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Traditional Crafting

In the early years of oak framing the major task facing the traditional carpenter was the production of beams from trees without the benefit of a mechanical sawmill. Beams were sawn out over the village pit by two men, one above and one below. Today, state of the art technology, such as the Hundegger planer we use, enables far more rapid and accurate beam production.

Aside from this development, the techniques we use in our workshop remain true to the time honoured traditions established by the English Carpenters of the Late Middle Ages. All frames are constructed using mortise and tenon joints, curved braces and oak pegs together with dovetail joints between the tie beam and eaves beam.

Each structure is dry fitted in our workshop before despatch to ensure ease of build on site. Over recent years we have established a reputation of crafting quality buildings based on vernacular architecture. Projects have ranged from gazebos and garages to complete houses and office complexes. Examples of possible structures can found in our photo galleries.

Round Wood of Mayfield
Newick Lane
East Sussex
TN20 6RG

Opening hours:
8am-5pm Monday to Friday
8:30am-12:30pm Saturday