A LITTLE BIT
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Shropshire underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them.
Maybe you can hire The RichOak Team.
Ok you got us, not the way it happened but it would have been a cool origin story… this is what really happened
Autumn 2007/Early 2008 -
After years spent working for others and a few rather more awesome years travelling throughout Asia, RichOak was born on return to UK shores, in the heart of rural Shropshire during the 2007/2009 recession (we don’t like to make things easy for ourselves). From the start we had seen how others do oak frames and we knew we could do it better.
Very humble start, just 2 of us sleeping in a tent on our first job next to the garage we were building!
First website goes live (embarrassing now how basic it was!) By now we have said goodbye to the tent and upgraded to shoddy B & B’s!
Take on our first apprentice and continue to expand our portfolio into extensions, garden rooms and orangeries.
2011 - 2013
Continued to build our reputation, honed our skills and perfected our overclad system.
We now offer full-service builds to include planning application, building control
A complete turn-key solution!
Created our own joinery workshop to provide the highest quality, all made in house.
Updated the website with some new pretty pictures!
2017 - 2019
Trained some more apprentices and increased the team.
Purchased our sawdust briquette machine (wanted one of these for years!) We now recycle and sell our sawdust into briquettes for sustainable solid fuel alongside our solid oak offcuts…
2021 and 2022
Purchased our first mini crane as we are all getting older and the wood doesn’t get any lighter. Also increased the team with full time office staff and another apprentice.
We are still true to our original roots, offering top quality, great value oak builds using quality materials that are inspired by tradition but built for modern life.