Welcome to Made in Oak on the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders. We design and build traditional oak frames and structures for commercial projects and private homes and gardens. Whatever the project, large or small, we can help. With quality workmanship and considerate service, we design, build and install beautiful oak frames and buildings with quality materials.
Design & Construction
We use traditional joinery designs and techniques to produce our oak frames from freshly sawn (green) oak and our workshop and office are powered by renewable energy.
The techniques we employ are rooted in 13th century joinery methods and we still use oak pegs as the primary method of holding the joints together. It is this history and our knowledge of the behaviour of unseasoned oak that sets our work apart from standard joinery.
What we do
We design and manufacture oak framed buildings and structures of various sizes and uses. To see a selection of our house frames, extensions, garden rooms, green rooms, porches, garages, pergolas and outbuildings please click on the picture below or navigate from our projects page.
We only buy oak from reputable suppliers who trade with FSC or PEFC certified timbers. We feel very strongly that the wood we use must be from managed woodlands to encourage woodland management skills. It is also important to us that trees are replanted for future generations and for the wildlife that is reliant on these precious ecosystems today.
Our workshop is also run with 100% Renewable Energy and we recycle all recyclable waste. Wood offcuts are used as firewood to heat the workshop, the sawdust/shavings are used as animal bedding on the next door farm or pelleted for heating and we now have two 100% electric vehicles.
Our work has featured in RHS award winning gardens including those at RHS Malvern Spring, Hampton Court Palace and Chelsea Flower Shows. We have also featured in television shows such as Kevin McCloud’s “Man Made Shed” on Channel 4 and BBC Gardeners’ World and in publications including The English Garden, The Garden, Cotswold Life and The Garden Design Journal.
"I am absolutely delighted with the carport, you have been a great company to deal with and I greatly appreciate the effort Rob and Charlie put in to complete yesterday." C. G. Gloucestershire
Where to find us
Our office and workshop are in Malmesbury and we welcome visitors by appointment but we also have an unattended stand at the National Self Build Centre (NSBRC), Swindon, SN5 8UB with an example of our work. This is a permanent exhibition space open 6 days a week including weekends. It is free entry except when there is a show on.