Based in rural Oxfordshire, we are a team of experienced designers and craftsmen who mostly began our careers as fine cabinet-makers and joiners. The majority of our team has been involved in the oak frame industry since the mid-90s and, through our work, show the enthusiasm and pride these beautiful buildings deserve.
Our philosophy has always been to provide an excellent quality product and exceptional customer experience. As founder and managing director, Paul Hicks started his career as a cabinet maker, and after spending several years overseas decided to embark in a different direction.
While working as a carpenter in oak framing he studied design in his spare time, and soon went on to become a draftsman. Paul realised the skills he learnt as a cabinet maker and carpenter would give him invaluable experience in understanding the link between the design and the manufacturing stage of oak framing.
Eventually, Paul set out alone and after spending several years building up a small portfolio, English Oak Frames Ltd was born. We now have an extensive portfolio of work which shows clearly what we are capable of. Every building we design and manufacture is carefully thought through and we make it our personal mission to provide you with a unique building or frame that works perfectly for you.