Reclaimed oak is older, has more character and tends to be a darker colour than air dried oak, which has not been used before and which is uniform (straight) in all its dimensions. Reclaimed oak will be less prone to move or to produce “shakes” or splits but is 25% more expensive than air dried oak.
Yes we can cut any beam to a specific length dimension. Please call for an exact price.
We can also cut any pre-prepared fireplace beam in stock to your required length although we will still charge for the whole beam as originally priced on the website.
We do prefer you to be home to take delivery in person but if your delivery is for a small single beam then the courier will leave in an authorised place. For larger deliveries there will need to be persons available to help with offloading. We will always do what we can to help.