You’re contemplating beautiful green oak porch and loggia because you know they’ll add another wonderful dimension to your home. Can you smell the fresh sawn oak yet? Whether you want a distinctive way to maximise first impressions at your front door, or to get more from your garden, we’ve got over 30 years’ experience making bespoke traditional timber porches and loggia for discerning clients like you…

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Porches and Loggia with style and character

As for all our bespoke timber products, enjoying your porch or loggia starts with our first conversations about loggia or oak front-porch designs. Imagine looking forward to the day we complete your structure with its gorgeous green oak trusses… Trust us; it’s worth the wait as our factory craftsmen craft your structure in traditional green oak.

Our workshops aren’t mass-production lines. Instead, from a king post truss to each pegged mortise and tenon joint, we still hand craft timber porches and loggia from sustainably-sourced European oak using traditional joinery techniques such as these:

• Traditional truss design.
• Attractive scrolling.
• Stopped chamfers.
• Draw-dowelled mortise and tenon jointed joinery.

Naturally, from every carefully designed truss to final detailing, we design your porch or loggia to complement the architecture and style of your property. Only when our high standards are achieved will we deliver, or supply and install, your new timber structure.

We know our craft – we’ve designed, manufactured and installed bespoke porches and loggia since the 1970s. Look at our portfolio to see what we can do. Now imagine how a porch or loggia will enhance your property.

Since starting business, we’ve designed, manufactured and installed hundreds of house porches and loggia for discerning property owners in Lincolnshire and across Britain. None is exactly the same – tell us your loggia or porch ideas and we’ll show how we can make yours unique.

The art, craft and structural calculations behind oak porches and loggia

When you entrust us with the design, manufacture and installation of your loggia or porch you can rely on our skills and experience with bespoke joinery and fittings. If anyone knows the difference between a king post truss and the queen post truss used to span longer openings than a ‘king’ it’s us. We take the worry out of the process, from first enquiry to final handover when years of enjoyment begin.
The design of wooden porches and loggias almost always requires structural design input and calculations, not least for loadings on the tiled roof that your roofing contractor will install. We’ll tell you what calcs and drawings are needed and prepare them – it’s part of our service. And if you’ve already got architectural design drawings without structural calculations, you needn’t worry about the high cost of commissioning an independent structural engineer. We’ll do them for you.
Naturally, we can handle all aspects of the installation (except roofing). But, if you prefer to use your own contractor, we’ll supply your open porch, closed porch or loggia in kit form.
Regardless of who erects the structure, you’re welcome to visit us during design and manufacturing. Maybe you want ideas, or you’re just intrigued by the craft of wooden porch design and manufacture. Whatever fuels your interest, you’ll notice that we always listen carefully before crafting your traditional joinery and finishing it with high-quality factory-applied paint or seals.

We can sometimes help with related builders’ work, but only within a realistic distance of our Lincolnshire base. Of course, we’re always happy to help your building contractors (for instance, with any required drawings), especially where they must build bases and walls while we manufacture the timber structure. Because accurate setting out is so important, we can liaise with your builder by phone or email to help interpret architectural detail and drawings where insufficient detail was provided by an architect.

Of course, although we liaise with customers’ own builders for groundwork and bases, we only use our own installation team to erect your structure.

Of course, although we liaise with customers’ own builders for groundwork and bases, we only use our own installation team to erect your structure.

Shrinkage and Movement
There’s no escaping the fact that green oak is an inherently unpredictable material. Green oak frameworks will shrink, distort and split in service. It’s not a defect; on the contrary, it’s part of the material’s charm and what gives oak-framed buildings their unique character. The oak grain will raise and emit tannins that can stain the oak, and masonry, with water marking. This will eventually stop, whereupon the staining can be removed and the character will remain.

Contact us for porch and loggia ideas

Look at the detail and see how we design, handcraft and install the stunning porch and loggia architecture that perfectly complements homes and lifestyles like yours.

With our help, owning a bespoke wooden loggia or porch is straightforward. Imagine it enhancing your home and lifestyle, then call

0845 430 4110 or email us