Fairytales supported by Oak
Imagine a solid oak bar top, carved from just one piece of wood, that is almost as long as a telegraph pole and is a little longer than a double-decker bus …
That was one of the tasks set us by the owners of The Woodman Inn, another prestigious pub, restaurant & hotel in Thunderbridge, near Huddersfield.
They had bought the detached house directly opposite their restaurant and wanted to convert it into a kitchen, bar and wedding venue.
The basement would be the high-end kitchen while an extension featuring an oak frame would be the bar, leading into a picturesque garden and stream, the perfect setting for either an open wedding or a marquee.
As the site of the bar was at a lower level than the adjacent main road, the eaves of the roof would be level with the road meaning the back of the bar would therefore act as the retaining wall.
Our oak frame formed two elevations which provided the ‘wow factor’ to the setting
We created a large apex design oak frame featuring a central arch braced truss that was both light and airy. The end glazed gable sat on a masonry wall alongside a set of tall, bespoke oak bi-folding doors manufactured in our workshops.
The perfect balance of oak, glass, masonry and plaster finish was essential to the overall effect, and we provided all of the joinery including a large pair of doors from the bar to the kitchen.
That’s when the clients wondered if it might be possible to design and create that 10metre-long oak bar top. Well, it was a tall order, but nothing is impossible for our team.
"Paragon Oak have been fantastic, punctual, polite and the workmanship is second to none, only slightly outshone by their dedication."
We love to take on complex challenges
Our award winning reputation represents a lifetime of experience and knowledge of delivering the finest quality Oak design and customer service.
We love to take on complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted relationships with our clients. Don’t just take our word for it, get inspired and take a look at our unique projects.
“It was clear that the respect and relationship between Paragon and their team of contractors was one built on experience, trust and respect which ensured highest standards, attention to detail and ensured contractors were reliable and carried out their part of the project on time.”
Chris & Helen Beck
Swimming Pool, Leisure Building