Lancashire Oak

where functionality meets craftsmanship

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Why are we different?

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We are a small company who care passionately about what we do. You will receive 100% of our personal attention. Also, since we run our business from our own property and have only a small team, our overheads are low and we can pass these savings on to our customers meaning we are competitively priced compared with our rivals.

Before taking any deposit we will personally come out and meet you for a site visit. This gives us a chance to make sure that there will not be any problems with the ground conditions or access so as to avoid a problem later down the line and, more importantly, allows you the opportunity to know who you are dealing with and ask any questions or talk about your ideas face to face.

We only take a deposit when we have confirmed a start date with you and, as we build everything on site, manage to keep these relatively modest only so as to enable us to purchase the materials we need to get started with your job.

We do not buy in or supply kit frames. We make the whole of the oak frame and roof etc on site from scratch. This means that we never have a problem with the frame not fitting together properly or fitting in with brickwork or abutting existing buildings. We also retain some flexibility to accommodate any design alterations. Moreover, you have all the materials you have paid for on site so this offers security and peace of mind for your money.

Meet the Team

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Alan Heron

Co-Owner and Head Joiner

Alan has over 20 years experience as a highly skilled joiner and an NVQ level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery gained at Hugh Baird College in Liverpool.

He was involved in the innovative Islands project at Chester Zoo and has previously worked on heritage buildings including historic churches, chapel renovations and large oak barn conversions.

He is passionate about his oak framing and takes great pride in his work.

He has been described by our customer as a ‘trojan’ for his hard work.

Hobbies: mountain biking, track days, rally driving and general tinkering in the garage

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Craig Bowker

Joiner and Bricklayer

Craig is Alan’s right hand man having joined our ranks in 2015.

He possesses an NVQ level 2 in bricklaying also from Hugh Baird College in Liverpool. Since then he has turned his hand to many construction projects and found his niche in oak framing.

He is a conscientious and diligent worker and can also turn his hand to specialist stone work for listed properties with irregular stone and lime mortar.

Hobbies: track days and time with family (Craig is currently excitedly expecting his first daughter)

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Jenny Wall

Head of Operations

Jenny is in charge of all things in the office. She is the main point of contact for discussing customer requirements, preparing detailed quotations and scale drawings for planning purposes and is our buyer of all materials as well as being in charge of logistics.

Jenny’s background is as a fully qualified Construction Solicitor having studied at Essex University and then the University of Law in Chester. Thereafter she has trained and worked at high profile firms in the North West.

Hobbies: Gardening, walking, interior and landscape design, horse riding and spending time with team mascot cocker spaniel ‘Pebbles’

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Anthony McKean

Joiner and Bricklayer

Having just returned from a year working for a landscape design firm in Australia, Anthony is our new recruit and joined the Lancashire Oak family in June 2016.

From Formby, Anthony also possesses an NVQ level 2 from Hugh Baird College in Liverpool. Since then he has worked on large building sites and on a smaller scale in the education and retail sectors doing joinery, groundworks and bricklaying.

Anthony’s particular interest and specialism is landscaping and landscape design and this fits in well with his newly acquired oak framing skills.

He is proving himself a very hard worker and is a perfectionist in all he does.

Hobbies: Travel, Landscaping