Our mission

Trade Oak’s mission is to supply high quality oak frame building kits at unbeatable trade prices.

Our oak frame kits are manufactured using the latest technology in order to produce the best quality products possible.    What makes us different is evident in every aspect of our business.

PRICE – reducing the construction cost of oak frames to deliver unparalleled value.

PRODUCT – supplying the highest quality 100% oak timber frame kits on the market.

SERVICE – being trusted to deliver superior quality at trade prices to all of our clients.

Our Philosophy

At Trade Oak, we believe that the quality of our products speak for themselves. As a family-run company, the way we think about our business is very different from many of our competitors. Our goals are not dominated by the desire to make the most money, or sell the greatest number of frames.

We want to deliver a product that we can be proud of – the best possible quality frames at the best possible value.

We invest heavily into our product and processes and invest little into branding and marketing. We focus on reducing waste, lowering our environmental impact, and increasing efficiency to create unbeatable prices. We are constantly seeking out innovative technology to improve our products and service. 

How we do this

In partnership with one of the largest oak saw mills in Europe, our buying power, manufacturing efficiency, and delivery logistics mean we can source, cut and deliver the highest quality product at the best price.

We are industry innovators, in terms of both design and technology. Our designs are created with the trade in mind - they are easy to assemble on-site, and offered at a price that allows our clients to stay on budget while still delivering a high-quality product.

As a family run business, our deep personal investment in delivering a quality service has led us to become the only oak frame specialist on Trustpilot with fantastic customer reviews across the board.

We always deliver on spec, and on time, every time.


Sustainability is key to the continuing success of the industry, as well as a moral imperative that benefits us all. Trade Oak is committed to promoting the sustainable management of forests in the regions that produce our timber, and to playing our part in guaranteeing the implementation of internationally recognized common standards and criteria.

To this end, we are proud to assure our customers, and in turn allow them to assure their clients, that Trade Oak Building Kits and timber products are built exclusively with PEFC certified timbers.

Our lean manufacturing processes mean there is less waste, and all frames are cut to demand. This ensures that we only use the wood we need, maximising sustainability and keeping the costs down for you.

Our Leadership

James Harringman


James leads the daily operations at Trade Oak, including product development and European sales. James is passionate about people, design, and increasing process efficiency.

Edward Harringman


Edward leads Trade Oak’s project management, and is always eager to find ways to better serve our customers. Before Trade Oak, Edward was awarded a gold medal at World Skills 2015, and received a British Empire Medal for services to woodwork.

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