Oak Framed Buildings, Extensions & Garden Structures across Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire & Beyond from Character Oak

Handcrafted oak framed buildings, extensions and garden structures, designed and made for you.

From oak framed garages to oak gazebos and oak porches to oak verandas. At Character Oak all our oak framed buildings benefit from over 20 years’ carpentry experience, traditional oak framing skills and modern design methods.

Unique. Distinctive. Strong.

We believe your beautiful oak frame should be as unique as you are. And pride ourselves on taking a handcrafted approach to every structure we create.

You won’t find any large ‘production line’ CNC machines in our workshop, just lots of lovely handheld tools (and plenty of sawdust!).

Beautiful Oak Framed Buildings

Borne from a passion for working with wood, we design, handcraft and raise bespoke oak frames. From your first thoughts to your finished frame.

Our decades of industry and oak framing experience mean we have the design know-how, traditional oak carpentry skills and project management ability to create practical and beautiful oak framed buildings that stand strong and will be enjoyed for generations.

Why Character Oak?


Our confidence to design, handcraft and raise the perfect frame for you comes from our 20 years’ industry experience.


Creativity is at the core of every frame we create. It’s our ability to balance practicality and design that sets us apart.


Your oak frame will be handcrafted in our workshop in rural Staffordshire by some of the best oak framers around.

Some of our Oak Framed Buildings, Extensions & Garden Structures

Our Latest Project

A stunning enclosed oak-framed porch in Cheshire.

enclosed oak porch cheshire


‘We used Antonio to design, build and erect the oak frame for the extension to our kitchen. His attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism throughout the whole project was considerable which was hugely appreciated due to the complexity of the build and the fact that we were trying to work around the added complication of Covid. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Character Oak to anyone looking for a wood framed build. We are truly delighted with the end result both of terms of appearance and workmanship. Thank you!!’

‘Antonio designed, crafted and installed an oak porch for us. He assisted us with the sizing and shaping, it was very much a bespoke project and nothing was too much trouble. His craftsmanship and attention to detail is clearly evident in the finished product, he takes a great deal of pride in what he does and is very professional. We are delighted with the result.’

‘Great to deal with, great ideas about design, quality materials and better than others I approached, flexible if plans change, dedicated to resolving concerns or issues, very knowledgeable’

‘Character Oak designed, manufactured and errected an oak porch for us at our new family home. Antonio and his team went above and beyond to get the project completed within the timescale and against all odds. All in all Antonio and Character Oak were an amazing company to work with and we would highly recommend them to anybody thinking of anything similar’

‘We are delighted by the work Antonio and his team have carried out on our oak garden room. No problem was any bother, they have helped to create us a wonderful feature to our refurbished property.’

‘The service from Character Oak was excellent, from the quotation stage of the project through to the delivery. Antonio has a great eye for design and details and we made several tweaks to our original plans after discussions, all of which enhanced the final result. The price was very competitive, but the quality of work was not compromised. The structure went up without any problems and looks fantastic. We are thrilled with the outcome.’

If you’re considering a beautiful oak frame, call us today on 01625 347165 to discuss your oak framing ideas. Or send an email to hello@characteroakcarpentry.co.uk.