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***Feedback Friday***
We've just added the Case Study for this lovely oak glazed porch to our website. The clients have made a fabulous entrance porch/utility room that works beautifully.

For before and after photos, and interior shots, check out the Case Study and the fabulous 5⭐️ review. 🙏


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***What's In The Workshop Wednesday?***

Since receiving our recent oak delivery, we've had a busy June in the workshop. 

A few items leaving the workshop shortly are the unusual oak gingan/wheelhouse, a beautiful oak worktop, an engraved porch and a fabulous glazed oak porch with a panelled overhang.

We'll hopefully share more of these items when they are installed in their new homes, but in the meantime, a little taster!

To checkout more of our finished/installed products, see here: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-study-archive/

 #whatsintheworkshopwednesday  #joineryworkshop #joineryworkshop #joineryworkshopuk #joinerydesign #oakporch #oakworktop #oakglazedporch #oakdelivery #madeinyorkshire #madeintheuk
The addition of this outdoor gazebo has provided the perfect place to enjoy the garden and the views. The room, has provided a kitchen area with bar table and stools and a relaxed seating area with wood burning stove! What's not to love?

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***Motivation Monday***
By adding an oak pergola to an unused corner of this Dales Farmhouse, the owner has created a lovely, secluded seating area, perfect for enjoying the far reaching views.
The perfect place for potted plants and would make the perfect framework for growing climbing plants.
Checkout our various oak garden structures: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-study-archive/?_new_facet=structures

#oakpergola #gardenpergola #outsideseatingarea
We thought we'd share a selection of atriums and oak frameworks that adorn the fronts of many of our clients homes.
All different, but they all offer an impressive welcome to the owners homes.

Checkout the Case Studies: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-study-archive/?_new_facet=buildings

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***Whats In The Workshop Wednesday***
A few weeks ago we shared the roof of a 6 sided oak sunroom for a client in Harrogate. The roof has now been installed and is looking absolutely stunning. The roof is glass and the sunroom has the benefit of a couple of opening windows. 
We're hoping to create a Case Study for this on our website shortly, but in the meantime, check out our other sunrooms:


#whatsintheworkshopwednesday #beforeandafter #oaksunroom #joineryworkshop
Absolutely stunning oak trusses and purlins on a barn in Colchester. These have certainly created some Wow factor in this home.

Checkout our oak trusses section of the website: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/oak-trusses/
We missed #whatsintheworkshopwednesday this week, so we thought we'd share a couple of lovely doors that are nearly ready. These will be going out shortly to their new homes in Harrogate and Ilkley.

The first has a lovely glazed side light, and the second has 3 vertical glazed units within the door.

All our oak doors are bespoke, made to order in whatever style you'd like.

Checkout the door section of our website: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/external-oak-doors/

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We've just received some 'finished' photos of a lovely glazed oak porch we supplied last year to a client in the Midlands.
The glazed oak porch has provided a fabulous contemporary look to the front of his modern home.

Checkout other Before and After Photos on our website: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/before-after-gallery/

#transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #homerenovation #glazedoakporch #oakporch #frontporchliving
It's a while since we've shared this lovely oak framed sunroom on a pretty home in Worcestershire. French doors lead from the side of the room onto the patio and garden, and extra long windows on the front elevation give magnificent views onto the garden.

Checkout the Case Study here: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-studies/quality-oak-conservatory/

This is a favourite renovation. The addition of an oak sunroom created a fabulous space at the back of this Oxfordshire home, in which to enjoy the evening sun.

Check out the case study here: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-studies/oak-sunroom-oxfordshire/

#transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #oaksunroom #oakgardenroom
@ruddingparkhotel launched its new restaurant @fiftytworuddingpark last night. 

How lovely do the oak tables look? Such statement pieces. 

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***What's In The Workshop Wednesday***

We have a really interesting project ongoing at present.
We are in the midst of making a circular wheelhouse for a property in the North East.  This will consist of an oak truss, curved purlins, a couple of mono trusses and various parts to create the circular frame.
We will be sharing this in more detail as we proceed with the build.

We have also a beautifully marked, characterful oak fireplace beam 190mm high x 90mm deep. This will look stunning when installed.

The external oak glazed and panelled door is for a client who has just had 3 extenal doors installed recently, and has now decided on a fourth.

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The replacement of a dated UPVC conservatory, with a glazed roof, oak framed one, has transformed how this village home both looks, and is used.

The client never used the room as it was neither practical or aesthetically pleasing. Consequently, she couldn't enjoy her beautiful country garden.

Nowadays, she absolutely loves being in the room, and who wouldn't?

See the Case Study here: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-studies/oak-garden-room/

#transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #homerenovation #conservatoryreplacement #oaksunroom #oakconservatory #oakgardenroom #gardenroom #conservatory #Oak
We’re loving the new @fiftytworuddingpark (@ruddingparkhotel)’s immersive dining experience, open kitchen. 😍

These fabulous cantilevered oak trusses have created wow factor in this Surrey home.

The case study here shows them being 'levered' into their new home! https://oakbydesign.co.uk/case-studies/oak-kingpost-trusses-bedroom/

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***What's In The Workshop Wednesday?***

We have a couple of little beauties here!

The first is the truss from an oak porch that is being sent to a client in a nearby village to us. You can see the stop chamfers along the edges of the timbers and the oak pegs used to tighten the mortice and tenon joints.

The second truss is for a canopy that is being sent to a client in Lincolnshire. The clients chose to have the name of their house engraved along the tie beam of the truss. The piece of oak is beautiful. Lots of colour and character. The clients chose curved braces on the truss, and again, these have a stop chamfer finish to the edges of the timbers.

To see more about having oak items engraved, see here: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/oak-porch-ideas-engraving-service/

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The replacement of an old wooden gable end framework with an oak framework and oak French doors has given this Victorian Lodge property a contemporary feel, without losing the character of this beautiful home in Ilkley.

For more info on our oak buildings, see here: https://oakbydesign.co.uk/oak-frame-buildings/

#oakgableend #oakframework #transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #oakfrenchdoors #oakgable #joinerydesign #joinerywork #joinerydetail
Andrew Southgate
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Left us a 5 star review

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

As the owner of a local joinery business, Robert Davis Joinery, I have had the pleasure of using Oak by Design on several occasions over the last 8 years. They have produced bespoke interior products for me including Oak doors and timber moldings. The staff in the office and the workshop are always very helpful and friendly and the standard of the workmanship and materials are always of a very high quality.

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.

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.

Posting on behalf of my Mother in Law, Shirley Abbott "Having planned to shop around, Oak By Design was my first stop. I had no need to look any further. Joanne patiently and professionally guiding me through the confusion of choosing the right flooring. The service and support from the staff was exceptional, efficient and helpful. And - my floor looks amazing!"

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

I could not recommend Oak By Design more highly. Joanne and the team worked tirelessly to resolve an issue that was the result of my mistake when I ordered the porch. Great customer service.

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

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

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.

Marvellous place, so many wonderful things made from wood.

I was sourcing an oak RSJ cover (circa 5m length) for my extension and found Oak by Design on the internet. All of the reviews I could were glowing and so I contacted them......And I'm so glad that I did. Joanne Fisher answered my initial call and she looked after my order from beginning to end - in terms of ensuring that I got exactly what I wanted she/they provided a superb service - everything on time - delivery in to the Peak District to suit when I wanted. The quality of the the RSJ cover is fantastic thick solid oak that matches my oak floor - looks amazing. If you want anything oak I can thoroughly recommend Oak By Design.

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.

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.

Found Oak by Design searching for a new front porch to replace a canopy and knew immediately that this was company for the job and I was not disappointed. I already knew what I wanted and Richard, very patiently, developed my basic requirements, with a number of iterations, into a full detailed design. As I live outside their site working area I decided go for supply only and to install the porch myself. It was delivered as promised and it looked great even on the pallet! It took me a while to fit but it was very satisfying and the result is fantastic. The quality of the aged oak and carpentry of the timbers is excellent. I’m delighted with the porch supplied by Oak by Design - it looks superb.

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.

Pleasure to do Buisness with

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.

Very professional. Excellent product and service. Highly recommended.

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.

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 !

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.

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

Working with Oak By Design on our project was a pleasure and we were delighted with the results. Joanne was extremely helpful, quick to answer any questions and generally a great person to deal with! The quality and finish of the products - RSJ covers and Oak Windows & Doors were superb and look great. Would highly recommend working with Oak By Design and would not hesitate to use their services again for future projects!

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

Really delighted with the new porch by Oak by Design. It adds a super feature to my converted barn. Thanks to Joanne and the team.

We ordered two bespoke doors and two bespoke porches for our house build from Joanne at OByD. We were specifically delighted with Joanne's attention to detail (and patience! lol) making the overall customer experience excellent. The product was equally fantastic, the product quality was truly beyond our expectations. Joanne is super helpful and knowledgeable, and kept my spirits up throughout our project. We would 100% recommend OByD, and specifically Joanne, for all your standard and bespoke oak requirements. H&D

Oak by Design were extremely helpful at all stages of my project from helping and advising me to choose the most appropriate beam through to advice on fixing the beam. They were extremely patient with changes to my beam dimension requirements finally providing a solution to suit my project. They provided photographs on completion of the beam prior to dispatch to ensure that my requirements had been met. I was extremely impressed by the quality and finish of the beam which has become the focal point for my fireplace project. Oak by Design provided customer care of the highest quality and I would highly recommend their services.

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

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.

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 !!