Oak Beams

Period oak’s beams come from sustainable managed forests in the UK and Europe, where they are air dried for around 5 years +, so they are nice and dry stable beams, ready to be fitted into your home. Oak joinery has for many years been quintessentially part of the British home and our oak beams form the centre piece of any room. We supply all types of beams, from rough stock supply only, through to the finished article, being a beautiful fireplace mantle beam or surround.  All our fireplace floating beams and shelves can be sold with floating brackets, we machine holes into the rear of each beam ready to take the brackets supplied. ( please see our ” fixing your floating beam” page for more details ). THIS IS LOCATED IN THE ” PRODUCTS ” DROP DOWN BOX.  

Our methods are flexible which allows us to create a large variety of styles and features, which are tailored to you  “the customer’s” designs or requirements. Through a range of processes, different tones and textures can be achieved, allowing us to cater for any needs, from the traditionally worn and rustic to the sleek and modern.

All Air dried beams develop there own unique character as they dry out, in the form of surface cracks and shakes, some beams will develop a slight twist, although hardly noticeable, and each beam will vary in degrees of character and natural shade, this is all part of the beauty in any natural product like oak, each beam, if need be can be supplied with holes machined into rear face to take a floating bracket system,  of which we can supply with your beam.

Typical P+P for a 4ft long, 150mm square beam is £21.00 plus vat. obviously prices will vary, this depends on weight and length of the item.

Majority of our 150mm square ( or 6″ x 6″ ) beams are French, these beams are the most popular form and even the French who farm more oak than anyone else in the world struggle to keep up with the demand for this dimension of beam, the rest of our oak is usually British.  Please contact us to discuss any size of beam you may need. 01733 840968.

Below is a cost calculator of our most popular sizes, please feel free to call on 01733 840968 to place your order or use the contact form at bottom of the page.  We make beams to any size, so if you do not see what you need here, please get in touch..  Please note all prices quoted on calculator incl vat but excl delivery.  On the cost calculator below you have 2 options for ” fixing kit ”  , you have the “Hafele standard floating beam kit”, and the” heavy duty fixing kit”,  please note once beams get over a certain size and weight, the calculator will default to the heavy duty fixing kit.   All our mantle beam kits come with fitting instructions and a touch up pot of wax/stain. 

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We also produce decorative corbels to compliment your beam, they are  available from £35 a pair plus vat.    Please see our ” Oak corbels ” page in the drop down box.

For wax shade finishes, please use the products drop down box and click on wax shades for your beam, shelves etc.

You are welcome to come and visit the workshop by appointment or to collect your order, we are located 15 miles east of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Tel 01733 840968. to make an appointment.

Acclimatisation

Please remember  when choosing an oak beam, to allow for any acclimatisation that will take place during the oak’s settlement period in your home, especially with central heating and fireplace’s, this may or may not take the form of some surface cracks, this will in no way affect the integrity of your beam, only enhance the character and beauty of such a natural product. Please see our FAQ’S page via the “fixing your floating beam” page, for further info.

A clear bees waxed facia beam

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