Period Oak Framed Buildings

Some of our large range of ancient oak framed buildings date from medieval times. They are individual in height, area and age and have full detailed plans. All the frames are carefully dismantled and colour coded enabling us to re-erect the buildings accurately to their original form.

Timber framed structures are very adaptable. The buildings make wonderful charismatic houses, which harmonise with the countryside perfectly. They are also ideal for cottages, studios, gatehouses, stables, restaurants, granaries, garden storerooms, swimming pool covers, entertaining rooms, in fact the list is endless.

We also have numerous smaller frames constructed in oak and pine that are ideal for Cartlodge garaging etc. and we construct bespoke extensions and frames to any size. The more humble buildings, which we have saved from destruction, make fine garages, summerhouses, granaries etc, they also blend in admirably with those parts of buildings, which have been lost or destroyed.

All the frames on offer have been carefully dismantled and colour coded over the last twenty years. We have prepared scaled drawings of each frame. They are all constructed in Oak (unless otherwise mentioned) and date from the mid 1400's to 1780's. Many would now be listed grade two or three.

They all have suffered from the normal wear and tear of ages, some more than others and this is reflected in their price. Usually the sole plates are defective and some timbers are missing or decayed, but this is quite normal. All the frames can be sympathetically restored, replacing or repairing defective timbers in our workshops before delivery to site. Depending on the frame the cost will vary.

Oak Framed Houses and Barns Available

BEACH FARM BARN (c. 1780)  50ft 3" x 20ft SOLD
With a main frame of oak with common rafters and studs in pine this barn is full of character. Incorporating a fantastic wide hipped roof, and an  additional aisle of 9ft, which gives extra width.
BLACKWOOD BARN (c. 1620) 79ft x 19ft £50,000
This barn is in good order, with majestic “A” frames and two fine internal
walls, some work is required to replace some rafters and a new base plate;
it would make a lovely conversion
BRAISEWORTH No.1 (Early 16th Century House/Barn)  35ft x 18ft 3" £34,000
BRAISEWORTH No.2 (Early 16th Century House/Barn)  31ft x 17ft £30,000
CHARSFIELD BARN No 2  45ft 6" x 19ft 6" £23,000
This is an elegant barn with a half hipped roof all in green oak. The plank wall braces and bay posts are beautiful, although some of the elm studs have decayed but they could easily be replaced using new oak.
BESPOKE CRUCK FRAME   32ft x l4ft £25,500
Oak Frame 28ft long x 14ft wide. To be made in three bays, divided by one pair of crucks and a tie with truss over. To have a tie with arched braces to strengthen the frame. The sole plates to be new oak. The roof will be in period pine with single purlins.
A magnificent example of mediaeval workmanship, it has been used as a barn for many centuries. The roof rafters were raised in the 18th century, therefore when converted it will allow the bedrooms more headroom. The majestic cruck blades are in fine condition. There is also evidence that it was once a house due to the sooting on the beams.
GWAEN BARN   32ft 10" x 19ft - SOLD £24,000
Original barn sold. We can make a bespoke frame with period oak base frame and new oak common rafters.
HADDISCOE BARN   130ft x 24ft £75,000
HILL FARM BARN   44ft 2" x 19ft SOLD
HULVER BARN   (c. 1700) 50ft x 20ft 3" £26,000
A Suffolk oak barn built circa 1700. It has fine studwork and plates with oak knee braces to the jowelled posts and ties. It has a beautiful roof with fine principal rafters and staggered purlins.
KERRY BARN   67ft x 16ft £28,000
A lovely barn, with honey coloured studwork.
MARTON FARM BARN  (c. 1700)  45ft x 17ft 9" £25,000
With wide studwork.
MENDHAM BARN   60ft 9" x 19ft 4" £30,000
A wonderful lofty Barn constructed in the 17th Century with an inserted ridge board, with a slightly later Porch.
POND BARN  95ft 6" x 21ft 11" £45,000
POPLARS HALL BARN   (c. 1630)  65ft x 21ft 6" £45,000
Tall frame ideal for two-storey conversion.
ROOKERY BARN   64ft 6" x 17ft 8" £33,000
SPURLINGS HOUSE   21ft 9" x 18ft 6" SOLD
A charming Suffolk frame, with elegant jo welled posts and evidence of the mullioned windows. Made from remaining portion of 17th Century house with a fine main ceiling beam.
UPPER HALL BARN   48ft 5" x 19ft 7" £32,000
Lovely set of timbers, dated on beam 1692 typically Welsh in design, it would make a grand conversion.
WALKS FARM BARN   60ft x 19ft £32,000
18th Century.
WINTERCOTT BARN (HEMPTSTON BARN)   41ft 9" x 21 ft 6" £32,000
WOOD FARM BARN   47ft 92 x 18ft £32,000
A mid 17th century barn, the oak beams are in exceptional good order.
It requires some restoration work, but altogether a very good quality frame.

If you would like to discuss any of the above barns or houses in more detail we would be very pleased to hear from you on 01502 478 539.


We look forward to welcoming you to Westwood Lodge to discuss your requirements.

Westwood Lodge, Blythburgh, Halesworth, Suffolk. IP19 9NB
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