Material Specification

Responsibly sourced Oak

We only use green oak sourced from recognised sustainable F.S.C. and P.E.F.C. certified forests. Green oak has the lowest embodied energy of any primary building material. Materials used in green building are eco-friendly and help lessen the impact of the building on the surrounding environment.

Compared with traditional brick buildings, oak framed structures are ‘dry build’ thereby saving on gallons of water normally used on a building site. They are considerably quicker to construct on site which means they are also more cost effective. When using ‘green’ unseasoned oak the timber contracts, tightening the joints to give a superbly strong structure which will endure and be admired for many years to come.