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Oak Framed Roof by Jake Jackson and Jack in the Green Wooddetail of oak framed porch

Using traditional materials and techniques, Jack in the Green Wood focus on vernacular carpentry. Our work is based around the idea that timber structures should always be in keeping with the structural and historical character of individual buildings and local landscapes.

Often working on listed buildings or those situated in conservation areas, where possible we use locally sourced and sustainable timber rather than the imported European softwoods often used in modern roofs and other timber structures.

what we do

Jack in the Green also specialise in the use of lime mortars and plasters, so can undertake both the building and finishing work and, where necessary sympathetic repair work, associated with traditional carpentry structures. Please browse our lime pages, and our traditional barn conversion gallery to gain a fuller idea of some of the building and finishing services we can offer.


Roofing Carpentry

exterior view of repaired barn with cut and pitched roof We can cut and pitch roofs in Green Oak, Douglas Fir and selected softwoods. Roofs can be made to both sympathetic and contemporary or historically derived designs in order to suit your own or professional specifications for your building.

cut and pitched roof in Douglas Fir detail of green oak roof by Jake Jackson and Jack in the Green cut and pitched common rafter roof in Douglas Fir

timber frames knocking in oak pegs

Traditional timber framing is essentially a way of making a structure based predominantly on the use of the pegged mortice and tenon joint. Whether it be a whole building, an extension or a roof, Jack in the Green Wood can construct and install structures using traditional or more contemporary methods. We can utilise a variety of timbers including Green Oak, Douglas Fir and softwoods.

braces within oak framed building extension come on son, down you come!

Barry at work timber framed outbuilding in progress Ben at work

cladding cladded oak frame porch

Jack in the Green Wood can supply and fit vertical or horizontal cladding in locally sourced sustainable softwoods such as Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir, to suit the character of your building. Timber cladding is a traditional and relatively inexpensive alternative to stone or brickwork and is suitable for timber frames, roof-gables, extensions, garden rooms, sheds,

barn conversion showing western red cedar cladding vertical western red cedar cladding horizontal western red cedar cladding on gable ends

timber flooring

We can repair and lay wooden floors using old, reclaimed or new floorboards in both hard and softwoods. Using breathable oils and waxes, many different finishes are available to suit the character of your building, your taste and your pocket!

new French Oak floor and timber frame roof replacing floor joists reclaimed satined yellow pine floorboards
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Page last updated by HE 14.02.10
Jack in the Green (Devon) is run by Glyn Tyler. For queries regarding carpentry work in Devon, contact Glyn at jackinthegreenbuilders@gmail.com
or telephone 01884 829584


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