Orlestone Oak Sawmill and Timber Services

Air Dried Oak Beams

Air dried oak 2 storey window frame Large window constructed with air dried oak
Orlestone Oak mill and supply air-dried oak beams. Cut from our own oak timber, our beams are air dried for a minimum 3 years. This allows them to dry out naturally which reduces the risk of movement and shrinkage.

Applications
Air-dried beams offer good stability and are suitable for all kinds of interior construction, period restoration, barn conversions and the construction of conservatories or large scale window frames (as above). They are also the best choice for fireplace beams >

Appearance
Air dried beams can show some drying splits along the timber length. Splitting can vary tremendously from beam to beam. Over time air dried beams will silver to a traditional oak timber colour.

Bespoke service
Orlestone Oak are able to provide air dried oak beams to the length you require and to your joint and detailing specification.

Please phone or e-mail for a quote.

Air dried oak beams
TRADE MILLING SERVICE.
Green oak sections
Most beams are cut to your size and specification from the following examples of standard sizes:
All beams cut to your exact specification in any size. Please bear in mind when ordering to only order the lengths you need, not longer lengths to cut yourself.

Prices are calculated on a cubic meter basis.

Costs are rounded to nearest pound. Please confirm costs when you place you order.

Length Sections Specials
3.00m - 3.99m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
4.00m - 4.49m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
4.50m - 4.99m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
5.00m - 5.49m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
5.50m - 5.99m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
6.00m - 6.49m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
6.50m - 6.99m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
7.00m - 7.49m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
7.50m - 8.50m Up to 300mm x 300mm Up to 600mm x 600mm
Delivery and VAT are not included.
The Air-Drying Process
Our air-dried oak beams are stacked in layers with separating timbers which allows the air to circulate between and around the beams. Over a period of time (a minimum of three years) the moisture content of the timber is reduced. The oak expands and contracts due to the fluctuating temperatures and different moisture levels in the air over the seasons, and this helps to release any tensions in the timber. The process can result in surface splits which give the beam a weathered look. The final air-dried beam is much more stable and is ideally suited to interior construction and restoration projects.
Orlestone Oak Sawmill, Nickley Wood, Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent TN26 1LZ
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