Period oak beams is a small business based in the heart of the Cambridgeshire fens, we started off as a specialist oak fireplace mantle beam supplier, since then we have extended our work to many different items. We pride ourselves in the quality of our traditionally handcrafted oak, using a combination of modern and traditional methods and tools.
We supply oak beams for fireplace mantles 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.
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.
Our opening times are 8am to 4.30pm monday to friday. Saturday and Sunday closed.
Period oak’s forté is not just beams, we make an array of different items, from oak ledged doors for modern contempoary homes to old listed country houses, oak window sills, RSJ covers and much more, please see the ” products ” drop down box for our full range.
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.