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Oak Porches

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Your Porch - An Overview

An oak framed porch is indeed a great addition to any home, as it not only adds value but also enhances the character and kerb appeal of the property.

Our oak porches are meticulously crafted with a focus on quality and attention to detail.

One of the key features of the oak porches offered are made-to-measure, ensuring a perfect fit for your home.

Your porch is designed using an oak frame with either 2 or 4 oak posts, and they are intentionally left open, without glazing, to provide a charming and traditional look.

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What is a Quality Porch?

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

Seasoned oak is known for its increased hardness and lower moisture content compared to green oak, which makes it more stable and less prone to warping or splitting over time.

This ensures that it will stand the test of time and maintain its durability and beauty.

The craftsmanship of the oak porches is truly exceptional, with traditional mortice and tenon joinery techniques employed for maximum strength and stability.

Each piece of oak (NOT green oak) is carefully selected, planed, joined, and hand-sanded to create a flawless finish. The porches are then finished with a choice of external oils, further enhancing their natural beauty and protecting them from the elements.

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Oak Porches Deserve Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is a core value. Every step of the production process, from raw seasoned oak, not green oak, to the finished product, undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure that the highest standards are met.

The result is a porch that not only adds value to your home but also becomes a conversation piece and a striking focal point, elevating the overall aesthetic of your property.

In summary, your oak porch from us is a meticulously crafted, made-to-measure, and attention-to-detail product that adds value, character, and charm to your home.

With the use of seasoned oak, traditional joinery techniques, and careful finishing, these porches are not only beautiful but also durable and stable, making them a worthwhile investment for any homeowner.

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Your Porch - The First Steps

To ensure that the porch meets your specific requirements, We offer assistance based on a photo of your property.  This will give us an idea of how the porch will look and we can view how thew truss will be seen.

By having a visual understanding of your home's architecture and style, the team can provide expert advice on the design, size, and proportions of the porch that would best complement your property.

Once you place an order, we will create a comprehensive working drawing for your porch. This detailed drawing will provide key dimensions, allowing you to visualise the final design and make informed decisions.

This step ensures that our made to measure porches will be tailored to your exact specifications and  ensuring a perfect fit. 

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Porch Kits

The main considerations when considering any porch designs are as follows:

The footprint size - i.e. the width and depth of the porch

Would you require 2 or 4 oak posts - there are considerations if choosing 2 () - each post is made to measure.

The design of the oak truss

Are you considering sitting your porch on a brick or stone dwarf wall?

Do you require a lean to porch?

A stone or plinth brick, cappings or copings?

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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 where 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 an oak truss, tie beam, and loads of info on how the porch kits go together.

Each porch is oak framed and built as an easy to assemble kits.  Each porch kit is has tie beams and built with precision in mind.  The kits have an oak dowel for each post and joint.  The porch 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.  You can use these case studies to create your own oak porch ideas.

Below, we have described 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.

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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 Oak By Design 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 was a pleasure to deal with you.”

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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!"

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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 !!

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.

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 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 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.

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

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.

Marvellous place, so many wonderful things made from wood.

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.

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.

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 !

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.

Oak by design provided our engineered oak flooring. From our initial meeting and supply of samples to the final delivery we have been provided with excellent service. Carl has been in touch throughout the process and provided updates about the lead time and expected delivery dates. We are delighted with the flooring. Very happy to recommend Oak by design.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

Fantastic staff with fantastic craftsmanship. Great communication and always on the ball. I would highly recommend oak by design, I don’t think you could get a better quality oak porch anywhere. Extremely pleased with ours , always getting compliments from fellow villagers

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.

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.

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!

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.