Articles: Oak Beams in Gardens and Landscaping

In garden and landscaping Oak beams are constantly used for a variety of reasons including and not limited to:

  • Pergolas
  • Gazebos
  • Porches
  • Garden Rooms
  • Sleepers

Pergolas and Gazebos are the structures that heavily rely on Oak beams as they tend to be larger and the beams are used not only for the base structure but also for the crossmembers and rafters. This means that a variety of beams used and often a large quantity.

You’ll find Pergolas and Gazebos are not only on private land but also public gardens, parks and walkways. They provide a natural serenity to any place and are often admired by passers-by.

Porches and garden rooms are a more personal structure which are usually built for private use. The wood is used not only to keep the structures up but also for sills and frames of the room. Garden rooms can either be built onto your home like a conservatory or be a standalone structure.

Constructional Oak Beams

Although garden structures for public landscapes and garden retreats can be spectacular, the main use for beams is in construction. Both Air dried and Green Oak beams are ideal for trusses and purlins which are designed to support the roofs of many buildings and you often find pillars, posts and cross beams in older buildings.

Fully Oak framed buildings are also increasing in popularity and oak garages are at the forefront of this rise. The garages are crafted using traditional methods and timber is used for the roof boarding, battens and shingles where required, as well as cladding and partitions between the bays.

The diverse nature of wood means that even the same species of wood can be used in a number of different ways. Take a garage, you can use Oak for the posts, headplates, crossmembers and rafters for the structure, but also the cladding, sole plates and the studding for the side of the garage as well as all the boarding and battens for the roof. Proving that these garden beams are extremely useful throughout any project their called upon.