Period oak beams is a small business based in the heart of the Cambridgeshire fens, and are a specialist oak fireplace mantle beam supplier, we pride ourselves in the quality of our traditionally handcrafted beams, using a combination of modern and traditional methods and tools.
We supply oak beams for fireplaces,wood burners aga’s etc, whether it be a straightforward beam, a beam with corbels or a lintel or facia board for a doorway/window, we can tailor an oak beam to meet your size/needs.
We also manufacture beams for internal structural purposes, i.e, ceilings and support posts, oak porches, using either air dried or green oak.
Period oak beams use trusted couriers and local hauliers to dispatch across the uk and Europe, so where ever you are located we can supply you.
You are welcome to come and visit the workshop by appointment or to collect your order, we are located very rurally, about 15 miles east of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Tel 01733 840968. to make an appointment.
Period oak’s forté is not just beams, we also make ledged and ledge braced solid oak doors along with door linings and architrave, we can supply you with a complete door package, from contemporary cottages to ancient country houses, we can tailor a door to suit your home.
We also supply oak shelving and window sills to compliment our beams and lintels and understand the importance of individual taste, just like our products, completely individual.
Our oak comes from the UK and France, with majority we are proud to say now being British.
We are often asked what the difference is between British and European oak , technically you could answer, “about 21 miles of sea”, that’s what separates the UK from the European mainland, but its not that simple, as a general rule the answer is none , but oak in France us cultivated as a single species, resulting in a lot of competition for trees to gain the most sunlight in there canopy, so this results in long straight trunks, in the UK for example oak is generally felled from mixed deciduous forests, where the competition isn’t so fierce, resulting in trunks that are of varying lengths, shapes and sizes.