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St Andrew's Church Epworth

The free-standing ringers gallery structure in oak is set independently to the walls thereby minimising fixings and contact between the two. The frame and floor consisted entirely of English Green Oak with traditional pegged joints. An oak trapdoor was incorporated into the floor of the ringers gallery to allow future access to the bells. Project in conjunction with

Treske Ltd.

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April 2017

Sowerby Gateway

An exciting and totally different Green Oak Project working closely with Chrysalis Arts Our in house CAD team drew up the Artistist's designs ensuring the construction and safety of the Art for public domain.


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March 2017

Green Oak Garage

In one of Yorkshire's beautiful conservation areas. With a tight access and limited space this project has faced us with a few unique challenges.

But is now taking shape nicely



July 2017

Jacobs Well


Really excited to be working with Jacobs Well Trust on renovation work for this well respected Medieval building in York


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May 2017

Green Oak Porch

Making that first impression count, a stunning Green Oak Entrance Porch complimenting a period property.



June 2016

Groundworks ~ Garage

A really enjoyable project, designed in house with Client's valuable input. A Softwood Garage with UK grown Western Red Cedar cladding and shingled roof.



October 2016 - January 2017

Green Oak Extensions

Unable to visualise the final picture? Our in house design team created CAD drawings, which really helped our Client's visualise their project.

This particular project resulted in us being nominated for an LABC Buildings Excellence award 2017!

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August 2016

Green Oak Tuscan Temple

Project completed for the National Trust, based upon a traditional Tuscan Temple, constructed in green oak with living roof.


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June, 2016


A lovely summer project of several Green Oak pinic benches for the National Trust


February, 2016

Bodger's Den

Traditional Craftsman Ben Chester builds a Bodger's Den and explains about the art of building with what's available in your woodland

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2015 - March 2016

Complete Restoration of Georgian Coachhouse


From initial concept to finished home. Complete renovation of Georgian coachhouse, from a garage and store room to 150m squared of accommodation.

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