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The Antique Buildings Ltd yard at Dunsfold has 15,000 cubic feet of ancient oak beams, typically 200-300 years old,  salvaged from barns and houses that could not be saved in their entirety. All timbers are stored under cover and are easily accessible.

They have immense stocks of, ceiling joists, bressumers, floorboards, reclaimed hand-made clay tiles,  bricks, walling stone, ironwork and all the other constituent parts of the fabric of an ancient building.

Antique Buildings Ltd specialise in designing oak joisted ceilings, raftered roofs, inglenook fireplaces and open-fronted cartshed-style garages. They also design studio and annexe buildings, and entire  houses, using our oak beams and other reclaimed materials.

At Dunsfold they have eight buildings which they have built for their own use using reclaimed materials and whole barn frames. These buildings show the various features and techniques that they might recommend.

Whether they supply only a single beam, a few bricks or the frame of a whole building, Antique Buildings Ltd are always pleased to offer our professional advice as part of the service.

Antique Buildings Ltd was formed some twenty-five years ago by Managing Director, Peter Barker, and is now  the leading company in the UK specialising in ancient oak-framed buildings.

The company is unique in that they are architectural consultants, specialising exclusively in ancient oak-framed buildings – who can supply, from stock, everything from an oak beam to a complete building.

Their yard at Dunsfold, on the Surrey/Sussex border,  holds immense stocks of reclaimed ancient oak beams (all under cover and easily accessible) which have been salvaged from buildings that could not be saved in their entirety.

In addition,  Antique Buildings Ltd have a stock of complete frames of buildings, such as houses, barns, cartsheds, and granaries. All frames have been painstakingly drawn, numbered and photographed, before being carefully dismantled for re-erection.

As well as having the best stock of ancient oak beams in the country,  Antique Buildings Ltd have huge stocks of handmade peg tiles,  handmade bricks, stone, reclaimed floorboards, ironwork and all the other building materials which make up the fabric of an old building.

Whether they supply you with a single oak beam, or a whole building, Antique Buildings Ltd are always pleased to offer our professional advice inclusively as part of their service.

Antique Buildings Ltd find that with about fifty percent of the frames they supply, they are commissioned to either provide a full architectural design and planning service, or to act as consultants to the client’s existing architects or builders, who often have limited experience of this kind of work. With the other fifty percent of frames, their free inclusive consultancy and backup services provide an efficient and cost effective alternative.

In addition to the above, Antique Buildings Ltd are pleased to offer their services as architectural and planning consultants on all aspects relating to the conversion, extension or change of use of ancient buildings, such as redundant barns and groups of farm buildings.

Their planning and architectural consultancy has won many awards for conservation and design, and has carried out projects over the years for various illustrious people such as Paulo Gucci, the designer, David Shepherd, the artist, and Paul McCartney, the musician.

Because of the special nature of each client’s requirements, Antique Buildings Ltd find that initial enquiries are best dealt with by telephone, If you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, they would be delighted to hear from you (See the Contact Us page).