At Green Oak Building Company, we specialise in green oak construction from the ground up

We provide a full building service: from helping you to gain planning permission to provide you with the oak frame alone and to take on the whole project from groundworks right through to completion Contact Us

Our Services

At Green Oak Building Company, we offer a personal service, taking a time to fully understand your individual requirements and tailor our products and services to you, and we only take on one project at a time making sure that your new oak building is finished to your satisfaction before moving on to the next.





At Green Oak Building Company, we have produced endless different green oak structures over the years, houses, oak frames, pool rooms, porches, bridges, barns, garages,  tree houses, decorative replicas, extensions the list is endless so if it isn’t listed on our site you can rest assured that if it is made of oak we have built one before.


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Why choose us?

Quality workmanship

All our green oak frames are laid up and scribed in the way a green oak frame should be. Each joint is carefully thought out to ensure its suitability for the function it will perform within the frame. This is completely different from the “do it yourself” garage kits which are built to a similar standard as a garden shed and rarely if ever resemble the beautiful photographs used to sell them.



We ensure that all are timber is sourced from well-managed plantations. In these managed oak plantations, all the trees have been planted with the sole intention of using them for timber in the future. So, instead of destroying our precious natural forests, you’re actually contributing to the quality of our environment. You can find out more about sustainability here.

About Us

Green Oak Building Company’s director, James has been a carpenter since finishing a full five-year apprenticeship around 17 years ago. During his apprenticeship, he was lucky to have worked on many oak building projects and was taught all of the traditional skills and techniques that a professional oak framer needs. Since finishing his apprenticeship, he has worked in many areas of the construction industry. Later, he dedicated himself to green oak construction as he has a true passion for traditional framing and complexed structures.

We work closely with a handful of other companies that understand the unique requirements of an oak frame building, ground workers, roof tiling, traditional lime plastering electricians plumbers, all of whom we have known and worked alongside successfully on many projects. We are based near Southampton on the edge of the South Downs National Park, but we can offer our service across the whole of the UK. Please, fill out our contact form to discuss your project requirements.

What clients say

Vagillio and Carina, Southampton

“Thanks to The Green Oak Building Company for a lovely job; quick efficient, tidy and the workmanship is second to none and at a competitive price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Green Oak Building Company”