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Fireplace Beams

Oak Fireplace Beams

Fireplace Beam Shop

Our oak fireplace beams have been hand-picked in almost all cross-sections and lengths. Fireplace beams come in reclaimed and air-dried oak, so there is a choice of both traditional and contemporary looks.

Beams from our online shop can be cut to specific length.

Beams from our shop have up to a 25% discount and are available for immediate dispatch (price shown includes any discount).

Suitable for:

Inglenook fireplaces, lintels for log burners, sitting room mantels and shelving.

Air Dried Beams

Air-dried Oak Beams

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Air dried oak beams are machine-sawn and straight. They have had no prior use and can be re-cut to specified dimensions. The longer these beams have been air dried the more stable and less prone to movement and cracking they become.

Suitable for:

New builds, extensions, garages, pergolas. Air-dried oak is more stable and less prone to warping and splitting than ‘green’ oak which can move once installed very significantly.

Reclaimed Oak Beams

Reclaimed Oak Beams

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Reclaimed oak beams have had a previous use and have three advantages: they are dry and stable therefore less prone to any movement; the tone of the oak has matured to a rich highly desirable colour and they have real character with knots, twists and evidence of their previous lives.

Suitable for:

Decorative and cosmetic use where character and age is the priority. Reclaimed beams can be finished to closely match pre-existing timbers.

Oak Beams to clad RSJ’s

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Oak beams to clad RSJ’s have been especially selected for their straightness and are bespoke cut so that the core of the wood is removed to create an original ‘U’ or ‘L’ shaped casing, often used to enclose a steel RSJ or other structure which needs to be camouflaged.

Suitable for:

Profiled beams allow unsightly architectural features such as steel lintels and electrical ducting to become stunning period features clad within real oak beam casings.

Oak Flooring

FlooringWe specialise in the finest reclaimed oak boards which offer authentic character, rich and varied colour tones and the unique patina of age that simply cannot be faked. Every board is cleaned, formatted to standardised widths, treated for infestation and finished with a variety of oils and waxes according to client preference.  Each of our old floors add authenticity and great beauty to any restoration project and are of a quality that set them apart from standard “new” oak flooring.

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Why choose us

  • Established over 20 years
  • Transparent pricing, from £35 per cubic foot
  • Largest stock of oak beams in the U.K.
  • 14 day money back guarantee
  • Nationwide delivery
  • Small, dedicated and flexible team
  • Fast, efficient order turnaround
  • Beam photos emailed prior to despatch
  • Visitors always welcome
  • Confirmed quotation within 1 business day

Our other websites

Architectural Antiques

Old Oak Floor
Bespoke oak flooring

Oakdoor UK
Old oak doors

Trough UK
Stone garden troughs


Oak Beam is a specialist stockist for reclaimed and finished air dried oak. Some 3,000 oak beams are held and worked on at converted farm premises close to Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds, some 90 minutes West by road from the centre of London. has been trading for over 20 years and is part of Original Architectural Antiques Ltd, set-up in 1991 and a founder signatory of the Salvo Code and one of the UK’s best known and longest established architectural salvage and garden antiques dealerships.

The company is privately owned by John Rawlinson ( and has 6 full time employees and a wider pool of craftsmen who contribute their expertise in selecting, cutting, preparing and finishing oak sections to specifications from a variety of clients, including some of the world’s best known designers, architects, builders and private individuals.

Our business philosophy is to do exactly what we have promised and to act in a transparent, straight forward manner so that clients receive oak that exceeds their expectations and in a manner that encourages them to recommend us.