Structural Oak

Sutton Timber’s wood has been used in many large building projects over the last 25 years…

structural oak

Structural Oak

Fresh sawn structural oak or green oak has been part of our building industry for centuries. Renowned for it’s great strength and durability it’s the natural choice for timber framed buildings. Green oak, when cut has a high moisture content and it is therefore easier to cut into custom shapes than air dried oak. Once constructed, an oak timber frame dries naturally. With oak dowels holding the joints, the beams and posts shrink and tighten resulting in a structurally sound frame. We cut our fresh sawn green oak beams to suit specific requirements in our joinery shop at our Suffolk sawmill. We also supply oak sleepers for garden projects.

Oak beams

Air Dried Oak Beams

We supply 3-5 year structural grade air dried oak beams to contractors, joinery companies and private clients throughout the UK. The drying process simply involves beams being seasoned outdoors. Drying timber naturally, reduces tension in the wood. This results in less movement, less shrinkage and greater stability. During this time it matures to a naturally aged silvery grey producing characterful cracks and hairline splits. This very environmentally friendly produced timber is perfect for restoration and renovation of oak framed buildings. We stock air dried oak beams in a range of lengths and thicknesses. Visit our sawmill in Suffolk to view.

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Joinery Oak

Our thick section joinery oak is over six years old and is of absolutely superb quality. Much of it is used in major architectural projects within Great Britain. Over the years we have supplied timber for many large scale building projects including York Minster, the Globe Theatre, Windsor Castle, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Festival Hall and more recently Rochester Cathedral. It is both interesting and enjoyable for us to be involved in the restoration of these fabulous historical buildings. We hold large stocks of joinery timber at our Sawmill at Sotterley estate in Suffolk. Or call to chat – we deliver countrywide.

Oak Framing

Dependable, authentic, sustainable and strong, oak framing adds beauty and character to any home or building.

Oak framed construction is a traditional craft that still remains popular today. From porches, conservatories and cart lodges to complete buildings.

Revered by architects and engineers not only for it’s strength and architectural beauty but for the variety of bespoke design options available. Combined with modern materials for a contemporary look or used in the more traditional way or even for purely decorative purposes there is huge potential.

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Highest grade English oak now ready for collection from our Sawmill or contact us for delivery.