How We Work

Our Approach to Commercial Projects

We have decades of commercial project experience  - collaborating on a diverse range of projects both large and small, across the UK, Japan, America and Europe.

Our portfolio includes a huge variety of oak framed structures including wedding venues, retail facilities, education and tourism enterprises, community buildings, museums, food & drink establishments, holiday accommodation and theatres.

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Our Clients

Clients range from small rural enterprises, to large national corporations, but our approach is always the same - to help deliver an exceptional product within your budget whilst offering added value and expertise throughout the journey.

Our buildings are regarded as the most beautiful oak frames available, handmade from the finest restoration grade oak in our traditional workshops, with an unrivalled attention to detail and our peerless customer service.

Every commercial project is bespoke and we pride ourselves on delivering the right solution, no matter how complex or unusual. Innovative design briefs are a speciality, with sustainability at the core of what we do. We are also experts at guiding clients in how best to maximise the potential of their budget.

We are large enough to be reliable, professional and accountable, but small enough to be exceptionally flexible and to passionately care about each and every project.

Previous clients include:

The National Trust - David Austin Roses - The Forestry Commission - The National Memorial Arboretum - Retreat East - South Downs Heritage Centre - Majestic Trees - Oving Village Hall - Ove Arup - Sir Robert McAlpine


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Our Services

We are incredibly flexible and can work in whichever way suits your proposal best.

You may need us to work alongside your chosen architect and Main Contractor and simply become your oak frame provider - alternatively you may be looking for a more comprehensive construction package where you handover to our labour teams and project managment. Regardless of the Contract size we aim to offer support and expertise throughout the project,  and can even help with interior fit out, and marketing of your venture.

Our services include:

Concept Design - Architectural Design - Planning Services - Quantity Surveying - Building Regulations, Construction Notes & Engineering Calculations - Sustainability Assessment - Working Drawings - Fixed Price Quotations - Oak Frame Manufacture - Oak Frame Supply & Erection Packages - Complete Build Services - Project Management - Interior Design & Specification - Procurement - Landscaping - Post Completion Support & Maintenance - Joint Marketing

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We are able to undertake a complete project, or work alongside your chosen architect and construction partner as the oak frame specialist.

Our underlining aim is to help your scheme become a successful, prosperous venture and to produce the very best oak framed building possible. We have the experience and knowledge to add value throughout coupled with the design and construction skills necessary to provide a unique and exceptional building.

We are happy to work to either an authentic, traditional brief or to create a striking contemporary structure. From a classical timeless appearance to modern industrial -we are adaptable, creative and keen.

Border Oak have undertaken commercial projects across the UK but also in Japan, America, the Channel Isles and Europe.

Our work in Japan includes a university (complete with student accommodation, theatre, food hall and lecture rooms, pub and tea rooms), a complete replica village of Shakespearian buildings, a Public House & restaurant, a chocolate factory, Bonsai Tree retail centre, Teddy Bear museum and several private homes.


Get In Touch

If you have a project in mind and would like an informal discussion to assess how we may be able to work together, please do get in touch. Alternatively, send your sketches to us for an appraisal, quote and mood board presentation.