07813 081202
Bespoke Building Solutions and Oak Frame Specialist

About Us...

Set up in 2010 by Oli Guthrie, Five Oak Projects was created to provide high quality service in the design, planning and construction of oak framed buildings and structures. 

With an impressive back catalogue of completed projects, and a long list of happy clients, Oli has been involved in a huge range of projects as either designer, constructor and/or project manager, and also consults on a number of proposed developments throughout the UK.

Relying almost entirely on client referrals and repeat custom, Oli and his team of well-seasoned professionals are experts in their respective fields and also offer a range of services complementary to the principal business (see Portfolio for examples).

Sustainability is another high priority; employing traditional skills, creating unique designs sympathetic to their surroundings, getting back to nature and giving all those involved a level of satisfaction and pride sadly lacking in many other professions.

Sharing our skills with local students in free workshops, or taking on apprentices from Barnado’s, also motivate the team and provide the opportunity for us to “give something back”.

No matter how small or large your proposed project, whether you want a new build, an addition to an existing build, a conversion, or perhaps just some sage advice – Oli would be happy to help.


What We Do...

  • Agricultural Barns
  • Annexes
  • Balconies
  • Barn Construction
  • Barn Conversions
  • Bespoke Builds
  • Boathouses
  • Cabins
  • Cladding
  • Cruck Marquees
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Event Venues
  • Extensions
  • Farm Buildings
  • Fencing
  • Flooring (engineered oak)
  • Garages
  • Garden Offices
  • Garden Buildings (mixed use)
  • Gazebos
  • Groundworks
  • Handmade Benches
  • Houses
  • Interiors
  • Landscaping
  • Log Stores
  • Oak Frames
  • Orangeries
  • Pagodas
  • Pavilions
  • Pergolas
  • Planning
  • Pool Houses
  • Porches
  • Project Management
  • Remodelling
  • Restoration
  • Roof Shingles
  • Stables
  • Sustainable Developments
  • Treehouses
  • Trusses
  • Verandas
  • Workshops

How We Do It...


We take your ideas and combine them with our experience and expertise to illustrate how your bespoke project would, or could, look. After a bit of tweaking (probably on both sides), we go on to produce full CAD and 3D model drawings and engineering plans for planning and building.


Navigating the planning process can be daunting. Our knowledge of requirements and experience with planning officers (they all differ!), improves your chances of getting approval granted. Or we’ll tell you whether it's even required in the first place!


This is where it gets exciting! Once groundworks are done, all timber components are manufactured offsite, making construction quicker and more cost-efficient. Oak frames go up very quickly and we can complete your build with as many additional features as you require, either with the interiors or the surrounding environment.

Project Management

A well managed project is absolutely essential to ensure the build is completed on time, on budget, on brief and with a happy and smiling client at the end. As almost all our new business comes from client referrals, we would not survive without a proven track record of excellent PM skills.

Sustainable Development

Bored of hearing about it or not sure what it means? We take a balanced and informed approach (by working with the Engineering Dept. for Sustainable Development at Cambridge Uni) to the sustainable credentials of suppliers, materials and methods of manufacture to avoid the depletion of natural resources and to create a legacy for future generations.


July 2019: Topping out... read more ...

June 2019: You've been framed... read more ...

May 2019: Raising the bar... read more ...

Contact Us...

Five Oak Projects Ltd
Rowan Farm, Hyde Road
Long Sutton
Hampshire RG29 1UG

T: 01256 862410
M: 07813 081202
E: oli@fiveoakprojects.com (new business enquiries)
E: fiona@fiveoakprojects.com (accounts & admin)