17th August 2017 / posted by John
Temporary or Permanent Timber Event Structures
A long history of oak frame structures
Typically in the history of our company, Oakwrights has worked for the most part on the design and construction of oak framed houses. However, over the last year we have discovered connections with like-minded companies and businesses that wish to utilise our tried and tested techniques for green-oak framing to craft their own oak framed outbuildings, oak garages and bespoke oak structures for a range of commercial purposes.
Our first commercial collaboration came from none other than Land Rover, to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Series 1 model. For this oak construction, we used our Highgrove design with a workshop included and dressed the structure in the style of a vintage farm scene, which now features as one of our most iconic oak garage adverts.
BBC Countryfile Live 'Big Barn'
Then, last year, we were commissioned to build ‘The Big Barn’, an oak framed venue designed for the BBC Countryfile Live Show at Blenheim Palace to host talks and discussions during the event. This large 25m x 10m timber barn was fully boarded and roofed, featuring a beautiful visible open frame structure, and used rows of hay bales as audience seating in true country style. The structure sat situated in the heart of the show, and proved hugely popular in attracting large crowds who marvelled and commented on its beauty and impressiveness. ‘The Big Barn’ returned to host the many guest speakers at BBC Countryfile Live Show once again this year, for the festival’s second time running. This time, we used a three bay oak garage with a room above as our opposite structure, which proved a huge success and drew many visitors to discuss our green oak garages.
Deranged Oak Frame Garage
Later in the year we formed a partnership with car modifiers Deranged, who used our three bay oak garage structure as the platform to showcase their amazing vehicles, and create an interior with the style and furnishings of their office; complete with games and lounge area for guests to relax in. Our country building garage sat on a raised platform, lifting the display and giving height amongst the other exhibitors at the show; safe to say, it was the most impressive stand on display at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Kuoni Timber Event Structure
Our final and most recent collaboration was with travel company Kuoni, who bought a Country Buildings structure to create a ‘home from home’ for their events. The build was very impressively decorated, and the stand took 4 days to put up and roof. The team were then able to take over and add the final internal touches. Among these was a decorated gable end, which was covered in foliage and grass; a brilliant and creative touch that made the Kuoni space their own.
The real beauty of an Oakwrights country building is its ability to be both erected and dismantled in a very short time frame, meaning that they can be transported and re-used and thus providing a magnificent showcase for your company anywhere and anytime. Plus, if it is something more unique that you’re looking for, we can work with you to design a bespoke oak build to suit your needs.
Any show, event or occasion, we have an oak framed building for you.