Venables Oak Timber Merchants
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About Venables Oak


Venables Oak is a trading name of Venables Brothers Limited, a name rooted in one family’s 150 year association with timber and joinery. Brothers and co-owners Chuck and Paul Venables and their team carry on the tradition founded by the brothers’ great, great grandfather Henry Venables in Staffordshire.


For five generations, the Venables family has worked with oak and other European hardwoods, from selecting full grown specimens from mature woodlands to bespoke joinery and furniture making. Both Chuck and Paul are expert joiners and Paul Venables is a recognised leading authority on timber and the use of it in joinery, new build and restoration projects. Chuck Venables advised the Building Research Establishment on the development of the British Standard for the grading of oak beams. Chuck was the first grader in the UK to be certified to Grade BS5756.



Venables Oak is one of the UK’s largest stockists and suppliers of bulk fresh sawn, kiln dried and air dried oak, including oak beams, and selected hardwoods and has decades-long established relationships with French sawmills. Turnaround for time of order from tree to delivery is approximately five working days.

Venables Oak offer a complete service from sourcing and grading timber to the finished article, including roof beams, doors, flooring and bespoke joinery and cabinet making.

We offer an online sales service for many of our products including sawn-to-size, planed all round, components, strips, oak sleepers, beams, decking, doors and flooring.



Venables Oak restoration projects have included the rebuilding of York Minster roof after the 1984 fire; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London and the barrel vaulted roof of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, plus numerous heritage restoration projects embracing Grade I and Grade II Listed Buildings across the United Kingdom.

Venables archive of domestic and public residences and buildings includes many fine examples of the company’s breadth of experience in working with oak and hardwoods.