We make replica oak beams, RSJ covers, fireplace lintels, window lintels, posts, planking, panelling, elbows, L-shapes, joists, A-frames, trusses and purlins.
After an order is complete, we travel to your location anywhere in the UK to install our replica oak products in your property.
We have a private courier service to deliver orders to any UK postcode.
With suitable transport, you can collect your own order from our workshop in Doncaster.
Please note: Our delivery & collection options are for those who prefer to install our replica oak products themself, following our easy instruction guide provided, and is more suitable for smaller projects.
Replica oak products are a sustainable way of adding the character of a period property without contributing to global warming as they are not made from real wood.
Oak trees fight climate change and have a critical role in our eco-system as they absorb carbon dioxide and return oxygen into our environment.
Wildlife such as birds, squirrels, badgers, deer and insects also rely on oak trees for food and habitat.
There is a lot of waste material involved in the process of using real oak wood for coverings due to being hollowed out first, whereas our artificial beams are U-shaped to begin with which saves time and money.
Real oak is expensive because it is under threat of extinction due to harvesting tonnes of timber to make timber frame buildings, furniture, flooring, wine barrels, fire wood and veneers.
The oak that is currently being used is from trees our ancestors planted since it takes many generations to reach maturity for harvesting but very few have been grown since.
Our products are handcrafted to perfection for a wood effect indistinguishable to real oak and are available in French light oak, English light oak, medium oak or dark oak.
Oakcast was the first company in the world to create replica oak beams from plaster, founded by William Bradley, and is a family run business with over 35 years of knowledge, skills and expertise handcrafting replica oak products to fit your style and measurements.
We have worked all over Great Britain, installing our made-to-order replica oak products in various building types from English heritage and commercial property to newly erected buildings, house extensions and tiny cottages.
There is high demand for our RSJ covers as they are a such a beautiful and stylish way to hide unsightly steel RSJ's, joists or pipework, and are significantly lighter than real oak and don't require a structural engineer.
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