Oak Porches & Loggia

A bespoke Timber porch from Parkwood will instantly add charm and character to any home, great or small. Providing shelter and a warm welcome to all your guests.
Using heavy section Green Oak timber and traditional mortice and tenon joints secured by large wooden pegs,  gallows brackets and curved struts – your home will be transformed.

The selection of quality materials, considered design, meticulous craftsmanship and the discrete use of innovative new weatherproofing products – will make your Parkwood Oak Framed Conservatory reassuringly comfortable for many years to come. 

Our Oak Porch and Loggia can feature:
  • Traditional manufacture techniques
  • Fresh sawn oak or
  • Seasoned oak
  • draw dowel, mortise and tenon jointed
  • Post & Beam construction
  • Classic stopped chamfers
  • King post truss
  • Shaped rafters
  • Curved brackets
  • Underdrawn oak boarding
  • Scrolling detail

The Loggia

Definition: an area on the side of a building that has a roof and that is open on one or more sides.

The Loggia is the perfect addition for those wanting to create an al fresco dining area.
It provides a wonderful covered outdoor space for your next garden party, outdoor dinner or lazy summer BBQ.

Perfect for sitting outside on hot summer days or wrapping up warm in the cooler months.

We’ve got it covered

Post & Beam construction

Post & Beam is a term for constructing with heavy sectioned timbers, the most common sections of lumber are 5” x 5”, 6” x 6” and 8” x 8”. Timber framing is the method of creating structures using square, heavy posts and beams fitted and joined with pegged mortise and tenon joints secured by seasoned oak pegs.

It is commonplace in timber buildings to see diagonal corner braces, although these are usually shaped and decorative in appearance – they are a structural component and contribute to the stability of the overall structure.

At Parkwood we build oak Porches and Loggia using the finest European lumber. We only source oak from P.E.F.C or F.S.C. approved sources.

Green oak is an inherently unpredictable material
What you should expect:

Your oak will loose its golden brown colour as the Tannin (the source of the brown pigment) is weathered out of the timber. The sun will bleach the surface and it will eventually take on a silvery grey appearance.

During the first 12 – 18 months, rain will wash tannin out of the oak. The escaping tannin will cause dark water marked areas (in some cases almost black) to the surrounding timber surface, and the run-off will stain adjacent masonry and paving. This will eventually stop and the staining will fade – again this is to be expected* and will not be recognised as defects.

The surface grain will raise and take on a rougher texture. Splits and cracks will appear along the length of the timbers, twisting and warping will also occur – this is to be expected*.

*By choosing one of our Green Oak products you acknowledge and understand all the above seasoning characteristics to be normal behaviour for fresh sawn timber.  Accepting any consequences or outcomes of this naturally occurring process.