Specialist oak frame joinery for residential and agricultural construction

Imperial Framing & Construction was established by Director Lewis Gibbs to deliver bespoke oak frame construction projects. Whilst the business has evolved to develop expertise across the range of construction services, our first love is for specialist joinery and carpentry.

With our experience and skill in this type of specialist construction and with listed buildings, we can offer a restoration or complete design and build service.

Popular oak frame projects:

• Garages
• Orangeries & Conservatories
• Garden rooms and Home Offices
• Garages, Car Ports & Outbuildings
• Porches and Atriums
• Home gyms, studios & Pool rooms
• Barn conversions & restoration
• Equestrian facilities

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Responsibly Sourced Oak Framing

Responsibly sourced

Why choose oak frame construction?

There is a timeless and rustic elegance to oak-framed buildings that creates a wonderful connection between a building and nature. As the wood ages, it adds rich character, which not only elevates your experience of the building but adds real value for future resale.

Form and function
Oak framing not only looks fabulous, but the wood also has real heat retention qualities enabling you to choose elegance and practicality with no compromise.

Sourcing the finest quality oak
For sustainability, we source the best quality French oak where a project is specified in oak. It has unrivalled strength, character and beauty and brings a certain gravitas to every project it is used on. Did you know that oak framing is so robust, it can actually replace structural steels?

English oak is fantastic wood too, but with so many tree preservation orders on oak trees in the UK, it is not practical for most building work. The French oak is sustainably grown and managed and is of equal quality.

If you would like English oak specified, no problem. Just let us know when we discuss your project.

Design and build

We offer a turnkey design and build service or can work with drawings and plans supplied by your architects.

We have vast experience building bespoke timber-frame extensions and renovations and can guide at every stage of the process, from the initial vision, design, planning and installation.


The quality of the work is paramount to us.

Perfectionists and passionate about beautiful oak-framed structures, we build with a tolerance of just 2ml.

The industry standard in timber frame building is a tolerance of 10ml.

Requesting a quote for a residential project

To get an accurate quote for your oak-frame project, please get in touch with the following details:

  1. The type of project, i.e. an Orangery.
  2. Are there any specific features you want? For example, bi-fold doors, flagstone flooring, or underfloor heating.
  3. What size would you like the structure to be? Approximate dimensions are fine.
  4. What services will need to be incorporated? Heating and lighting? Plumbing?

We’ll discuss all your ideas and share our own before settling on a specification we think will fit your budget and home perfectly.

About us

Director Lewis Gibbs heads up all oak frame construction projects utilising his decades of experience and skill to deliver joinery of the most exceptional quality.

Find out more about Lewis, his team and the business.


We were asked to design and build a bespoke, oak-framed home office and garden room that would provide a space to work, meet clients and relax.