Our Mission

To simply reduce the cost of construction of oak frames

What we do

Trade Oak Building Kits is a trade retailer of high quality oak frame kits and related timber products. We specialise in oak frame garages, timber frame gazebos and oak frame pergolas. We are industry innovators, both in terms of design and technology, as our kits transfer traditional joints and aesthetics cost effectively into the modern world with our state of the art joinery machine.

In partnership with one of the largest Oak saw mills in Europe, our buying power, manufacturing efficiency and delivery logistics mean we can source, cut and deliver the highest quality product at the best price.

Our clients trust us to deliver quality at trade prices. We believe we make the best timber frame kits on the market.

Why we believe this is a combination of 3 key factors – PRICE, PRODUCT & SERVICE.


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James Harringman


James leads the daily operations at Trade Oak, including product development and European sales. James is passionate about people, design, and really efficient process.

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Edward Harringman BEM


Edward leads the project management and finding more ways to better serve our customer. Before Trade Oak, Edward won a gold medal at World Skills 2015 and was in turn awarded a BEM.


  • Being an avid online bargain hunter…

    Double Bay Oak Garage

    Being an avid online bargain hunter I always look at reviews like this one, left by happy customers. All too often, very short and to the point. “Excellent product” blah blah. These reviews are helpful but not always informative.
    That’s why I feel it important to take the time to write a meaningful review. I purchased a double bay oak framed garage from Trade Oak. Following guide lines and the supplied drawings all went together well and I was over the moon with the finsihed product. In on budget and looked great. Unfortunately after six months or so the ridge developed a sag. I checked dimensions, supplied photographs and emailed James and Edward for help, expecting the usual fobbing off and excuses that some online companies try and get away with. NOT James and Edward, the immediate reply was that there was an issue and they would sort it. And to cut a long story short sort it they have. From the identification of the issue to completion of remedial work Trade Oak have been fantastic. For me this is a true measure of a quality company. It’s all too easy to enjoy the happy times when all is well and soak up the good feedback, however the true test is when the chips are down how they conduct themselves. I have no hesitation to recommend Trade Oak, they are a great company to deal with, trustworthy, honest and fair. 5 Stars !!!

    Mick Roffe
  • Honestly,,

    What a super service they deliver,
    Both of my bespoke items were delivered on the dot,,
    I will definitely be using them again
    Super super ??

    Chris Taylor
  • Excellent service and excellent product

    Andrew Boyce
  • Great company

    Great company, do what they say and on time. Very easy to do business with and they go the extra mile. Great piece of kit, I was surprised at just how robust the frame is – according to a builder friend of mine ‘that’s going to last for a couple of hundred years’ Having shopped around and done extensive research before purchase, I am sure I couldn’t have got any better value for money in the UK.

  • Fantastic service James & Edward were incredibly helpful after another company had let me down. My oak frame garage is made of beautiful French oak cut perfectly to fit. The effect is amazing!! I cannot recommend Trade Oak Building too highly! The spec of the building is far higher than the run of the mill companies I researched. Thank you – it was a leap of faith buying off the internet – but an excellent outcome!

    Paul Smethurst
  • A wonderful product and excellent company to work with

    I found Trade Oak Building Kits through Google and i have been impressed from the first contact to the final delivery of the product. This is the first oak outbuilding that i have ever purchased and I bought for my builders to put up. The product is excellent, great value for money and i am a happy customer! I would (and have) recommended them.

  • Phenomenal product and service

    I cannot recommend Trade Oak Building Kits highly enough. From start to finish they have been extremely helpful and the quality of our barn is phenomenal.

    We wanted a bespoke 2 bay oak garage – Edward liaised with us to ensure that we were not only happy with the dimensions of the garage, but also the size of the oak beams etc. In addition, the oak doors are amazing.

    If you are thinking of building an oak barn/garage, I highly recommend Trade Oak Building Kits.

    A Hoskins
  • A high quality product for a competitive price, a company run by guys with great knowledge of their product.
    Norfolk Cartsheds
  • I would highly recommend the company, having recently purchased an oak carport, I was very impressed with the quality ,the customer service, and the fact that it arrived on time. Very happy customer
    Fred Gale
  • My wife and I wanted a two bay garage for our driveway and after looking at options, this one looked the cheapest and quickest. went for cladding and oak shingles and looks fantastic. real high quality frame and went together very easily. Very happy and would defiitely recommend

    Katie Stokes