Completed Projects


GREEN OAK FRAMING


TRADITIONAL BUILDING TECHNIQUES

A bit more about us, what we have been up to,

our favourite projects;.


Ben, James, Peter, Stuart, Kate, John, Andy, Robert, Eric, Richard & Mike

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Green Oak and Larch Garden Shelter with leaded roof (1)
Green Oak and Larch Garden Shelter with leaded roof (3)
Green Oak and Larch Garden Shelter with leaded roof (2)
Green Oak and Larch Garden Shelter with leaded roof
Green Oak and Larch Garden Shelter with leaded roof (4)

May 2019

Green Oak and Larch Garden Shelter   

with some exquisite traditional leadwork done by our team - from conception to completion.  

November 2018 - January 2019

Sensitive Repairs  

A wonderful opportunity to repair and restore this listed property in Pontefract town centre. Working with original timber beams dating back to 1585.  

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.

 

More on St Andrew's Church

Traditional Wheel House - Re-roofed (1)
Traditional Wheel House - Re-roofed (2)
Traditional Wheel House - Re-roofed

March 2019 

Heritage Wheel House 

Re-roofed, cunningly insulated and water tight. Whilst we re-used many of the original materials we replaced the incorrect concrete ridges for historically correct stone ridges, and the few reclaimed pantiles blended in perfectly.

December 2018 

Green Oak Vestibule 

Replacement of a tired PVC entrance vestibule on this Harrogate apartment. Part of a Listed property this called for some design flair and appreciation for the building as a whole.

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September 2017

Jacobs Well


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


More on Jacobs Well

2nd extension
Green Oak Garden Room - Leicestershire Farmhouse
Green Oak Garden Room - slate roof - Leicestershire Farmhouse
Green Oak Kitchen Extension with bi-fold doors - flat roofed living ac
Unique Extensions on a Listed Farmhouse Leicestershire
Green Oak Kitchen Extension with bi-fold doors - Leicestershire Farmho

January - March 2019 

Green Oak Extensions 

Our Clients liked our previous work so much they had a further two extensions! Having lived in the property for forty years, some additions allowing for ground floor living enabled them to stay in the home they love.

September 2018 

Green Oak Garden Gate

cheeky little project for the next door neighbours... 

Contemporary Extension - Living Cedum Roof - Western Red Cedar Claddin

April 2018 - July 2018

Contemporary Extension 

A unique extension to a period Semi Detached House in York.  Creating modern, open plan, living space.  Using Western Red Cedar Cadding, Living Cedum Roof, Oversized Skylights and Aluminium bi-folding doors ~  letting the outside in.


Traditional Timber Round House - Cedar Shingle Roof - Hazel Hurdle Wal
Traditional Timber Round House - Cedar Shingle Roof - Hazel Hurdle Wal
Traditional Timber Round House - Cedar Shingle Roof - Hazel Hurdle Wal

June 2017

Traditional Roundhouse 

In one of Yorkshire's beautiful estates, we constructed a traditional roundhouse with a combination of sleepers, Yorkshire grown softwood, with English grown cedar roof tiles and Yorkshire Hazel Hurdles.   


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October 2017 - January 2019

Stone Barn Restoration 

Redundant Stone Barn fully restored and converted to provide living accommodation annexe to main residence.. 


Read More about the Stone Barn


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



May 2017

Green Oak Porch

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



April 2017 - October 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.



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!

More on Green Oak Extensions

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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.


National Trust Tuscan Temple

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June, 2016

RIEVAULX Terrace

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


National Trust Rievaulx Terrace

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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

Watch Bodger's  Den build on youtube

More About Hagges Wood Trust

Find it

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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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