Products – Period Oak Beams

Period oak’s beams come from sustainable managed forests in Europe, where they are air dried for around 3- 5 years, these are classed as semi seasoned, where the bulk but not all the drying out process has been done. Oak has for many years been quintessentially part of the British home and our oak beams form the centre piece of any room.

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.

Beam prices vary (obviously),but for example the most popular size is a beam that is 6″ or 150mm square,these beams start at £30 per linear ft,so a typical 6″ square beam at 4ft long will cost £108.00,including wax/oil finish.  Floating brackets are available for £2.50 each.

6″x6″ beam from £27 per linear ft.

6″x4″beam from £25.00 per linear ft.

8″x3″beam from £26.00 per linear ft.

8″x6″ beam from £30 per linear ft.

8″x8″ beam from £40 per linear ft.

We also produce decorative corbels to compliment your beam, there available from £35 a pair. Please view our gallery to see some of the styles we do, more styles are available on request.


Our beams and boards can be given a variety of finishes,from having the edges slightly rounded by machine and given a light coloured wax for a contemporary feel to being scalloped by hand not just on the edges but on the main body of the beam as well ,this with a dark wax finish will sit comfortably in the oldest and most characterful of homes. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss any ideas you have, or alternatively follow us on Facebook.

To compliment your order, you can also purchase the relevant tin of wax to go with your piece, so should your item be scratched or knocked during installation you can quickly and accurately touch up the affected area. Tins of wax start from £13.99 incl p+p.

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 077205630335. to make an appointment.

Distressed Edges And Main Face
Ceiling Beams And Boards

Window Board / Sills

Our kiln dried window board comes in a chunky 40- 45mm thick,  and now a 20-22mm thick and 200mm wide as standard,but can be made wider if you need it to be,  a 40- 45mm thick board at 200mm wide is £64 per linear mtr with our 20-22mm thick boards being £44.00 per linear meter.

Our boards come in air and kiln dried form, and again come from sustainable managed European forests, with character grade and superior joinery grade cuts, these are perfect for lintels and fascia’s which look great above any fireplace or even above windows and doorways, which is a perfect way to add character to your room without the hassle of having to knock out brickwork. With our kiln dried boards making beautiful window sills, period oak’s boards are a perfect way to finish your renovation/new build project.

Window Sill

Oak Doors

Period oak is now able to produce solid oak ledged and ledged braced internal doors using around 4-5 planks per door, depending on door width and planks selected,they can be given a traditional cock bead on the front face with a v- groove on rear face,or for a more rustic effect they can be entirely eased and planed by hand to give a really old reclaimed look, we can also supply oak door linings and architrave and skirting boards to match.  All doors, linings etc are supplied sanded smooth ready to finish.

Oak ledged door from £199 plus vat

Oak ledge and braced from £219 plus vat

Oak door linings from £89.99 for a 2.3ft lining at 108mm wide and 22mm thick. plus vat

Oak skirting board from £7.80 per mtr. plus vat

Oak architrave from £5.50 per mtr. plus vat

We deliver within Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.   

Oak Door


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.

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