Our ‘Customer Project Gallery’ will give you an insight into the projects where we have supplied our high quality Structural Green Oak Beams. 

    Structural Green Oak Beam Standard Section Sizes

    Our Structural Green Oak Beams are available in the following standard section sizes:

    • 150mm x 150mm
    • 200mm x 150mm
    • 200mm x 200mm
    • 250mm x 150mm
    • 250mm x 250mm
    PLEASE NOTE: When preparing our standard section size oak beams for delivery, we always try to include a little extra length to be assured that the beam will fit the customer's requirements. If you would like us to crosscut the ends, please let us know when you place your order.
    If you require a standard section size structural green oak beam to be planed, please contact our Sales Team on 01536 267107 who will be able to give you a price.

    Oak Beam Grading Service

    Our numerous sawmills cut to standard and custom sizes in Green English/European Oak (quercus robur). We can cut Structural Green Oak Beams to any size required and our on-site Graders will happily grade according to TRADA's THA (D40) or THB (D30) structural requirements amongst others for an additional charge.

    Our oak beams are cut according to the European QP1 standards and the THA or THB standards, as approved by TRADA. We aim to buy from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) acclaimed sources only. Our oak beams have a minimum of 3 straight edges with a tolerance of a small amount of wane to one edge. They are better utilised in the construction industry and for property renovations.

    We always hold substantial amounts of trees to enable us to cut English/European Oak Beams to any size and any size order, from single beams to full truckloads.

  • Air Dried Oak Beams

    If you're unable to find one of our standard sizes to fit your project, we offer our Custom Cutting Service and Planing (P.A.R) Service for our Air-Dried Oak Beams.

    Air-dried oak dries more slowly compared with other types of oak. Machine-sawn and straight, it can easily be cut into different precise dimensions. Due to the lengthy natural drying process, the air dried beams will have some surface checking, splits, possibly a little sap and may have a few historic boreholes - all of these characteristics make our Air-Dried Oak Beams one of the most popular ways of adding character to a new build or renovation, as well as not detracting from its structural qualities. Here at UK Timber Limited, we hold huge stocks of Air-Dried European/English (quercus robur) Structural Oak Beams, making us one of the UK's leading suppliers of structural oak beams. Available in most standard dimensions and perfect for all structural beam uses.

    Oak Beam Grading Service

    Our numerous sawmills cut to standard and custom sizes in Green English/European Oak (quercus robur). We can cut Air-Dried Oak Beams to any size required and our on-site Graders will happily grade according to TRADA's THA (D40) or THB (D30) structural requirements amongst others for an additional charge.

    Our oak beams are cut according to the European QP1 standards and the THA or THB standards, as approved by TRADA. We aim to buy from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) acclaimed sources only. Our oak beams have a minimum of 3 straight edges with a tolerance of a small amount of wane to one edge. They are better utilised in the construction industry and for property renovations.

    Air-Dried Oak Beam Standard Section Sizes

    Our Air-Dried Oak Beams are available in the following standard section sizes:

    • 100mm x 100mm
    • 150mm x 150mm
    • 200mm x 150mm
    • 200mm x 200mm
    • 250mm x 150mm
    • 250mm x 250mm
    PLEASE NOTE: When preparing standard size oak beams for delivery, we always try to include a little extra length to be assured that the beam will fit the customer's requirements. If you would like us to crosscut the ends, please let us know when you place your order.
    We always hold substantial amounts of trees to enable us to cut English/European Oak Beams to any size and any size order, from single beams to full truck loads. Any sizes unavailable from our own stock can be ordered from our partner mills on the continent. If you wish we can also re-cut from larger dimension stock, however please be aware that this will mean different colours are present on the re-cut face and it will expose moisture variations.
  • Douglas Fir/Larch Beams

    We currently do not offer standard section sizes for softwood beams, however if you visit our Custom Cutting Calculator, there you can enter your specific dimensions for Douglas Fir/Larch Beams or P.A.R Douglas Fir/Larch Beams and a price will then be calculated for you.

    If you require any guidance when using our calculator, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01536 267107 or simply start a live chat with a member of our Sales Team who will be more than happy to help. 

  • Oak Boards

    If you're unable to find one of our standard sizes to fit your project, we offer our Custom Cutting Service and Planing (P.A.R) Service for our Green Oak Boards.

    Green Oak Board Standard Section Sizes

    Our Green Oak Boards (Fresh Sawn) are available in the following standard section sizes:

    • 120mm x 30mm
    • 130mm x 30mm
    • 140mm x 30mm
    • 160mm x 30mm
    • 180mm x 30mm
    • 200mm x 30mm

    We also custom cut and P.A.R (Planed All Round) the following Oak Boards:

    • Kiln-Dried European Oak (First)
    • Kiln-Dried European Oak (Character)
    • Air-Dried Oak (Joinery Grade)
    • Air-Dried Oak (Joinery First Grade)

    Our oak beam and oak post production produce many boards from the edges of the tree. We air-dry and kiln-dry some of these boards for our oak flooring and oak moulding production, however we generally have a surplus which creates an opportunity for UK Timber customers to buy high quality fresh sawn oak boards, air-dried oak boards and kiln-dried oak boards at a significantly lower price than you would normally pay for dry material - they can be used for all sorts of external or landscaping uses or you can dry them personally as a cost effective way for use in joinery and carpentry.

  • Oak Beam Mantels

    Mantel pieces don't only just provide structural support, they're also a statement piece and usually the focal point of your room, it can define your room and we know it is important to get it right - this is why we give you the option to customise your own

    Our Oak Beam Mantels are made to order from partially dried, new untreated oak sleepers and are available in a rough sawn or planed all round (P.A.R) finish. Supplied untreated as standard, you're free to choose an oil that suits your requirements by taking a look at our range of Treatex Hardwax Oils - these hardwax oils are available in various colour tones, finishes and tin sizes.

    As an additional service, if you would like us to oil your mantel piece for you, we can! Our workshop will oil your mantel in a clear gloss, clear matte or clear satin finish; simply add your preference to your basket along with your chosen mantel piece and we'll do the rest for you!

    Are you restoring an old fireplace or do you just love the distressed look/adzed finish? We also offer the following Distressing/Adzing Services: 

    • Small Uniform Adzing - this gives a 'manufactured' look by uniformly distressing the two front edges of your mantel, leaving you with a square edge to go against the wall for firm installation.
    • Random Waney Adzing - this gives you a more natural look. We will randomly distress the two front edges of your mantel, leaving you with a square edge to go against the wall for firm installation.

    Simply add your chosen service to your basket along with a mantel of your choice.

    As our mantels are created from a natural product, each piece will be unique. Made from dried pieces of oak, they will contain surface cracks, splits and knots; there may also be one or two waney edges. As your mantel acclimatises to its surroundings, there may be further surface cracking and splits - adding further character to your beautiful oak mantel piece.

    Our mantel pieces are offered in the following standard section sizes:

    • 100mm x 75mm
    • 125mm x 100mm
    • 125mm x 125mm
    • 150mm x 125mm
    • 150mm x 150mm
    • 200mm x 50mm 
    • 200mm x 125mm
    • 225mm x 125mm

    If you're unable to find a standard size that fits your requirements, we can custom cut your mantel piece to your specified dimensions! Please visit our Custom Cutting Calculator where you can input your required dimensions and a price will be automatically calculated for you!

  • Oak Corbels

    Solid European Oak Corbels - ideal for use with our wide range of solid oak mantels.