Every year our main mill on the continent shuts down for three weeks due to extended European holiday laws.
- Fresh Sawn European Oak Beam orders are now being taken for September delivery.
- Air dried beams still available on 20-25 working days.
If you can't wait that long, please call us on 01889 597281 as we have a supply of English Oak Beams available.
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Minimum order value
iWood is a wholesale timber merchant and because our timber is imported to order we have a minimum order amount of £200 ex VAT (£240 inc VAT).
Alternative Species Price Comparison
If you want to know how these timbers differ from each other and whether they'll be suitable for your project, call the iWood sales office on 01889 279 018.
European Oak Beams
iWood regularly ships in a supply of fresh sawn oak beams direct from sawmills on the continent. The volume we buy in allows us to keep our prices low.
Each beam you order is cut to your required size, so you can build up a list of the sizes you need above, order them, and iWood brings them in straight from the sawmill as you require them.
Beam Grades / Qualities
There are three grades available. QPA and QP1 are both structurally sounds and suitable for construction, with QPA being the higher grade and having fewer knots.
Sleeper / Fencing grade is ideal for landscaping and fence posts. Oak is a common choice for projects where the timber is in contact with moisture because of its durability.
Fresh sawn, or 'green' beams simply means they have not been air or kiln dried. As the timber dries out, it will shrink by a few percent in the width and thickness cross section, but not in the length. This has the effect of pulling oak frames tighter, making them stronger.
You have the option to buy them Sawn or Planed. Planed beams are smooth and flat. We take a slightly larger beam and plane it down to your required size. Sawn beams have a slightly rougher finish.
On this page you can order beams up to 300 x 300mm, and up to 7.9m in QPA grade and up to 10m in QP1 grade.
If you have any questions about our oak beams please call our sales team on 01889 597 281.
The current lead time for beams is approximately 35 - 45 working days.
Beams are Very Heavy
When planning to collect your beam order, it's important to remember that fresh sawn oak beams weigh approximately 1,236kg per cubic metre. This means that a 200mm x 200mm x 4m fresh sawn beam, with a volume of 0.16 cubic metres, weighs almost 200kg on its own (about 440 lbs, or over 30 stone).
While we can help load your vehicle with our forklifts, your vehicle needs to be able to carry the weight (and lengths) that you're ordering. You also need to think about how you're going to unload when you get back.
For larger orders of Oak Beams please see our main site.
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Fresh Sawn Construct. (QPA)
Fresh Sawn Construct. (QPA) European Oak Beams from iWood Timber
Fresh Sawn Construct. (QP1)
Fresh Sawn Construct. (QP1) European Oak Beams from iWood Timber
Air Dried Constructional
Air Dried Constructional European Oak Beams from iWood Timber
Fresh Sawn Sleeper
Fresh Sawn Sleeper European Oak Beams from iWood Timber
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The ordering process
After placing your order securely online you receive an email confirming the items you have ordered. When your order has arrived at iWood HQ and is ready for collection, we will give you a call.