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Oak Canopies

Oak Canopies made from solid oak.  Talk to us on 01423 593794 for all your oak canopy needs... 

Canopies - An Overview

An oak canopy gets its name from the uppermost branches of the trees in a forest, forming a more or less continuous layer of foliage.

This canopy is the top half of an open porch that is attached to the side of your home.

These constructions tend to be smaller due to the absence of any oak posts to support it.

Instead, the roof is supported by 2 brackets, and these in turn are connected to the property using suitable fixings.

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What is a Quality Canopy?

Only the finest seasoned, air-dried oak is used in the construction of your canopy.

Seasoned oak is known for its increased hardness and lower moisture content providing a more stable product for these type of constructions.

Every canopy is pre-planed, pre-sanded and pre-oiled prior to been delivered.

All canopies come with fixing kits, full instructions and complete working drawings. Where possible, everything is pre-assembled and jointed to minimise any installation time.
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Oak Canopy -  Characteristics

Attention to detail is a core value. 

The image to the right (or below 'on a mobile') shows an open porch and a canopy side by side for comparison.

Smaller and simpler entrances sometimes benefit from a canopy that provides the same shelter qualities.

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We Are Here To Listen -Trade or Private Customers

We will listen to your ideas and look to provide a solution. Your porch is personal to you; your own designer porch.

The design, footprint and feasibility all needs working out prior to manufacturing.

This is were we can help and can give advice on how to make a porch (or how we make a porch) and the porch installation.

If you are seriously considering a porch, the best place to start is our contact us page and provide your details.  The form also allows you to upload an image or two.  Ideally we would like an image of where you intend to place the porch.

This is really useful. From here, we can offer advice on location, size and a price.  We can also point out any potential problems such as height, drains, lights and cables. Why not get in touch using the contact form or just call us on 01423 593794 for some helpful advice. If you are local to York, we have an excellent showroom where you can view a full size porch.

Although your will be given a kit, the kit is very well constructed and needs no heavy assembly.  In most cases, these are delivered or you can arrange collection.  The timber framed porches will have a truss, tie beam, and loads of info on how the porch kits go together.

Each canopy is oak framed and built as an easy to assemble kits.  Each canopy kit is has tie beams and built with precision in mind.  The kits have an oak dowel for each post and joint.  The canopy kits will also have instructions and complete drawings.

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Oak Framed Porch Case Studies

Case studies are a great way of getting inspiration and ideas for your own oak porch.

Below, we have shown a case study of how someone dramatically changed the appearance and character of their home.

If we can help with your porch project, please give us a call on 01423 593794 to discuss.

West Yorkshire oak porch

Local business woman, Jacqueline Abusin, who owns the lovely boutique Olivia Grace in Wetherby, first contacted us through their website contact form, expressing her interest in an oak porch. Jackie approached us to help with the porch as they are local to her home, just a couple of miles away in fact.

Amanda, who works in the showroom, e-mailed Jackie a diagram of a porch with the measurements needed on it. Jackie could then fill it in and send it back, which she did, along with a picture of the front of the property.

Jackie also enquired about a name for a builder to help with the installation and Joanne provided local builder Jack Stout’s details. He has installed quite a few of porches for their clients.

All the initial information was received by Amanda, which allowed her to give a quotation. Jackie then asked Jack Stout to visit her and go through the measurements and after this the confirmed sizes were given.

After the sizes required were received by Amanda an initial drawing was sent for Jackie & Jack to confirm.

With the measurements given, the footprint for the porch is: 2840mm W x 1250mm D and 3500mm H. The posts to be finished at 140mm x 140mm with the vertical posts fitted with stainless steel pins in the bottom to allow any rain water to free flow so the posts are not sat in the wet.​

The final appearance was discussed and Jackie decided on 2 straight intermediate posts on the truss, along with additional curved brackets to the side elevations. Stop chamfers were chosen for the posts to give a slightly softened look. Jackie chose to have the underside of the roof covered in tongue and groove oak paneling. This enables the oak rafters and boards to be appreciated when looking up!

The oak posts were to be planed, sanded and given 2 coats of Osmo’s Polyx UV oil, in the 420 shade, which gives a slight golden colour to the oak as well as good weather protection. The full working drawings were all confirmed and the porch went into production in May of 2021. Shortly afterwards delivery to the home was arranged. Once received, Jack set about installing the components from the supplied kit.

After completion, Jackie sent us many photo’s of it, looking absolutely fabulous!

Jackie commented the following on the accompanying e-mail:

“Our porch looks amazing. The kit was so easy to understand.  We’re so pleased with it. And we’ve had quite a lot of cars slow done to look at it! Thanks again...it was a pleasure to deal with you.”

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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.

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!

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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A first rate service from start to finish. We've used this company in the past for our floor - 40 foot of solid oak! 2 beams and 2 RSJ covers. This time a beam for our new kitchen inglenook and another RSJ cover. More than impressed with the products which more than met our spec. A very friendly and helpful team who I'd recommend to anyone.

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On behalf of Shears PHG Our customer was looking at having an oak porch built for their property in the West Midlands we got in contact with Joanne at Oak by Design and she was really helpful, always friendly on the phone and polite nothing was too much trouble. Joanne kept us up to date through every stage and our customer is really pleased with the results of the Porch it looks great and we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future

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.

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.

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.

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 !

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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 !!