• Reference: 15006
  • Location: Durham
  • Budget: £8,000
  • Services: Manufacturing and Consulation


Great Satisfaction
It provides great shelter from the elements…

Alain O’Kane’s beautiful home was short of one thing – a glazed oak porch – to provide protection from the elements.

Seeking inspiration from ‘property and home’ magazines, and after looking at standard wood designs which didn’t match her style of the house, Alain decided she needed a bespoke enclosed, glazed oak porch. Her sister recommended Oak By Design as she had just had an open porch installed at her property nearby.


Alain contacts Oak By Design and had various discussions with Richard. A quotation explained the details for his glazed oak porch and oak door. Alain accepted the quotation and Richard made a site visit to her lovely converted barn in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Durham.  Full working drawings were sent for approval.  The deciding factor for Alain, was Oak By Design’s professionalism and assurance that she would receive a porch and installation finished to a high standard.

Whilst the glazed oak porch was being made, Alain had a local builder construct a random stone dwarf wall to her property.

The porch consisted of: an oak frame; with a double-sided, solid oak external door and frame; six double glazed windows and a lovely front truss, glazed with four units between the uprights.

A stop chamfer to the main timbers creates a sharp finish to the porch. To ensure the porch is ready to contend with the weather, the porch had two coats of an external UV oil applied.

The installation team drove to Durham to complete the project once the glazed oak porch was made; a local roofer finished the roof. During the installation of the oak rafters, the team installed oak under-boarding between the common rafters on the ceiling. The electrician used the area behind the oak boards to hide the electric cables for the lighting in the porch.

Fitting the black guttering to the side fascias completed the porch.

glazed oak porch stone wall
glazed oak porch stone wall
glazed oak porch stone wall


The glazed oak porch looks splendid and is providing cover from the elements! What was Mrs O’Kane’s response to the finished product?

‘We are very grateful. Oak By Design completed the work to the standard and quality we expected’.

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