Creating Beautiful Timber Buildings

Here at Post and Beam we create bespoke oak frame and timber buildings from our workshops in St Ives, Cornwall. We design and pre fabricate oak and timber frames for a variety of projects from residential houses and extensions to commercial spaces and community buildings.

We work primarily within Cornwall and the South West but are able to offer Oak Frame only packages nationally. As well as structural timber and Oak Frames, we provide insulated timber “wrap” panels, cladding and applied glazing systems. Our projects are all designed in house and cut by our expert team here in Cornwall.

We combine 3d computer modelling at design phase with time honoured craft in our workshops to offer unique and timeless buildings.

The Post and Beam story began in 2007 when Tom and Tim first crossed paths working on Oak Frame projects together at Carpenter Oak Ltd. Following several years of collaboration, in 2014 they decided to relocate back to Cornwall with their families where they founded Carpenter Oak Cornwall , operating as a franchise to Carpenter Oak.

The team produced many iconic buildings including Rick Stein’s ‘The Cornish Arms’ and The Tremenheere Art Gallery. This period enabled the company to form great relationships with construction and design practices throughout the South West.

In early 2020, the decision was made to separate from our friends at Carpenter Oak and re-brand our company Post & Beam Ltd.

Our People

We bring together a highly skilled team with huge amounts of experience in the Oak Frame and timber building industry.

This enables us to take on challenging and complex projects including traditionally jointed structural carpentry, contemporary timber steel hybrid frames, insulated panel systems and timber cladding as well as incorporated applied glazing and sub frame joinery.

All of the team have a strong connection to the place in which they live…West Cornwall. If not in the workshop you are sure to find one (or all!) of them on, or in the water at one of Cornwalls beaches or surf spots.

Max Loy – Carpenter

Max joined the firm in 2017 after working and undergoing several years of formal carpentry training in France.

He has over 7 years carpentry experience and is a roof geometry whizz!.

If Max isn’t at work he will be surfing or skating…failing that he will be covered in oil tinkering with his old golf.

Fred Ochocki – Carpenter

Fred initially trained as a joiner in 2008 before side stepping into structural carpentry and Oak Framing.

Fred can do it all and is our official in house surfboard shaper.

Tim Simpson – Director, Carpenter

With over 17 years carpentry and construction experience behind him, Tim has been at the forefront of the Oak Framing industry for over a decade.

He has project managed many of the South Wests most recognised Oak Frame buildings as well as countless domestic projects.

Tim lives with his family in Carbis Bay less than a mile away from the workshop.

Tom Jubb – Director, Designer

Tom became involved in timber buildings back in 2004 as a carpenter working alongside various oak frame companies before focusing on design and timber architecture.

Over the last 10 years he has designed countless Oak Frames and timber buildings around the country as well as providing complete Architectural design input for buildings such as Tremenheere Art Gallery (Penzance) and The Seven Stones Inn  (Isles of Scilly).

Tom also runs Framelines Timber Architecture.

Lee Manning – Director, Finance

Lee has been in the construction industry for 24 years.

Lee’s main areas of experience are in finance, sales and corporate governance.

Lee has long been an advocate for transparency in business, employee ownership and non-hierarchical systems of governance.

Now living in the “Yukon” Canada lee continues to fulfil his role remotely whilst working as a paramedic for his local community and working for Yukon Spaces Inc.

Lee also sits on the board in a non-executive capacity for other construction based companies.