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Solid Oak Roof Trusses

Traditional Structural Oak Frames, Bespoke Designs, By Interesting Timbers

...Our team is working to supply your Bespoke Oak Frame & Oak Roof Trusses...

...Photographs below show our frames after the client or their builder have completed their work onsite...

... We Bespoke Design your Structural Frame, make it and supply your frame as a kit of parts...

...for you or your builder to install onsite...


Bespoke Oak Structural Frames & Douglas Fir Structural Frames by Interesting Timbers

For more than 34 years we have specialised in bespoke, individual projects for clients, all our bespoke structural frames are designed exclusively by David B.Eng.

Over 197 Bespoke Structural Oak Frames have been crafted by us and are now part of clients’ finished projects (including an Oak Framed Roof for our own home)  Our Individually designed frames have been made for clients across the South West of England as well as one or two further afield in Scotland.

 ‘….Our own self-build project includes an Interesting Timbers bespoke Oak Framed Roof which was completed in August 2015, featured in our Self Build Photo Gallery…’

Oak Frames for you, your carpenter, builder or architect to install onsite

We Design and Make Bespoke Oak and Douglas Fir 'Structural Frames' and supply them 'as a kit of parts' (under the terms stipulated by our insurer) for you, your carpenter, builder or architect to install on site.

...We design and supply your bespoke frame....You, your builder or architect does the work on your building site...

Some sections may be delivered pre-assembled; you or your builder can just crane them into position on site. We can quote for delivery to site. We are happy to supply structural frames to self –builders who are managing their own projects, Building Contractors and Architects as well as Property Developers.

We can give an '...initial cost estimate...' for the work from your drawings or even from your simple sketches.

There is no charge for this estimating work  if you email us your drawings, simple sketches or site survey. Please email us this information.

Historically our clients have proceeded without visiting us in person; we can conduct business successfully by email and are always happy to talk to you by telephone. When orders are placed we provide drawings by email attachment. We have office procedures and systems in place to ensure the smooth running of our business.

If our '...cost estimate is acceptable then we...'

If this cost estimate is acceptable and you wish to proceed to the next stage with your project David can then spend the necessary design time required for quoting purposes. 

We can design and make Oak and Douglas Fir  structural frames for buildings from a simple porch to a complete home.  Oak roof trusses for barn conversions or for new buildings.

We do not deal with the issues of planning permission or the construction details of any parts of the building work and our frames do not include glazing units and glazing strips (your glazing contractor supplies everything glass related)

We bespoke design and make Oak or Douglas Fir Structural Frames.

The build process is organised by you, as project manager you arrange directly with your site subcontractors for the bespoke structural frame to be installed, the building work and glazing work etc. to be carried out.

All our frames are designed exclusively for your individual project by David at our Emborough Sawmill

‘…Quality means doing it right when no one is looking...'

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Please contact David, B.eng. (hons)


Oak Frame Building - Designed by David, B. Eng (hons) @ Interesting TimbersSmall self-managed projects welcome

...We are a family owned and operated, independent, Sawmill and Oak   Framed Buildings specialists...

    Finalist in the South West LABC Building Excellence Awards..  

"I was delighted to have been nominated and to be a finalist as the Designer and Supplier of an Oak Frame for an  Extension which has been selected in the category of '...Best extension or alteration to an existing home...' South West Regional LABC  Building Excellence Awards "  I designed the bespoke Oak Structural Frame element of this project, the client’s builder installed the frame and glazed it and once the builder had completed all of the building work on site we were nominated for an award (I was nominated under ‘Designer and Supplier’ for the Oak Framed element of the project and  the builder was nominated as the main contractor)

David, B.Eng. (hons)

Bespoke Oak & Douglas Fir Structural Frames for you to install on site

Photographs show some examples of our bespoke Structural Oak Frames, supplied in Kit form, after the client, the clients’ builder or client’s architect have installed the frame on site. Additional photographs of some of our structural Oak and Douglas Fir timber frames can be found by using the click buttons towards the bottom of this page. As you will see each frame is taylor made for a clients’ individual project. 

When ordering a Bespoke Oak Frame we will ask for a deposit followed by payment of the balance before delivery or collection can take place or for larger, complicated projects payment in full may be required upon ordering or we may split the payment into three parts. Payment must be received in full before collection or delivery can take place.

As a Working Sawmill we can also provide Raw Materials & Bespoke Items

As we are also a working Sawmill specialising  in English Hardwoods we can also supply the following products many of which we have used in our own self build; Beams in Oak and Douglas Fir, Oak Flooring, Window Shelves. Kitchen Counter Tops, Bar Tops, Desk Tops and Single Slab Table Tops as well as Table Tops from Several Boards (Waney Edged or Straight Edged) Our Window Boards and Shelves are supplied as Waney Edged or Straight Edged. Feather Edged and Waney Edged Cladding, Traditional Solid Oak Flooring, Oak Skirting and Architrave and External Oak Decking can all be made to order.

Bespoke solid wood Staircases can also be supplied in Self Assembly Kit Form and are designed by David for you and are made to order.

We are happy to discuss your project requirements by email, you can call our office if you would  like to initially talk about your project however you will need to enquire by email to receive an ‘initial estimate’ and for all 'follow up Design Work' and 'quoting'.

COVID-19 Before COVID-19 we welcomed visitors by appointment, we no longer offer appointments to visit us at our office and yard, we continue to offer this type of work by email and this is proving to be very successful due to our office staff being efficient, experienced and under the watchful eye of Catherine who likes to be 'very' organised.

Currently members of the public cannot enter our yard, in line with our up-to-date Health and Safety and Safe System Of Work Measures. Currently we are thinking that it is likely that we will continue with these restrictions until a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 is found. 

Click to See a Selection of our Clients' Oak Structural Frames (after the client, their builder or architect has installed onsite)

Click to See our Self Build: Oak Framed Roof -  A Project which took many weekends to complete

Car Port Raising (how our structural frames go together) (link to a Vimeo Clip)

Click to see our Oak Beams and Architectural Detailing

Click to see our email, contact details, address

Click to see our Quotation, Ordering Terms & Conditions