European Oak Beams

Venables are one of the few timber merchants in the UK carrying large stocks of European oak beams both fresh sawn and air dried. This helps to achieve a quick turnaround for standard sizes. A working lifetimes experience has given us a thorough knowledge of the different methods of sawing and production and the end use of our products. Venables oak is popular with self builders and with timber framed building specialists alike.

From Fresh sawn European oak for a new build to air dried European oak for a complex restoration project, we offer a complete advisory service on any issue.

Current availability on our European Oak beams is approx 7 -  10 working days from receipt of your order. 

Please note timber may be supplied overlength to be end trimmed on site.

Surface checking, shrinkage and some face splitting will occur during the natural drying process of the timber.

Some blue black staining may occur on the Oak when it has been in contact with ironwork, along with water staining which can be removed with recommended cleaning agent.

Tannin leach may arise from the fresh sawn Oak; stain protection may be required on susceptible areas.

 

Please note that it is the customers responsibility to assure there are means of off-loading equipment on site.

We can arrange hi-abs if this would be more convenient for you at an extra cost, please call the office if this is the case.

 

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Fresh Sawn Structural Grade European Oak

Our Fresh Sawn structural Grade European Oak (green oak) are freshly cut beams. Perfect for your Green Oak Timber Frame, Porch... Some black bore holes are acceptable.

Air Dried Structural Grade European Oak

Due to the natural drying process of Air Dried Oak, it will contain surface checking, splits, possibly an arris of sap and will be grey/silver in colour. If the size is not a standard square section it may be cut from an air dried beam so the pieces will have two weathered and two bright faces. Some black bore holes are acceptable.

Planed All Round Fresh Sawn Structural Grade European Oak

Our Fresh Sawn structural Grade European Oak (green oak) are freshly cut beams. Some black bore holes are acceptable. Our Oak is planed using the most up to date machinery and will provide you with an accurate and smooth finish. Please note you are entering your FINISHED sizes below.

Planed All Round Air Dried Structural Grade European Oak

Due to the natural drying process of Air Dried Oak, it will contain surface checking, splits, possibly an arris of sap and will be grey/silver in colour. If the size is not a standard square section it may be cut from an air dried beam so the pieces will have two weathered and two bright faces. Some black bore holes are acceptable. Our Oak is planed using the most up to date machinery and will provide you with an accurate and smooth finish.

Fresh Sawn Fencing Grade European Oak

Fresh sawn Fencing Grade oak is perfect for your fencing posts. It is a lower grade of oak than our structural grade and should therefore not be used for structural purposes.

European Oak Curved Windbrace

Our European Oak curved windbraces are made from Fresh Sawn European Oak. Please download the technical drawing to view all the sizes. Please note fresh sawn oak will have some discoloration on the faces and some shrinkage & movement will be inevitable as the oak dries out.
£40.00 ex vat

European Oak Dowel

Our Oak dowels are made from Prime grade kiln dried European Oak. They are 19mm round x 300mm long.
£1.50 ex vat