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Sussex Oak Joinery and Carpentry

                                                                  Bespoke Joinery and Carpentry Services across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire

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We are recruiting!

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (11167)

We are looking to recruit a Joinery Workshop Assitant. If this could be you and you have a passion for wood and want to learn the trade please get in contact with us today! 

Why choose bespoke?

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (4425)

Bespoke windows and doors are extremely popular and sought after by many people who need something more specialist. There are many benefits to opting for bespoke windows and doors:


Made to Measure – Having windows and doors precisely made to measure will ensure that they perfectly fit your property. Bespoke windows and doors can be tailored around you and the exact measurements; these types of windows and doors will usually last longer and they are designed to perfectly suit the structure of your property. 

Personally Designed – There’s nothing worse than never been able to get the same thing again and that’s the great thing about bespoke windows and doors, the design can be made to perfectly match the existing windows and doors in your property. This is ideal for listed buildings. 

Individual – Whether people admit it or not, we all aim to have something that stands out from the crowd. Bespoke windows and doors offer the perfect solution for your project and are guaranteed to be different! 

Functionality – You can choose not only how your windows and doors look, but how they operate too. Whether it’s barn doors or sash windows, you have full control over how they operate and what furniture you would like. 

Quality – When you choose a pre-made product, you can never be entirely sure of the product quality. However with bespoke windows and doors you know exactly what you’re purchasing and have full control over the quality and finish of the product.

Why you should seriously consider Timber Frame for self-build projects

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (2295)

Today we have been thinking a lot about the benefits of timber framing. A lot of people are unaware of the advantages to using timber frame construction so we thought we would outline some of them below. We think the benefits speak for themselves :)

1. Accurately Engineered

Manufactured under factory controlled conditions, timber frame components are an engineered product, and the structure is highly accurate. This simplifies the erection process on site, with accurate components fitting together exactly as they were designed and specified.

 

2. Light to Transport

While timber frame components are strong, they are relatively lightweight and easy to transport. This makes timber frame particularly suitable for remote sites and also for sites where ground conditions would not permit a heavier form of construction.

 

3. Speedy to Construct

In ideal conditions, a timber frame home can be wind and watertight within two to three days and can be finished in as little as eight to ten weeks. Once wind and watertight, other trades can carry on with their work regardless of the weather. A real bonus in avoiding costly delays due to our unpredictable climate.

 

4. Highly Insulated

Because timber frame homes are highly insulated as standard they are very energy efficient - indeed considerably more energy efficient than current Building Regulations demand. This means that timber frame homes are economic to run, heating up quickly and retaining there heat for longer.

 

5. Strong and Durable

A timber frame house is long lasting, comparing well with all other standard forms of modern construction. It will easily last the 60 years plus which is the requirement of institutions such as insurers and building societies.

 

6. Straightforward to Finance

Timber frame construction is recognised by building societies, banks and insurance companies for lending purposes. Indeed, many lenders offer stage payment schemes specially designed for self-builders.

 

7. A "Greener" Way to Build

The energy efficiency of timber frame makes it the environmentally friendly way to build and the system relies on renewable softwoods from well managed forests and uses only CFC free insulation. Finally, the amount of energy taken to produce timber components - their "embodied energy" - is much less than that of plastic, steel or concrete alternatives.

 

8. Beautiful to Look At

Sometimes people think timber frame is only right for low rise construction such as bungalows. While timber frame is highly successful in this type of building, it can be used for almost any type of house design - from cosy bungalows to multi story flats - and can be clad in any standard finish, such as tile, timber, render, stone or brick. All over the developed world timber frame is being used to build beautiful exciting homes.

Bespoke Coffee Table

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (1108)

This week we have had a work experience student with us who has helped with making a bespoke coffee table. The customer was given some rounds from a special tree as a wedding present and asked us to create a table from them. They didn't really know what they wanted or if it would even be possible. Below is a picture of the table and they were absolutely blown away with what we created for them :) 

Green Oak Framed Garden Room

Posted on February 24, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (6151)

We have been busy working on our next project which is a Green Oak Framed Garden Room in Lavant. We have moved into the grounds with our mobile workshop for the next coupe of weeks and it is great for the customers as they get to see it being made right there in their garden.

Kitchen Units featured in Emirates Home Magazine!

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (587)

So happy that one of Sussex Oak Joinery's latest kitchen fits and bespoke kitchen units have featured in Emirates Home Magazine this month! Click the link to view in our photo gallery - http://www.sussexoakjoinery.co.uk/photo-gallery  

Complete Property Renovation and Rear Extention

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (682)

One of our current projects will shortly be coming to an end. The property in Chichester has been completely renovated to include re-wire, new bathrooms, new kitchen, new plumbing and central heating system, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, plastered throughout, new flooring, new upvc windows and doors and a rear extention added to the property. It has been a great project.  

New Bathroom Layout

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (2465)

Our latest project is well underway and taking shape nicely! We have been taking down an internal wall between a separate bathroom and w/c to create a lovely new family bathroom. The wall is down and the two doors have been taken out. Today we have built up the new stud wall to block off one of the door ways and it is currently awaiting plastering! It's a messy job but very worth it! 


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