All of the necessary skills and services under one roof.
3d cad modelling
Frame design models to help visualise the finished product before manufacture.
We are based right here in Berkshire and all our frames are manufactured in our workshop. We actively promote site visits to the workshop so our customers can see their frames being made.
The team on site erecting the frame will be the same team who manufacture the frame so maintaining responsibility for the product.
Responsibility for all activities on site delivering a seamless product through to handover.
Everybody on site was an absolute pleasure to deal with. They were always polite – always remembered to say please and thank you.
Altogether I think we have had around 7 on site. I have no complaints – they were
always tidy, and thoughtful. Absolutely charming.
Is Oak frame construction expensive?
Yes and No - like all things in life you get what you pay for and oak frame buildings are no different. You can buy a mass-produced kit frame for a garage building online and it will be perfectly serviceable but it will be a very basic.
Can you take care of everything?
Yes of course we can. The Barn Partnership is an Architectural Design company as well as a Manufacturer so we have all the skills and knowledge to take a project from Planning Permission through to handing over the keys.
Can I use my own Builder?
Yes of course. However we would say that sometimes it isn't convenient to break a project down into packages that no one has full responsibility for. We can advise you on a project by project basis on the responsibilities and duties required under the
Construction Design and Management 2015 regulations (CDM).
What is the difference between Green, Air Dried and Kiln Dried oak?
Green oak is typically a beam that has been felled and cut to size within 3-6 months and will have roughly 80% moisture content. We use Green oak for most outbuildings. The Term 'Green' refers to the fresh
nature of the beam and not its colour!
Air Dried oak is the same as green oak only older - it has been felled and cut to section size and then stored for 3-5 years before being used. The moisture content varies but the oak will dry naturally by
25-30mm per year so a 150mm x 150mm beam would be considered Air Dried after 3 years. We use Air Dried oak for extensions and house frames to minimise shrinkage and distortion of the frames.
Kiln Dried oak is as it sounds - this material is typically a higher grade and is used in the manufacture of joinery products so are much smaller section sizes. It is usually air dried initially and then dried
in a kiln that controls temperature and humidity to produce a more uniform product suitable for manufacture into windows, doors and flooring.
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We were nominated as specialist design consultant and manufacturer for an extension to a Grade II listed building. The Architect was a pleasure to work with and we supplied all our technical manufacturing details so they could be included in the Building
Regulation submission. A local builder provided the ground works and we manufactured and erected the 2 storey Air Dried oak frame with direct glazed panels.
We were nominated as specialist design consultant and manufacturer for a fully hipped roof over a restaurant seating area in Beaconsfield. The challenge was to overcome the 8.5m room span and create a stunning centre piece for the restaurant to exploit
and a use to enhance the dining experience. A fully engineered Dragon Tie roof structure was pre-assembled in our yard prior to numbering, dismantling and erecting on site.
A truly unique project to manufacture and install a number of Hammer Beam trusses over a grand entertaining space. We provided specialist design advice, technical engineered solutions and fabrication drawings to the project Architect before embarking
on the manufacturing process.