Oak Framed Workshops

An oak framed workshop might seem like the ultimate indulgence, and to a certain extent it is, but it’s so much more than that. An oak framed workshop from Trade Oak is a value-added proposition of the highest order providing an array of practical, financial and lifestyle benefits that are hard to ignore. If you are contemplating adding a work shed to your property talk to the team at Trade Oak about an oak framed workshop instead.

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One Bay Workshop

Oak framed one-bay workshop, compact and easy to assemble. Designed to suit the needs of any space. Available in a variety of configurations to suit.

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Two Bay Workshop

Oak framed Workshops with space for the efficient storage of up to two vehicles. Available in a variety of designs compatible with on-site needs.

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Three Bay Workshop

Oak framed Workshops with three full bays for vehicles or other storage and workshop purposes. Available in a variety of configurations to suit.

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Two Storey Workshops

Two storey Workshops from Trade Oak Building Kits provide much needed live/work space while adding beauty and value to any property.

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Bespoke Oak Framed Workshop

For a perfect, tailor-made fit, work together with our expert design team to create your own bespoke Oak Framed Workshop.

Why Oak?

With all the advancements made in building materials over the past 100 years green oak has stubbornly refused to relinquish its position as one of history's most durable, most cost-effective options. Oak planks recently excavated in central Rome were dated to 40 AD, nearly 2,000 years ago. And the oak beams that burned during the fire at Notre Dame in Paris in 2019 had been in place for 800 years. In both instances, the oak in question was harvested from the same areas where we obtain our green oak today. 

So we know green oak is incredibly durable. But does building your workshop out of oak provide any other benefits? You bet it does.

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Timeless Quality

In a world where technology is advancing at breakneck speed an oak framed workshop is a timeless reminder of the value of natural materials and traditional craftsmanship.

Low Maintenance

Compared to most other building materials green oak is virtually unmatched in durability and requires very little in the way of maintenance. Oak beams are moisture resistant and, while they will shrink in width by a tiny amount over time they will not shrink in length, meaning your oak workshop will retain its structural integrity over the decades, and even centuries.

Quick Assembly

An oak framed workshop will take far less time to erect than one of stone or brick. And when you consider that, barring demolition or extraordinary circumstances, it will still be standing centuries from now it's also one of the most cost-effective building solutions ever devised.


All of the green oak we use at Trade Oak is harvested from sustainable forests on the continent. Our entire process from forest to construction is built around the principle of minimal waste. And when you consider that the global cement industry is one of the leading causes of climate change, opting for sustainable green oak becomes an even more compelling choice.

The Benefits of an Oak Framed Workshop

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The case for building with oak has never been stronger, but what about the case for having a workshop on your property? What possible benefits could that provide? More than most people imagine actually. An oak framed workshop will let you:

Exercise your creativity

A workshop can be a place where you perform repair work, or it may be a place where you exercise your creative impulses through woodworking, painting, sculpting or some other activity. Having a space where you can indulge your creative side will do wonders for your spirit.

Prove your DIY credibility

If you love to take matters into your own hands having a workshop on your property is a must. While some DIY projects must be performed in situ others need a dedicated workspace. Your workshop will also be your tool repository and provide the room necessary to store materials for upcoming projects.

Accommodate a growing family

If at some point in the future you decide the kids need more space you can turn part or all of your oak framed workshop into an entertainment centre, a study or even a living quarters. If you have a second storey on your oak workshop structure it’s just that much easier to do.

Enjoy some privacy

Your oak framed workshop will quickly become your very own fortress of solitude, a place where you can escape the cares and demands of the world and just relax for a bit. Whether you want to dive into a new project or just put your feet up and read a book your workshop will provide the space you need.

An oak framed workshop from Trade Oak will also provide additional storage space, allow you to engage with your hobby without bothering others in the house and boost the value of your property for decades to come. 

Prefab or Bespoke

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You may have plenty of room on your property to accommodate any type of workshop structure, in which case one of our oak framed building kits will provide the ideal framework for your workshop. If space is at a premium we can design and craft a bespoke oak framed workshop for you that will adhere to all local building codes and standards and provide the space you need to enhance your lifestyle.

The Oak Framed Workshop by Trade Oak

An oak framed workshop will provide the space you need to learn a new craft, perfect your current one, store your tools, exercise your DIY muscles, accommodate your growing family or just plain get away from the world for a little while. Your workspace can be as raw or as finished as you like and can be clad in a way that harmonizes with your home and other existing structures on your property.

If you would like to learn more about erecting an oak framed workshop on your property get in touch with the team at Trade Oak Building Kits by calling 01580 880344 during normal business hours, or fill out the contact form on our website.

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