|Green oak is an ideal material for timber frame construction. The term 'green' means that it is unseasoned - recently felled and still relatively moist. This makes it easier to cut into complex shapes than air- or kiln-dried oak.
Once constructed, an oak timber frame will dry out and shrink, making the joints tighten up to create a structurally sound frame. 5-sided oak pegs are used at the joints which are designed to be hammered in as the posts and beams shrink over time.
||Green oak is a renewable resource, and is used in it's raw state, without industrial processes altering it, its inherent natural beauty will last.
An oak frame will last hundreds of years and hence outlive the time the oak has taken to grow.
Compared with other building components timber scores very highly due to the minimal embodied energy in preparing the material for use in construction.