oak framed orangery

Oak Framed Orangery – Staffordshire

An oak framed orangery will be a great addition to your home. Just look at our latest project for a customer in Staffordshire:

oak extensions Cheshire

This 4m x 4m solid oak framed orangery has been made with a substantial 8 inch post and beam oak frame and features large picture windows to three sides. Careful placement of the mullions (intersecting points) ensure uninterrupted views of the garden when sitting in the living/dining room.

Our clients wanted to be able to enjoy their garden more fully with a light and airy garden living space. And their oak orangery was designed to meet their specific requirements and gives them a gorgeous space to entertain friends and family all year round.

To future-proof the orangery, the orangery’s oak door was made 8 inches wider than a standard doorway to allow for wheelchair access, along with the addition of a ramp and a path surrounding the structure.

Oak framing Staffordshire

oak framed orangery

A Light & Luxurious Space

Along with its large picture windows, this oak framed orangery benefits from a large oak lantern, which allows lots of lovely natural light to flood into the room. The exterior of the lantern was fitted with an aluminium roofing bar system to reduce maintenance and an electrically operated roof vent to allow for effortless ventilation when needed.

The roof of the oak orangery incorporates a hidden gully so no guttering is visible, giving the garden room clean lines and a contemporary look.

Inside our Oak Framed Orangery

The walls and ceiling have been fully insulated to retain as much heat as possible during the cooler months. And along with a solid oak window self and oak skirting, this orangery features a built in bespoke oak bookcase, producing a stunning internal space.

oak framed orangery
oak orangery

How our Oak Extensions are Glazed

All of our glazed oak structures and extensions are made with 8 inch planed (PAR) air-dried oak, hand-drawn oak pegs and our direct glazing system. This glazing method can only be carried out on air-dried oak frames and only a handful of oak framers have the oak-framing knowledge and skill to glaze this way. We don’t use the plant-on method used by many other oak companies. Why?

Because, even though rebated direct glazing is a more complex and time-consuming method than surface mounting, glazing this way keeps the beauty of the exterior of the oak frame and hand-drawn oak pegs on show, rather then covering it.

Considering an Oak Framed Orangery?

Sustainability is important to us so all of the oak we use comes from sustainable forests. So if you’re considering an oak framed extension or garden structure call us on 01625 347165 or email hello@characteroakcarpentry.co.uk to arrange your free, no-obligation quotation today.

enclosed oak porch - Cheshire

Enclosed Oak Porch – Cheshire

Dreaming of a enclosed oak porch to give your home the ultimate curb appeal?

We recently completed this stunning enclosed oak porch for a lovely customer in Cheshire.

enclosed oak porch - Cheshire

Handmade and individually designed, this enclosed oak porch is made from air-dried, chunky, 8 inch oak.

A Gorgeous, Glazed Oak Porch

To reduce shrinkage and minimise any movement from the oak, at Character Oak we only used air-dried oak for our glazed structures.

This solid oak porch was designed to give our client plenty of room to hang coats and leave their boots before entering their home. And to give their stunning property an entrance porch it deserves.

enclosed oak porch - Cheshire

The Perfect Enclosed Oak Porch – Cheshire

Designed to compliment our client’s cottage perfectly, the porch certainly enhances their home’s appeal.

The oak posts and beams used in this enclosed oak porch are a substantial 8 inches thick and are planed all round (PAR), making the oak smooth to the touch and snag-free.

enclosed oak porch - Cheshire

All of our enclosed structures, from porches to extensions, are direct glazed. We use a fully beaded, rebated glazing system on our air-dried, enclosed oak frames. This method is much like a traditional window casement. Although a more complex process than the surface-mounting method used by the majority of oak framers. we believe the rebated, direct glazing method produces a far superior end product.

Rebated, direct glazing fits the glazing directly inside your frame and as such, doesn’t cover the beauty of the exterior frame or the hand-drawn oak pegs.

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Stunning Outside & In

Along with the oak frame, we designed and handmade a new, solid oak door for our clients, too.

solid oak door

Why not take a look at some of our other oak structures and extensions in our oak framing gallery?

All of our oak is handpicked by us at the mill especially for your project and comes from sustainable forests. Sustainability to a key part of our ethos.

Considering enhancing your home with an enclosed oak porch? Call us to chat about what you need and what you’d like to achieve, on 01625 347165 or drop an email to hello@characteroakcarpentry.co.uk.

oak porch - Shropshire

Oak Porch – Shropshire

We recently completed this beautiful, contemporary oak porch for a client in Bewdley, on the Shropshire/Worcestershire border.

oak porch Shropshire

Individually designed and handmade, this semi-enclosed, glazed oak porch is made from air-dried, 8 inch oak.

Glazed & Gorgeous

At Character Oak, we only used air-dried oak for our glazed structures, as this minimises any movement from the oak.

This individually designed porch was designed to give our client protection from the elements, while also providing uninterrupted views over the beautiful River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway below.

oak porch - Shropshire

Contemporary Oak Porch – Shropshire

All of the oak posts and beams used in the construction of this oak porch are 8 inches thick and planed all round (PAR). At 8 inches, the posts and beams on this modern design give this striking porch a wonderfully chunky and substantial appearance.

Although, raising this oak frame was a challenge for our team, due to the narrow, winding stone steps leading to the entrance of the property. The position of the porch made getting the heavy oak sections and large purpose-made glass panels installed rather tricky.

But our team love a challenge.

The tie beam alone weighed just under a staggering 24 stone!

oak porch - Shropshire

Architectural Glazing

The curved, contemporary design of this oak porch meant a glass template was made to fit inside the curves to the side, top and lower triangle section of the porch. The glass was then purpose-made, laser cut and toughened for the perfect fit.

The huge 2.2m x 1.9 m glazing panels weighed in at just under a whopping 13 stone (the same weight as an average man!) and were lifted in.

This contemporary oak porch design features trimmed, flush oak pegs and 10mm thick toughened glass, which is secured in place with stainless steel glass clamps for an ultra modern look.

The client chose to have our trademark sunflower carved into the front of the front porch, where it now takes pride of place.

oak porch - Shropshire

This stunning semi-closed, glazed oak porch enjoys enviable views across the valley below and can be seen from the banks of the River Severn in Bewdley town.

oak porch - Shropshire

At Character Oak, all our oak comes from sustainable forests and is handpicked by us for your project at the mill. So, if you’re considering an oak porch, oak veranda or oak garden structure call us on 01625 347165 or email hello@characteroakcarpentry.co.uk – we’d love to have a chat about your oak framing plans.