Oak Buildings - Before & After Gallery - Oak By Design
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Before & After

"Transformations where anything is possible..."

From Cold White UPVC to Warm Oak - Sunroom Upgrade

Replacing the inherited white UPVC conservatory with an oak one, and adding a covered oak roofed seating area, has created the perfect all year round space.

Full Front of House Transformation

The owner of this new build home in a village near Harrogate, chose to remove the large canopy at the front of the home, and replace with an oak porch. They also chose to replace the black door and white frame and sidelights with an oak, boarded door and sidelights. This has created a warm welcome to the home.

Kerb Appealing Glazed Oak Porch

This amazing glazed oak porch is certainly a traffic stopper!

Glazed Oak Porch In The Cotswolds

Fantastic glazed oak porch with engraving

Amazing Glazed Oak Porch In Yorkshire

The stone porch on this lovely Yorkshire cottage has been updated with a gorgeous oak glazed porch

Fantastic Glazed Oak Porch

This amazing glazed oak porch looks fantastic installed on our clients Hampshire home

Warm Welcoming Glazed Oak Porch

This fantastic glazed oak porch has created a very warm welcome on this lovely cottage.

Outstanding Glazed Oak Porch

This fantastic glazed oak porch has replaced an ole white UPVC porch on this lovely detached property.

Glazed Oak Porch With Stable Door

This enclosed oak porch and oak stable door provides much needed protection from the elements and adds character to the property.

Lovely Lean To Style Oak Porch

Neighbours decided to replace their old glazed porches with this amazing double entrance lean to style oak porch

Oak Porch Creates Wonderful Welcome

This fantastic oak porch with its engraved tie beam looks amazing installed on this beautiful home

Beautiful, Whimsical Oak Porch

This gorgeous oak porch replaces an old porch

4 Post Oak Porch Creates Warm Welcome

Our client chose this lovely bespoke oak porch after seeing one on their way from home

Amazing North Yorkshire Lean To Oak Porch

This lean to style oak porch provides character and shelter for our clients in North Yorkshire

4 Post Oak Porch

This oak porch has 4 full length posts which compliments this brick built home. Added curved brackets to the side elevations add to the character of the oak porch.

Oak Porch On Listed Building

Not only has this fantastic Cotswold cottage gained more character by adding this lovely porch but there is also much needed practical space for wellies and drying the dog!

Magnificent 3m Lean To Oak Porch

No more flat fronted home! The presence of this amazing 3m oak porch creates a very warm welcome

Character Creating Oak Porch

What a difference an oak porch makes! Updating an old canopy have given this home kerb appeal

Chunky Oak Porch

The larger, chunkier posts on this large oak porch makes the design in proportion and looks perfect, giving the WOW factor

Stunning Oak Porch Created On Former Barn Home

This bespoke designed oak porch is just a picture of perfection on this Yorkshire home

Engraved oak porch

Fabulous four post oak porch supplied to our client in Oxfordshire. An engraved owl on the rear porch creates a unique touch.

The Oak Glazed Roof Sunroom Has Opened The House Up To The Garden

The addition of the oak sunroom has not only added an additional, light filled room to the house, but has made the garden accessible to the family.

Oak Porch Changes Look Of Property

Gorgeous oak porch replaced painted white porch. With same footprint if defines the clients home with a warm welcome

Problem Solved With Oak!

The client had pipework just where the oak porch was to go. We came up with the solution so the client could have the porch they wanted as well as disguising the pipework

4 Post Oak Porch For Local Client

This car stopping oak porch is perfect for our client's local home

An Oak Orangery And Additional Oak Doors, Change This Former Farmhouse Home.

The couple added an open oak orangery to their North Yorkshire home. They also made internal changes, including a new staircase and secret cupboard!

Glazed Roof Conservatory Replaces Inefficient Dated One.

The couple had lived in this Yorkshire farmhouse some time with a softwood, dated, cold conservatory. Replacing it with an oak, glazed roof one has provided a light filled room for use all year round.

Oak Porch Adds Character To Previously Neglected 70's Home

Laura and her family renovated a neglected 1970's detached house in the Yorkshire Dales and added an oak porch. She now has a stunning holiday cottage in beautiful countryside.

Enclosed Porch To Open Oak Hipped Porch

Harriet has lived in her red bricked, York home for a number of years but wasn't happy with the white UPVC enclosed porch on the front of the house. To access the porch, 2 narrow doors had to be opened which weren't the easiest to use. The porch has been there some time and had a hipped, tiled roof.

Large Oak Porch

The roof of this fantastic large oak porch was designed to fit into the existing lean to roof on the property

Oak Porch Transformation

This fantastic oak porch has completely changed the appearance of this property and created a very warm welcome

Amazing Oak Porch - A New Home Addition

This gorgeous 4 post oak porch with its curved brackets is just perfect on this brick built property

Oak Garden Room

The addition of this 8 metre oak garden room on the back of this York home, meant the garden could be seen and accessed from the house. Previously, the majority of rooms faced the front of the house which is mainly the drive and parking areas.

Oak Atrium Creates Stunning Welcome To The Home

The addition of the 2 storey atrium has provided a light filled entrance to this Guiseley home. The house now looks modern and, although a period home, it has a contemporary feel to it. The family can also enjoy the views.

Adding Oak RSJ Covers Creates Character.

The addition of kiln dried oak RSJ covers to this York family's sitting room has created character and warmth whilst still having a modern look.

An Oak Spa & Entertainment Building Was Added To This Period Homes Garden.

The family have created a multi use building at their West Yorkshire home. The new building provides spa facilities, outdoor kitchen area and gym, whilst providing views of the garden.

Contemporary Oak and Glass Extension Creates Award Winner!

This fabulous oak and glass extension has created Wow Factor on this Wakefield home.

Oak Garden Room in Oxfordshire

The addition of an oak garden room on this Oxfordshire home has created the perfect room for sitting and admiring the garden and the views.

Fantastic 4 Post Oak Porch Instantly Adds Character

Additional character was instantly added to this beautiful stone property in Cheshire. The addition of a dwarf wall encloses the oak porch area for storage and shelter.

Glazed Oak Porch Adds Character and Additional Hall Space in York Village Home

Denise wanted to add character to her York village home. By adding a glazed oak porch she created extra space when entering the home, and also added the character needed. Lighting underneath the overhang of the roof added a touch of the Wow factor.

Fabulous Oak Porch Creates Warm Welcome on Cotswold Farmhouse

The oak porch has provided an obvious entrance to this beautiful family home in the Cotswolds. The family have renovated the farmhouse, creating the entrance area from an old coal shed.

Oak Porch Adds Character to Rendered Home

Chris and Lorraine wanted to add character to their period. An oak door and oak porch, along with an oak fascia along the front of the adjoined garage have done just so. The oak porch has created a lovely welcome to their family home.

Oak RSJ Cover Adds Character to Kitchen/Diner in Seaside Home in The Isle of Man

Renovating their 1920's seaside home in the Isle of Man, Chris and his wife Hannah knocked a number of small rooms through to create a more open space. In between the kitchen and the living space they covered the RSJ with an oak RSJ Cover, designed to look like a reclaimed oak beam. By brushing, flaming, and giving the oak RSJ cover misshaped edges, the oak RSJ cover looks as though it is a solid oak beam.

Glazed Oak Verandah Replaces Old Plastic Conservatory

Angela wanted to replace the dated plastic conservatory on her Yorkshire home with an open, oak glazed verandah, which she could sit out under, even when raining! The 8m x 3m oak glazed verandah comes into its own on summer evenings when Angela can sit out, admiring her updated garden with new paving and pond.

Glazed Oak Porch Forms Major Part in North East Home Renovation.

When Adam and Jacqui were renovating their home, the final part was installing a welcoming glazed oak porch. Adam likes to turn his hand to many practical jobs and the installation of the porch didn't faze him. He made a fabulous job and has created the perfect welcome to their home.
Mike Graham
Mike Graham

Left us a 5 star review

My client was looking for ways in which to make his conversion (of an early seventies house into a period family farmhouse) “stand out from the crowd”. whilst maintaining a commercial eye on his expenditure, as the house was being converted for resale profit. Making the choice to meet with Richard and explore possibilities for incorporating some Real solid Oak features into his plans proved to be the making of the project. By taking lots of advice from Richard on both the size and structure of the components we were able to incorporate three key features. The beautiful and bold roof trusses and purlins for the open plan kitchen are simply a joy to behold. The stunning full height gable window which is directly glazed into the large framework can be appreciated from both the the kerbside and of course from within the cosy snug on the ground floor or the amazing first floor main bedroom where we incorporated some additional exposed roof beams just purely for effect. All in all it is fair to say that these significant choices certainly created the wow factor my client was looking for. Having managed to pre sell the property well before completion it in itself demonstrates the benefits of keeping these sorts of real oak features as part of a modern build. I have no hesitation whatsoever is saying that if anyone is looking to get advice and is serious about investing in quality oak products they should have no need to look further than Oak by Design. Thanks again Richard for all your help , guidance and continued support which is a credit to you and the craftsmen you employ.

I wish I could give more starts!! We looked at many companies before finally choosing Oak by Design. We are so glad we chose them. They were excellent from start to finish. They worked with us to find a workable design that was to our liking. Our door looks amazing (despite the building site that still surrounds it!). Their customer service is of the highest standard, Joanne could not do enough to help us. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

First class service and product . Our car port and steps look fantastic and blends in with the existing buildings beautifully. Would definitely recommend them.

We are ‘over the moon’ with our beautiful oak porch made by Oakbydesign .From our initial enquiry to delivery and installation the service and attention to detail has been outstanding! A very big thank you to Joanne who was so helpful and friendly from start to finish which made the whole process such a pleasure. Highly recommend anyone looking for an oak porch to choose Oakbydesign . Yvonne Grant.

From the beginning the customer service has been superb, excellent help and advice when choosing the flooring, delivery arriving when promised and a product which is extremely high quality. We have replaced the majority of our flooring downstairs and we are so pleased with the result that we would have paid more. Fantastic.

We purchased some engineered oak flooring and oak covers from Oak By Design and couldn't be happier with the finish and quality. They are spot on. Joanne was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and provided plenty of advice when necessary. Thank you

We decided to get an oak porch to make our home more attractive and we are so glad we did as it really is beautiful ! Joanne and the Team have been professional, friendly and just a pleasure to deal with ! Thank you so much !!

Oak by design were a fantastic company to deal with. They made us some treads for a bespoke stair case from large pieces of air dried oak. They were very thorough in making sure that they understood exactly what we wanted. They made excellent suggestions for small changes to our own design in order to produce a better finished product and to manage the cost. We were very happy with the treads when they were delivered. They look fantastic and fitted perfectly to the steel frame which was made by a third party. I could not recommend them more highly.

Ordered an oak mantle beam from Oak by Design and they quickly called to check the finer details. Unfortunatly, the beam was slightly damaged on arrival by the courier company. Oak by Design immediately arranged to have it picked by DHL, transferred back to Yorkshire from Kent, repaired and sent back within 2 days, with no quibbles. The beam is beautiful, as is the high quality customer service by these people. Fully recommend using this company. Anthony Slater, Tonbridge. Tonbridge.

Great service from start to finish, Joanne was great help. Designs were spot on and so happy with the porch. 10/10. Fully recommend.

We were looking to have a bespoke oak and glass atrium for the front of our new house renovation. We wanted to find a company we trusted, who clearly understood our brief and could manufacture and install a high quality product at a competitive price. A big ask, but OakByDesign ticked all our boxes. Jamie and the team from the initial discovery meeting to completion of the installation were fantastic. The design, material quality and installation were first class and I would highly recommend you to include them within your project plans. Thank you all. Ben and Lindsay.

We worked with Jamie from Oak By Design on a super project near Wetherby. There was plenty of oak in this design for the team to really show their worth - and they did. The attention to detail was excellent. If anything was not quite how the client wanted it, they were straight back to attend to this. The customer care was superb. We look forward to working with Oak By Design on another project soon.

Found this company by accident whilst passing through Harrogate, but well worth a visit.Great products choice with helpful friendly service. The wooden flooring and beams look great in situ and we are very pleased with the transformed room. Would recommend and use again.

Amazing craftsmanship from this company. The customer service from Joanne was superb. My questions and indecisiveness were never an issue and she was always on hand to offer advice and find the answers to my questions. Our oak porch has transformed the house and we are over thd moon with it. Would highly recommend Oak By Design. Joanne is an asset to the sales and promotion of this company and is very knowledgeable. Would give 10 stars if I could!

A great company to deal with. Professional from start to finish and always there to assist with any queries. Highly recommended.

What can I say, Oak By Design have been the most fantastic company to deal with. Joanne was so helpful, friendly and professional. She really seemed to care about our project, which made such a difference. We had 4 oak RSJ covers made and 2 fireplace mantles. The finish is outstanding. Everyone believes they are solid beams, which was just what we wanted. The care and attention this company will give you is 2nd to none and I would highly recommend them. Pictures will follow when we complete our project, thanks again Oak By Design. x

On behalf of John Docherty: Oak By Design were a great company to deal with; helpful, knowledgeable, professional. The quality of the oak supplied to us for our bespoke porch was first class. Nothing was too much trouble for this company, and we will definitely be using this wonderful company again in 2022.

From start to finish Oak By Design have been incredible, nothing was too much trouble. Our new Oak doors are beautifully made and have really been the icing on the cake to finish our house renovations off. We have also had a fabulous outdoor oak structure with heating and we are very much looking forward to making the most of it in the months ahead. Thank you to the whole team I would throughly recommend.

Great service by a friendly professional team, a pleasure to work with. The end result of our oak glazed leisure spa and outdoor kitchen looks fantastic. Great job

Amazing customer service from beginning to end . My builder was in awe at the quality of the oak porch components. Call them and ask for Joanne - what she doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing! It’s not every day you invest in a “proper” porch so do it right. You’ll definitely be delighted!

Having lived with our porch for over 2 years I can honestly say it’s the best addition to our house we ever made. Not only does it look fantastic the quality is outstanding. I love that it keeps the mud out of the hall and provides a seating area to remove muddy boots.

Spectacular service from start to finish! great design work and support from concept to installation. The builders were amazing! So pleased with the outcome! Thankyou so so much !

Oak by Design have made 2 oak framed rooms for us, sunroom at the front and and "moonroom" (photo) at the back which encompasses a shower room, work area and storage. They have been helpful at every stage and the outcome is simply brilliant. They make the whole house feel roomier and brighter and are beautiful places to be. GE North Yorkshire

Exceptional service and beautiful flooring. Absolutely delighted with every aspect. Went above and beyond great customer service to meet our needs and timescales.

Great personal service to ensure we got what we needed specific to our personal requirements. Quality is outstanding and there was a helping hand there all the way. The porch we ended up with was not cheap but having looked at others the quality of the Oak by design product shines through. Very pleased with the result and the complements from both neighbours and our builders keep coming.

This is the second time that we have used Oak By Design for oak products and once again we weren’t disappointed. We recently ordered some internal oak doors and from the very start they were a pleasure to deal with. Joanne especially was extremely helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We were kept updated about the progress of our order. Unfortunately we needed to delay acceptance of the doors for a few weeks and Oak By Design happily agreed to store them in their workshop until we were ready for them. The quality of the doors is very high, they are very well made and finished, far better than any oak doors that you will buy “ off the shelf. “ They are all installed now and look fantastic. I would highly recommend Oak By Design and we will certainly use them again in the future if we require any more oak products. A huge thank you to Joanne and the whole team for a great service and a great product.

From the start of our enquiry, the service provided was excellent. Joanne was a great help and the oak porch structure looks fantastic on our new build. It completely changed the look of the house. Very quick delivery could not recommend enough.

I firstly used oak by design a couple of years ago for an open oak porch. They were extremely helpful and everything was delivered on time to the highest quality. The porch went together with the oak dowels provided and looked great when it was all slated in. They have also supplied me with a oak beam for a fireplace natural random finish and it looks good.

Very impressed with Oak By Design. Customer service is fantastic and they were very patient in helping me ensure what I needed was the right size. Photos sent of oak cover before it was sent to me and end product was great. It was also not the most expensive either. Would definitely recommend.

Perfect from start to finish. The service is above and beyond. Pleasure to install

Four years ago we took the decision to completely gut an old farmhouse and start again with it, we started looking for a supplier of oak to refit all of the internal doors, door casings, skirting and flooring. Our carpenter recommended Oak By Design. He wasn't wrong! All of the oak has been completely top notch. As the old house has settled into it's new skin it has moved and cracked in various places, the only thing that has been stable and unwavering is the oak. The customer service has been superb, with them continuing to supply exactly the same items, with the same quality over the course of 4 years. They even indulged our designs for furniture for our "boot room", with Shoe pigeon holes and a bench which we could store wellies under (as pictured). The doors supplied by them are reassuringly heavy and sturdy, with a proper "thunk" as you close them, cutting off sound from the rest of the house. There may be other, cheaper suppliers of oak out there, but none with the same level of quality, longevity and customer service as Oak By Design. If you want to do it right (& once!) use these guys.

Great company, always on the end of the phone to talk through design, measurements, fitting. The Oak is very high standard, looks amazing.

From the initial quotation right through to the delivery and after service Joanne has been brilliant and given me an excellent product. I have just ordered another porch for another project from them and I will continue to do so for future projects . Thomas and Bell Building Contractors Ltd

We are delighted with our porch, from Oak by Design. Not only is the porch of excellent quality and finish but their customer service could not have been better. They bent over backwards to make sure that we were happy with the porch and I would happily recommend them to anyone.

We can thoroughly recommend Oak by Design. Not only did they provide the best of oak floors and oak staircase to suit our new, contemporary home, but they returned to make good a problem which was not their fault. Going the extra mile separates great companies from ordinary firms. Thank you Jamie & Billy. From Mike & Barbara, York.

Excellent customer service. Very friendly. Explained in detail. Product is beautiful. Would recommend. Company sent photos of finished product prior to dispatch to confirm our happiness with their work.

Firstly, the product quality was superb, a beautiful oak mantle piece for my fire place, gorgeous. The installation was quick, efficient and fitter very friendly. The price was very reasonable, actually very good value. But what makes it all SIX STAR, ( but we I can only give 5!), was the customer service. When walking in the shop I was perfectly attended to, I was given samples to take home and they remembered to call soma days later to see what I thought. Order to install time was very fast for such a bespoke service. My experience was world class, great to deal with a brilliant local/small business, I totally recommend.

Fantastic service and quality of product. I couldn’t be happier with my Oak porch, which was designed to my specification with the minimum of fuss. Joanne was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Incredibly well engineered and looks fantastic. Thank you so much.

Excellent quality workmanship and materials. Very easy and friendly to deal with on the phone. Everything done on time and no problems at all. Will definitely use again next time I need an oak porch or any other oak structures.

When embarking on a large renovation project assembling the right team of skilled work people is vital. It involves the need for skill, imagination and trust. It was important to us to use a local company and Oak by Design seemed to tick the right boxes although we had not dealt with them or indeed heard of them before. We soon came to realise that the combination of Ben, Billy, Jamie, Matt and MIck ( listed strictly in alphabetical order ) was a great success. Skilled: highly, imaginative: an excellent creative talent, trustworthy: 100% but also such great team players that all the other trades on site benefitted from their cooperation and great good humour. I would endorse the other reviewers who have commented on the quality of the materials used, whether in the replacement windows, the light oak internal doors. the fantastic oak staircase, the secret bookcase and the pièce de résistance: the oak conservatory. It has been a great project and much of that I attribute to the work of Oak by Design. A big thank you to you all.

A fabulous service and supportive through the design and delivery process. Highly recommended

Very professional. Excellent product and service. Highly recommended.

I first used Oak by Design in 2021 for a oak porch, I used them again 2023 for an oak pergola. Both times my clients have been Delighted with the finished product. Both times the product was delivered when stated, everything i needed was on the delivery. Oak by design listened to what I required for both jobs. The quality of the oak is excellent, all joints fit correctly & if I had a problem I only had to ring and speak to them. R Brown Carpentry always recommends Oak by Design when asked about oak structures.

Fantastic service from start to finish, I would have no hesitation in recommending this company or using them again. Very professional and helpful. Joanne was great in assisting us with choosing both styles and colours of the beams and cladding.

My company has ordered 2 porches with Joanne from oak by design, and have more planned in the future. They've been brilliant from start to finnish. Great communication right through. And the quality of the product is exceptional. Do not hesitate to order.

From the moment we visited the Oak Design showroom, we knew that we were dealing with a top quality local company. Richard the owner, showed us around his design works with real pride of his product and service offering. Jamie as sales executive has discussed and agreed the options & design with costs to us and we have now implemented the first phase of our home improvement, with more work to follow. We are highly delighted with the finished product and would strongly recommend Oak Design to other interested clients. I also suggest that you pay them a personal visit at the Home Building & Renovation exhibition in Harrogate, as well as their wonderful showroom of Oak Solutions in Tockwith to get a personal guided tour.

Pleasure to do Buisness with

My wife and I recently purchased an oak porch from Oak By Design. We are delighted with the porch and it has been much admired. We did get some help assembling it but everything fitted together perfectly.

Marvellous place, so many wonderful things made from wood.