About Us

Why Oak By Design?

Some companies have mission statements, visions and values.  Does anyone really understand the difference? Some marketeers would argue they do, but the majority of people want to know “what’s in it for them!”

Why should they choose Oak By Design?  Why are Oak By Design better than anyone else?

Lets answer the question, Why?

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“In everything we do, we believe in creating a lifestyle, we believe in wholeheartedly supporting and helping our clients and colleagues, we believe in exceeding expectations at all times.

The way we do this is by developing a relationship so that trust becomes second nature. We do this by asking the right questions and listening to the answers. We do this automatically.

Our products are beautifully designed, created and hand finished, knowing that the result will always be a success. Our service is an experience that is unique in its style and welcoming in its delivery.”

Note, we haven’t spoken about your oak flooring, conservatory or staircase.
The above excerpt has been written from the heart.
Its been written so that you, the customer, understands we are here to deliver.
Deliver on product, service and experience.


After trying nearly 20 jobs since leaving school, ranging from pizza maker to aircrew in the RAF, Richard Penny decided to start Oak By Design to take control.  He wanted to learn how to develop a company, learn about construction industry and create a experience for his customers.

Starting with basic requests for fireplace beams, the company have invested significantly in the right staff and machinery to expand their portfolio to oak buildings, porches, flooring and doors.

Always situated in the Yorkshire area, Oak By Design can easily supply and fit a wide range of products.  Further afield, the company regularly supplies oak framework and internal items to designers, builders and self builders throughout the country.  Exporting goods to Europe and America have also been accomplished.

Over the last 20 years, Richard has created a team of strong, customer focused individuals, all wanting to grow the company.

Over time and through diversification, they now target the niche market of supplying high end, well designed and expertly constructed oak products.

Always applying the phase ‘put yourself in the customers shoes’ enables the company to produce success stories time and time again.

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